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Draw into sections

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Draw into sections

Draw into sections command draws laser points into a cross section as permanent elements. This command draws all points from one or more given classes into the cross section which are within the given depth from the cross section center line.

You have to create the cross section(s) using Draw Alignment Sections tool of TerraModeler before this tool can be used.

To draw laser points into cross sections:

1. Select Draw into sections command from the Tools pulldown menu.

This opens the Draw into sections dialog:


2. Define settings and click OK.

3. Identify the cross section cell element with a data click.

This draws the points as permanent CAD file elements into the cross section.




Source class(es) from which points are drawn into the cross section.


Opens the Select classes dialog which contains the list of active classes in TerraScan. You can select multiple source classes from the list that are then used in the Class field.


Depth distance from the center line of the cross section.


Determines how points are thinned for being drawn into the cross section:

No thinning - points are not thinned.

As point cloud - appropriate thinning when drawing 3D objects such as trees or powerline towers.

As terrain surface - appropriate thinning when drawing a ground surface.


Determines how close a point must be to the alignment in order to be drawn into the cross section. This is only active if Thin is set to As point cloud or As terrain surface.

TerraScan User Guide   26.07.2021   © 2021 Terrasolid Ltd