How to draw elevation plans

Modified on Thu, 25 Apr 2024 at 04:00 PM

Clip obstructions with a cross-section plane 

  • Launch the Cross Section tool from the sidebar and activate the Plane checkbox. 
  • Click Set Plane > Vertical, click on two points in the viewport and adjust as necessary. 
  • Press Create, and the plane will be added to the Object List as an individual plane object.

Trace the facade with a drawing 

  • Launch the Drawing tool  from the sidebar.
  • Set the Drawing Plane to vertical. 
  • Choose the desired Drawing Object (Polyline, Arc, Circle, and Point) and start drawing. 
  • Once you exit the drawing mode, a new drawing object will be created. 
  • To further edit the drawing, select it from the Object list, and make sure Viewport editing is enabled. You can now modify the edges and vertices of the drawing. 

Export the elevation plan 

  • Select the finalized drawing, then go to File > Export > Export CAD and name the file. 
  • To export the elevation plan in the same coordinate as the point cloud, choose the point cloud from the Offset dropdown. 
  • Click Save and export your file.

Finally, export your section plan into a DXF or DWG file. A step-by-step guide is described here.