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Why can't I see contours on my surface?

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03-27-2012 07:32 AM

I create a surface. Then add a point file. The Surface boundary shows up but I see no contours or triangles. If I 3drotate and esc from that command I can then see triangles.


I need to show contours, or better yet colors, to provide a good visual of the existing ground.



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Re: Why can't I see contours on my surface?

03-27-2012 07:41 AM in reply to: jaybwise



did you use a surface-style that is setup to show contours?

Select the surface, right-click to get the context-menu ==> modify style and look then

a) within contours-tab to set the distances

b) in the display-tab check if contours are switched on or off (for both, 2D and 3D separately)


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Re: Why can't I see contours on my surface?

03-27-2012 12:09 PM in reply to: jaybwise

Right click on your surface and select Surface properties.

Set your "Surface Style" to a style that has contours.


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