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Landscape Design and Analysis: Draw Contour Lines on Google Sketchup

Posted by Chowgene Koay over 7 years ago

Use Google Sketchup to draw contour lines for landscape design and analysis.

 

Sketch Up is a free tool provided by Google that can be used for landscape design as well as designing 3D models for architecture, innovations and more. This one tool can be used to do a basic site plan that is perfectly scaled. You can also use it to draw trees, add layers to do your multistory Forest Garden, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Ramponi
Andrew Ramponi : Hi Chowgene. I tried some tiome ago to make contours on SU but failed so am very interested in what you show. However, when I add a location and place the grabbed section onto SU it only shows up flat. I tried ticking/unticking different layers but no avail. Any ideas much appreciated. Thanks anyway for showing it is quite possible to do!
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Chowgene Koay
Chowgene Koay : Hrmm. . One are you using the latest version of SU? If you don't see the layer menu (it's under the Window drop down option), there's another way.

Once you select the region and grab it, you can select the terrain, and click the button to the right of "Add Location." This function should be called "Toggle Terrain" and it should automatically create the 3D landscape you are looking for.

That's all I got for now. Let me know how it goes. If you want too, I can skype and do a share screen to see if I can help walk you through it.
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Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper : Excellent post, thanks! I use (and am still learning) SU for base maps and 3D modeling but never knew I could for contour lines. Thanks again and best wishes!
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Andrew Ramponi
Andrew Ramponi : That's the bit I was missing, the "Toggle Terrain"! Thanks. Now to try and put tit all together.
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Darren J.  Doherty
Darren J. Doherty : G'day,

Well done with this Chow. Always great to see people work out ways of getting things to do what they haven't perhaps been designed for.

I'll share this around my network and at some stage I'll give this a run myself!

All the best,

Darren
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Chowgene Koay
Chowgene Koay : You're all (always) welcome.

Can't wait to see the things y'all figure out once ya start playing around with it.

There's so much knowledge to share and to explore.
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Theron Beaudreau
Theron Beaudreau : Epic!!
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