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Controlling Max Section Points

Updated May 06, 2022

This article applies to:
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry
  • Softree Optimal

Section Points

RoadEng Location has a limit on the number of points (MaxSectionPoints) used to calculate cross-sectional geometry.

With today's increasing use of LiDAR, the default maximum number (2048) is sometimes exceeded when draping cross-sections. In this event you are prompted with a warning and your cross-section extents will be narrower.

Follow the steps below to modify your maximum number of section points:

  • Open the Setup dialog box (Setup | Module Setup or Location Setup) and choose the Install tab.
  • Press the Explore button; this will open a File Explorer window.
  • Open softree.ini with a text editor. (Right-click, select “Open with”, choose NotePad)
  • Search for “MaxSectionPoints”
  • Change the value. "MaxSectionPoints=10000" will solve most large/dense model problems.
  • Save softree.ini. Close.
  • Close Location and re-open.


Warning Message - Section Points Exceeded


Updating the .ini setting