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Creating a Boundary Polygon

Updated July 08, 2021

This article applies to:
  • Terrain 3D
  • Terrain Forestry
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry
This Knowledge Base article is an excerpt from one of our tutorial files. The files referenced in the article, as well as the full tutorial document, are available in our Tutorial Installer.  

To do this example the Mapping and Drafting, Import Basic and Export Basic Enhanced Mapping and Drafting must be enabled. See Function Groups in the On-line help for more information.

  1. File | Open <Terrain>\ CAD\park map.terx. If continuing from the previous example, left-mouse click in a blank screen area to de-select campgrounds.

  1. Open the Select feature(s) by name dialog: Home | Select button | By Name from dropdown list.

Figure 1: Select Feature(s) by name Dialogue

  1. Press Advanced and type SURVEY* into the Select Matching Names area as shown in the figure above. Press Select in the Select Matching Names area. Press OK.

Many triangle features are selected. These features have the name SURVEY. To connect features, they need to have the property Connected enabled.

  1. Press the Feature Properties Panel button in the windows toolbar or Feature Tools | Feature Properties. Check Connected box, press OK.

  2. Feature Tools | Join. All the selected features will be joined.

  3. Feature Tools | Line Types, Symbols. Change the Line/Border Type: 5-thick (medium) and change the Symbol to Type: None. Press OK.

  4. Feature Tools | Close. The boundary will close and the map should look like the figure below.

Figure 2: Park Boundary