Topographic map - buildings


Is the a way of taking a curve that is projected onto a topographic surface, extrude it up to a flat top. Basically I have the out line of some 20000 houses I want to extrude and put on a topographic map. So I have the outline of the houses projected already and I want to go up so the roof is flat (opposed to being the shape of the original curve.

Alternatively is there a command that can flatten a curve on its current plane (opposed to flattening on cplane).



Hi Mike,
You can create a named CPlane at the location that you desire in your working viewport, then enter command Plan, select your curves, then ProjectToCPlane.

(John Brock) #3

If you do a lot of this, consider investigating the Rhino Terrain plug-in. It has a variety of tools for this sort of work.

(Pascal Golay) #4

SetPt, in Z only, will do this. (Transform menu > Set XYZ coordinates)