Converting the Road to a DTM Surface
Select the the road, but either left clicking on it, or selecting the road via the File Menu > Select Road
Once the road is selected, right click, and select Road Operations, String Translate.
The Translate Road String model to DTM dialog will open
Specify what road string data must be translated into terrain points by selecting the DTM Surface to translate to
and the destination terrain surface for the string vertices coordinates.
|Entire Road Model ||Select this option to translate all the road strings of the active road
|Carriageways only||Select this option to translate only the centre line and road edge strings
|Translate All||Translate all the visible roads
|Translate Current||Translate the current road only
We will select Translate Current, and I will translate the road onto an empty DTM surface.
If the dtm surface you have selected is not active, the program will prompt if you want to make the surface active, if this dialog appear click Yes.
Viewing the Converted Road
Settings Menu > Display Settings
Once the road has been translated, we can view the new translated surface. Here, all the surfaces are swithed off (click on the hidden button) and then only surface 30 is switched on. The shading is also switched on.
The translated road, with DTM shading switch on.
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