Fellow More-experienced CA users,
I have drawn as-built plans of a house for a renovation/addition project in CA v.12. I recently received the final survey from the surveyor with property lines, major and minor contours, the building footprint, and other typical survey information. I imported it from .dwg as a .plan file with layers for terrain perimeter and terrain, and converted the terrain using the convert tool to make it 3D. It shows up with terrain. Yay! Now I'm not sure of the next steps:
1. How do I bring the terrain into the building.plan?
2. How do I set it in place - using a Place Point or Point Marker at a corner of the house?
3. The survey elevations are in the 650' range so how what do I do to place the terrain relative to my house (1st floor 0.0)? This house has a walk out basement, if that matters.
4. I copied in a 2D version of the survey to use in plan view (on layer CAD, AS-BUILT SURVEY). When I send it to layout, the house floor plans are obscured and the secondary contours didn't come in - admittedly, this is a previous version of my survey attempt and I've since remapped the survey layers.
I have also attached the house plan, if that helps.
Thanks for recommendations from this group, as I've watched numerous videos and couldn't find any that addressed this process.
CA Premier X12
Zoutewelle FINAL SURVEY.plan
I am working on launching a start up idea, and need some input from architects. Could you please help fill out my short survey? Thanks!
I just received a topo survey for a lot I purchased. I would like to start using Home Designer Pro to causally work on our custom built house for this lot. Because I plan on using the HDP just for this one house, seems like no reason to spend extra time getting the terrain right. I have a .dwg file from the topographical survey. I'm looking for someone who can import that data into Chief Architect and then export me a working lot with terrain that I can use in Home Designer Pro. Also, once that is done, I might also ask for some slight variations to the contours, assuming we'll need to do some site work before building based on the contours. As if my posting didn't make it clear from my inept use of the language, I'm completely new to the design world.