Product/Service

Surface Modeling

Source: Eagle Point Software
Surface Modeling
This surface modeling software is designed to reduce the amount of time to create a terrain model from days to
This surface modeling software is designed to reduce the amount of time to create a terrain model from days to minutes. TINs are developed using advanced digital terrain modeling techniques. The steps to create a model are efficient and logical. Eagle Point assumes that everything in the selection set is usable in the model. Users can exclude objects by making them invisible, restricting the elevation range to be used, defining a boundary or void region, using a maximum length of triangle side to limit triangulation or masking them from use. These masking options, which are similar to a filtered selection set, help users create accurate surface models. Selected items can be included or excluded from use, included as a smooth breakline (such as a weathered ditch) and for use as vertices-only (such as a fenceline).

This programs handles breaklines (faultlines) that cross without sharing a common intersection point, and also offers an automated repair of crossing breaklines to clean up these mistakes prior to creating models. Users can also control the triangulation through the use of a boundary or void region. Irregular-shaped sites usually mean a good deal of cleanup work around the model's exterior to remove unwanted triangles. With this program, users can draw a rough boundary to limit where triangles are created. These triangulation limits can be around the exterior of the site (boundary) or on the interior (void region). They effectively limit triangulation and other output, such as contours, from appearing in the effected areas.

Eagle Point Software, 4131 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52002-2627. Tel: 319-556-8392; Fax: 319-556-5321.