Drape Tool: Draping edges onto a TIN

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Draping edges onto a TIN

Note: The Drape tool will only drape the edges surrounding a face if you attempt to drape a face or series of faces over the TIN.
  1. Create a TIN, such as with the Sandbox From Scratch tool, or import a terrain.
  2. Create the edges you want to drape over the TIN. The edges can be in a single plane (flat) and must be positioned above a TIN. The following image shows a 2D road positioned above a terrain.

  3. Select the edges that you want to drape over the TIN.
  4. Select the Drape tool. The cursor changes to an arrow.
  5. Click on the TIN to drape the selected edges on the TIN. The following image shows the edges draped over the terrain.
Note: The draped edges will be outside of a group or component context if the TIN is encapsulated within a group or component.


Tip: This tool also works in active selection mode to select the drape edges if nothing is preselected.