Terrain modeling plug-in for AutoCAD
TerrainCAD for AutoCAD is a terrain modeling plug-in for AutoCAD®. This plug-in gives AutoCAD the ability to create a terrain mesh from a set of unordered points, lines and polylines. The terrain mesh is created as a Delaunay Triangulation, which is regarded as the best method to create a terrain mesh from unorganized point data. TerrainCAD for AutoCAD can also import a set of points from a text file containing point coordinate data along with point numbers and point descriptions.
TerrainCAD for AutoCAD can solidify a terrain mesh by giving it thickness. It also has a command to calculate the mass properties of a mesh such as volume and surface area.
TerrainCAD for AutoCAD is powered by TerrainLib, a state of the art terrain modeling library developed by SYCODE.
TerrainCAD for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into AutoCAD and adds a new submenu called "TerrainCAD" to the AutoCAD menu.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.
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Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
Installation & Usage
Since TerrainCAD for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the TerrainCAD for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD open a drawing containing the set of points or import points from a text file using the ImportPoints command. Then run the TerrainCAD command to create a terrain mesh. Truly, software made simple!
The 'TerrainCAD' menu consists of the following commands:
The TerrainCAD submenu
TerrainCAD for AutoCAD comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.