A topographic profile is a two-dimensional cross sectional view of the landscape. It provides of the relief of the terrain along a line drawn between two locations on a topographic map. In this tutorial, we will learn how to make a topographic section using SketchUp and SketchUp Layout.
SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (Reference)
STEP 1: Open your SketchUp terrain model.
STEP 2: Insert 3D entourage
|STEP 3: View your model in ‘Parallel Projection’.|
STEP 4: Go to ‘View’> Under ‘Face Style’ option, select ‘Hidden line’
STEP 5: Draw a square or rectangular plane. Place it beside your model.
STEP 6: Using the ‘Push/Pull’ tool, drag the face of the plane vertically (perpendicular to your model)
STEP 7: Again, use the ‘Push/Pull tool to drag the surface, parallel to your model. This will serve as a guide for our elevation profile. Make sure to align the face according to the position of the 'section symbol' from the Site Development Plan
STEP 8: Go to ‘Camera’> ‘Standard View’> ‘Front View’
STEP 9: Place the ‘Section Plane’ on face. Here, the elevation profile is created showing the cross-sectional view of the model.
STEP 10: Save your work> Send to Layout
STEP 11: Choose your preferred template.
STEP 12: Change the scale. To do that, Right click> select ‘Scale’> scroll down> choose your preferred scale.
STEP 13: Adjust all corners
STEP 15: Make a topographic profile. To do that, click the ‘Lines’ tool> select the ‘Stroke’ option with 2-3 thickness point> uncheck the ‘Pattern’ and ‘Fill’ option> then draw the line along the ridge.
STEP 16: Fill the upper portion with white color texture.
STEP 17: Label each line with the elevation of the corresponding contour line.
STEP 18: Make a title block. Result so far.
|STEP 19: Save your work, Go to ‘File’> ‘Export’> select ‘Images’> Save in JPEG or PNG format|
STEP 20: Add trees and entourage using Photoshop
FINAL RENDER OUTPUT