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Floating House on a landscape

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Hi,

 

This is probably really simple but it seems to have baffled me,

 

I have a nice plan but when I view it with a camera it floats on top of the landscape. How can I anchor the bungalow to the landscape ?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Debby

 

Home Designer Architectural 2017

Windows 10

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Sorry to seem daft but how do I do that, 

 

I probably did everything in the wrong order to start with - I simply started with the house not the terrain.

 

Am I going to have to start again with the terrain first ?

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Every  object in this software has a "Dialog Box", Open the "Terrain Specification Dialog" and then look directly at the "Building Pad" input box. Uncheck "Automatic" and then play with raising and lowering the input value for that input box and then observe the resulting changes that changing that value makes in terms of positive or negative values.

Back in the 1990's "Terrain" was first added to this software as a feature and is treated as an additive to this day. Terrain has its own tools and settings to do what it does. Study the Reference Manual Sections that explain how to use them to get a product and then practice applying changes to a Terrain Plane to get a feel for how it works.

 

Guessing how something works is something we all do initially. Guessing is mainly a waste of your time. Study and practice and confronting the software and its dialog boxes is the way to become competent and is not a waste of your time to do.

 

DJP

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1) Please fill out your Signature -- see below.

 

2) The program does not understand "Landscape", the term is Terrain.

 

Have you drawn a Terrain Perimeter? That's the first step.

 

Open the Terrain Specification dialog, click Help at the bottom and read up on the subject.

 

Please come back with questions.

 

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It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Doing so makes it always available, and this info is often key to providing a good suggestion

 

Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

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Sorry to seem daft but how do I do that, 

 

I probably did everything in the wrong order to start with - I simply started with the house not the terrain.

 

Am I going to have to start again with the terrain first ?

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Many thanks for all your help but I think it wasn't the terrain but the 3d backdrop I was talking about. Sorry all this technotalk is doing me in.

 

I have decided to just remove the backdrop and use my imagination instead.

 

Cheers

 

Debby

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