TerraModeler Key-in Commands

Many tools in TerraModeler can be started by entering a key-in command in the MicroStation Key-in line. The Browse Key-in option of the Key-in line can be used to find out the syntax of a key-in command. To bring up the key-in dialog press enter in an active MicroStation view window.

If you select TMODEL in the list at the lower right corner of the Browse Key-in dialog, the selection of commands is limited to TerraModeler commands only. There are four list fields that show available commands. Select the first word of a command in the left list. This adds the word to the command line and displays matching second words in the second-left list field. Select the second word of a command. This adds the word to the command line and displays any matching third words in the next list field. Continue until a command is complete.

If you know approximately, how a command looks like, you may start typing the command in the Key-in line. The software automatically completes words of the command, so you just type the first letter(s) and then, confirm the suggested word with <Space>.

Press <Enter> in order to execute a key-in command. This starts the corresponding tool or performs another action called by the command.

Key-in commands are handy because you can assign them to function keys in MicroStation. This can speed up some manual tasks significantly as you can call tools by pressing a key instead of mouse clicks. Especially tools with optional parameters in their key-in commands are well suited for speeding up manual work with function keys.

This lists key-in commands and their optional parameters that you may consider assigning to function keys

Model Close Surfaces

Model Close Surfaces key-in command to close all TerraModeler surfaces.

Syntax:

  model close surfaces

Parameters:

None

Corresponding menu command: TerraModeler -> Surfaces Dialog -> File -> Close All

Model Open Main Toolbox

Open Main Toolbox key-in command opens the TerraModeler Main Toolbox in CONNECT if it has been closed.

Syntax:

  model app main

Parameters:

None

Corresponding menu command: In v8/v8i only: Applications -> TerraScan -> Main tool box

Model Open Surface filename

Model Open Surface filename key-in command opens the surface called filename found in the same folder as the design file.

Syntax:

  model open surface <filename>

Parameters:

Parameter: Effect:
filename Filename of the surface to be opened

Corresponding menu command: TerraModeler -> Surfaces Dialog -> File -> Open Surface

Model Write Text

Model Close Surfaces key-in command to close all TerraModeler surfaces.

Syntax:

  model write text format filename

For Example:

model write text landxml12 d:\myproject\output\#bnumber.xml

Parameters:

Parameter: Effect:
format Format of the Triangle Text File to be written:

  • landxml12 – LandXML 1.2
filename Full path and filename of text file to be written

Corresponding menu command: TerraModeler -> Surfaces Dialog -> File -> Export -> Triangle Text File

Points on Surface

Points on Surface key-in command so users can control the lock with function keys.

Syntax:

  Points On Surface on=1/dz=2.0

For Example:

“Points On Surface on=0” will turn off the points on surface lock
“Points On Surface on=1/dz=0.0” will turn on the points on surface lock with no elevation adjustment.
“Points On Surface on=1/dz=2.0” will turn on the points on surface lock with an elevation adjustment of 2 units.

Parameters:

Parameter: Effect:
on Points on surface 0=lock off, 1=lock on
dz If you want to place elements above or below the surface, enter a Dz value. A positive value places the elements above the surface and a negative value below the surface.

Corresponding tool: View Elevation -> Points on Surface

Additional Key-in Commands:

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define section templates
delete region
densify linear element
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display shaded surface
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draw river section
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drop area
drop element on surface
edit region info
edit river sections
erase display
exclude area
exclude triangle
export river sections
fill area with cells
flatten area
force downstream flow
help on terramodeler
import river sections
input water elevations
insert breakline element
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insert point along breakline
insert random element
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label peaks and pits
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move area
move point
move region center
move sun   angle
output profile elevations
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place contour
place elevation text
place slope arrow
place sloped line
project from profile
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rebuild models
regions
remove area
remove point
report quantities
save surfaces
set area domain
set contour elevation
set domain between lines
set linear elevation
set scale
set triangle domain
setup automatic sections
show tunnel section location
surfaces
thin linear element
triangulate elements
triangulate multiple sources
triangulate survey
triangulate view
update displays
update profile
update regions
view elevation
view slope

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