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.
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TerrainCAD for AutoCAD is designed to work with the following versions of AutoCAD:
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of TerrainCAD for AutoCAD by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. 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 on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find TerrainCAD for AutoCAD extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get 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).
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.
Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE
Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For
your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.
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 a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.
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the TerrainCAD for AutoCAD Gallery. If you
have used TerrainCAD for AutoCAD to create a land mesh and wish to
display your work on our gallery, send us an e-mail containing images and a brief description along with your personal
If you want TerrainCAD for AutoCAD to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your needs.
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