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Inserting Solids

This section teaches you how to insert solids on the drawing.

Solids are used to represent objects that will block light. In this tutorial, the building is the only object that will be inserted as a solid. In future projects, you can use solids to model other objects, such as overhangs and trees.

  1. Run the Insert Solid: Shape command. The Insert Solid: Shape dialog box will open.
    Ribbon: DM Photometrics→Solids→  Insert Solid: Shape
    Pulldown Menu: DM Photometrics→Insert Solid: Shape

  2. Make sure that Starting Elevation is set to 0, Ending Elevation is set to 20, and Reflectance is set to 0.5.

  1. Press the button. You will be prompted to specify the boundary of the solid.

  2. Insert the boundary surrounding the building as shown below.