Terrain heatmap identifies how steep the terrain is, whether with aerial imagery or imported surface terrain by color-coding the project site.  Typically, greener areas show that the terrain is flatter and easier to build projects while red areas are steeper and may require civil work or avoid areas.  The terrain heatmap can provide an idea of the buildable area for the project, before or after a  PV layout is run.  

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Terrain Heatmap

Notes for the instructions

  1. Go to the Render in the menu bar.  Find the Terrain Heatmap toggle at the bottom and press to turn on.
  2. After turning on the Terrain Heatmap toggle, the aerial imagery or the terrain surface in the model will become color-coded to identify the slopes of the terrain.  
  3. In the Render menu, a legend for the Terrain Heatmap appears in the Render menu showing what the color-codes mean. All values are slope in slope percentage and the range of each color code can be edited by clicking the Edit button.
  4. [Optional] If editing the range of slopes in the legend and the maximum value is changed for a color, that maximum will automatically change the minimum for the next color below.  Press the Save button after making changes and the terrain heatmap in the project will update accordingly.

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Terrain Heatmap is not appearing in the model when Terrain Heatmap toggle is turned on

Check that Follow Terrain toggle in the Render menu is turned off

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See also

Render Menu

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