What do you do when you need to create a golf course animation and all you receive from your client is flat contour lines in multiple PDF files? You build a set of tools to automate the 2d to 3d process.
Although this is a unique case, parts of the process like conversion of the PDF to CAD line work, stepping up of the contour lines, geometry creation and clean up, are repetitive in nature and are found in almost any site modeling process. With this in mind, we have created a set of individual tools which can be easily reused and provide a substantial amount of production time savings.
The 18 hole animation which seemed like a daunting task at first, was completed on time and budget while subsequent projects have benefited from an enhanced library of production ready tools.