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Vertical exaggeration of 3D terrain.

A - answer If you need to emphasize the shape of your terrain model - make it more "dramatic" for the documentation of your project, you can use the vertical exaggeration. All Z-axis values will be multiplied by a factor - similarly to e.g. Google Earth.

You can find the exaggeration settings in the surface style dialog. On the Triangles tab switch the "Triangle Display Mode" to Exaggerate Elevations and then enter the exaggertaion factor (e.g. 3x, 10x) in "Exaggerate Elevations By":

Terrain exaggeration (CZ version)

You can use the same approach for terrain analysis.

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See also:
Tip 11068:Unknown icon in an AutoCAD Civil 3D project.
Tip 10682:Automatic classification of drawing objects by their properties.
Tip 9917:Cannot create terrain model from attached point cloud in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015.
Tip 9625:How to color 3D topo surface model by slope?
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