Constructs a Delaunay triangulation based on input points and breaklines.

The surface model may be output in a variety of representations, such as a triangulated irregular network (TIN), TIN vertices, triangles, digital elevation model (DEM), and contours. Because the surface model is a Delaunay triangulation, it can also be output as its dual – a Voronoi diagram.

When you need multiple representations of a surface model, this transformer is more efficient than using separate transformers.


Usage Notes

  • To produce a digital elevation model in either points or raster format, see the DEMGenerator or RasterDEMGenerator.

  • It is important to note that if the only thing you want to do with an existing surface model is output information, then you must route a feature into the surface model. The easiest way to do this is to simply use the Creator transformer and route a single feature with a null geometry into the DrapeFeatures input port.


Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.


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Keywords: MBR "minimum bounding rectangle" SurfaceGeneralizer pointcloud