Troubleshooting Terrain Hill and Valley Display Issues

Reference Number: KB-00128
Last Modified: April 20, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


I have added Hills and Valleys to my terrain. I have rebuilt my terrain, but the Hills and Valleys are still not visible in my plan.


If Hills and Valleys are drawn in the same area as a Flat Region, the Flat Region will take priority over the Hills and Valleys, and the Hills and Valleys will not be visible.


There are a few of ways to address this conflict.

  • Select and move the Flat Region to a different part of the drawing, enabling the hills and valleys to generate contours.

  • Resize the Flat Region and/or the surrounding Hills and Valleys so that they do not overlap.

  • Simply Delete the Flat Region.


Remember that whenever a change is made to the terrain in floor plan view, you must select Terrain> Build Terrain from the menu to apply the changes you have made to the drawing. If you have a camera view open, then the terrain will automatically rebuild.