# Thread: How do you Flatten Scenery?

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## How do you Flatten Scenery?

I am looking for the down and dirty (...and simple too!) way to add flatten switches to my scenery. Here's the scoop, I purchased and installed my FSScenery 75M mesh. Beautiful scenery, however apparently Tucson slopes because the western ends of the runways for KTUS and KDMA are sitting above ground by almost 100ft. dropping cliffs from there.

What I want to do is add a flatten switch out from the airport so that the cliffs are farther away from where I approach without affecting the surrounding mountainous areas.

Thanks,

Johnny
KTUS

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## RE: How do you Flatten Scenery?

This is from the FS2000 patch readme but it seem to work in FS2k2 also.

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How to Use the Flatten Switch
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The Flatten switch syntax is as follows:

Flatten.X=Elevation,Latitude1,Longitude1,Latitude2,Longitude2,Latitude3,Longitude3,Latitude4,Longitude4

X is equal to a number between 0 and 9, but you must start with Flatten.0, then Flatten.1, and so on, up to Flatten.9. You are allowed a maximum of 10 Flatten switches per Scenery Area (thus the numbers 0-9).

The Elevation is in feet above or below mean sea level (msl) and can be any number between -2000 and 99999.

The Latitude and Longitude of points 1, 2, 3, and 4 must be entered in a clockwise or counter clockwise fashion about the four sided area such as:

1 +-------------+ 2
| |
| |
| |
4 +-------------+ 3
or

1 +-------------+ 4
| |
| |
| |
2 +-------------+ 3

and must be in the form of degrees and minutes. You do not need to add the * or ' symbols to indicate degrees and minutes, and the shape does not have to be a rectangle. Any four-sided shape will work.

The maximum size of a flattened area is 90 degrees of longitude and 45 degrees of latitude.

EXAMPLE: This example flattens two separate but adjacent regions inside the scenery area to an elevation of 1000' MSL.

[Area.100]
Active=TRUE
Layer=100
Flatten.0=1000,N45 30,W120,N45 30,W119 30,N45,W119 30,N45,W120
Flatten.1=1000,N45,W120,N45,W119 30, N44 30,W119 30,N44 30,W120

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I usually go an slew around on the ground and figure out a boundry box for the lat. and long. values and also make note of my altitude. Hope this helps!

Firestriker

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## Thank you!

Yes, it helps. Thanks for the reply, I will have to give it a try and see if I can fix my scenery.

Johnny
KTUS

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