DTM File Size

 Applies To 
 Environment: N/A
 Area: Surface
 Original Author:Sanders Thomas, Bentley Technical Support Group









A DTM file is much larger when created from triangles versus a DTM created from features.  Why is this?


When a new surface is created from triangles, that surface will become, at minimum, three times the size of the original (to account for each additional point of the triangles being placed).