I've also used closed taxiways to create flatten areas, but this is fairly limited.
On Falcon's advice I've started using AFX which is not bad at all (Except...how do you resize a background image so it maintains its proportions???)
Is Sbuilder the only way out for more extensive flattens?
Feels like a sledgehammer to crack a nut...
Wasn't there something called Flattex, or similar?
flattex101.zip at avsim library.
It does do just fine as a quick and easy flatten utility, albeit the old style that records the rectangular lon/lats for you that you then copy/paste as a flatten line in the scenery.cfg.
The tool I recommend to do flattens is called FSTFlatten by Steve Greenwood. The program is very easy to use and can create flattens in almost any shape using the Area16N format. It also will do LWM format as well.
It's in a small suite of utilities which you can read about and download here: (see link at mid-page -- fstutilities.zip)
OR... direct to the zip here:
Just click on the Resources tab at the top right of the page which displays and then select the bottom choice called "Utility to flatten terrain (see Tips for more info)"
Brent aka "dogknot"
Now that's a handy site!
I remember now why I blotted flattex from memory - manually inserting lines in scenery.cfg did not do it for me.
A bgl goes where it belongs - in the scenery folder, along with its appropriate scenery.
FSTFlatten looks the business.
Many thanks for the pointer, Brent.
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