Note: Backgrounds has been replaced with Templates. (Which – good news – are much more powerful)
Backgrounds are typically 3D-city models or terrain models that have been added to your account either by Bentley Systems or by signing up to data subscription from our partners. A basic background with OSM data is always available. You can also select an empty background which gives you a flat grid defined in a coordinate system and time zone.
You select a background by clicking on it. You can set which time zone you project should use – this is important to get proper shadows with the shadow analysis tool.
The selected backgrounds shows up in the Object manager in the Background group. You can move the terrain model and buildings to any layer as with any content that you add to the project.
To learn more how to subscribe to a 3D-city model for your area or how to add your own 3D-city model to your account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org