First Help for SBuilderX users!

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First Help for SBuilderX users!

Postby Luis Sa » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:54 am

SBuilderX 310 has been distributed with no Help file. I am sorry for this but I would not like to postpone anymore the release of SBuilderX.

The Help button in the programme will bring you here instead of presenting you with a local and well structured Help file. When the fist release of SBuilder for FSX came out, in December 2006, users (and rarely myself) have provided information on this forum that helped others to start using SBuilder straight away. Luis Feliz Tirado wrote a great tutorial that is available in the AVSIM file library at: ... LID=100997

Unfortunately, from December to June, SBuilderX was modified a bit and some of the images that Luis Tirado presents do not match with the present SBuilderX interface. But the main ideas about designing Terrain Scenery with SBuilderX are there and it is a must to read Luis's document. Once you have this tutorial on your local disk you can add a pointer to it in the SBuilder.ini file so that you can access it through the Help menu.

I would like to say that I would be extremely grateful for any other tutorial that you could write. I would be even more grateful if you want to consider to write a complete Help file. Please write me on both the situations.

<font color="red">Edited on July 7, 2007</font id="red">

An explanation on how to use an image background downloaded from the internet can be found in this post from Luis Tirado:


If you want to make a photoscenery from image backgrounds see another post by Luis:


Scott Smart wrote a tutorial - "This tutorial introduces SBuilderX, a scenery design tool for FSX. The use of SBuilderX for modifying airport terrain is demonstrated including installing SBuilderX, creating new terrain scenery within the tool, and testing in FSX. Project areas cover KATL and LG0D airports." - available at:

<font color="red">Edited on November 19, 2007</font id="red">

Luis Feliz Tirado made another excelent tutorial about creating photo scenery in FSX. The tutorial includes a part related to the use of SBuilderX in the creation of this type of scenery. You get the tutorial here: ... LID=112595

<font color="red">Edited on January 9, 2008</font id="red">

Yet, another tutorial by Luis Tirado. This time you will be able to make extrusion bridges. It can be found here: ... LID=115428

Many thanks for all these contributions!
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Re: First Help for SBuilderX users!

Postby LoftyCyborg » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:21 pm

All the links to the AVSim library indicate the file no longer exists on their server. If anyone sees this post, I would love to find out if the tutorials mentioned in this thread can be obtained somehow. I'm using SBuilderX313 for FSX and can't figure out how to make the Exclude Tool actually keep something from showing in the resulting compiled BGL. Selecting "exclude all" still does not show any sign of any change when the produced BGL with the excludes in it is loaded in FSX scenery.

I would appreciate any help or re-direction to where this information might be now.
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Re: First Help for SBuilderX users!

Postby luisfeliztirado » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:09 pm

Sure, glad to redirect you.

Terrain Design for Flight Simulator X

Make photo-real ground textures in Flight Simulator X ... LID=140539

You might also find the following of interest:

Illustrated Guide to Extrusion Bridges ... LID=140542

Using the Autogen Annotator

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