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Adding a Lot Boundary

The Lot Boundary tool can be used as a property line as well as a tool to section off specific areas of your landscape design. For example, one Lot Boundary could be used to section off a pond, another for a swimming pool, and yet another for the property line. Lot boundaries serve as guides and do not restrict your design in any way.

To add a property line or other lot boundary:

1.   Click the Add Lot Boundary button, which is found near the top of the screen under the Utilities tab.

2.   Draw the lot boundary by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, or press the Esc key to cancel. To enter a survey bearing, place at least one point and then press the Enter key. See Entering Angle and Distance for details.

3.   To finish drawing the lot boundary, place the last point on top of the first point. Alternately, right-click to place the last point.

Tips:

      Lot boundaries can be added in either the Plan view or the Perspective view, but are easiest to create in the Plan view.

      The Lot Boundary tool is similar to the Linear Dimension and 3D Dimension tools.

      The default style for a lot boundary is a dashed brown line, but this can be changed if desired. For example, a blue lot boundary could be used for water features, and a green lot boundary for garden designs.

      Lot boundaries do not appear during Realtime Walkthroughs.

See also:

Lot Boundary Properties
Entering Angle and Distance
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Adding a Linear Dimension
Saving and Loading Shapes