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Adding an Accent Strip

Accent strips are lengths of material that are typically used in brick and patio designs. Accent strips may be placed over bare terrain, regions, patios, pool decking, swimming pool bottoms, and decks. Accent strips have no height or elevation as they are intended to integrate with the surface they are placed upon.

To add an accent strip:

1.   Click the Add Accent Strip button, which is found at the top of the screen under the Building tab.

2.   Draw the outline of the Accent Strip by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, and press the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.

3.   To finish drawing the Accent Strip, right-click to place the last point. Alternately, if the accent strip is an enclosed shape, simply place the last point on the first point to complete the shape.

The design in the picture below shows an accent strip used to add gray bricks to a walkway.

Tips:

      Accent Strips can be added in both the Plan view and the Perspective view, but are usually easiest to add in the Plan view.

      Using the grid snap feature can make adding an accurate Accent Strip very easy. See Snap Settings for more details.

      If you need a length of material that has height, you should consider using the Edging object instead.

See also:

Accent Strip Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects
Sculpting the Terrain