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Adding a Panel Fence Gate

The Panel Gate object is used to add an adjustable opening to any panel fence in your landscape design. Panel gates operate very similarly to regular fence gates, and can be widened or narrowed as needed. Panel gates can be closed or set to any open angle desired.

To add a new gate:

1.   Select the Perspective view (not required but recommended).

2.   Adjust your view until you can clearly see the panel fence that you wish to add a gate to.

3.   Click the Add Panel Gate button, which is found near the top of the screen under the Building tab.

4.   Click the picture of the default panel gate that appears to the right of the screen, and then select the panel gate you would like to use from the menu that appears.

5.   Click on the part of the panel fence in your design that you wish to add the gate to.

panel fence gate in landscape

To open a panel gate:

1.   Click the panel gate in your design to select it.

2.   Set the Open angle property to any desired gate angle.

open fence gate

To move an existing panel gate:

1.   Click your panel gate to select it.

2.   Click the panel gate again, but this time hold down the left mouse button as you move the mouse to reposition the panel gate. Note that a panel gate cannot be moved to a different panel fence object.

Tips:

      Panel gates can only be added to panel fences; they can not be added to regular fences.

      If you wish to place multiple panel gates of the same type, click on the Add Panel Gate button, hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and then simply click once for each panel gate you wish to add.

      Panel gate placement can be difficult if grid snap is enabled because your panel gate will move to the grid intersections as you attempt to add it. You can toggle the grid snapping off by pressing Ctrl + G on your keyboard. For more information, see Snap Settings.

      Panel gates can be added only to panel fences that are already in your design; panel gates can not be added to other objects.

      The height of the panel gate is automatically set to the height of the panel fence it is attached to.

See also:

Panel Fence Gate Properties
Adding a Fence
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects