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Adding a Road

Realtime Landscaping Architect includes powerful support for roads and sidewalks, allowing your designs to extend beyond your client’s property line for increased realism and attention to detail. The Road object is used to create a road of any shape and size that may contain sidewalks and curbing.

To add a road:

1.   Click the Add Road button that is found near the top of the screen under the Road tab.

2.   Modify the Width property under the Options bar to set the road’s width.

3.   Draw the road 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. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.

4.   To finish drawing the road, right-click to place the last point.

In the picture below, a street and sidewalk was added to a landscape design using the Road object.

landscaping software road

Changing the Shape

A road’s shape can be easily modified after it has been added to your landscape design. To change the shape of a road, select the road and click the Edit Points button. By adding points, road bends, sharp turns, and even intersections can be accomplished. See Editing Points for more information.

Tips:

      Roads can be added in either the Plan or Perspective view, but are easiest to add in the Plan view.

      Once a road is placed, full control can be gained over the shape of the road by clicking the Edit Points button.

      Alternately, pre-built road pieces can be instantly placed in your landscape design using the Road Accessory tool.

      Sidewalks and curbing can also be added separately. See Adding a Sidewalk and Adding a Curb for details.

See also:

Road Properties
Editing Objects
Adding a Sidewalk
Adding a Curb
Adding a Road Accessory