The Edging object is used to place borders around paths,
flower beds, and other areas in your landscape design. Edging can be given a
large variety of materials, such as brick, rock, stone, and cement. Edging can
be constructed in virtually any size and shape needed.
To add edging:
Click the Add Edging button that appears near the top of the
screen under the Landscape tab.
Draw the edging 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.
To finish drawing the edging, place the last point on top of the first point.
Alternately, right-click to place the last point.
In the picture below,
concrete edging was used to border the flower bed.
Using Save and Load Shape Commands
The shape of your edging can be saved, or an existing shape
can easily be loaded for your edging. In the landscape design pictured above,
the shape of the region was saved and then loaded for the edging.
To add edging using the Save and Load Shape
Click the region or other shape-based object to select it. This object should be
the shape that you want to use.
Click the Shape options button that appears to the right of the screen,
and click the Save shape option from the drop-down menu.
Enter a name for the shape in the dialog that appears.
Click the Add Edging button found near the top of the screen under the
Click the Shape options button that appears just to the right of the
Edit Points button, and click the Load shape option from the
Your edging will instantly be created around the border of the object whose
shape you saved.
Customizing the Plan View
The appearance of edging can be customized in both the Plan
view and the Perspective view. For example, the edging could look realistic in
the Perspective view, but stylized in the Plan view. To accomplish this, click
the Custom appearance in each view checkbox. Two tabs will now be
available: Plan and Perspective. These tabs will allow you to modify the
appearance of the edging in each view.
Edging can be added in either the Plan view or the Perspective view, but
is typically easiest to add in the Plan view.
Points can easily be added or removed for your edging’s shape for greater
control. For more information, see Inserting and Deleting Points.
Setting Object Properties
Saving and Loading Shapes