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Adding Railing

Use the Railing tool to add standalone railing to patios, porches, walkways, and other areas of your landscape design. Railing can be straight or curved, stepped or angled, and a wide variety of post, baluster, and cap styles are included. You can use the built-in styles and even save your own custom styles.

To add railing:

1.   Click the Add Railing button, which is found near the top of the screen under the Building tab.

2.   Draw the outline of the railing 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 railing, right-click to place the last point.

The railing in the following design was added using the Railing tool:

Creating Curved Railing

The railing curvature can be edited at any point, allowing you to create accurate bends and rounded corners. For details on how to manipulate the points of a shape, see Editing Points.

Tips:

      Railing is usually easiest to add while in the Plan view.

      Railing posts will automatically appear at each point. You can add and remove posts as needed by simply adding and removing control points.

      For stepped railing, click the Stepped option. The railing will then be constructed in horizontal sections, with elevation changes occurring only at the control points.

See also:

Railing Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects