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Curb Properties

The properties used to modify a Curb object are located to the right of the screen when your curb is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the curb to your landscape or after it has been added. Below is a description of each available property in the order that they appear in the software.

Curb Material

Description

Custom appearance in each view

The Custom appearance in each view option determines whether the curb will appear differently in the Plan view than in the Perspective view. If this option is unchecked, the curb will appear the same in both views.

Plan

The Plan tab contains properties that affect the appearance of the curb in the Plan view. This tab will not be available unless the Custom appearance in each view option is checked.

Perspective

The Perspective tab contains properties that affect the appearance of the curb in the Perspective view. This tab will not be available unless the Custom appearance in each view option is checked.

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the curb will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the curb can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the curb material.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the curb material.  To change the material angle, move the Angle slider or type a value in the text field.

Offset X

The Offset X property determines the curb material’s left and right orientation. To shift the material left or right, move the Offset X slider or enter a value in the text field.

Offset Y

The Offset Y property determines the curb material’s forward and backward orientation. To shift the material forward or backward, move the Offset Y slider or enter a value in the text field.

Shininess

The Shininess property determines how glossy the material will appear. To change the appearance of the material, click the Shininess drop-down menu and select from the following options: Default, Off, Low, Medium, or High. The shininess property only affects the appearance of the material while in the 3D view.

Enable enhanced surface detail

The Enable enhanced surface detail property determines whether or not the curb will have increased detail when viewed up close.

Transparency

The Transparency property determines the opacity of the curb in the Plan view. To change the sidewalk opacity, move the Transparency slider or type a value in the text field. Note that the Transparency property is only available when the Custom appearance in each view option is checked.

Line Style

The Line Style property determines the appearance of the outline of the curb in the Plan view. To change the line style, click the Line Style button and select the style you wish to use from the dialog that appears. Note that a line style is only available when the Custom appearance in each view option is checked.

 

Options

Description

Width

The Width property determines the thickness of the curb. To change the curb width, move the Width slider or type a value in the text field.

Height

The Height property determines how tall the curb is. To change the height of the curb, move the Height slider or type a value in the text field.

Slab length

The Slab length property determines the distance between each expansion joint. To change the length of each curb slab, move the Slab length slider or type a value in the text field.

 

The Slab length property will have no effect if the Joint type property is set to “None”.

Joint type

The Joint type property determines whether the curb is composed of slabs, slabs with false joints, or solid cement. To change the curb type, click the Joint type drop-down menu.

Curb type

The Curb type property determines the shape and style of curbing. To change the curb style, click the Curb type drop-down menu.

Curb width

The Curb width property determines the thickness of the curb. To change the width of the curb, move the Curb width slider or type a value in the text field.

Closed

The Closed property determines whether the curb’s shape is open or closed. To change the state of the curb’s shape, click the Closed checkbox.

Switch sides

The Switch sides property determines on which side of the curb’s shape the curb is built. To toggle the side that the curb is constructed on, click the Switch sides checkbox.

Edit Points

Click the Edit points button to enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the curb’s shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape Options

Click the Shape Options button to save the shape of the curb or to load an existing shape. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.

 

Information

Description

Length

The Length property displays the total distance, in feet or meters, from the start of the curb to the finish.

See also:

Adding a Curb
Editing Objects
Editing Points
Adding a Curb Ramp
Saving and Loading Shapes