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Edging Properties

The properties used to modify an Edging object are located to the right of the screen when your edging is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the edging 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.

Material

Description

Custom appearance in each view

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

Plan

The Plan tab contains properties that affect the appearance of the edging 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 edging 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 edging will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the edging 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 edging material. For example, if the edging has a brick material, then the Size slider will adjust the size of each brick.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the edging 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 edging 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 edging 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 edging will have increased detail when viewed up close.

Transparency

The Transparency property determines the opacity of the edging in the Plan view. To change the edging 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 edging in the Plan view. To change the line style, click the Line Style button and select the style you want 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 how thick the edging is. To change the edging width, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field.

Closed

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

Switch sides

The Switch sides property determines which side of the edging’s shape the edging is built. To toggle the side that the edging 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 edging’s shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape options

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

Height

The Height property determines how tall the entire edging is. Alternately, if one or more points of the edging are selected, the Height slider can be moved to raise or lower individual points.

 

Information

Description

Length

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

See also:

Adding Edging
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Points
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Saving and Loading Shapes