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Fence Properties

The properties used to modify a fence are located to the right of the screen when your fence is selected. Only some of these fence properties can be adjusted right before adding the fence to your landscape, but all of the properties can be adjusted after it has been added. Below is a description of each available fence property in the order that they appear in the software:

Options

Description

Style

The Style property determines the group of pre-set fence properties that are used. To change the fence style, click the picture that displays the current fence style.

Material

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

Material options

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

Stepped

The Stepped property determines how the fence will conform to uneven terrain. If the Stepped option is checked, then the fence will be vertically staggered as it ascends or descends. Note that the Stepped option has no effect on fences that are placed on flat terrain.

Shadow Box

The Shadow box property can be checked to cause the fence boards to alternate fence sides.

Switch sides

The Switch sides property causes the fence boards to change which side of the fence they are attached to. Note that this option is not available when the Shadow box option is checked.

Edit points

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

Shape options

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

 

Advanced

Description

Elevation

The Elevation property determines the distance of the fence from the ground. To change the elevation, move the Elevation slider or enter a value in the text field.

Rail style

The Rail style property determines whether or not vertical fence boards are added. If the Rail style is set to Ranch, then no boards will be added. To change the rail style, click the Rail style drop-down menu.

Post height

The Post height property is used to determine how tall the fence posts are. To change the post height, move the Post height slider or enter a value in the text field.

Post spacing

The Post spacing property is used to determine the maximum distance between any two posts. To change the distance between posts, move the Post spacing slider or enter a value in the text field.

Rail offset

The Rail offset property is used to pinch the fence rails together, or spread them apart. If you wish for the rails to be evenly distributed among the height of the fence, leave the Rail offset slider set to 0. To change the rail offset, move the Rail offset slider or enter a value in the text field.

Number of rails

The Number of rails property can be moved to change the amount of horizontal rails are added to the fence. To change the number of rails, move the Number of rails slider or enter a value in the text field.

Cap style

The Cap style property determines the type of post caps that are added to the fence. Different cap styles can give your fence a unique appearance. To change the style of post cap, click the Cap style drop-down menu.

Board style

The Board Style property determines the style of fence boards that are included on your fence. Different fence boards will heavily alter the appearance of your fence.

Board width

The Board width property is used to modify how wide each individual fence board is. To change the width of each board, move the Board width slider or enter a value in the text box.

Board height

The Board height property is used to determine how tall each individual fence board is. To change the fence board height, move the Board height slider or enter a value in the text box.

Board spacing

The Board spacing property is used to determine how far apart any two boards are from each other. To change the spacing of the fence boards, move the Board spacing slider or enter a value in the text field.

Board offset

The Board offset property is used to modify the distance between the bottom of the boards and the bottom of the fence. For example, the Board offset slider could be used to add a six inch gap underneath the fence boards. To change the board offset, move the Board offset slider or enter a value in the text field.

Save style…

Click the Save style… button to open a dialog that will allow you to save your fence properties as a style that can be used in other landscapes.

 

Information

Description

Length

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

 

See also:

Adding a Fence
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects