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Overlay Properties

The properties used to modify an Overlay object are located to the right of the screen when your Overlay is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the Overlay 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 Overlay will appear differently in the Plan view than in the Perspective view. If this option is unchecked, the Overlay will appear the same in both views.

Plan

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

Picture

The Picture property determines which image is used in the Overlay. To change the picture, click the small image that displays the current picture being used.

Picture options

The appearance of the Overlay can be adjusted by clicking on the small button that appears to the right of the small image of the current Overlay.

Transparency

The Transparency property determines the opacity of the Overlay. To change the Overlay opacity, move the Transparency slider or type a value in the text field.

Line style

The Line Style property determines the appearance of the outline of the Overlay 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 size of the Overlay from left to right. To adjust the Overlay width, move the Width slider or type a value in the text field.

Length

The Length property determines the size of the Overlay from top to bottom. To adjust the Overlay length, move the Length slider or type a value in the text field.

Angle

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

Scale evenly

The Scale evenly property determines if the Overlay is stretched or not when you adjust the width or length. If you wish to simply enlarge the Overlay, then keep the Scale evenly option checked. If you wish to stretch the Overlay in any direction, then uncheck the Scale evenly option.

Use compass angle

When enabled, this option causes the Overlay rotation angle to automatically match the compass angle. For example, this is useful if you have imported a map and want it to always match the current North direction.

Show in Realtime Walkthrough

The Show in Realtime Walkthrough property determines if the Overlay is displayed during a Realtime Walkthrough. To change whether the Overlay is shown during a walkthrough, click the Show in Realtime Walkthrough checkbox to toggle it.

Resize using Known Distance

The Resize using Known Distance property is used to size the overlay based on a real world dimension. For example, if the overlay was of a pond design, and you knew the length of the pond, then the pond length would be the known dimension that you would input. To size the overlay, click the Resize using Known Distance button.

See also:

Adding an Overlay
CAD Import Wizard
Google Maps Import Wizard
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Editing Points
Picture Import Wizard