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Road Decal Properties

The properties used to modify a road decal are located to the right of the screen when your decal is selected. Only some of these properties can be adjusted right before adding the decal to your landscape, but all of the properties can be adjusted 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 road decal will appear differently in the Plan view than in the Perspective view. If this option is unchecked, the decal will appear the same in both views.

Plan

The Plan tab contains properties that affect the appearance of the road decal 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 for the road decal. To change the picture, click the small image that displays the current picture being used.

Picture options

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

Transparency

The Transparency property determines the opacity of the road decal in the Plan view. To change the decal 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 road decal 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 road decal from left to right. To adjust the decal width, move the Width slider or type a value in the text field.

Length

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

Angle

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

Scale evenly

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

Show in Realtime Walkthrough

The Show in Realtime Walkthrough property determines if the road decal is displayed during a Realtime Walkthrough. To change whether the decal 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 road decal based on a real world dimension. For example, if the decal was of a manhole cover, and you knew the length of the cover, then the length would be the known dimension that you would input. To size the road decal, click the Resize using Known Distance button.

See also:

Adding a Road Decal
Adding an Overlay
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Adding a Road