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Shape Properties

The properties used to modify a shape are located to the right of the screen when your shape is selected. Only some of these properties can be adjusted right before adding the shape 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.

Options

Description

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the shape will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material. The Closed property must be checked before the material property is available.

Material options

The appearance of the shape can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image. The Closed property must be checked before the material property is available.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the shape material. For example, if the shape 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 shape 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 shape 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 shape 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.

Transparency

The Transparency property determines the opacity of the shape. To change the shape opacity, move the Transparency slider or type a value in the text field. Set the Transparency to 100 to display only shape’s outline. The Closed property must be checked before the material property is available.

Line style

The Line Style property determines the appearance of the outline of the shape. To change the line style, click the Line Style button and select the style you wish to use from the dialog that appears.

 

Shape

Description

Closed

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

Edit points

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

Shape options

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

 

Information

Description

Area

The Area property displays the total size of the shape in square feet or meters. The area is only shown when the Closed property is checked.

Perimeter

The Perimeter property displays the total distance around the shape in feet or meters.

See also:

Adding a Line
Adding a Curve
Adding an Arc
Adding an Ellipse
Adding a Rectangle
Adding a Rounded Rectangle
Adding a Pie Shape
Adding a Shape
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Points
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Saving and Loading Shapes