Adding a Retaining Wall
Retaining walls are often used on steeply sloped lots and
terraces to provide support and prevent erosion. Retaining walls can also be
freestanding and act as partitions between various parts of your landscape.
To add a retaining wall:
Click Add Retaining Wall.
Draw the retaining wall’s outline by clicking to add points. Press
Backspace to remove the last point. Press Esc to cancel.
Right-click at the last point when finished. (Or, to create a closed retaining
wall, click the first point when finished.)
Once you have added your retaining wall, you can easily
adjust its shape. See Editing Points for
Adjusting the Shape of a Retaining Wall
You can adjust the height of the retaining wall at each
point. This allows you to add retaining walls of many different shapes and sizes
to your landscape designs.
To modify the retaining wall height:
Select the retaining wall.
Click Edit points to enable editing of the retaining wall’s points.
Select a point where you want to adjust the wall’s height. (You can add
additional points if needed for finer control.)
Set the desired height using the Height property. (You can also hold
Ctrl while moving the mouse up or down.)
The following is an example of a retaining wall where the
middle point has been elevated, creating a curve.
more control over the shape of your retaining wall, you can easily add more
points. See Inserting & Deleting
Points for more information.
can also add edging using the Edging object.
Editing Color and Brightness
Setting Object Properties