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Adding an Accent Shape

Accent shapes are areas of material that are typically used in brick and patio designs. Accent shapes may be placed over bare terrain, regions, patios, and decks. Accent shapes have no height or elevation as they are intended to integrate with the surface they are placed upon.

To add an accent shape:

1.   Click the Add Accent shape button, which is found near the top of the screen under the Building tab.

2.   Draw the outline of the accent shape by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, and press the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.

3.   To finish drawing the accent shape, place the last point on top of the first point. Alternately, right-click to place the last point; it will automatically connect to the first point.

The design below uses accent shapes to create a compass of inlaid stone.

patio design software

Tips:

      Using the grid snap feature can make adding an accurate Accent Shape very easy. See Snap Settings for more details.

      If you need an area of material that has height, you should consider using the Patio object instead.

See also:

Accent Shape Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects
Sculpting the Terrain