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Railing Properties

The properties used to modify railing are located to the right of the screen when your railing is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the railing to your landscape or after it has been added. Below is a description of each available railing property in the order that they appear in the software:

Options

Description

Style

The Style property determines the group of pre-set railing properties that are used. To change the railing style, click the picture that displays the current style.

Closed

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

Stepped

When the railing is placed on an uneven surface, the Stepped property determines if the railing is horizontal or angled.

Switch sides

Some balusters are not symmetrical, such as iron balusters which bow outward. Use this option to reverse which side the balusters face.

Elevation

The Elevation property determines the distance of the railing from the underlying railing, patio, or terrain. To change the elevation, move the Elevation slider or type a value in the text field.

Save Style

Click the Save Style button to save your current railing configuration as a style that can be used in future designs.

Edit points

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

Shape options

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

 

Railing Posts

Description

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the railing posts will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the railing posts can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Cap style

The Cap style property determines the style of cap that is added to the top of each railing post. To select a new cap style, click the Cap style drop-down menu.

Base trim style

The Base trim style property determines the style of the trim that is placed at the bottom of each railing post. To change the trim, click the Base trim style drop-down menu.

Post size

The Post size property determines the width and length of each railing post. To change the width and length of each railing post, move the Post size slider or type a value in the text field.

Max spacing

The Max spacing property determines the maximum distance between each railing post. To adjust the distance between posts, move the Max spacing slider or type a value in the text field.

 

Top Railing

Description

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the top railing will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the top railing can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Type

The Type property determines the shape of the top railing. To change the top railing’s shape, click the Type drop-down menu.

Height

The Height property determines the distance from the top of the top rail to the surface of the railing. To adjust the distance from the top rail to the railing surface, move the Height slider or type a value in the text field.

 

Bottom Railing

Description

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the bottom railing will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the bottom railing can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Type

The Type property determines the shape of the bottom railing. To change the bottom railing’s shape, click the Type drop-down menu.

 

Balusters

Description

Use default balusters

The Use default balusters property determines whether the balusters will use the primary railing material and style or a different style specified by you. To enable selection of advanced baluster options, click the Use default balusters checkbox.

Model

The Model property determines what type of baluster is used. To change the baluster model, click the small image that displays the current model.

Material options

The appearance of the baluster can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the baluster model image.

Width

The Width property determines the width of each baluster. To adjust the size of the balusters, move the Width slider or type a value in the text field.

Spacing

The Spacing property determines the distance between every two balusters. To increase or decrease the distance between balusters, move the Spacing slider or type a value in the text field.

 

Information

Description

Length

The Length property displays the total length of the railing in feet or meters.

See also:

Adding Railing
Adding a Deck
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects
Saving and Loading Shapes