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Adding a Path

The Path object is a very versatile tool that can be used for landscape paths and walkways. Similar to the Region object, a path can be curved or straight and created in any shape and size. Paths can overlap Region objects, allowing you to mix regions and paths as needed.

To add a path:

1.   Click the Add Path button found near the top of the screen under the Landscape tab.

2.   Modify the Width property to set the path’s width.

3.   Draw the path 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.

4.   To finish drawing the path, right-click to place the last point.

Once a path is added, you can click the Edit Points button to gain complete control over the path’s shape. Points can then be moved, added, and deleted as needed for your landscape design.

In the picture below, the Path object was used to create the curved walkway.

Adding a Border

A border can be added around the path, either to specific edges or the entire shape.

To add a border:

1.   Select the path that you want to change.

2.   Expand the Border menu found to the right of the screen.

3.   Click Add border.

4.   Set the Inset and Width properties as desired.

To toggle the border on or off per edge:

1.   Select the path that you want to change.

2.   Expand the Border menu found to the right of the screen.

3.   Click the Edit Border button to enter border editing mode.

4.   Click each edge where you want to toggle the border on or off.

5.   Click the Edit Border button again to leave border editing mode.

Note: The corner type of the path border can be adjusted at each point. See Changing Corner Types for details.

To set a custom material direction:

1.   Select the path in your landscape design that you want to edit.

2.   Click the Enable custom material direction checkbox.

Once the custom material direction is enabled, you can click the Edit Direction button to change the path that material follows.

In the picture below, the upper path is shown with a custom material direction, and the lower path is shown without one.

Controlling the Render Order

When multiple overlapping regions and paths of different materials exist in your design, you can determine which objects will show on top of the others. See Adding a Region for more information.

Tips:

      Paths can be added in either the Top-Down view or the Perspective view, but are easiest to add in the Top-Down view.

See also:

Path Properties
Adding a Region
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Editing Points
Saving and Loading Shapes