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Adding Edging

The Edging object is used to place borders around paths, flower beds, and other areas in your landscape design. Edging can be given a large variety of materials, such as brick, rock, stone, and cement. Edging can be constructed in virtually any size and shape needed.

To add edging:

1.   Click the Add Edging button that appears near the top of the screen under the Landscape tab.

2.   Draw the edging 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 edging, place the last point on top of the first point. Alternately, right-click to place the last point.

In the picture below, concrete edging was used to border the flower bed.

landscape edging

Using Save and Load Shape Commands

The shape of your edging can be saved, or an existing shape can easily be loaded for your edging. In the landscape design pictured above, the shape of the region was saved and then loaded for the edging.

To add edging using the Save and Load Shape commands:

1.   Click the region or other shape-based object to select it. This object should be the shape that you want to use.

2.   Click the Shape options button that appears to the right of the screen, and click the Save shape option from the drop-down menu.

landscaping design region editing

3.   Enter a name for the shape in the dialog that appears.

4.   Click the Add Edging button found near the top of the screen under the Landscape tab.

5.   Click the Shape options button that appears just to the right of the Edit Points button, and click the Load shape option from the drop-down menu.

landscaping design edging editing

6.   Your edging will instantly be created around the border of the object whose shape you saved.

Customizing the Plan View

The appearance of edging can be customized in both the Plan view and the Perspective view. For example, the edging could look realistic in the Perspective view, but stylized in the Plan view. To accomplish this, click the Custom appearance in each view checkbox. Two tabs will now be available: Plan and Perspective. These tabs will allow you to modify the appearance of the edging in each view.


      Edging can be added in either the Plan view or the Perspective view, but is typically easiest to add in the Plan view.

      Points can easily be added or removed for your edging’s shape for greater control. For more information, see Inserting and Deleting Points.

See also:

Edging Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Saving and Loading Shapes