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Adding a Path Grader

A Path Grader is a path that flattens, and optionally raises or lowers, the terrain. You can use it to create sloping driveways, pathways, and other complex shapes.

To add a Path Grader:

1.   Click Add Path Grader.

2.   Change the Width property to the desired width.

3.   Draw the path's centerline by clicking to add points. Press Backspace to remove the last point. Press Esc to cancel.

4.   Right-click at the last point when finished.

Unlike the Area Grader, with the Path Grader you can adjust the height at each point.

To raise and lower points:

1.   Select the path grader.

2.   Click Edit points to enable point editing.

3.   Select one or more points.

4.   Adjust the height using the Height property. Use positive numbers to raise the terrain, and negative numbers to lower it. You can also adjust the height by holding Ctrl while dragging the points up and down.

5.   When done, click Edit points again to leave point editing mode.

The following landscape design shows how a path grader can be used to create a curved and sloping driveway.

Tips:

      You can use as many path graders as needed.

      Path graders can be any size, up to the size of the workspace.

      You can rotate the path grader using the Rotate tool. See Rotating Objects for more information.

      To flatten and optionally raise or lower areas to a consistent height, use the Area Grader object.

      In some situations, you may need to control the order that terrain sculpting objects are applied. See Controlling the Terrain Sculpting Order for details.

See also:

Path Grader Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Adding Slope
Adding a Height Map
Adding a Height Grid
Adding an Area Grader

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