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Realtime Landscaping Pro Landscape Design Software

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Adding Edging

Edging adds a nice border around flower beds, paths, and other areas of your landscape. You can easily adjust the size and shape of your edging. Realtime Landscaping Pro includes a large variety of edging materials, including rock, stone, brick, and marble.

To add edging:

1.   Click Add Edging.

2.   Draw the edging's outline by clicking to add points. Press Backspace to remove the last point. Press Esc to cancel.

3.   Click the starting point to close the edging. Or, for edging that remains open instead of closed, right-click at the last point.

In the following example, edging was used around the flower bed.

Using Save and Load Shape Commands

The Save and Load shape commands make it easy to add edging to a shape that already exists in your landscape design. The edging in the above example was added using this method.

To add edging using the Save and Load Shape commands:

1.   Select the region or other object around which you want to add edging.

2.   Click the shape options button (to the right of the Edit Points button) and select Save shape from the drop down menu.

3.   Enter a file name for the new shape. You can use any name you want. However, in cases such as this where you will probably only want to use it once, we suggest using a name such as "temp", and overwriting the old file (if any) with the new one. This will help prevent your shape directory from getting cluttered with files.

4.   Click the Add Edging button.

5.   Click the shape options button and select Load shape from the drop down menu.

6. That's it! Your edging will be created and perfectly fit the perimeter of the region.

Tips:

      Adding edging is easiest in the top-down view.

      If you are adding edging to driveways, patios, or other geometric shapes, make sure grid-snap is enabled, or it will be difficult to add your edging using exact dimensions. See Snap Settings for more information.

      For more control over the shape of your edging, you can easily add more points. See Inserting & Deleting Points for more information.

See also:

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

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