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Property Types

The following is a list of the various property types, along with descriptions of how they are used.




Material, model, or style

Material, model, or style used to determine the appearance of an object. To change the material, model, or style, click the image and select the desired one from the dialog that will appear.


Some materials have advanced options that you can edit by clicking the button to the right of the material. A menu will popup with your choices.


This property allows for a numeric value to be entered, either by dragging the blue ball or typing in a value manually.


To manually enter a value, double-click the number entry box and then type the desired value.


For distance measurements, you can enter feet/inches or meters and the program will do the appropriate conversion. For example, any of the following could be used to enter 1'-6" (18 inches):






When using English units, the default is feet. When using metric, the default is meters. For example, entering 1.5 is the same as entering 1.5m when using metric.


For fine adjustments, you can use the plus and minus buttons that appear when you move the cursor over the slider.


The range of the slider is sometimes more limited than the range allowed by the object, so you can often type in a value that is larger or smaller than the range allowed by the slider. For example, the elevation slider for plants has a minimum value of 0, but you can directly enter a negative number to give them a negative elevation.


When a numeric entry has the keyboard focus, press Tab to move the cursor to the next numeric property.


Allows a solid color to be set. To select the color, click the color swatch and a standard Windows color picker will appear.


The toggle button is used to switch modes. For example, here it is used to enable Edit Points mode. To turn the mode on, click the button (it will turn yellow). To turn the mode off, click the button again.


A checkbox is used for options that can be turned on or off. Click the checkbox to toggle the option.


This property is used when you have a number of items that you can choose from.


This property displays information about the object. It cannot be changed directly.

Advanced Options

The advanced options button gives you additional ways to edit the object. In this example, the options let you save or load the object's shape.

Curve Type

When editing points, you can select which type of curve you want at each point.

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