Fence Properties





Choose from a predefined set of fence styles. Once you choose a fence style, you can customize it as desired.


The material the fence will use.

Material options

Options for customizing the fence material.


Stagger the fence vertically as it ascends or descends over uneven terrain. This has no effect on fences that are placed on flat terrain.

Shadow Box

Alternate boards on each side of the fence.

Switch sides

Switch which side of the fence the boards are placed on.

Edit points

Enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the fence shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape options

Save the existing shape or load a new one. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.





Distance from the bottom of the fence to the ground.

Rail style

Determines if vertical fence boards are added. If set to Ranch, then no boards will be added.

Post height

How tall the fence posts are.

Post spacing

Maximum distance between any two posts.

Rail offset

Controls the spacing between fence rails. Use 0 for evenly distributed railing.

Number of rails

Number of horizontal rails.

Cap style

Type of post caps to use. Different cap styles can give your fence a unique appearance.

Board style

Style of fence boards to use. This will have the largest effect on the appearance of your fence.

Board width

Width of each individual fence board.

Board height

Height of each individual fence board.

Board spacing

Distance between fence boards.

Board offset

Distance between the bottom of the boards and the bottom of the fence. For example, this could be used to add a six-inch gap underneath the fence boards.

Save style…

Save your fence properties as a style that can be used in other designs.





Total distance from the start of the fence to the end in feet or meters.

See also:

Adding a Fence
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects