Easy editing tools

Rhino and Lands Design provide hundreds of editing tools that make it easy to modify any kind of geometry, no matter how complex it is. Either if you work on 2D drawings or 3D objects, the tools to modify each geometry in the most appropriate way are just right there. Here you can see some of the main editing features:

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Edit tools for any geometry type:

  • Curves: fillet, chamfer, offset, extend, trim, split, join, rebuild...
  • Surfaces: fillet, chamfer, offset, extend, trim, split, join, rebuild...
  • Solids: boolean operations, cap, shell, extract surface, fillet edges, chamfer edges, trim, split...
  • Meshes: rebuild, repair, weld, boolean operations...

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The Gumball

  • The Gumball is an interface widget that allows interactive editing of objects and sub-objects (polysurface faces and edges and surface edges, for example).
  • The Gumball helps you move, rotate and scale the geometry easily.
  • Customize it: switch it On/Off, align it to Plane/Object/World and specify the colors, sizes and other settings.

Plant row control points

Control points

  • Curves, surfaces extrusions and meshes can be modified through control points.
  • Lands Design elements can also be modified through control points, which are the same as the curves they were created from.

Blocks

Horta Maze park blocks

  • Blocks lets you
    • Create parts libraries.
    • Update all instances by modifying the block definition.
    • Keep a smaller model size by using block instances instead of copying identical geometry.
    • Use the BlockManager command to view information about the blocks defined in the model.
    • Use the Insert command to place block instances into your model, which scales and rotates the instance
  • Lands Design elements can be created from blocks, so you can easily insert them and manage them from the BlockManager.
  • Quick editing: just double click on the block to edit it.

Properties panel

Properties panel
The Properties panel allows you to check and change the information of any Rhino and Lands Design element.

  • Object Properties: When one or more Lands Design elements are selected, the corresponding edit options appears in the Edit panel. There you can change all parameters related to each object type.
  • Attributes: Layer, Display color, Linetype, Print color, Print width, etc.
  • Materials: you can assign materials to selected objects, as well as apply texture mappings and decals. More options appear depending on the render engine you are using.
  • Viewport properties: when no objects are selected the properties panel shows the current viewport properties: dimensions, projection mode, Camera details, Target coordinates...

Lands Design Edit Panel

Edit Panel Lands

The Lands edit panel is a dockable panel that can be attached to the sides of the Rhino window or float over all other Rhino windows.

The edit panel offers all of Lands edit options in real time for all objects selected in the drawing. In the edit panel, you can:

  • Change the Plant Species representation mode.
  • Edit the properties of objects selected.
  • Run the same functions offered by the context menu for the current selection.
  • Apply layer states and filters to the drawing.
  • Run the Walk mode.

Editing multiple objects

Multiple objects can be edited at the same time. The user can modify one or more properties for a set of objects keeping intact the rest of its properties.

Automatic update

The update feature can be executed for all Lands objects. It involves the regeneration of an object to update its graphical display, in accordance with its internal properties.

An object might need to be updated after an operation where the object was used or where other objects related to this one were modified. For example, a Plant Schedule might need to be updated when new plants are added to the drawing or plants are deleted from the drawing. Or, a terrain might need to be updated when some of the curves that define its topography are modified.

Lands allows the automatic update of objects when an update is required. This feature can be enabled or disabled from the application options.