The "Fill closed polyline with symbol" option on the gCADPlus drop menu can be used in a number of ways.

Patterning A useful gCADPlus tool fills any space delineated by a closed polyline with a symbol. In this movie, we create a custom symbol to indicate ground cover planting and in one action, fill the space with multiple copies of the design at an indicated spacing interval.


Fill area

Tip: The symbols when placed will of course be located inside the polyline. If you want the symbols to cover the boundary (say to spill over a path), draw thE polyline a little larger than the desired fill area. When complete, simply remove the polyline. The figure below shows the tool in action. The red polyline defines the area to be filled.

Fill area

Fill zone with symbol