Define your project’s outbounds to control project data.

Every project has a boundary. The boundary can be created several ways

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Getting Started Guide

Create projects (with boundaries)

Clone a project

Save a Project

Lens (Data Table)

Site Search by Regrid

Use Map features to Create Geometry and Query Information

The project boundary is an important metric.

It drives FSR/FAR, open space ratios, and more.

It feeds coverage ratio calculations in Urban Calculations and values in Site Components in Analytics.

Create a boundary

There are many ways to set your site boundary.

Option 1: Draw a boundary manually before defining a project.

  1. Click “Draw Boundary” in the top right

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  1. Draw your boundary. The boundary drawing tool works the same as for any other shape in Giraffe.

  2. Finish or save

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    Click Done to finish editing

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    Or Click Save project as to create a new project.

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Option 2: You can set the boundary to a map geometry.

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  1. Right click on a map element and click 'Set' on the contextual menu.
  2. You can merge multiple geometries into one boundary by right clicking on them and clicking 'Merge' on the contextual menu.
  3. Finish or save

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Click Done to finish editing

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Or Click Save project as to create a new project.

Option 3: Use Lens to select vector polygons

  1. Click the 3 dots to the right of the layer name. Select “Open Lens Controls”

  2. Click any layer shape on the currently-Lensed layer with Lens Controls open.

    A panel appears in the right-hand dock that displays that shape’s information.

    Use Ctrl + Click to select multiple shapes.

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  1. Add shapes to projects

Click “Add to new project” to create a new project with that polygon as the boundary.

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You can choose to open that project now or wait until later.

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With multiple polygons selected, click “Add all to new project’ to create a new project with a boundary that encompasses the outmost perimeter of all shapes selected.

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Note, only the properties from the first selected parcel will be applied to the project.

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Option 4: Create a boundary using Site Search by Regrid

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  1. Add lots to selection based on project criteria
  2. Click “Create New project”
  3. A project boundary will be generated based on the selected lots' outer boundary.

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