Many municipalities have complex setback requirements. This guide shows you how to create a contextual shell to help designers visualize these boundaries in 3D space.

1. Understand the Setbacks

Take a moment to read through your municipality’s code documentation to fully understand what the maximum boundaries of your project might be. Some considerations:

<aside> ūüí° You may wish to work with an Architect if you need help understanding your local zoning code requirements.


2. Create a new Drawing Layer

Create a new Drawing Layer using the New Layer button in the draw palette.

Name the layer ‚ÄúSetback Boundary‚ÄĚ


This creates a new layer and sets it to the 'Active Layer'. All geometries you create will be created on the currently active layer.

3. Create a New Usage