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How to create a buffer/margin in a field or feature
How to create a buffer/margin in a field or feature

How to create a margin around a feature

Simla Rees-Moorlah avatar
Written by Simla Rees-Moorlah
Updated over a week ago

This guidance shows how to create two types of margin/buffer


How to create a complete buffer in a field or feature

Select the feature that would like to create a buffer or margin for.
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Click on the buffer tool.

Input your buffer settings. Side one is the exterior, side two is the interior. Input the width needed for the buffer. Select your settings for rounded corners and subtraction and click on OK.


How to create a partial buffer around a field or feature

Select the feature that would like to create a buffer for & ensure the snap tool is active. Yellow is active white is inactive.

Next create a guide to tell the software where the buffer needs to be created by drawing a line. Click on draw and select line.

Move your cursor to your starting point and you will see that it is magnetised to the edge of the feature. Single click to start drawing your feature.

Move your cursor around the feature and it will snap to the edge. Double click to finish and click on finish.

Select the line and then click on buffer.

Input your buffer settings. Side one is the exterior, side two is the interior. Input the width needed for the buffer. Select your settings for rounded corners and subtraction and click on OK.

Your partial buffer will be created.

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