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Updated on 10/8/2019
FarmIQ Help centre Publication
Draw fence lines
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Draw fence lines

Keep the fence lines on your map accurate and up to date using the Draw and edit tool.

Watch this video for an overview of how to draw farm boundaries and add or remove paddocks:


For the PDF click here

Watch this video for an overview of how to draw and change paddock fence lines:

For the PDF click here


Before drawing any exterior or interior fence lines on your map, read Hints for drawing fence lines.

You can also merge paddocks, move fence lines or remove land from your farm.

Information
  • The fence lines on your farm map may all look exactly the same, but they are not. The System treats boundary (exterior) fence lines differently from interior fence lines.  
  • If the changes you are making are very complex, we recommend you contact Support before you start and talk through the best way to change the farm map.
  • If you start making changes and find you are getting unexpected results, or you are not confident about the changes you are making contact Support as soon as possible.

You can use the Draw and edit tool to draw new exterior fence lines to extend your farm, or interior fence lines for new paddocks.

To open the Draw and edit tool click here
To open the Draw and edit tool:
  1. Zoom in on your farm map, so that the area you want to work on is taking up most of the screen.
  2. Click Draw & edit on the bottom, right of the screen.

  • You can then edit and draw Hazards, Features, Blocks and fence lines for Paddocks.

Draw exterior fence lines

To draw a fence line that extends outside your farm click here
To draw a fence line that extends outside your farm:
  1. Open the Draw and edit tool (see above), click Paddocks and select Draw exterior fence line.

  • Your mouse pointer has a blue dot around its tip.
  1. Draw the fence line:
  • Click inside the farm boundary, then click the existing fence line where your new fence line will start.
  • Click the map whenever the new fence line changes direction.
  • To finish, click the existing fence line where the new fence ends, then click back inside the farm boundary.
  • See Hints for drawing fence lines for more information.
  1. Click Save fence line on the Exterior fence line details box.
  2. Enter a Paddock name and Land type.
  3. Complete the other details if required.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Close on the bottom, right of the screen to leave the Draw and edit tool.
To draw a new paddock completely outside your farm click here
To draw a new paddock completely outside your farm:
  1. Open the Draw and edit tool (see above), click Paddocks and select Draw exterior fence line.

  • Your mouse pointer has a blue dot around its tip.
  1. Draw the fence line:
  • Click a point on the new fence line.
  • Draw the fence line by clicking the map whenever the new fence line changes direction.
  • To finish, click the first point you made to enclose the fence line.
  • See Hints for drawing fence lines for more information.
  1. Click Save fence line on the Exterior fence line details box.
  2. Enter a Paddock name and Land type.
  3. Complete the other details if required.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Close on the bottom, right of the screen to leave the Draw and edit tool.

Draw interior fence lines

 To divide an existing paddock to create two new paddocks click here
Divide an existing paddock to create two new paddocks:
  1. Open the Draw and edit tool (see above), click Paddocks and select Draw interior fence line.

  • Your mouse pointer has a blue dot around its tip.
  1. Draw the fence line:
  • Click the fence line where your new fence line will start.
  • Click the map whenever the new fence line changes direction.
  • A blue line extends out from the most recent point until it meets an existing fence line. A blue line may also extend from the first point.
  • To finish, click the existing fence line where the new fence ends.
  • See Hints for drawing fence lines for more information.
  1. Click Save.
  • If your new fence line has crossed an existing fence line, the system will ask you to select a paddock. Select the paddock you would like to split.
  • The fence lines of the selected paddock are highlighted green.
  1. Click Confirm Paddock
  • Enter the Paddock name and other Interior paddock details for the orange paddock.
  1. Click Next Paddock.
  • Enter the Paddock name and other Interior paddock details for the yellow paddock.
  1. Click Save.
  2. Click Close on the bottom, right of the screen to leave the Draw and edit tool.
To draw a new paddock completely within an existing paddock click here
To draw a new paddock completely within an existing paddock:
  1. Open the Draw and edit tool (see above), click Paddocks and select Draw interior fence line.
  • Your mouse pointer has a blue dot around its tip.
  1. Draw the fence line:
  • Click a point on the new fence line.
  • Draw the fence line by clicking the map whenever the new fence line changes direction.
  • Blue guidelines will extend from the first and most recent points. Ignore them.
  • To finish, click the first point you made to enclose the fence line.
  • See Hints for drawing fence lines for more information.
  1. Click Save on the Interior fence line details box.
  2. Enter the Paddock name and other paddock details for the orange paddock.
  • The yellow paddock retains the name and information of the original paddock.
  1. Click Save.
  2. Click Close to leave the Draw and edit tool.

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