P3D v4 Help newbie with ADE

Hello, so I am new to using ADE and in the process of trying to expand an existing airport in P3Dv4 so that I can land larger aircraft there and use it as a base of operations. Since this is my first project I am not trying to do anything too fancy but just want to add a longer runway to the airport and make a simple taxiway to the apron and have a few buildings. So far I have been able to add the new runway but that's pretty much it. The part I am having trouble with is how to create taxiways and aprons. I think I was able to figure out how to place a taxiway using the add taxi link button but not sure if I am doing it correctly. Also, I see the button to add an apron but I can't figure out how to create a rectangular apron with it. When I try to create one I can only create triangular shapes so the apron comes out looking weird . So are there any good tutorials on how to make taxiways and aprons for your airport? I tried searching online and checking the manual but was still confused about how to do it. Also, does ADE have to ability to add higher resolution textures to your ground textures or do I need another program to do that?

This is what I have so far

Thanks
 
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scruffyduck

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yes, you make taxiways from taxi links. For aprons you add points by left clicking, for the last one double click to complete the shape. Have you downloaded and read the manual? It is for an earlier version but based on the questions you are asking it will tell you what you need to know.
 

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there are also a series of tutorial videos listed at the top of the forum by Mark from Soarfly which cover the basics. Watch those.
 
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