Polyedge shade structures are freeform structures with 5 or more connection points. Alternating high and low attachment points creates a unique 3D shape across the fabric surface maintaining the tension and allows water to run off the surface.

Polyedges generally have minimal steel support structure, taking advantage of the fabrics ability to span large distances, without the need for regular supporting beams like conventional buildings. Polyedge structures can incorporate continuous strapped sealed edges to provide waterproofing over doors and building sides.