Adding a Deck and Deck Stairs

This guide will show you how to add a deck to your landscape design.

To get started, click the Building tab, then click the Deck button.

Add a deck to your landscape design with the Deck button

Left click to place points and this will create the outline of your deck. If you wish to undo the last point, press the Backspace key on the keyboard. When you are ready to place the last point, Right click and it will finish your outline. You can also Left click and place the last point on top of the first point to finish your outline.

Place points to create the outline of your deck

It’s a little easier to edit your deck in Perspective view. To change the style of your deck, click the deck style image seen above, and it will take you to a selection of different styles. Select your desired style, then click OK.

Click the image to take you to a large selection of deck styles

If you want to create a custom style, you can use the following options:

Use these customization options to edit your deck

To remove unwanted railing, click the Toggle Railing button seen below. Move the cursor to a section of rail you want to remove and as soon as the +/- minus icon appears, Left click and it will remove the railing. Left click again if you wish to restore it. Repeat for all sections of unwanted railing.

Use the Toggle Railing button to customize the look of your deck

To add stairs to your deck design, click the Deck Stairs button.

Add stairs to your design with the Deck Stairs button

A line will appear where your stairs will be on your deck. Left click to place the stairs where you desire.

Place deck stairs where you desire

You can change the width of your stairs using this slider or by manually inputting the width in the space provided.

You can adjust the width of your deck stairs

You can use the following options to further customize your deck stairs:

Customize your deck stairs with these additional options

You have now successfully added a deck and deck stairs to your 3D landscape design.

You have now completed adding deck stairs using Realtime Landscaping Architect

Thank you for reading this guide, and please feel free to contact us for more information about our landscaping software.