Customizing the Plan View

This guide will show you how to customize your plan view.   The Plan view can be customized to create artistic, CAD-like, or realistic top-down views of your landscape design. For example, let’s make the grass appear as if it were hand-drawn using a...

Using Layers

This guide will show you how to use and edit layers.   Layers are a useful tool when creating and editing your landscape. Let’s start by moving all of our plants into their own layer. Click the Edit Layers button, seen in the image below. Click Add Layer, and...

Using the Google Maps Import Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a Google Maps image using the Google Maps Import Wizard.   First, click Tools under the Menu Bar, and then click Google Maps Import Wizard. A dialog box will appear. Click Next to begin. You will then be prompted to find the map...

Using the Picture Import Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a custom material using the Picture Import Wizard.   First, click Tools found in the Menu Bar, and then Picture Import Wizard. A dialog box will appear. Click Next to begin. You will then be prompted to select the type of picture...

Adding an Overlay

This guide will show you how to add an overlay using the Picture Import Wizard.   An Overlay object is a picture that is draped over the terrain. For example, you could import a blueprint of your client’s house and trace over the exterior using the House tool....

Adding a Pool Accessory

This guide will show you how to add a pool accessory to your landscape design.   First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool Accessory button. To choose your item, click the model image. It will take you to a large selection of different accessories,...

Adding a Pool Light

This guide will show you how to add a pool light to your swimming pool.   First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool Light button. To choose the style of your light, click the model image. It will take you to a selection of different light styles,...

Adding a Pool Wall and Spillway

This guide will show you how to add a pool wall with a spillway.   First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool Wall button. Left click to place points and this will create the line of your pool wall. Right click to place the last point. To change the...

Adding a Pool Seat

This guide will show you how to add a pool seat to your swimming pool.   First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool Seat button. Left click to place points and this will create the outline of your pool seat. Right click to place the last point or Left...

Adding Pool Stairs

This guide will show you how to add pool stairs to your swimming pool. First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool Stairs button. Left click to place points, and this will create the outline of the top stair. Right click to place the last point or Left...

Adding Pool Decking

This guide will show you how to add pool decking to your landscape design. First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool Decking button. Left click to place points and this will create the outline of your pool deck. Right click to place the last point or...

Using the Swimming Pool Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a pool using the Swimming Pool Wizard. Each swimming pool added using the wizard includes the pool, pool decking, pool accessories, and more. Some of the pre-built swimming pool designs also include spas. First, click Tools found in...

Adding a Swimming Pool

This guide will show you how to add a pool to your landscape design. First, click the Swimming Pool tab, then click the Pool button. Left click to place points and this will create the outline of your pool. Right click to place the last point, or Left click and place...

Using the Accent Wizard

  This guide will show you how to add an accent, using the Accent Wizard.   First, click Tools found in the Menu Bar, and then click Accent Wizard. The Accent Wizard is used to add pre-built designs of accent strips and accent shapes. Click Next to begin. You will...

Using the House Wizard

  This guide will show you how to add a house using the House Wizard.   The House Wizard is a simple way to add a pre-built house to your landscape design. Every house includes doors and windows and many houses also include decks, house lights, and driveways. First,...

Adding a House

This guide will show you how to add a two story house with a dormer. Before you begin, walk around the exterior of your house to take measurements. Note the length and width of each story, as well as the wall height. To build this particular style of house, we will...

Using the Deck Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a pre-built deck using the Deck Wizard. To get started, click Tools in the menu bar, and then Deck Wizard. The Deck Wizard dialog box will appear. To begin, click Next. You will then be prompted to select the style of your deck....

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. 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...

Adding a Fence and Fence Gate

This guide will show you how to add a fence to your landscape design. To get started, click the Building tab, then click the Fence button. Left click to place points and this will create the line of your fence. If you wish to undo the last point, just press the...

Adding a Jumping Jet

  This guide will show you how to add a jumping jet to your landscape design.   First, click the Water Features tab, then click the Jumping Jet button. Left click to place the jumping jet where you desire. To add multiple jumping jets, hold down the Control key when...

Adding a Waterfall

  This guide will show you how to add a waterfall to your landscape design.   First, click the Water Features tab, then click the Waterfall button. To choose the type of waterfall, click the following model image and it will take you to a selection of different...

Adding a Stream

  This guide will show you how to add a stream to your landscape design.   First, click the Water Features tab, then click the Stream button. Left click to place points and this will create the shape of your stream. Right click to place the last point. To change the...

Adding a Pond

  This guide will show you how to add a pond to your landscape design.   First, click the Water Features tab, then click the Pond button. Left click to place points and this will create the shape of your pond. Right click to place the last point. To change the fill...

Adding a Plant Row

This guide will show you how to add a plant row to your landscape design. First, click the Landscape tab, then click the Plant Row button. Left click to place points, and this will create the outline of your plant row. Right click to place the last point. To change...

Adding a Plant

  This guide will show you how to add a plant to your landscape design.   First, click the Landscape tab, then click the Plant button. To choose the plant you want to add, click this plant image and it will take you to a selection of thousands of different plants....

Adding a Picture

  This guide will show you how to add a picture to your landscape design.   To get started, click the Landscape tab, then click the Picture button. For the purpose of this guide, we will be adding a picture of a birdbath. To change the picture, click the image seen...

Adding a Rock Border

This guide will show you how to add a rock border to your landscape design. First, click the Landscape tab, then click the Rock Border button. Left click to place points, and this will create the outline of your rock border. Right click to place the last point. To...

Adding a Rock

  This guide will show you how to add a rock to your landscape design.   To get started, click the Landscape tab, then click the Rock button. Left click to place the rock where you desire. To change the style of your rock, click the model image seen above, and it will...

Adding a Landscape Light

  This guide will show you how to add a landscape light to your landscape design.   To get started, click the Landscape tab, then click the Landscape Light button. Left click to place the light where you desire. To change the style of your light, click the model image...

Adding an Accessory

This guide will show you how to add an accessory to your landscape design. For the purpose of this guide, we shall be adding an outdoor fireplace. To get started, click the Landscape tab, then click the Accessory button. Click on the model image, seen below, and it...

Adding a Hedge

This guide will show you how to add a hedge. First, click the Landscape tab, then click the Hedge button. Left click to place points, and this will create the line of your hedge. Right click to place the last point. To change the material of your hedge, click the...

Adding Edging

This guide will show you how to add edging to your landscape design. First click the Landscape tab, then click the Edging button. Left click to place points, and this will create the outline of your edging. When you are ready to place the last point, Right click, and...

Adding a Path

This guide will show you how to add a path to your landscape design. First, click the Landscape tab, then click the Path button. Left click to place points, and this will create the line of your path. Right click to place the last point of your path. To change the...

Adding a Fill Region

This guide will show you how to add a fill region. For the purpose of this guide, the region we will create is a flowerbed. First, click the Landscape tab, then click the Region button. Left click to place points, and this will create the outline for your region. If...

Using Realtime Landscaping Photo

  This guide will show you how to use Realtime Landscaping Photo.   First, take a picture of the area you want to landscape using your cellphone or digital camera. For best results, do this when the sun is behind you and try to keep the camera as level as possible....

Editing Points

This guide will show you how to edit points. For the purpose of this guide, we will demonstrate all the different options by creating a region. First, click Landscape tab found under the menu bar, then click the Region button. Left click to place points on your...

Adjusting Plan View

  This guide will show you how to adjust your plan view.   Panning will move your view forward and backward, left and right, from one portion of your landscape to another. To pan the view, press and hold the Middle mouse button, then drag the view to the desired...

Adjusting Perspective View

  This guide will show you how to adjust your perspective view.   Panning will move your view forward and backward, left and right, from one portion of your landscape to another. To pan the view, press and hold the Middle mouse button, then drag the view to the...