Using Layers

This guide will show you how to use and edit layers in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   Layers are a useful tool when creating and editing your landscape. To get started, we will move all of the plants into their own layer. Click the Edit Layers button as seen in the image...

Using the Picture Import Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a custom material using the Picture Import Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click Tools and Picture Import Wizard. A dialog box will appear. Click Next to get started. Next, select the type of picture you wish to...

Adding an Overlay

This guide will show you how to add an overlay using the Picture Import Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   An Overlay object is a picture that is draped over the terrain. For instance, you can import a blueprint of your client’s house and trace over the...

Adding a Pool Accessory

This guide will show you how to add a pool accessory to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool Accessory button. To select an accessory, click the model image seen below. A dialog box with a wide...

Adding a Pool Light

This guide will show you how to add a pool light to your swimming pool with Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool Light button. To select a light style, click the model image. A dialog box with a selection of...

Adding a Pool Wall and Spillway

This guide will show you how to add a pool wall with a spillway in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool Wall button. To create the line of your pool wall, Left click to place points. Right click to place the last...

Adding a Pool Seat

This guide will show you how to add a pool seat to your swimming pool in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool Seat button. To create the outline of your pool seat, Left click to place points. Right click to place the...

Adding Pool Stairs

This guide will show you how to add pool stairs to your swimming pool using Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool Stairs button. Pool stairs are made by creating the outline of the top step. To create the outline of...

Adding Pool Decking

This guide will show you how to add pool decking to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool Decking button. Left click to place points and create the outline of your pool deck. Right click to...

Using the Swimming Pool Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a pre-built pool using the Swimming Pool Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   Every swimming pool added using the wizard will include the pool, pool decking, pool accessories, and more. Some of the pre-built swimming pool designs...

Adding a Swimming Pool

This guide will show you how to add a pool to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Swimming Pool tab and click the Pool button. To create the outline of your pool, Left click to place points. Right click to place the last...

Using the Accent Wizard

This guide will show you how to add an accent using the Accent Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click Tools found in the Menu Bar, and then click Accent Wizard. The Accent Wizard will help you add designs of accent strips and accent shapes. Click Next...

Using the Deck Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a pre-built deck using the Deck Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click Tools in the menu bar, and then click Deck Wizard. The Deck Wizard dialog box will appear. To get started, click Next. The next step is to select...

Adding a Deck and Deck Stairs

This guide will show you how to add a deck and deck stairs to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click the Building tab and click the Deck button. To create the outline of your deck, Left click to place points. To undo the last point, press...

Using the House Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a house using the House Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   The House Wizard is an easy way to add a pre-built house to your landscape design. Each house includes doors and windows and many houses also include decks, driveways,...

Adding a House

This guide will show you how to add a house in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   Before getting started, we recommend walking around the exterior of your house to take measurements. Note the length and width of each story, as well as the wall height. For the purposes of...

Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping Pro

This guide will help you get started with Realtime Landscaping Pro.   When you start the program, the following Welcome menu will appear: This menu shows you all the basic options to start your landscape design. To start a design from scratch, click Start a New...

Adding a Fence and Fence Gate

This guide will show you how to add a fence and fence gate to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click the Building tab and click the Fence button. To create the line of your fence, Left click to place points. If you make a mistake and want...

Adding a Waterfall

This guide will show you how to add a waterfall to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To begin, click the Water Features tab and click the Waterfall button. Next, select the type of waterfall you would like to add by clicking the model image seen...

Adding a Jumping Jet

This guide will show you how to add a jumping jet to your landscape design in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Water Features tab and click the Jumping Jet button. Left click to place the jumping jet in the desired location. If you would like to...

Adding a Stream

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

Adding a Pond

This guide will show you how to add a pond to your landscape design.   To get started, click the Water Features tab and click the Pond button. To create the outline of your rock pond, Left click to place points. Right click to place the last point. To change the pond...

Adding a Plant Row

This guide will show you how to add a plant row to your landscape design.   To begin, click the Landscape tab and 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 in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Landscape tab and click the Plant button. To select a plant, click the plant image seen below and it will take you to a large selection of...

Adding a Picture

This guide will show you how to add a picture to your landscape design. For the purpose of this guide, we will be adding a picture of a dog.   To begin, click the Landscape and click the Picture button. To change the picture, click the image seen below, and a dialog...

Adding a Rock Border

This guide will show you how to add a rock border to your landscape design.   To get started, click the Landscape tab and click the Rock Border button. To create the outline of your rock border, Left click to place points. 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.   First, click the Landscape tab and then click the Rock button. Left click to place the rock in your landscape design. To change the rock style, click the model image seen in the picture above, and...

Adding a Landscape Light

This guide will show you how to add a landscape light to your design.   First, click the Landscape tab and then click the Landscape Light button. Left click to place the light in your landscape design. To change the style of your light, click the model image seen...

Adding an Accessory

This guide will show you how to add an accessory to your landscape design. We will be adding a bridge for the purpose of this guide.   First, click the Landscape tab and click the Accessory button. Clicking on the model image seen below will take you to a large...

Adding a Hedge

This guide will show you how to add a hedge in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   To get started, click the Landscape tab and then click the Hedge button. To place points, Left click and this will create the line of your hedge. Right click to place the last point. If you...

Adding Edging

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

Adding a Path

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

Adding a Fill Region

This guide will show you how to add a fill region to your landscape design. For the purpose of this tutorial, the region we will be creating is a flowerbed.   To get started, click the Landscape tab, then click the Region button. Left click to place points and create...

Using the Google Maps Import Wizard

This guide will show you how to add a Google Maps image as an overlay using the Google Maps Import Wizard.   To get started, click Tools under the Menu Bar, and then click Google Maps Import Wizard. A dialog box will appear as seen in the image below. Click Next to...

Designing Over a Photo

This guide will show you how to design a landscape over a photo using Realtime Landscaping Photo.   The first step is to take a picture of the area you want to landscape using a digital camera or cellphone. We recommend doing this when the sun is behind you and to...

Editing Points

This guide will show you how to edit points in Realtime Landscaping Pro. For the purpose of this guide, we will demonstrate the different options available by creating a region.   To get started, click the Landscape tab found under the menu bar, then click the Region...

Adjusting Top-Down View

This guide will show you how to adjust the top-down view in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   Panning moves your view forward and backward, left and right, from one part of your landscape to another. To pan the view, press and hold the Middle mouse button, then drag to move...

Adjusting the Perspective View

This guide will show you how to adjust your perspective view in Realtime Landscaping Pro.   Panning moves your view left and right, forward and backward, from one portion of your landscape to another. Press and hold the Middle mouse button to pan the view, then drag...