Adding an Overlay
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. This can help you design more
quickly and with a greater degree of accuracy.
To add an overlay:
Import the picture you want to use as an overlay using the Picture Import Wizard.
Click the Add Overlay button, which is found near the top of the
screen under the Utilities tab.
Click the picture of the default overlay that appears to the right of the
screen, and then select the overlay that you recently imported from the menu
Click on your landscape design where you wish to place the overlay.
Position and resize the overlay as needed. To size the overlay accurately, use
the Resize using Known Distance property that appears to the right of the
The picture below shows an example of a simple house
blueprint that has been added to the landscape design using the overlay
In the picture below, a house has been drawn on top of an
overlay using the House tool.
can also import overlays in DWG, DXF, and PDF format using the CAD Import Wizard.
can import a satellite image of your client's property as an overlay using the
Google Maps Import Wizard.
Overlay must first be imported before it can be added to your landscape design.
Pictures can be imported using the Picture
Overlays appear in the Plan and Perspective views as well as during
Realtime Walkthroughs. If you wish to hide an Overlay during a Walkthrough,
uncheck the Show in Realtime Walkthrough option. See below for more
you have finished tracing over your Overlay, you can either delete it or hide
it. All Overlays in your landscape design can be hidden using the Show/Hide Objects dialog. Alternately, the
Overlay could be placed in a hidden layer; see Using
Layers for more information.
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