Adding a Plant Legend
The Plant Legend object is used to add an automatic plant
legend to the Plan view of your landscape design. Plant legends add important
plant information to plans, and can save hours of work on complex designs.
Plant legends automatically update as plants are added or
removed from your landscape design.
The plant legend will only reflect plants that have been
added to your landscape design using the Add Plant
tool, the Plant Row tool, and the Plant Fill tool. If a plant symbol is added
using the Symbol object, then the plant will not appear on the plant legend; the
Plant object should be used instead.
Plants will appear on the plant legend even if they are
hidden or reside within a hidden layer.
To add a plant legend to the plan view:
Click the Plan tab to switch to the Plan
Click the Add Plant Legend button that is found near the top of the
screen under the Plan Detail tab.
Click on your landscape design where you wish to place the plant legend.
The picture below illustrates a
sample plant legend.
Customizing the Plant Legend
You can customize which columns appear in the plant legend
and also the order in which they appear. You can also override the default
names of the column headers.
To show, hide, and rearrange columns:
Click the plant legend to select it.
Using the Current Column property, select which the column you want to
To show or hide the column, click the Enabled property.
To customize the column label, type a new label in the Label
To adjust the position of the column within the plant legend, click the Move
Up and Move Down buttons.
Preventing Plants from Appearing in the Plant
Certain plants can be prevented from appearing in the plant
legend by using the Advanced Object Properties, explained below. For
example, if you only want new plants to appear on the plant legend, then the
existing plants could be excluded.
To prevent plants from appearing in the plant
Select the plants in the landscape design that should not be included in the
plant legend. See Selecting Objects for
Click Edit and Advanced Object Properties.
Click the Include in Project Material List option to uncheck it, and then
click the OK button.
Important: Excluding plants from the project
material list will cause them to be excluded from both the plant legend and the
Project Material List.
plan detail objects can only be added and viewed in the Plan view, unlike other
objects that are compatible with all views. See Adding Plan Detail for more information.
automatically label each plant or group of plants in your landscape design, use
the Plant Label Wizard.
Because the plant legend is dynamic and automatic, it can not be fully
customized. However, you can export it to Excel, make the desired changes, and
add the resulting spreadsheet to your landscape design using the Embedded Object tool. Of course, using
this method you will need to manually update the spreadsheet with any future
plant changes. To save time, we recommend postponing this step until after your
plant selections have been finalized.
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties