Adding a Symbol
A wide variety of symbols are included with Realtime
Landscaping Architect for use in your landscape plans. Available symbols
categories include irrigation, title blocks, north indicators, plant symbols,
and more. As with all plan detail objects, symbols can only be added and viewed
in the Plan view.
To add a symbol to the plan view:
Click the Plan tab to switch to the Plan
Click the Add Symbol button that is found near the top of the screen
under the Plan Detail tab.
Click the picture of the default symbol that appears to the right of the screen,
and then select the symbol you would like to use.
Click on your landscape design where you wish to place the symbol.
The picture below shows some of the available landscape
Adding Plant Symbols to the Plan View
Plant symbols can be added using the Symbol object, but it
is recommended that they are added using the Plant
object instead. The reason for this is that the Symbol object will only
appear in the Plan view, while the Plant object will show a symbol in the Plan
view and a realistic plant in the Perspective view. Additionally, the Plant
object has additional plant-specific properties such as common and botanical
names, container size, age, and plant key information.
Tip: If needed, pictures of plants can be added to the Plan
view using the Plant Label object.
Creating a Custom Symbol
Symbols are simply groups of plan detail objects. To create
your own symbols for use in any of your landscape designs, see the Symbol Creation Wizard.
Importing Symbols using the Picture Import Wizard
One method of importing additional symbols is to import
images using the Picture Import Wizard.
For example, a company logo could be imported as a symbol and then used in a
Tip: If a company logo is imported as a symbol, it can be
added as a watermark to screen shots, movies, and Realtime Walkthroughs. For
details, see Company Logo Settings.
If a symbol is composed of more than one object, it can be
separated into its individual components. To separate a symbol, click the
Break Symbol button that appears in the Properties when the symbol is placed in
your landscape design and selected.
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties
Saving and Loading Shapes