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Company Logo Settings

The Company Logo Settings dialog is used to add your watermark to movies, Realtime Walkthroughs, and when printing the Perspective view. Adding a company logo can help to customize your client presentations and promote your business.

To edit company logo settings:

1.   Click Settings and Company Logo Settings.

2.   Modify the settings as needed and then click the OK button.

landscaping software company logo settings dialog

Symbol
The Symbol setting determines which company logo image is used. To change the logo that will be displayed, click the picture that displays the default company logo. For instructions on creating or importing a company logo, see below.

Symbol Options
To edit the color and brightness of the company logo, or to edit the logo using the Realtime Picture Editor, click the small button that appears to the right of the logo image.

Note: The Symbol Options button will only appear if the currently selected company logo is composed of a single image, as opposed to being composed of multiple Plan Detail objects.

Transparency
The Transparency setting determines the opacity of your company logo. To change the logo opacity, move the Transparency slider or enter a value in the text field.

Size
The Size setting determines how large the company logo appears. To change the size, click the Size drop-down menu and select an option between Very Small and Very Large.

Position
The Position setting determines where the company logo will be placed. To change the positioning, click the Position drop-down menu and select a location.

Movies, Realtime Walkthroughs, When printing the Perspective View
Click the Movies, Realtime Walkthroughs, and When printing the Perspective View checkboxes to enable or disable the visibility of the company logo for each output method.

Note: There is no option to cause your company logo to appear when printing the Plan view, because the logo should be manually added and positioned in the Plan view for best results.

Creating or Importing your Logo

If you have a company logo image, then see below for instructions on importing it into Realtime Landscaping Architect. If you do not have a company logo, then one can be created using Plan Detail objects.

To create your company logo using plan detail objects:

1.   Click File and New to start a new landscape design.

2.   Create your new logo using objects found under the Plan Detail tab. These objects include symbols, shapes, lines, and text.

3.   Select all of the objects that compose your new logo. See Selecting Objects for details.

4.   Click Tools, Symbol Creation Wizard, and follow the prompts. See Symbol Creation Wizard for details.

5.   Save your landscape design so that you can make changes to your logo at a later time if needed.

6.   Click Settings and Company Logo Settings to enable your company logo.

To import a picture of your company logo:

1.   Click Settings and Picture Import Wizard.

2.   Follow the steps of the wizard, and select Symbol when prompted for the picture type.

3.   Finish the wizard to complete the import process.

4.   Click Settings and Company Logo Settings to enable your company logo.

The picture below displays a landscape design viewed during a Realtime Walkthrough. The company logo that appears to the lower-right was created in Photoshop and imported using the steps above.

Tips:

      Once your company logo has been imported, it can easily be added to your title block in the Plan view. For details, see Adding a Symbol.

      When creating a logo using a separate paint program such as Photoshop, best results are achieved by creating the logo as a 32-bit Targa (.tga) file with an alpha channel.

      The company logo settings are saved with each landscape design, meaning you can use a custom logo for each different client if needed.

See also:

Symbol Creation Wizard
Picture Import Wizard
Adding Plan Detail
Creating a Movie
Realtime Walkthrough
Printing the Viewport
Exporting the Viewport to a File
Taking a Screen Shot