The Pond Wizard is an easy way to quickly add a pre-built
water garden to your landscape design. Each pond includes a variety of objects,
such as rockery, plants, waterfalls, fountains, and more.
Important: The Pond Wizard is a great way to
get ideas for water gardens, but when designing a landscape for a client you
will likely find it more effective to design the pond from the ground up. For
information, see Adding a Pond.
To add a pond using the pond wizard:
Tools and Pond Wizard.
Click the Next button.
Click the picture of the default pond, select the pond you would like to use,
and then click the Next button.
Click the Finish button to add the pond to your landscape design.
the Pond Wizard, Realtime Landscaping Architect will switch to the Plan view and
place your new pond in the center of your design. You can now move the pond into
the desired position, and rotate it into the ideal orientation. See Moving Objects and Rotating Objects for details.
The pond and other
objects that compose the water garden will be grouped by default, making it easy
to move the entire pond design at once. However, in order to edit the pond you
will first need to ungroup it by clicking the Ungroup button that appears
to the right of the screen when the pond is selected. For more details, see Grouping and Ungrouping Objects.
The picture below illustrates a pre-built pond that was
added using the Pond Wizard.
the Pond Wizard will not delete any existing ponds in your landscape design;
your design can have as many ponds as needed.
create your own pond, instead of using the wizard to add a pre-built water
garden, use the Add Pond tool.
you wish to add a pre-built pond, house, and fence all at once, use the Landscape Wizard.
Adding a Pond
Grouping and Ungrouping