Below are some simple steps for quickly creating your first
landscape design. These steps should be used to get a feel for how the software
operates by automating some of the design process. If you wish to design your
own landscape from the ground up, simply close the Welcome Menu that appears
when you start Realtime Landscaping Plus.
Start Realtime Landscaping Plus by clicking the
icon on your Windows desktop. When the Welcome Menu appears, click Start a
New Landscape using the Wizard. If the Welcome Menu does not appear, click
File and Welcome Menu.
Click the Next button.
Select the desired width and length of your lot, which determines the dimensions
of a fence that will be automatically place around your property, and then click
the Next button.
Click the picture of the house that appears, select the sample house that you
would like to use, and then click the Next button.
Click the picture of the fence that appears, select the fence style you would
like to use, and then click the Next button. If you do not wish to add a
fence, click the Do not add a fence checkbox.
On the graphic that appears, move each landscape element to the desired position
by clicking and holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse. When
finished, click the Next button.
Click the Finish button to create your first landscape.
Your first landscape is now ready for editing. New
landscaping objects can be added, and existing objects can be edited. Switch
between the Top-Down view and the Perspective view to see your landscape from
different viewpoints, or enter the Realtime
Walkthrough to walk through your landscape realistically.
Important: These Quick Start
steps walked you through creating a landscape using the Landscape
Wizard, the purpose of which is to allow you to quickly design your first
landscape using pre-built objects. The landscape that is created using the
wizard can be a great learning tool, but is not meant to closely match your
design ideas. For a custom design, click File and New, or just close the Welcome
Menu when Realtime Landscaping Plus first
starts. Next, add your objects as needed, designing them exactly as you envision
you wish to use Metric measurements, click Settings and Program
Settings. For more information, see Using
designing your landscape using the Landscape Wizard, as in the steps
above, your landscape is limited to a maximum lot size of 500’ x 500’. However,
when the wizard finishes you can set the lot size by clicking File and
fence that the wizard adds around the perimeter of your lot is rectangular by
default, but can be changed to any size and shape after the wizard is
prebuilt houses that are added by the wizard are grouped by default, but can be
ungrouped to become fully editable.
After you create a quick landscape using the steps above,
it is recommended to review the following topics to familiarize yourself with
your new software:
Adjusting the View