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Adding a Sprinkler Line

Realtime Landscaping Pro includes sprinkler lines and sprinkler heads for designing irrigation systems, which are automatically added to the Project Material List.

To add a sprinkler line:

1.   Click the Add Sprinkler Line button found near the top of the screen under the Water Features tab.

2.   Draw the sprinkler line by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, or press the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.

3.   To finish drawing the sprinkler line, right-click to place the last point.

Irrigation designs can be created in either the Top-Down view or the Perspective view, but it is recommended to use the Top-Down view.

In the picture below, the landscape design features a basic irrigation system that is composed of a sprinkler lines and sprinkler heads. See Adding a Sprinkler Head for another picture of this design shown from the Top-Down view.

irrigation design

Tips:

      Sprinkler lines can be curved or straight, depending on the needs of the irrigation system.

      Because sprinkler lines depict underground piping, they do not appear during Realtime Walkthroughs. However, sprinkler heads do appear during walkthroughs and spray water realistically.

      It is recommended to place all objects associated with your irrigation design within a separate layer. This will allow you to show or hide the entire irrigation system at once. For details on layers, see Using Layers.

See also:

Sprinkler Line Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Adding a Sprinkler Head
Showing & Hiding Objects
Realtime Walkthrough