Professional Landscape Design Software

Realtime Landscaping Architect 2016

Design professional landscape plans and presentations.
Create photo-based designs, plan drawings, and even full
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Realtime Landscaping Architect 2016

Design professional landscape plans and presentations.
Create photo-based designs, plan drawings, and even full
3D walkthroughs, all for only $399.95


Buy Now Free Trial

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Getting Started


Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping Architect

Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping Architect

Learn how to quickly get started with designing your landscape.

Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping Architect

Learn how to quickly get started with designing your landscape.
Read About Getting Started

Using the Landscape Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect

Using the Landscape Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect

The Landscape Wizard can be used to quickly set up a simple landscape.

Using the Landscape Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect

The Landscape Wizard can be used to quickly set up a simple landscape.
Read About the Landscape Wizard

Adjusting the Perspective View

Adjusting the Perspective View

The Perspective View is the 3D view of your landscape design. Learn how to change your point of view smoothly.

Adjusting the Perspective View

The Perspective View is the 3D view of your landscape design. Learn how to change your point of view smoothly.
Read About the Perspective View

Adjusting the Plan View

Adjusting the Plan View

The Plan View is the top-down view in Realtime Landscaping Architect. Learn how to pan and zoom with ease.

Adjusting the Plan View

The Plan View is the top-down view in Realtime Landscaping Architect. Learn how to pan and zoom with ease.
Read About the Plan View

Editing Points

Editing Points

Editing Points allows you to change the shape of most shape-based landscaping objects.

Editing Points

Editing Points allows you to change the shape of most shape-based landscaping objects.
Read About Editing Points

Designing Over a Photo

Designing Over a Photo

Use Realtime Landscaping Photo to design a landscape on top of a picture.

Designing Over a Photo

Use Realtime Landscaping Photo to design a landscape on top of a picture.
Read About Designing Over a Photo

Using Google Maps

Using the Google Maps Import Wizard

Use the Google Maps Import Wizard to design over a satellite image.

Using Google Maps

Use the Google Maps Import Wizard to design over a satellite image.
Read About the Google Maps Wizard

Adding Landscape Objects


Adding a Fill Region

Adding a Fill Region

A Fill Region is used to add grass, mulch, or other ground cover.

Adding a Fill Region

A Fill Region is used to add grass, mulch, or other ground cover.
Read About Fill Regions

Adding a Path

Adding a Path

A Path is used to place a walkway or trail.

Adding a Path

A Path is used to place a walkway or trail.
Read About Paths

Adding Edging

Adding Edging

Edging is used to add adjustable borders to planting regions and other features.

Adding Edging

Edging is used to add adjustable borders to planting regions and other features.
Read About Edging

Adding a Hedge

Adding a Hedge

Hedges are used to add box hedges of any shape and size.

Adding a Hedge

Hedges are used to add box hedges of any shape and size.
Read About Hedges

Adding an Accessory

Adding an Accessory

Accessories include more than a thousand different objects, ranging from patio furniture to golf carts.

Adding an Accessory

Accessories include more than a thousand different objects, ranging from patio furniture to golf carts.
Read About Accessories

Adding a Landscape Light

Adding a Landscape Light

Landscape Lights are used to add garden and accent lights to your landscape design.

Adding a Landscape Light

Landscape Lights are used to add garden and accent lights to your landscape design.
Read About Landscape Lights

Adding a Rock

Adding a Rock

Small rocks and large boulders can be added using the Rock object.

Adding a Rock

Small rocks and large boulders can be added using the Rock object.
Read About Rocks

Adding a Rock Border

Adding a Rock Border

Rock Borders are used to create automatic strings of rocks.

Adding a Rock Border

Rock Borders are used to create automatic strings of rocks.
Read About Rock Borders

Adding a Picture

Adding a Picture

Pictures are used to add 2D images to your landscape.

Adding a Picture

Pictures are used to add 2D images to your landscape.
Read About Pictures

Adding a Plant

Adding a Plant

Thousands of different plants can be added to your landscape.

Adding a Plant

Thousands of different plants can be added to your landscape.
Read About Plants

Adding a Plant Fill

Adding a Plant Fill

The Plant Fill object allows you to populate an area of your landscape design with plants.

Adding a Plant Fill

The Plant Fill object allows you to populate an area of your landscape design with plants.

Adding a Plant Row

Adding a Plant Row

The Plant Row object allows you to create a string of plants that follow a path.

Adding a Plant Row

The Plant Row object allows you to create a string of plants that follow a path.
Read About Plant Rows

Adding Water Features


Adding a Pond

Adding a Pond

The Pond object is used to create water gardens of different shapes and sizes.

Adding a Pond

The Pond object is used to create water gardens of different shapes and sizes.
Read About Ponds

Using the Pond Wizard

Using the Pond Wizard

Use the Pond Wizard to quickly add a pre-built water garden to your landscape design.

Using the Pond Wizard

Use the Pond Wizard to quickly add a pre-built water garden to your landscape design.

Adding a Stream

Adding a Stream

Streams can be added to enhance your water garden design, or to visualise a natural creek.

Adding a Stream

Streams can be added to enhance your water garden design, or to visualize a natural creek.
Read About Streams

Adding a Waterfall

Adding a Waterfall

Many different types of waterfalls can be added. Waterfalls emit flowing water in the Realtime Walkthrough.

Adding a Waterfall

Many different types of waterfalls can be added. Waterfalls emit flowing water in the Realtime Walkthrough.
Read About Waterfalls

Adding a Fountain

Adding a Fountain

Many different styles of fountains can be added. Fountains will spray or gush water realistically in the Realtime Walkthrough.

Adding a Fountain

Many different styles of fountains can be added. Fountains will spray or gush water realistically in the Realtime Walkthrough.

Adding a Jumping Jet

Adding a Jumping Jet

Jumping Jets are small pressurized water emitters used to create stunning water garden effects.

Adding a Jumping Jet

Jumping Jets are small pressurized water emitters used to create stunning water garden effects.
Read About Jumping Jets

Adding a Sprinkler Line

Adding a Sprinkler Line

Add an adjustable line that represents an underground sprinkler system.

Adding a Sprinkler Line

Add an adjustable line that represents an underground sprinkler system.

Adding a Sprinkler Head

Adding a Sprinkler Head

Sprinkler heads emerge from the ground to shower the surrounding landscape with water at a selected angle and radius.

Adding a Sprinkler Head

Sprinkler heads emerge from the ground to shower the surrounding landscape with water at a selected angle and radius.

Adding Building Objects


Adding a House

Adding a House

Add a 3D house to your landscape design.

Adding a House

Add a 3D house to your landscape design.
Read About Houses

Using the House Wizard

Using the House Wizard

Use the house wizard to add a 3D house to your landscape.

Using the House Wizard

Use the house wizard to add a 3D house to your landscape.
Read About the House Wizard

Adding House Accessories

Adding House Accessories

Learn how to add doors, windows, house lights, and columns to your design.

Adding House Accessories

Learn how to add doors, windows, house lights, and columns to your design.

Adding a Fence and Fence Gate

Adding a Fence and Fence Gate

The Fence and Fence Gate tools are used to add customizable wooden and vinyl fences and gates.

Adding a Fence and Fence Gate

The Fence and Fence Gate tools are used to add customizable wooden and vinyl fences and gates.
Read About Fences and Fence Gates

Adding a Panel Fence and Panel Gate

Adding a Panel Fence and Panel Gate

The Panel Fence and Panel Gate tools are used to add a wide range of metal fences and gates.

Adding a Panel Fence and Panel Gate

The Panel Fence and Panel Gate tools are used to add a wide range of metal fences and gates.

Adding a Deck and Deck Stairs

Adding a Deck and Deck Stairs

Add wooden or composite customizable decks and deck stairs.

Adding a Deck and Deck Stairs

Add wooden or composite customizable decks and deck stairs.
Read About Decks and Deck Stairs

Using the Deck Wizard

Using the Deck Wizard

Use the deck wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect to build a deck.

Using the Deck Wizard

Use the deck wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect to build a deck.
Read About the Deck Wizard

Adding Railing

Adding Railing

Learn to use the standalone railing tool.

Adding Railing

Learn to use the standalone railing tool.

Adding a Patio

Adding a Patio

Create detailed patios to complement your landscape design.

Adding a Patio

Create detailed patios to complement your landscape design.

Adding Patio Stairs

Adding Patio Stairs

Add customizable patio steps to your landscape design.

Adding Patio Stairs

Add customizable patio steps to your landscape design.

Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 1)

Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 1)

Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.

Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 1)

Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.

Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 2)

Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 2)

Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.

Adding a Retaining Wall (Part 2)

Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.

Adding an Accent Strip

Adding an Accent Strip

Use the Accent Strip tool to add concrete, paver, or brick accents to your designs.

Adding an Accent Strip

Use the Accent Strip tool to add concrete, paver, or brick accents to your designs.

Adding an Accent Shape

Adding an Accent Shape

Add decorative shapes to your patios and regions using the Accent Shape tool.

Adding an Accent Shape

Add decorative shapes to your patios and regions using the Accent Shape tool.

Using the Accent Wizard

Using the Accent Wizard

Use the accent wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect to create patio accents.

Using the Accent Wizard

Use the accent wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect to create patio accents.
Read About the Accent Wizard

Adding Swimming Pool Objects


Adding a Swimming Pool

Adding a Swimming Pool

Detailed swimming pools include realistic water and user-friendly customization options.

Adding a Swimming Pool

Detailed swimming pools include realistic water and user-friendly customization options.
Read About Swimming Pools

Using the Swimming Pool Wizard

Using the Swimming Pool Wizard

Use the Swimming Pool Wizard to quickly add a pre-built sample swimming pool.

Using the Swimming Pool Wizard

Use the Swimming Pool Wizard to quickly add a pre-built sample swimming pool.
Read About the Swimming Pool Wizard

Adding Pool Decking

Adding Pool Decking

Pool Decking is used to create the foundation that most in-ground swimming pools are set within.

Adding Pool Decking

Pool Decking is used to create the foundation that most in-ground swimming pools are set within.
Read About Pool Decking

Adding Pool Stairs

Adding Pool Stairs

Pool Stairs are used to add steps inside a swimming pool or spa for use in entry and exit.

Adding Pool Stairs

Pool Stairs are used to add steps inside a swimming pool or spa for use in entry and exit.
Read About Pool Stairs

Adding a Pool Seat

Adding a Pool Seat

The Pool Seat object is used to create seating platforms inside swimming pools or spas.

Adding a Pool Seat

The Pool Seat object is used to create seating platforms inside swimming pools or spas.
Read About Pool Seats

Adding a Pool Wall and Spillway

Adding a Pool Wall and Spillway

Pool Walls and Spillways are used to enhance swimming pools and spas.

Adding a Pool Wall and Spillway

Pool Walls and Spillways are used to enhance swimming pools and spas.
Read About Pool Walls and Spillways

Adding a Pool Light

Adding a Pool Light

The Pool Light object is used to place a light onto pool decking or within a swimming pool or spa.

Adding a Pool Light

The Pool Light object is used to place a light onto pool decking or within a swimming pool or spa.
Read About Pool Lights

Adding a Pool Accessory

Adding a Pool Accessory

Pool Accessories include swimming pool and spa objects, such as ladders, handrails, pool toys, and more.

Adding a Pool Accessory

Pool Accessories include swimming pool and spa objects, such as ladders, handrails, pool toys, and more.
Read About Pool Accessories

Adding Pool Water

Adding Pool Water

Add standalone pool water to create custom swimming pools, spas, and other water features.

Adding Pool Water

Add standalone pool water to create custom swimming pools, spas, and other water features.

Adding Road Objects


Adding a Road

Adding a Road (Part 1)

Add roads and sidewalks to extend your design beyond the property line for increased realism.

Adding a Road (Part 1)

Add roads and sidewalks to extend your design beyond the property line for increased realism.

Adding a Road

Adding a Road (Part 2)

Add roads and sidewalks to extend your design beyond the property line for increased realism.

Adding a Road (Part 2)

Add roads and sidewalks to extend your design beyond the property line for increased realism.

Adding Utility Objects


Adding a Realtime Camera

Adding a Realtime Camera

Realtime Cameras are used to create the path the camera follows when creating movies and automatic walkthroughs.

Adding a Realtime Camera

Realtime Cameras are used to create the path the camera follows when creating movies and automatic walkthroughs.

Adding 3D Text

Adding 3D Text

Learn how to use the 3D Text object to add signs and labels to your landscape design.

Adding 3D Text

Learn how to use the 3D Text object to add signs and labels to your landscape design.

Adding a 3D Dimension

Adding a 3D Dimension

Learn how to use the 3D Dimension object to display distances on your landscape design.

Adding a 3D Dimension

Learn how to use the 3D Dimension object to display distances on your landscape design.

Adding an Overlay

Adding an Overlay

Design a house over a 2D plan using an overlay.

Adding an Overlay

Design a house over a 2D plan using an overlay.
Read About Overlays

Adding a Character

Adding a Character

Bring your landscape designs to life with 3D animated characters who stand, walk, run, and more.

Adding a Character

Bring your landscape designs to life with 3D animated characters who stand, walk, run, and more.

Adding Plan Detail Objects


Adding a Linear Dimension

Adding a Linear Dimension

Add dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.

Adding a Linear Dimension

Add dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.

Adding a Radial Dimension

Adding a Radial Dimension

Add radial dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.

Adding a Radial Dimension

Add radial dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.

Adding a Label

Adding a Label

Add a highly customizable text label to your landscape design.

Adding a Label

Add a highly customizable text label to your landscape design.

Adding a 3D Label

Adding a 3D Label

Add a 3D Label to your landscaping design that displays a perspective view at the specified area.

Adding a 3D Label

Add a 3D Label to your landscaping design that displays a perspective view at the specified area.

Adding a Plant Label

Adding a Plant Label

Add a Plant Label to your design that calls out a plant or group of plants on the landscape plan.

Adding a Plant Label

Add a Plant Label to your design that calls out a plant or group of plants on the landscape plan.

Adding a Plant Legend

Adding a Plant Legend

Add an automatic Plant Legend to your landscape plan.

Adding a Plant Legend

Add an automatic Plant Legend to your landscape plan.

Customization


Customizing the Plan View

Customizing the Plan View

Learn how to make use of Realtime Landscaping Architect’s powerful and versatile Plan view.

Customizing the Plan View

Learn how to make use of Realtime Landscaping Architect’s powerful and versatile Plan view.
Read About Customizing the Plan View

Using the Plant Label Wizard

Using the Plant Label Wizard

Use the Plant Label Wizard to quickly and easily label all plants in a landscape design.

Using the Plant Label Wizard

Use the Plant Label Wizard to quickly and easily label all plants in a landscape design.

Using the Symbol Creation Wizard

Using the Symbol Creation Wizard

Use the Symbol Creation Wizard to save your own landscaping symbols for future use.

Using the Symbol Creation Wizard

Use the Symbol Creation Wizard to save your own landscaping symbols for future use.

Using the Picture Import Wizard

Using the Picture Import Wizard

Import a custom photograph or image into Realtime Landscaping Architect.

Using the Picture Import Wizard

Import a custom photograph or image into Realtime Landscaping Architect.
Read About the Picture Import Wizard

Using the Model Import Wizard

Using the Model Import Wizard

Import a custom 3D model from a SketchUp or 3DS file.

Using the Model Import Wizard

Import a custom 3D model from a SketchUp or 3DS file.

Using Layers

Using Layers

Learn how to organize items in your design into sets called “layers”.

Using Layers

Learn how to organize items in your design into sets called “layers”.
Read About Layers

Modifying the Terrain


Adding a Slope

Adding a Slope

Learn how to add a simple or curved slope to your landscape design.

Adding a Slope

Learn how to add a simple or curved slope to your landscape design.

Adding a Height Grid

Adding a Height Grid

Learn how to add a lattice of points to your design that can be adjusted in elevation.

Adding a Height Grid

Learn how to add a lattice of points to your design that can be adjusted in elevation.

Adding a Height Map

Adding a Height Map

Learn how to sculpt the terrain using an image.

Adding a Height Map

Learn how to sculpt the terrain using an image

Adding a Height Painter

Adding a Height Painter

Learn how to raise, lower, flatten, and smooth the terrain by “painting” the desired elevation changes.

Adding a Height Painter

Learn how to raise, lower, flatten, and smooth the terrain by “painting” the desired elevation changes.

Adding an Area Grader

Adding an Area Grader

Learn how to draw a shape into your terrain that can be raised or lowered as needed.

Adding an Area Grader

Learn how to draw a shape into your terrain that can be raised or lowered as needed.

Adding a Path Grader

Adding a Path Grader

Learn how to adjust the elevation of walkways, driveways, and more.

Adding a Path Grader

Learn how to adjust the elevation of walkways, driveways, and more.

Adding a Contour Line

Adding a Contour Line

Learn how to create free-form lines that represent a fixed height.

Adding a Contour Line

Learn how to create free-form lines that represent a fixed height.

Modeling


Adding a Box

Adding a Box

Learn how to add cubes and rectangular solids for use in custom models.

Adding a Box

Learn how to add cubes and rectangular solids for use in custom models.

Adding a Ramp

Adding a Ramp

Learn how to add sloped solid shapes for use in your custom models, or as standalone objects.

Adding a Ramp

Learn how to add sloped solid shapes for use in your custom models, or as standalone objects.

Adding a Cylinder

Adding a Cylinder

Learn how to add smooth or faceted cylinders of any shape and size.

Adding a Cylinder

Learn how to add smooth or faceted cylinders of any shape and size.

Adding an Extrusion

Adding an Extrusion

Learn how to create a 3D object by drawing a 2D shape and then “pulling” it out.

Adding an Extrusion

Learn how to create a 3D object by drawing a 2D shape and then “pulling” it out.

Adding a Lathe

Adding a Lathe

Learn how to create a 3D object which is based on the revolution of a 2D shape.

Adding a Lathe

Learn how to create a 3D object which is based on the revolution of a 2D shape.

Adding a Loft

Adding a Loft

Learn how to create complex 3D objects by extruding a shape along a modifiable path.

Adding a Loft

Learn how to create complex 3D objects by extruding a shape along a modifiable path.

Converting to Custom Model

Converting to Custom Model

Learn how to convert nearly any object into a “Custom Model” to enable advanced editing options.

Converting to Custom Model

Learn how to convert nearly any object into a “Custom Model” to enable advanced editing options.

Clipping a Model

Clipping a Model

Learn how to cut away sections of objects.

Clipping a Model

Learn how to cut away sections of objects.

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