Realtime Landscaping Architect 2017
Design professional landscape plans and presentations.
Create photo-based designs, plan drawings, and even full
3D walkthroughs, all for only $399.95
Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping ArchitectLearn how to quickly get started with designing your landscape.
In-Depth: Getting Started with Realtime Landscaping ArchitectA more comprehensive guide on getting started with designing your landscape.
Using the Landscape Wizard in Realtime Landscaping ArchitectThe Landscape Wizard can be used to quickly set up a simple landscape.
Adjusting the Perspective ViewThe Perspective View is the 3D view of your landscape design. Learn how to change your point of view smoothly.
Adjusting the Plan ViewThe Plan View is the top-down view in Realtime Landscaping Architect. Learn how to pan and zoom with ease.
Editing PointsEditing Points allows you to change the shape of most shape-based landscaping objects.
Designing Over a PhotoUse Realtime Landscaping Photo to design a landscape on top of a picture.
Adding Landscape Objects
Adding a Fill RegionA Fill Region is used to add grass, mulch, or other ground cover.
Adding a PathA Path is used to place a walkway or trail.
Adding EdgingEdging is used to add adjustable borders to planting regions and other features.
Adding a HedgeHedges are used to add box hedges of any shape and size.
Adding an AccessoryAccessories include more than a thousand different objects, ranging from patio furniture to golf carts.
Adding a Landscape LightLandscape Lights are used to add garden and accent lights to your landscape design.
Adding a RockSmall rocks and large boulders can be added using the Rock object.
Adding a Rock BorderRock Borders are used to create automatic strings of rocks.
Adding a PicturePictures are used to add 2D images to your landscape.
Adding a PlantThousands of different plants can be added to your landscape.
Adding a Plant FillThe Plant Fill object allows you to populate an area of your landscape design with plants.
Adding Water Features
Adding a PondThe Pond object is used to create water gardens of different shapes and sizes.
Using the Pond WizardUse the Pond Wizard to quickly add a pre-built water garden to your landscape design.
Adding a StreamStreams can be added to enhance your water garden design, or to visualise a natural creek.
Adding a WaterfallMany different types of waterfalls can be added. Waterfalls emit flowing water in the Realtime Walkthrough.
Adding a FountainMany different styles of fountains can be added. Fountains will spray or gush water realistically in the Realtime Walkthrough.
Adding a Jumping JetJumping Jets are small pressurized water emitters used to create stunning water garden effects.
Adding a Sprinkler LineAdd an adjustable line that represents an underground sprinkler system.
Adding Building Objects
Adding a HouseAdd a 3D house to your landscape design.
Using the House WizardUse the House Wizard to add a 3D house to your landscape.
Adding House AccessoriesLearn how to add doors, windows, house lights, and columns to your design.
Adding a Fence and Fence GateThe Fence and Fence Gate tools are used to add customizable wooden and vinyl fences and gates.
Adding a Panel Fence and Panel GateThe Panel Fence and Panel Gate tools are used to add a wide range of metal fences and gates.
Adding a Deck and Deck StairsAdd wooden or composite customizable decks and deck stairs.
Using the Deck WizardUse the Deck Wizard in Realtime Landscaping Architect to build a deck.
Adding RailingLearn to use the standalone railing tool.
Adding a PatioCreate detailed patios to complement your landscape design.
Adding a Covered Porch and PatioLearn how to create two styles of covered porches and a covered patio.
Adding Patio StairsAdd customizable patio steps to your landscape design.
Adding Patio Stairs on a SlopeAdd customizable patio steps to a slope.
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)Learn to use the powerful Retaining Wall tool for use in your designs.
Adding an Accent StripUse the Accent Strip tool to add concrete, paver, or brick accents to your designs.
Adding an Accent ShapeAdd decorative shapes to your patios and regions using the Accent Shape tool.
Adding Swimming Pool Objects
Adding a Swimming PoolDetailed swimming pools include realistic water and user-friendly customization options.
Using the Swimming Pool WizardUse the Swimming Pool Wizard to quickly add a pre-built sample swimming pool.
Adding Pool DeckingPool Decking is used to create the foundation that most in-ground swimming pools are set within.
Adding Pool StairsPool Stairs are used to add steps inside a swimming pool or spa for use in entry and exit.
Adding a Pool SeatThe Pool Seat object is used to create seating platforms inside swimming pools or spas.
Adding a Pool Wall and SpillwayPool Walls and Spillways are used to enhance swimming pools and spas.
Adding a Pool LightThe Pool Light object is used to place a light onto pool decking or within a swimming pool or spa.
Adding a Pool AccessoryPool Accessories include swimming pool and spa objects, such as ladders, handrails, pool toys, and more.
Adding Road Objects
Adding a Road (Part 1)Add roads and sidewalks to extend your design beyond the property line for increased realism.
Adding Utility Objects
Adding a Realtime CameraRealtime Cameras are used to create the path the camera follows when creating movies and automatic walkthroughs.
Adding 3D TextLearn how to use the 3D Text object to add signs and labels to your landscape design.
Adding a 3D DimensionLearn how to use the 3D Dimension object to display distances on your landscape design.
Adding an OverlayDesign a house over a 2D plan using an overlay.
Adding a Lot BoundaryAdd boundaries that can be used as property lines as well as section off specific areas of your landscape design.
Adding Plan Detail Objects
Adding a Linear DimensionAdd dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.
Adding a Radial DimensionAdd radial dimensions to your landscape design that appear in the Plan view and when the design is printed.
Adding a LabelAdd a highly customizable text label to your landscape design.
Adding a 3D LabelAdd a 3D Label to your landscaping design that displays a perspective view at the specified area.
Adding a Plant LabelAdd a Plant Label to your design that calls out a plant or group of plants on the landscape plan.
Customizing the Plan ViewLearn how to make use of Realtime Landscaping Architect’s powerful and versatile Plan view.
Using the Plant Label WizardUse the Plant Label Wizard to quickly and easily label all plants in a landscape design.
Using the Symbol Creation WizardUse the Symbol Creation Wizard to save your own landscaping symbols for future use.
Using the Picture Import WizardImport a custom photograph or image into Realtime Landscaping Architect.
Using the Model Import WizardImport a custom 3D model from a SketchUp or 3DS file.
Creating a Project Material ListCreate a list of objects used in your landscape design to aid in determining what needs to be purchased and the total cost.
Using the Subtract Shapes ToolLearn how to subtract the shape of one object from another.
Using LayersLearn how to organize items in your design into sets called “layers”.
Modifying the Terrain
Adding a SlopeLearn how to add a simple or curved slope to your landscape design.
Adding a Height GridLearn how to add a lattice of points to your design that can be adjusted in elevation.
Adding a Height MapLearn how to sculpt the terrain using an image.
Adding a Height PainterLearn how to raise, lower, flatten, and smooth the terrain by “painting” the desired elevation changes.
Adding an Area GraderLearn how to draw a shape into your terrain that can be raised or lowered as needed.
Adding a Path GraderLearn how to adjust the elevation of walkways, driveways, and more.
Adding a BoxLearn how to add cubes and rectangular solids for use in custom models.
Adding a RampLearn how to add sloped solid shapes for use in your custom models, or as standalone objects.
Adding a CylinderLearn how to add smooth or faceted cylinders of any shape and size.
Adding an ExtrusionLearn how to create a 3D object by drawing a 2D shape and then “pulling” it out.
Adding a LatheLearn how to create a 3D object which is based on the revolution of a 2D shape.
Adding a LoftLearn how to create complex 3D objects by extruding a shape along a modifiable path.
Adding a PartLearn how to add various simple 3D pieces that can be used alone or as part of a custom model.
Converting to Custom ModelLearn how to convert nearly any object into a “Custom Model” to enable advanced editing options.
Adding a Circular PatioLearn how to add a custom circular patio.
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"The software is a complete set of tools for designing lawns, buildings, decks, patios, edging, retaining walls and other landscaping features." - Landscape Architect magazine review
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