Professional Landscape Design Software

Realtime Landscaping Plus 2014

Winner of the TopTEN award for best landscape software, Realtime
Landscaping Plus 2014 is the perfect software for visualizing your landscape
design ideas. Design over a photo or create full 3D designs. Only $79.95.

  • Design impressive residential landscapes
  • Includes all features of Realtime Landscaping Photo
  • No prior CAD experience required
Overview Features What's New Gallery Videos Tutorials User Guide Updates

New Features for 2012

Accent Strips and Shapes

Realtime Landscaping Plus 2012 includes new tools for designing accents in decks, patios, walkways, and more. Create accents using any material, and use them to add a decorative edge to your landscape designs.

Driveway Design Accents
Driveway Accents  
Patio Design Accent
Patio Accents  
Deck Design Accent
Deck Accents  

Outdoor Accents  

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Deck Design Surface Detail

Enhanced Surface Detail

Create designs with even more realism using Realtime Landscaping Plus's new enhanced surface detail feature. This exciting new technology greatly enhances the overall realism of your landscape designs.

Patio Design Surface Detail Gravel Stone Surface Paver Design Surface

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Path Border Patio Design Border

Automatic Borders

Borders can now be added to paths, driveways, and more with just the click of a button. Borders are simple to use, yet highly customizable. Adjust border materials, widths, positions, and even toggle sections of borders on or off.

Automatic borders are supported on patios, regions, and paths. Borders may be added in any material needed, such as brick, paving stone, or even mulch.

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Custom Material Direction Support

Support for custom material directions are now available in Realtime Landscaping Plus 2012. This powerful tool allows for paths with unique designs and layouts, providing directional control of bricks and pavers.

  Landscape Path Design


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New Coping Styles and Options

Caps and coping thickness and overhang can now be customised as needed. Easily create flat, bullnose, rough cut, and seamless coping for retaining walls and patios borders. Includes new pillar designs from Unilock, or create your own custom pillars.

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Stepped Retaining Walls

It is now quick and easy to create stepped retaining walls of virtually any style. Simply click the "Stepped" option and freely adjust the height of each retaining wall segment as needed.

Stepped retaining walls are very versatile and can be created on flat, sloping, or uneven terrain. Stepped retaining walls may be straight or curved, stepping in an ascending, descending, or even a staggered pattern.

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New Features for 2011

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New Deck Designer

Create intricate deck designs with improved options and appearance. Customize deck balusters, railing, skirting, fascia, posts, post caps, and more. Alternately, simply load a pre-designed deck in two clicks using the new "Style" option.

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Products from National Brands

Hundreds of products from 7 popular companies have been added to Realtime Landscaping Plus, including Jerith aluminum fences, Belgard hardscapes, Philips Hadco outdoor lighting, Amarr garage doors, Kichler lighting, Eldorado stone and brick veneer, and Unilock pavers.

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Hundreds of New Objects

Several hundred new landscaping objects have been added to Plus, including new furniture, vehicles, fire pits, doors, windows, landscape lights, greenhouses, sheds, bridges, and much more.

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New 3D Edge Effect

A special effect has been added that causes normally flat regions to appear raised and realistic. For example, grass can now appear to grow several inches high instead of appearing flat when placed next to patio or mulch regions. The 3D Edge Effect appears in both design and walkthrough views, letting you provide a more realistic and inviting landscape design to your clients.

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With Edge Effect

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950 New High Resolution Plants

Nearly a thousand new high quality plants have been added to Realtime Landscaping Plus. These plants were taken from many different regions around the United States and Japan, providing even more variety to the already staggering plant database and bringing the total number of plants to 5,000.


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New Panel Fence Tool

A new tool has been added to create highly detailed metal and vinyl fences. We have partnered with Jerith to bring you many different styles of aluminum fencing, and have also included many styles of picket, chain link, ornamental, privacy, and post and rail fencing. This panel fence tool and accompanying styles are in addition to the existing wooden fence tool and wooden fence styles.

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New Options for Creating Custom Plants

Custom plants are easier than ever to create with the ability to quickly re-name the common and botanical name of any selected plant as needed. Additionally, each plant now has a button shortcut to the Plant Creation Wizard, which is used to save a plant using custom plant data.

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Support for SketchUp 7 and 8

Hundreds of thousands of 3D objects created in SketchUp can be downloaded for free from the Google 3D Warehouse. Realtime Landscaping Plus has been updated to support the new version of SketchUp, increasing compatibility and the opportunities for new content.

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Enhanced Movie Creation System

Creating movies in Realtime Landscaping Plus is now faster, easier, and higher quality than ever! Videos of your Realtime Walkthroughs can now be created in the WMV format with enhanced compression options that allow for movies to be created quickley while taking up less space. Additionally, support for uploading to YouTube has been added. When your movie is completed, simply click the "Upload to YouTube" button and follow the instructions.

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Improved User Interface

The look and feel of our Realtime Landscaping software has been improved with a new user interface. We combined the style and appearance of the "ribbon" interface that is used in many modern applications with the functionality and ease of use of our "tab based" interface. The result is an interface that is both easier to use and better looking than anything we had previously seen.

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Improved Shadows and Lighting

When viewing your landscape through a Realtime Walkthrough, or when creating a movie, shadows and lighting will now appear even more realistic by default. However, you can now take it even one step further by enabling "Ray Tracing" on landscape lights for ultra-realistic night scenes.

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Many Other Improvements

Many other additions and changes have been implemented based off of customer suggestions and comments, such as enhanced Realtime Camera functionality, improved Path Grader behavior, enhanced retaining wall caps, and much more.

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