Adding a Sprinkler Line
Realtime Landscaping Architect includes sprinkler lines,
sprinkler heads, and many symbols for designing irrigation systems, which are
automatically added to the Project
Material List. Because these irrigation tools are versatile, nearly any type
of irrigation design is supported, including drip irrigation.
To add a sprinkler line:
Click the Add Sprinkler Line button found near the top of
the screen under the Water Features tab.
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.
To finish drawing the sprinkler line, right-click to place the last point.
Irrigation designs can be created in either the Plan view
or the Perspective view, but it is recommended to use the Plan view in order to
gain access to the irrigation symbols that are provided within the Symbol library.
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 Plan view.
Designing with Irrigation Symbols
Sprinkler lines and heads compose the primary structure of
an irrigation system, but there are many symbols that can be used to depict the
locations of important objects, such as control valves, the point of connection,
and backflow prevention assemblies. For details on adding symbols to the Plan
view, see Adding a Symbol.
Sprinkler lines can be curved or straight, depending on the needs of the
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
Adding a Sprinkler Head
Showing & Hiding Objects