Symbol Creation Wizard
The Symbol Creation Wizard is used to create 2D symbols out
of one or more Plan Detail objects. The newly
created symbols can then be used in any of your landscape designs.
Symbols only appear in the Plan view and can be composed of
text, dimensions, lines, filled shapes, and even other symbols. Realtime
Landscaping Architect includes a large library of symbols that can be used to
create new symbols, or you can create your own symbols from scratch.
To create a new symbol:
Click the Plan tab to switch to the Plan
Create or add the Plan Detail objects that you wish to include in your new
symbol. Any of the objects under the Plan Detail tab can be used
with the exception of the Plant Legend and Embedded Object tools.
See Adding Plan Detail for more
Select each of the objects that should be included in the new symbol. See Selecting Objects for details. Ensure that only
the Plan Detail objects listed above are selected.
Click Tools and Symbol Creation Wizard.
Click the Next button.
Select Plant Symbol or Other Symbol and then click
the Next button.
Click the Set File Name button, type a name for your new
symbol, and then click the Next button.
Click the Finish button to complete the wizard.
Your new symbol can be added to any of your landscape
designs using the Symbol object.
The picture below shows some of the available symbols that
are included in Realtime Landscaping Architect. These symbols can be modified as
needed and used to create your own variations.
Using your New Symbol
To add a non-plant symbol, click the Add Symbol button
found under the Plan Detail tab.
To add a plant symbol, first add a plant using the
Plant button found under the Landscape tab. Next, set the symbol
of the plant to the symbol of your choice. For more information, see Plant Symbols and Adding
creating a new symbol, avoid using the color solid magenta (red=255,
green=0, blue=255) because this color will be made transparent.
a symbol is placed in your landscape design and selected, a Break
Symbol button will allow you to split the symbol into its original
pieces. For more information, see Adding a
Adding a Symbol
Adding Plan Detail