Adding a Plant Legend
Plant legends are easy to add with Realtime Landscaping
Architect. All of the hard work of counting the plants, determining their names
and symbols, and formatting the results is done for you.
Plant legends are automatically updated as you edit your
landscape design. For example, when you add a new plant, the plant is
automatically added to the plant legend.
Only plants that have been added using the Add Plant tool will appear in the plant legend.
Also, the plant legend will show plants regardless of whether or not they are
currently visible. For example, if you hide a layer containing plants, then the
plants in that layer will continue to be displayed in the plant legend.
To add a plant legend to the plan view:
1. Click Plan to
switch to the plan view.
2. Click Add Plant
3. Click to add the
4. Change the size,
position, and other options as desired.
A sample plant legend is shown
Preventing Plants from Appearing in the Plant
You can prevent plants from appearing in the plant legend.
For example, you might want the plant legend to show only new plants, not ones
that are already present on your client's property.
To prevent plants from appearing in the plant
1. Select the plant(s)
you do not want to appear in the plant legend.
2. Right-click and
select Advanced Object Properties.
3. Uncheck the option
Include in Project Material List and click OK.
Important: This will also prevent the plant from
appearing in the project material list.
and other plan detail can only be added and edited in the plan view. See Adding Plan Detail for more information about
plan detail objects.
the Plant Label Wizard to automatically add
labels to the plants in your landscape design.
this object is useful, the information it displays is created automatically and
cannot be customized. If you need to create a plant legend that includes custom
information, you can create it in some other software such as Microsoft Word or
Excel and add it to your landscape design using the Add Embedded Object command. Of course,
you will need to update the document manually whenever you change the
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties