Here are some easy steps for quickly creating your first
1. Start Realtime
Landscaping Pro. At the Welcome menu, click Start a New Landscape using the
Wizard. (If the Welcome menu does not appear, click File > Welcome
3. Select the desired
size of your lot. This determines the dimensions of a fence which will be placed
around your property. Then click Next.
4. Click the picture of
the house and select the desired house style from the list. Then click
5. Click the picture of
the pond and select the desired pond style from the list. Or, click Do not
add a pond if you do not want a pond. Then click Next.
6. Click the picture of
the fence and select the desired fence style from the list. Or, click Do not
add a fence if you do not want a fence. Then click Next.
7. Using your mouse,
click the left mouse button and drag the house, pond, and fence icons to arrange
them in the desired positions. (Don't worry about getting them exact because you
can change them later.) Then click Next.
8. Click Finish
to build your landscape.
That's it! Your first landscape is now ready for editing.
You can add water features, create a patio, plant a garden – the limit is your
imagination. You can also use the Realtime
Walkthrough feature to experience your landscape with accurate lighting,
shadows, moving water, and other effects.
As a next step, we suggest you read the following sections
to help familiarize yourself with the program:
Swimming Pool Wizard
Using Metric if you want to use metric
wizard is limited to a maximum lot size of 500' x 500' (152 x 152 m). However,
when the wizard finishes, you can increase the lot size up to 1500' x 1500' (457
x 457 m) using the Page Setup command.
wizard will add a rectangular fence around the perimeter of your lot. You can
change it to any shape and size after finishing the wizard.
house and pond added by the wizard are grouped by default. This makes them easy
to move and rotate to the desired location. If you want to change them, click
Ungroup and then you can edit them like any other