Adding a Road

Applies to: Plus Pro Architect

Realtime Landscaping Architect includes powerful support for roads and sidewalks, allowing your designs to extend beyond your client’s property line for increased realism and attention to detail. The Road object is used to create a road of any shape and size that may contain sidewalks and curbing.

To add a road:

1.   From the Road tab, click Add Road.

2.   Set Width to the desired road width.

3.   Draw the road 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 Enter.

4.   To finish drawing the road, right-click to place the last point.


In the following landscape design, the street and sidewalk were added using the Road object.

Changing the Shape

A road’s shape can be easily modified after it has been added to your landscape design. To change the shape of a road, select the road and click the Edit Points button. By adding points, road bends, sharp turns, and even intersections can be created. See Editing Points for more information.


    Once a road is placed, full control can be gained over the shape of the road by clicking the Edit Points button.

    You can also create roads using pre-built road pieces with the Road Accessory tool.

    Sidewalks and curbing can also be added as separate objects. See Adding a Sidewalk and Adding a Curb for details.

See also:

Road Properties
Editing Objects
Adding a Sidewalk
Adding a Curb
Adding a Road Accessory