Welcome Menu

When Realtime Landscaping is opened, you will be greeted with a Welcome Menu similar to the one shown below. (The actual menu will depend on your software version: Plus, Pro, or Architect.)

Start a New Design
Start a new landscape design from scratch.

Open a Saved Design
Open a design you have previously created.

Open a Sample Design
Open a sample landscape design. This is a good way to see what the software is capable of and to get ideas for your own designs.

Start a New Design using the Wizard
Start the Landscape Wizard. The wizard walks you step-by-step through the process of creating a basic landscape design. For details, see Landscape Wizard.

View Online Tutorials at IdeaSpectrum.com
View tutorials for Realtime Landscaping on our website. Tutorials are a great way to learn the basics of the software and are a good supplement to this guide.

Design over a Photo using Realtime Landscaping Photo
Close the software and open Realtime Landscaping Photo. Using Photo, you can design your landscape directly over a picture of your house and property.

Show these options at startup
Uncheck this option if you do not want the welcome menu to appear each time you start the software. To access the welcome menu directly, click File and Welcome Menu.

Exit Button (top right)
Exit the menu and start a new landscape design. This is the same as clicking Start a New Design.