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Maintenance Updates

 

Maintenance updates include minor fixes and enhancements. Maintenance updates are free, but can only be used with a specific year of Realtime Landscaping Plus.

To install free updates:

  1. Scroll down to the year of Realtime Landscaping Plus you are currently using.
  2. Click the Download button to download the most recent update for that year.

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Updates for Plus 2023
Free Maintenance Update for Version 2023

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To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2023 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

Changes in update 23.20 (released May 18, 2024):

  • Fixed case where moving an area grader was causing unexpected terrain changes.
  • Fixed case where moving door, window, and building light objects could produce unexpected results.
  • Fixed case where bold and other text styles were not working properly when adding text.
  • Fixed case where thumbnails were blank on older laptops using Radeon R5 or R7 chipsets.
  • Fixed case where the Realtime Camera was not properly transitioning to certain times of day.
  • Fixed cases where Print Grid option was not working.

Changes in previous versions:

  • Fixed case where grass could flicker on some Radeon RX video cards.
  • Fixed Mirror tool to support snapping to the selected object(s).
  • Fixed case where depth of field was too subtle in larger screenshots (3000px and up).
  • Fixed seams that could appear when creating a panorama screenshot with auto exposure enabled.
  • Fixed case where House gable wall textures might not align properly with the wall underneath.
  • Photo: When scaling multiple plants, they are now scaled about their individual origins.
  • Fixed case where Deck Stairs could restore the wrong position when undoing changes to the Deck.
  • Fixed case where complex Accents could appear distorted in the Perspective view.
  • Fixed case where complex Regions could render incorrectly in the Plan view.
  • Fixed case where the Realtime Camera could move slowly between two nearly adjacent points.
  • Fixed case where a brief flash could occur during a Realtime Camera transition.
  • Fixed Path Graders so they can now be created nearly closed.
  • Fixed Printer Margins to render on top of other objects in the Plan view.
  • Fixed case where scaling a model unevenly could cause it to appear darker in the Plan view.
  • Fixed Create Movie feature to properly calculate the Realtime Camera speed based on the current FPS setting.
  • Fixed to allow light glass glow to be customized (when the glow is set to a value greater than zero).
  • Fixed case where shadows cast from landscape lights could fail to appear when creating a screenshot.
  • Added Program Settings UI option “Include detail lines when printing Perspective view”. When unchecked, construction outlines from Area Graders, Path Graders, and other design-related lines will be omitted when printing the Perspective view while designing. (This option is checked by default.)
  • Improved the appearance of plants (models and UltraRes) when viewed from a distance.
  • Improved responsiveness of the progress dialog when rendering movies and screenshots.
  • Fixed error that could occur when using Page Setup dialog without any printers installed.
  • Fixed objects to show their full properties and measurements when initially added.
  • Added support for extended wav files that include markers and other info.
  • Fixed case where imported models were not rendering correctly.
  • Fixed error that could occur when editing roof types.
  • Added support for stereo ambient sound files.
  • Added additional checks to ensure custom ambient sound files are in the required format (WAV, 16-bit, 44100Hz or higher).
  • Fixed error that could occur when creating a movie that uses a custom audio file that is not in the required format.
  • Fixed error that could occur when importing textures over 8192×8192 in size.
  • Fixed error that could occur when rendering screenshots on computers with integrated GPUs.
  • Fixed error that could occur when closing the software.
  • Fixed error that could occur when rapidly selecting objects on computers with slower video cards.
  • Fixed case where string lights were not restoring their animation setting.
  • Fixed error that could occur when exiting the program.
  • Fixed case where snowfall could become detached from the view when creating a winter movie.
  • Fixed Accent Strips and Accent Shapes to support custom material settings.
  • Fixed error that could occur when creating String Lights with only one bulb.
  • Fixed text editor dialog to properly map Unicode characters entered using Alt+nnn method.
  • Greatly Improved performance when working with large terrain.
  • Photo: Fixed to properly print designs with background pictures that are wider than they are tall.
  • Improved Path Grader performance on large terrains.
  • Improved Rock Border performance on large terrains.
  • Fixed Perpendicular snap to work in conjunction with the previous perpendicular snap.
  • Fixed inaccuracy that could occur when creating long lines using the Angle/Distance dialog.
  • Enhanced the Time of Day control to include a slider option.
  • Fixed case where plant keys created by the Plant Label Wizard were not being saved and loaded.
  • Fixed case where plant symbols could be cutoff when exporting the view to a PDF.
  • Disabled GPU timeouts on systems that support DirectX 11.1.
  • Edging with small curved sections are now more refined.
  • When adding a shape, clicking on the last point no longer finishes the shape. This prevents the shape from being finished when accidentally double clicking. Right-clicking will close the shape as usual.
  • Added option to render Dimensions in screenshots and Realtime Walkthroughs.
  • Enhanced Alt+N support to include symbols 1-31.
  • Added option to adjust the PDF output quality level. Low is 150 dpi, Medium is 300 dpi, and High is 600 dpi.
  • Fixed error that could occur when editing a Height Painter.
  • Improved point editing performance on very large custom models.
  • Added support for archives over 2GB. Archives can now be any size.
  • Added support for legacy snapping behavior when adding a new shape. To enable, check the option “Program Settings > User Interface > Use legacy snap behavior when adding new shapes”.
  • Fixed case where overlays were not displaying proper transparency in the Plan view.
  • Fixed the Animation Object to reverse the movement direction when the path is closed.
  • Fixed case where setting a small elevation using the Move dialog was not being applied due to snapping.
  • Fixed Move dialog to display initial values in meters instead of centimeters for consistency.
  • Added support for arrow keys in the Move dialog to switch between movement and elevation.
  • Fixed case where editing a multilevel deck could cause a stuck hourglass.
  • Fixed case where videos were playing at double speed on Microsoft Media Player when using a custom stereo sound.
  • Fixed case where accents were not hiding after being moved to a hidden layer.
  • Fixed case where point snapping was not working properly when adjacent to two perpendicular corners.
  • Fixed case where very large custom models could not be selected by clicking them.
  • Fixed error that could occur when attempting to edit custom materials of a “Window Glass” window.
  • Fixed case where deck skirting was rendering with incorrect shading.
  • Fixed case where textures with transparency were casting incorrect shadows.
  • Fixed error that could occur when browsing for plants and adjusting the information window height.
  • Fixed case where scaled plant legends were reverting to their original size.
  • Enhanced video card error recovery handling.
  • Internal engine changes to help reduce video memory usage.
  • Fixed art browser Search button to work when already pressed.
  • Fixed door/window reflections to work properly when the “Flip model horizontally” option is checked.
  • Fixed case where the default resolution displayed was not correct when taking a screenshot.
  • Updated Unilock and RI Lampus materials.
  • Added new Unilock UCARA fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and grill islands.
  • Added new lattice textures for desk skirting and custom objects.
  • Updated Panel Fence and Panel Fence Gate models to use more realistic materials.
  • When creating a movie, the view now updates to show the frame being rendered.
  • Fixed error that could occur when trying to import a model with over 1 million triangles.
  • Fixed error that could occur when attempting to change a plant picture to a solid color.
  • Fixed stepped retaining wall elevation lines to render properly.
  • Reduced minimum Retaining Wall width from 6″ (0.15m) to 1″ (2.54 cm).
  • Fixed error that could occur when creating a Hedge with two collinear points.
  • Fixed case where custom materials for Stone Edging and Panel Fencing were resetting to their default values.
  • When starting a movie from the Realtime Walkthrough dialog, the dialog is now dismissed before staring the movie.
  • Fixed case where custom window materials were not being applied properly.
  • Fixed case where the Round Corners tool wasn’t working on shapes placed over uneven topology.
  • Overlays now have a matte surface in Perspective view.
  • Fixed case where shadows on modeling objects were not correct.
  • Fixed Round Corners tool to work on lines which are nearly parallel.
  • Fixed glass in Gate35 which was not attached to the doors.
  • Moved legacy U-Cara models to category named “Modular 2022”.
  • Duplicate Realtime Cameras are now listed when creating a movie to make duplicates are easier to find.
  • Fixed case where objects were not snapping properly to roofs.
  • Fixed case where the Window Glass object was not cutting a hole in the building wall.
  • Fixed case where the preview window was black while creating a movie.
  • Fixed case where water foam could disappear while editing.
  • Fixed cases where the Mirror command was not properly orienting objects that are snapped to surfaces.
  • Fixed cases where the Align command could produce incorrect results.
  • Fixed case where enabling absolute elevation could change an object’s orientation.
  • Fixed fire to not flicker when animated using the Animation object.
  • Fixed case where menus could appear on the wrong monitor in dual monitor setups.
  • Fixed case where the Model Import Wizard was not importing textures from FBX files.
  • Other misc. fixes and improvements.
  • Photo: Fixed case where Regions were not always matching their outline.
Updates for Plus 2020
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2020

Changes in update 20.06 (released June 1, 2021):

  • Fixed case where loading plant Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ could cause an error.
  • Fixed case where an error could occur when starting a Realtime Walkthrough.
  • Fixed case where closing the program while loading a design could cause an error.
  • Fixed error that could occur when saving a viewpoint during a Realtime Walkthrough.
  • Fixed cases where the 2D shape boolean command was producing an incorrect shape.
  • Fixed error that could occur when calculating UltraRes plant growth.
  • Fixed to properly import SketchUp models which contain skewed transformation matrices.
  • Updated Unilock, R.I. Lampus, and EP Henry materials.
Download (1.6 GB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2020 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

Updates for Plus 2018
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2018

Changes in update 18.05 (released April 16, 2020):

  • Added Unilock U-Cara kitchen modules.
  • Added support for snapping U-Cara modules to each other.
  • Removed Unilock branding from their outdoor kitchen elements. (The objects are still present, but they now have generic names.)
  • Modified the Art Browser to automatically display a tooltip if the product name does not fit within the thumbnail.
  • Added option for swapping mouse buttons during a Realtime Walkthrough (Environment Settings > Realtime Walkthrough). When option is enabled, the left mouse button moves the viewpoint.
  • Modified the Model Import Wizard to import files created using SketchUp 2019 or earlier.
  • Updated Unilock materials.
  • Improved realism of plant models illuminated by spotlights during a Realtime Walkthrough.
  • Modified Stone Edging to allow for a larger maximum gap between stones (up to 3′ or 0.91 m).
  • Fixed case where the Height Painter tool was causing grass to disappear during a Realtime Walkthrough.
  • Fixed cases where the Text and Overlay objects were appearing during a Realtime Walkthrough even though they were configured not to.
Download (1.4GB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2018 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

Updates for Plus 2017
There are no maintenance updates for Realtime Landscaping Plus 2017.

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Updates for Plus 2016
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2016

Changes in update 16.11 (released December 7, 2016):

  • Fixed error that could occur when using a Plant Fill object with a Minimum Spacing of less than 6″ (0.15m).
  • Fixed to automatically backup the design being edited when the file path includes the AutoBackup folder.
  • Fixed error that could occur when importing a square photo.
  • Fixed slight inaccuracy that could occur when moving a single point while using the Shift key to constrain movement to a horizontal or vertical line.
  • Includes all changes in update 16.10, shown below.

Changes in update 16.10 (released August 9, 2016):

  • Updated Oculus Rift drivers to support the newly released consumer version.
  • Updated materials from Unilock, R.I. Lampus, and EP Henry.
  • Added “Edge Style” for controlling region edge softness. Also increased max size in “options.ini” from 512 to 2048 to support extra sharp edges if desired.
  • Added two varieties of black mulch.
  • Added support for importing models from SketchUp 2016.
  • Enabled specular lighting at night to make water more visible in a Realtime Walkthrough.
  • Slowed down keyboard panning speed while designing.
  • Rocks are now reported in the Project Material List based on their model, not their material. This allows different rock styles to be priced separately.
  • Fixed error that could occur when starting a Realtime Walkthrough while using a non-looping Character animation with a positive start delay.
  • Fixed case where movie creation could fail if the computer’s sound system was not working or the speakers were unplugged.
  • Fixed Decks Stairs to only attach to visible Decks (and not to decks in hidden layers).
  • Increased influence of Height Painter “Taper” property (most apparent when stamping a large custom brush shape).
  • Fixed case where terrain grass patterns were appearing in the horizon line during a Realtime Walkthrough.
Download (1.0GB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2016 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

Updates for Plus 2014
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2014

Changes in update 9.09 (released April 28, 2015):

  • Added new materials from EP Henry.
  • Added and updated materials from Unilock and R.I. Lampus.
  • Added support for importing models from SketchUp 2014.
  • Increased maximum terrain size in Google Maps Import Wizard to 2100×2100′ (640x640m).
  • Improved quality of small curves.
  • Updated project material list message.
  • Enhanced Art Browser to automatically scroll so the currently selected category button is visible.
  • Improved material tooltip to no longer display internal numeric code for solid colors.
  • When adjusting the elevation of an object using the mouse, the elevation now only snaps to 0 when global snaps are enabled.
  • Replaced morning birds audio due to DRM false-positives on YouTube.
  • Photo: Added full set of stone and paver materials to Edging object.
  • Fixed movie creation to go to the correct YouTube website when the option is selected, which bypasses the normal upload dialog.
  • Fixed Landscape Light area of influence cone color to match light color.
  • Fixed case where Google Maps Import Wizard was accessing the incorrect zoom level, resulting in “no imagery here” message.
  • Fixed plant pictures with the “flip vertical” option enabled to render properly during a realtime walkthrough.
  • Fixed to draw 3D Dimension label at the correct size when exporting viewport to a file.
  • Fixed Australia hardiness zone map and converted temperatures to Celsius.
  • Fixed UltraRes tree “Long Leaf Pine” which was dropping its foliage during a walkthrough.
  • Fixed case where non-square textures were not tiling properly on borders.
Download (1.2GB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2014 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

Updates for Plus 2013
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2013

Changes in update 8.17 (released August 26, 2013):

  • Added R.I. Lampus Paver and Stone materials.
  • Added Highpoint Deck Lights.
  • Added support for adding deck lights which snap to vertical surfaces.
  • Fixed case where part of the wall could show through doors or windows with closed blinds.
  • Fixed case where printing the project material list could result in repeated blank pages.
  • Fixed error that could occur when undoing changes to custom overlay materials.
  • Fixed to allow full version to open trial designs which have been saved as archives.

Changes in update 8.16 (released March 21, 2013):

  • Fixed picture editor to link to correct online help.
  • Fixed Sun Rays graphics setting to work globally instead of being specific to each landscape.
  • Improved Plant Growth dialog performance and added progress dialog.
  • Fixed plant search to work with all plant types.
  • Fixed plant pictures to render properly when time of day is set to Noon.
  • Fixed the “Help > Check for Updates” command to work for updates newer than 8.12.
  • Improved Realtime Camera movement when using a slow movement speed.
  • Fixed Plant Row and Plant Fill objects to update immediately when plant growth and season are changed.
  • Fixed to allow deck stairs to be placed near the corner of a deck without removing both posts.
Download (67MB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2013 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

Updates for Plus 2012
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2012

Changes in update 7.17 (released June 5, 2012)

  • Fixed potential error that could occur when resizing property window with an Accessory object selected.
  • Fixed gap in terrain that could occur due to an overlay which is hidden during a realtime walkthrough.
  • Fixed to disable Offset tool when an Overlay is selected.
  • Fixed creation tools to avoid case where right-clicking and dragging combined with bringing up a dialog could cause an error.
  • Fixed case where where custom plant names may not be properly saved and restored.

Changes in update 7.16 (released April 13, 2012):

  • Increased maximum memory usage to support extra-large designs.
  • Increased sun size and improved quality.
  • Fixed fence board height to more closely match sloping terrain.
  • Fixed case where fire effects may not render properly when mirrored.
  • Fixed case where running a realtime walkthrough on a dual-monitor system could cause an error.
  • 3D Text, Plant Fill/Row models can now be converted to custom models (e.g. to create chrome text).
  • When returning from the Picture Editor, the original application window is now restored more consistently.
  • Increased Path Grader maximum height from +/-50′ to +/-150′
  • Fixed plant symbols to render properly in top-down view when using 3D software emulation.

Changes in update 7.15 (released February 14, 2012):

  • Improved region and path enhanced surface detail when viewed at a distance.
  • Fixed error that could be caused by browsing for a large number of objects.
Download (16MB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2012 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

Updates for Plus 2011
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Free Maintenance Update for Version 2011

Changes in update 6.16 (released May 31, 2011):

  • Added Golf Equipment, located in Accessories.
  • Added Glass Panel Fences with matching gates, located through the Panel Fence tool.
  • Added new Deck Balusters, accessible through the Deck tool.
  • Added Residential Solar Panels, located in Accessories, under the “Other” category.
  • Improved shadow quality on sloped terrain.
  • Increased min/max terrain elevation from 100′ to 150′.
  • Increased max custom model elevation to 150′.
  • Fixed retaining walls to properly calculate their height when elevated and placed on a slope.
  • Fixed panel fence gate styles that had a gap at the bottom. They now all properly line up with corresponding panel fencing.
  • Area Grader changes: Fixed artifacts that could occur with multiple adjacent area graders. Improved outline quality. Improved compatibility with older landscapes.
  • When creating Boxes, Cylinders, and Extrusion objects, the creation points now snap to elevated terrain.
  • Modified the Extrusion object’s outline to remain attached to the object’s base instead of conforming to the terrain.
  • Important: Due to improvements to the terrain system, objects in imported landscapes may require slight elevation adjustment.
  • Fixed rare cases where temporary files could conflict when editing multiple landscapes at once.
  • Fixed cases where temporary files were not always being deleted.
  • Added “-appendlog” command line option for preserving log file between runs. (By default, the log file is deleted each time the application is run.)
  • Photo: Fixed Mask object to remove small gap that could appear on right side of picture.
Download (62MB)

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 2011 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

Plus 5 Updates (2009)
Maintenance Update for Version 5

Changes in update 5.06 (released April 10, 2010):

  • Fixed Picture Import Wizard to return to proper page when Back is clicked from Picture page.
  • Modified Overlays to support smooth alpha blending (hardware acceleration required).
  • Fixed to automatically unhide hidden realtime cameras when creating movies.
  • Modified model import wizard to preserve file names for unsupported texture formats (to preserve grouping).
  • Fixed possible error that could occur when importing models with over 32k triangles.
  • Fixed error that could occur in Realtime Landscaping Photo when creating complex fill regions.

Please call or e-mail our support department to download this update.

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 5 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

Plus 4 Updates (2008)
No updates are currently available for Realtime Landscaping Plus 4. If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.
Plus 3 Updates (2007)
Changes in update 3.07 (released July 8, 2007):

  • Improved texture quality when using custom materials.
  • Fixed garage doors to fit tighter against the house.
  • Fixed tutorials link to go to correct web page (instead of home page).
  • Fixed Realtime Landscaping Photo to go to correct web page when checking for updates.
  • Fixed greenhouses to render properly at night (when using software rendering).
  • Price lists are now loaded properly with saved landscapes.
  • Fixed bug that prevented accessories from rendering on some older ATI video cards (affected Realtime Landscaping Photo only).
  • Fixed negative metric elevations to display meters instead of centimeters.
  • Fixed Realtime Camera to display proper speed when using metric.
  • Increased dimension line/text size when printing top-down view.
  • Fixed bug that could cause plants to change when importing a model.
  • Fixed to prevent a possible crash when using the Load Shape command with the Hedge object.
  • Fixed the SketchUp model importer to work on systems with older versions of SketchUp installed.
  • Enhanced error reporting system to save a backup of the current landscape if possible.
  • Fixed Copy-to-Favorites command to prevent “texture not found” errors.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Please call or e-mail our support department to download this update.

To install the update:

  1. Close Realtime Landscaping Plus 3 if currently running.
  2. Click the download link and save the file to your desktop or other folder.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update.

Note: This update will also update Realtime Landscaping Photo to the latest version.

If you have a question or would like to report a problem, please contact our support department.

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