Whether youíre renovating an existing landscape or planning one for a new home, Realtime Landscaping Plus software version 4 from Idea Spectrum is a must-have. This PC CD-ROM is for Windows XP and Vista. It allows you to do 3D walkthroughs.
This landscaping software makes it so easy and simple to design landscapes. It is suitable for home gardeners as well as professional garden designers. This all-in-one program includes the Realtime Landscaping Photo.
Designing your own landscape is as easy as 1-2-3. With the latest in 3D graphic technology, this offers picture-perfect professional results. It allows you to create landscape plans for any kind or climate or situation with the plants and garden features of your choice.
The Landscape wizard takes you through the landscape design process one step at a time. You can then add one landscape feature at a time. For example, try adding one of the many decks. If you donít like the result, delete the first choice and replace it with another. Continue the process with each garden feature and plant until the final design is complete.
Just start with a photo of your house or lot. For those planning new homes or remodels, you can select your preferred home style from the menu. Then, begin selecting one by one all the features and plants that you want to use in the landscape. This enables you to see before and after photos of your landscape.
Some of the features include pre-built decks, doors, windows, lighting, planters, garden benches and furniture, Japanese bridges, stones and rock gardens, edging, retaining walls, walls, and columns. You can move, scale to size, and make other changes before or after adding the items to your landscape.
This offers a broad array of garden structures that can be used in landscapes. Some of the examples include arbors, decks, and greenhouses. You can also create mixed borders and flower beds. For hillsides and steep terrain, you can specify the actual slope of your property. You can even choose the exact curve and angle for landscaped areas.
Before making a choice about a garden style, users can explore the sample landscapes.
This includes photos of many plants that are often seen in landscapes. These can be edited using the Landscaping Photo feature. You can also insert your own plant photos.
Though the program uses English measurements, users can change the default to metric very easily.
Those wanting to learn more about using this landscape design program can view online tutorials at the Idea Spectrum website.
Professionals can add texts to garden designs, such as adding a clientís name and the designerís name.