How to Create a Landscape Design
Just like adding furniture and appliances to your floor plan, SmartDraw makes it easy to add lawn furniture, greenery and a vast assortment of landscape features like pools, fountains, footpaths, and even koi ponds. Each template comes with a few libraries of common landscape symbols docked to the left of your drawing area. If you see the feature you want there, just select it and drag it to where you want it to go.
To search for additional symbols, just type any words in the Search for symbols box. The search results will be grouped by the libraries they were found in.
You can drag and drop symbols directly from the search results into your landscape design.
Click on the plus sign next to any group of results and you can either choose Add result or Add library for future use. Add result only adds the symbols that matched your query. Add library will add the entire library the symbols were found in.
Once a shape is in your workspace, you can change line and fill color in the Home tab to add some color to your design.
A lot of landscape design symbols are a combination, grouped object with a mix of shapes and lines.
You can change the fill color using the Fill options on the Home tab.
Like every other SmartDraw document, you can export your landscape as an image file, a PDF, or directly to any Microsoft Office® document like PowerPoint®, Word® and Outlook.
You can also share your design by emailing someone a link. They'll be able to view your design even if they don't have SmartDraw.
Creating detailed and visually rich landscapes and sharing them with landscapers, office park managers, urban planners or whoever you need to reach, is quick and easy with SmartDraw.