Select a template from the Landscape Design category.
Drag and Drop Symbols
Add symbols by dragging-and-dropping them to your workspace from the docked libraries to the left.
Search for Additional Symbols
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 workspace.
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. Here, we switched the Fill color from gray to green.
Next, we changed the line color to brown using the Line Style menu on the Home tab.
Select the Wall tool in the upper left part of the SmartPanel to the left of your drawing area. Click once in your work area to begin drawing a wall segment, drag your mouse, and then click again to complete your wall segment. You can continue adding more walls to create a closed outline. A circle will appear at the end of a wall to help you connect it to close the outline. Click Esc to exit out of wall drawing mode.
To read the full tutorial on designing landscapes with SmartDraw visit our landscape design how to guide: