Make Scenery with the Object Placement Tool in FSX

PreviewThe Deluxe version of Flight Simulator X contains a very easy-to-use tool for placing scenery objects visually within the game. Unfortunately, the Microsoft developers neglected to tell anybody. This document contains an illustrated explanation of this tool and how to use it. My most sincere apol...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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The Deluxe version of Flight Simulator X contains a very easy-to-use tool for placing scenery objects visually within the game. Unfortunately, the Microsoft developers neglected to tell anybody. This document contains an illustrated explanation of this tool and how to use it. My most sincere apologies - I am unable, for lack of free time, to offer support of any kind.

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Although by no means an expert when it comes to making up classy designs and territory within FSX (my editorial skills end at writing, sadly!) I did have a lot of fun playing around with this modification. It’s a great tool which is easy to use when it comes to adding in new scenery throughout the simulator.

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Initial Thoughts

As a major part of modding for many people, those with a desire to populate the world can find that this mod does a wonderful job of doing just that.

This feature is well worth using as it shows you how to master this hidden tool with FSX, giving you that editors bug. If you have been flying over your home town and looking down on it and feeling it looks depopulated and generic, then this mod is just what you need.

It allows you to take matters into your own hands and fix it up on your own. It’s a piece of cake to follow with lots of details easy to find and enjoy here, ensuring that you have no problems at all in capturing the depth and detail of the world as you see it.

The Verdict

From populating random towns that don’t exist to doing the place you live a bit of editorial justice, this mod is the perfect addition to the world of FSX for those who have an editorial mindset and want to make those changes and adjustments starting from today – just download this guide to make it easy.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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David WilliamsThu, 28 Feb 2019 17:19:26 GMT

Thanks for this tutorial on installing the OPT and using it for scenery creation. The procedure is relatively straightforward and the OPT will load and work if you are careful. As for its use, the OPT must rank as one of the most tedious apps available with FSX - but once you've got used to its idiosyncrasies, the OPT will enable you to do almost anything with the multitude of library objects that come with FSX. And, of course, the OPT allows you to develop Missions... One last point - buy InstantScenery if you want an easier method! Good Luck.

jackywillsonFri, 02 Feb 2018 10:10:18 GMT

thank you very much for the information!! Hello, I just stumbled on your editorial that I just read and it looks very interesting I will not try your proposal of this software that I just downloaded on your site I thank you in advance in hoping it works fine with flight simulator FSX or flight simulator 2004. Thank you and see you soon.

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Juser99Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:13:51 GMT

I am going to try and get this after Easter Sunday with my dad and then this will make fsx look amazing at KATL !! 😄😄😄

QSOWed, 31 Mar 2010 19:08:47 GMT
Dumb microsoft,this is to cool!!best of luck,QSO

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