thank u so much!
To "see outside" you can upload a photo and add it to your design in the 3D planner. It's on the left panel that pops out, there is a tab that looks like a clipboard. Choose that, then choose the tab that says "photo." Once you have uploaded a photo, a little picture of part of it will show up there. Drag that little picture into your design and drop it in the box that will appear at the top that says "apply to scenery." It will not show up in your design until you take a 3D render of it. There is a Romestyler manual at the top of the forum you can download that has pictures to explain it better.