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chunkitron3030
04-03-2007, 02:01 PM
hey all, i am in need of a good program that will give me a "top view" kind of like CAD or some type of blueprint software, and it has to work on a mac as well. we have a laptop here at work but have a hard time finding compatible software. please help. thanks.

chunkitron3030
04-03-2007, 02:02 PM
and something other than google sketchup, we are using it now, but when you do a top view, all the models are flat. thanks!

PaperCutter
04-03-2007, 03:11 PM
maybe I'm not understanding- wouldn't the point of a plan view be that everything is flat?

Dave

chunkitron3030
04-03-2007, 03:43 PM
correct....

ive done a little research, and found the following programs that may work...

macdraft
vectorworks
archicad
turbocad

i am currently download some demo versions of a couple of them, i will let you know how it goes. any other programs that are good to use for "plan view"? thanks!!

PaperCutter
04-03-2007, 03:46 PM
How much are you looking to spend?

Are you using GSU or SketchUp Pro?

chunkitron3030
04-04-2007, 12:44 AM
cost is no factor, it is for my workplace as they will be paying for it. i just need something that will work. thanks..

mac draft i found really sucks, turbocad says it will work on mac, but the version i got looks like it is pc only (.exe file), so i am still needing some help!!

Scag48
04-04-2007, 01:10 AM
ProLandscape is some of the best software you can buy for landscape design.

AGLA
04-04-2007, 08:04 AM
Vectorworks is a professional CAD program that is used by some architects and landscape architects. They have specialized versions for each.