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01-30-2009, 06:11 PM
I have been searching for a good design program. I have found several. One I found is by Idea Spectrum and it is the Arc. version. Has anyone used this program (full version). Is it any good.

Turf Logic
01-30-2009, 11:27 PM

White Gardens
02-01-2009, 04:00 AM
I haven't tried Dynascape.

I like Landscape Pro for what I do.

02-01-2009, 10:39 AM

02-01-2009, 10:54 AM
Which version did you buy

02-01-2009, 01:12 PM
I just picked up realtime architect also... I'll let you know what I think of it. The reason why I picked that one was cause I demoed a lot of them including dynascapes. I like how realtime architect has the photo imaging option. I think it is important when presenting to clients becuase a lot of clients don't really understand plan view.

02-01-2009, 02:01 PM
so you have been pleased with Real Time? I looked at Landscape Pro versus Real Time and a few others. I dont see a huge difference for the cost difference. I like the plan view for professional layouts.

02-01-2009, 06:12 PM
I use dynascape and I haven't had any problems with it. Works well for me.

02-02-2009, 09:09 PM
I use Realtime LA and I've only come across two features so far the I wish it had. The first is align to and size to. I.E. you have to place every plant which can get a little tedious in a bed with 100 1 gallon plants. There also should be an option to use different kinds of materials on house exteriors, as I like to blend materials and feed of the house. There is no way to show this to a customer as the house has to be all stucco or siding or whatever in the program. Good things about the program, it's very easy to learn, you can model your own plants very quickly, it runs on my cheap little laptop from walmart with 512 mg ram, which other programs I tried would not, the walk through is awesome, everybody loves it, it's cheaper than others out there. I would like to try dynascape though.

02-05-2009, 11:30 AM
By far dynascape!!! Especially if you couple it with the new color add on. It's essentially a rip off of autocad with all the features taiored only to landscape/ hardscape. Here is a small example.(or 2) Of course the quality is much better when it's printed (these are 18x24 pdf's)

02-05-2009, 04:47 PM
Those aren't bad, does dynascape do a fly through?

02-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Only 2d design. Doesn't have 3d capacity. If you visit their website, the have a free 2 week demo. The winter is the best time to start using it, because it takes a while to get the hang of it. And if anyone gets it, by all means watch the entire tutorial dvd. It's whats gets you up and running.