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02-24-2000, 10:08 AM
I've been in this business for ten years and now I'm considering purchasing design software. I am very comfortable with the computer and software, graphics etc... Trying to decide between (Drafix , formerly Pro Landscape,) DIG, and Visual Impact Imaging. Does anyone have experience with these different programs any info would be helpful. Thanks.

10-05-2012, 10:04 AM
If you think in plane view, then any drawing package that has a library of landscape objects will work. If this is a tool to sell customers on what it will look like, consider Sketch-Up. It allows you to work in 3d, re-render with near realistic results, and produce fly-throughs for your customers. Warning: You need to play with it for a couple of months to get good at it, but with practice, and a good library of plants, you can modify the design while the customer is looking over your shoulder.

There is a free version and a pro version. The free version has all sorts of limitations. The pro version can generate materials lists, put multiple drawings on a single page...

Lots of 3rd party add-ons for it.

It's memory intensive. You will want the fastest single processor you can afford (It doesn't take advantage of multiple cores) and max out the memory. 16-32 GB of memory is NOT too much.

10-15-2012, 12:17 AM
Only 12 years old, hmm I wonder if he responds

10-15-2012, 08:20 AM
I know the OP. I'm pretty sure that he went with Dynascape.