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3horn
10-11-2000, 01:34 AM
Anybody know of a decent, affordable, design software package for irrigation?

Hardy Enterprises
10-11-2000, 01:36 PM
How cheap are you looking for? I have been looking at two packages Raincadd and Landcadd with the irrigation module. Raincadd is cheaper, but is just irrigation software. Landcadd is more expensive plus you have to get the irrgation module. However they how so many different module availible that the use are almost endless. If you do more than just irrigation that might be an advatage. I haven't decided want I am going to buy. Right now I am leaning toward the Landcadd.

Jay

TGCummings
10-14-2000, 09:20 PM
Is there a web site to check out these programs?

-TGC

Hardy Enterprises
10-17-2000, 02:19 PM
These are the web addresses for the two software packages

http://www.raincad.com

http://www.landcadd.com



Jay

Kiril
12-22-2007, 06:01 PM
AutoCAD Rules ALL ..... ROFL http://www.websmileys.com/sm/sad/533.gif

zman9119
12-22-2007, 06:09 PM
well, you still need either AutoCAD or DesignCAD for RainCAD. All it is a add-on package.

Mike Leary
12-22-2007, 06:56 PM
All b.s. unless you maintain the site.

londonrain
12-22-2007, 06:57 PM
AutoCAD Rules ALL ..... ROFL http://www.websmileys.com/sm/sad/533.gif
I have Landcadd and it is a add-on program that you interface with Autocad...

Mike Leary
12-22-2007, 07:02 PM
I have Landcadd and it is a add-on program that you interface with Autocad...

How is this making the biz better?

Kiril
12-22-2007, 07:04 PM
ROFL. Didn't you guys not noticed I bumped the old post in the irrigation forum.

Mike Leary
12-22-2007, 07:07 PM
ROFL. Didn't you guys not noticed I bumped the old post in the irrigation forum.

Someone cares?

londonrain
12-22-2007, 07:10 PM
How is this making the biz better?
Back in the day when I designed every system on Autocad and plotted out a design on my Mutoh "E" size plotter plus a water distribution analysis, I looked like I knew what I was doing.... also made as-builts easy....

Mike Leary
12-22-2007, 07:15 PM
Back in the day when I designed every system on Autocad and plotted out a design on my Mutoh "E" size plotter plus a water distribution analysis, I looked like I knew what I was doing.... also made as-builts easy....

Got my vote. good for you....we like to look what we're doing!

londonrain
12-22-2007, 07:27 PM
Got my vote. good for you....we like to look what we're doing!Few pics
1 of of my kurta digitizer..
http://webpages.charter.net/nixdiecast/cad1.jpg
landcadd template

http://webpages.charter.net/nixdiecast/cad2.jpg
as-built drawings for phase 1 of a apartment complex we did,,
http://webpages.charter.net/nixdiecast/cad3.jpg

hoskm01
12-22-2007, 07:42 PM
ROFL. Didn't you guys not noticed I bumped the old post in the irrigation forum.
Its only 7 years old.

FIMCO-MEISTER
12-22-2007, 08:56 PM
Anybody know of a decent, affordable, design software package for irrigation?

What ever happened to good ole Three Horn? Buddy we hardly knew ya.

hoskm01
12-22-2007, 10:20 PM
we hardly knew ya.

If at all!

irrig8r
09-13-2008, 07:44 PM
So...

speaking of irrigation design software...

Anyone have experience with this one?

http://www.sciencehill.net/

irrig8r
09-13-2008, 07:46 PM
I had RainCAD on a computer that died a while back.. never took the time to master the program... not sure whether to try the new version of something else. And I want to do lighting with it too...

Wet_Boots
09-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Five hundred bucks?!! Phooey.

Mike Leary
09-13-2008, 08:26 PM
What happened to London?

Waterit
09-14-2008, 02:12 AM
I had RainCAD on a computer that died a while back.. never took the time to master the program... not sure whether to try the new version of something else. And I want to do lighting with it too...

Check out DesignCad - it was the backbone for RainCad - pretty small and simple to use. Should work out well for lighting, also, with its symbol library. Have used it to produce floor plans for my house additions, and irrigation as-builts. Exports to most CAD formats. And it's cheap!

http://www.imsidesign.com/Products/DesignCAD/DesignCAD3DMAXv18/tabid/326/Default.aspx

irrig8r
09-14-2008, 02:24 PM
Check out DesignCad - it was the backbone for RainCad - pretty small and simple to use. Should work out well for lighting, also, with its symbol library. Have used it to produce floor plans for my house additions, and irrigation as-builts. Exports to most CAD formats. And it's cheap!

http://www.imsidesign.com/Products/DesignCAD/DesignCAD3DMAXv18/tabid/326/Default.aspx

The only thing I can figure is they must charge a lot for support?

hoskm01
09-14-2008, 04:40 PM
The only thing I can figure is they must charge a lot for support?
Seems cheap if it does as stated. A trial would be nice.

Mike Leary
09-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Seems cheap if it does as stated. A trial would be nice.

Last time I taked to those guys, they'd pretty much do a free trial. Is it loaded for five foot centers?

Waterit
09-14-2008, 05:08 PM
The only thing I can figure is they must charge a lot for support?

Have never paid a dime for support. Had some issues with some things, e-mailed questions in, got replies within 24 hours.

Trial version URL:
http://www.imsidesign.com/LinkClick.aspx?link=http%3a%2f%2factivate.imsisoft.com%

Kiril
09-15-2008, 11:16 AM
Check out DesignCad - it was the backbone for RainCad - pretty small and simple to use. Should work out well for lighting, also, with its symbol library. Have used it to produce floor plans for my house additions, and irrigation as-builts. Exports to most CAD formats. And it's cheap!

http://www.imsidesign.com/Products/DesignCAD/DesignCAD3DMAXv18/tabid/326/Default.aspx

I have a very old version of TurboCAD from them. Good program for simple designs and a little more user friendly than AutoCAD.

msusser
04-06-2009, 03:13 PM
Folks,

I am a landscape architect/irrigation designer. I am also a former software manager with about 25 years of experience. A few years back i was doing research on which irrigation software package to use for me and my business. The one i picked and still use today is LandFx. It is hands down the best package out there.

reasons: It seamlessly integrates with autocad.

The validation routines are unrivaled with any software i have ever seen. It will check for heads not piped to a valve, it will check for valves not connected to a water source, it will check if your system exceeds avail pressure and flow. it will automatically generate and circle your errors. It will automatically check for pipe intersections and will ask you if you want it to fix them (automatically for you). The list goes on and on and on..

As excellent as the irrigation portion of the software is, the planting part is equally impressive. (the software will read the planting plan and calculate the amount and type of drip emitters needed and add this information to the schedule--automatically!--hello!!!) Also, the software comes with an incredible amount of details (planting/irrigation/and much more) that you simply drop into yor drawing.

I could go on and on...but trust me, if dont do 10 or 15 mins of research by just checking out the videos from their website, you're just not doing a good job.

Save yourself some time and headache. Look into LandFx. (www.landfx.com.

mark s
Atomic Irrigation