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Old 07-12-2001, 10:36 PM
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Landscaping software

Do any of you guys use software that helps you design yards and landscaping with 3-d veiws?
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Old 07-12-2001, 10:54 PM
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my neighbor uses one.....I'll ask him about it tomorrow
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Old 07-13-2001, 02:32 AM
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I bought the cheap alternative. I've got Sierra Custom Land Designer 3D. It works good for the small amount of landscaping jobs that I do. I couldn't justify spending upwards of $400 for a program that I wouldn't need that much. I paid $50 for it, so far it works great! I can upload pictures that I take at the job with a digital camera, then take it home and work on the landscape. No complaints yet!
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Old 07-13-2001, 03:13 PM
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you can visit http://www.lsisoft.com and download a 30-day trial
of Landscape Illustrator 2001
does both Plan and imaging view
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Old 07-14-2001, 07:39 PM
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We use several of the higher end programs as deisgn/build is the biggest part of our business. Could not live w/o them.
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Old 07-18-2001, 12:17 PM
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Pro Landscape by drafix is the way to go. I have used them all and I swear nothing has made me more on an investment than that program did. It is expensive but I have never heard of anyone who wouldn't say that is wasn't worth the money. The 3-D photo designs will have people writing the checks as soon as you show them what things can look like.
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Old 07-18-2001, 12:36 PM
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Good info here...
http://www.vbulletinhosting.com/cust...aping+software
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:46 PM
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Any of these suggestions require *special* training to use (CAD design, etc.) beyond figuring out how to use scanner/digital camera and knowing how to do site measurements? How long have you been using these?
Incidently, I found this site digging for landscape design software today - neat site!
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Old 08-08-2001, 04:22 PM
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Can any one tell me how much some of the high end design programs cost? like landdesogner and and pro landscape.... I am looking to upgrade in the next month or so. 4-500 is my budget.... im not sure if i can justify a grand!
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Old 08-08-2001, 10:26 PM
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I have used Design Imaging by DIG for over two years. The suite of three/four programs is a little over a grand I think. If you do a search you will find that we have discussed this topic about once every four months.
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