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Old 07-10-2010, 01:06 AM
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The one above is real-time landscaping architect 2. There are better ones out there, but this one is fun and simple to play with. Works better that MS paint anyway.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:17 AM
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Is that for MAC or PC I have both but my MAC is way better?



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The one above is real-time landscaping architect 2. There are better ones out there, but this one is fun and simple to play with. Works better that MS paint anyway.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:46 AM
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Hey I noticed you said you were going to put weed fabric down; may I ask what for (please don't say mulch!)
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:49 AM
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From the spectrum design site:

Q. Will Idea Spectrum software run on a Macintosh?
A. While we do not have versions specific to the Macintosh, many users run our software on their Macintosh's using Parallels or Boot Camp (programs that let a user install Windows on their Macintosh).

I'm not sure how this would work with torrents and iso files, but theoretically it would work.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:50 AM
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Nice images..

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Get you some decent landscaping software, have some fun with it. Talk them into the upgrades with it. Wondering how familiar you are with torrents?
...You just got me to upgrade! We design with AutoCAD. The hand drawn color stuff takes to much time.

1. Someone asked earlier, is their a version for MACS?
2. Relative to AutoCAD is this software easier to use (AutoCAD is great, after you have learned how to use it, but still can consume some time)

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Old 07-10-2010, 01:56 AM
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NarNar, I've been a CAD designer for 10 + years now. I only use it when I have to.(That job that pays for my insurance) As far as freelance I rarely touch it. For house plans I've switched to Chief Architect, and for landscaping plans I use the Realtime Landscape Architect. Don't get me wrong, CAD still has it's place, but it's definitely not in the marketing and sales side. There are way too many programs that handle 3D and rendering so much better. If you have the time try using google sketchup mixed with Bunkspeed Hypershot for some 3D renderings. Its all about the creativity!
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:02 AM
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Mulch, Mulch, Mulch

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Hey I noticed you said you were going to put weed fabric down; may I ask what for (please don't say mulch!)
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Please say Mulch
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:45 AM
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Plant image database

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NarNar, I've been a CAD designer for 10 + years now. I only use it when I have to.(That job that pays for my insurance) As far as freelance I rarely touch it. For house plans I've switched to Chief Architect, and for landscaping plans I use the Realtime Landscape Architect. Don't get me wrong, CAD still has it's place, but it's definitely not in the marketing and sales side. There are way too many programs that handle 3D and rendering so much better. If you have the time try using google sketchup mixed with Bunkspeed Hypershot for some 3D renderings. Its all about the creativity!
Thanks for reply, I am sure other designers on the site will appreciate your input.

Regarding, Realtime Landscape Architect, Chief Architect, Sketchup/Mixed with Bunkspeed Hypershot... do these software image plant database inclusive? Or do we have to collect the images and build our down database.

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Old 07-10-2010, 11:56 AM
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Its for the mulch why?

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Old 07-10-2010, 12:05 PM
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What torrent site did you get that software off of?
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