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Old 01-23-2013, 03:10 PM
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Hey Thanks for the upload looks really good. I have a question i see in drawings alot the big circles over the planting beds and never understood what they were for? I also never understood what the lines inside the circles indicated ? It looks like the circle is being broke into 3rds. Can someone help me understand what the purpose of those lines are and the over size circles on the designs are used for?
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I'll make it simple for all of us if you're being serious.
buy this book.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:16 PM
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I might also recommend "Residential Landscape Architecture" by Booth and Hiss. We used it in my design classes in college, and it offers a great place to start for basic design principles and graphics.

http://www.amazon.com/Residential-La.../dp/0132376199
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:18 PM
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The items on the drawings are placeholders for plant material. The ones you're asking about are for ornamental trees that were never installed.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:41 PM
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If there's not a local art supply shop near you, a great little small online retailer is www.carpediemstore.com . Their prices are competitive and the selection's awesome. Here's what I would set you up with if you were designing and selling for me:

- 0.5mm and 0.9mm mechanical pencils
- white eraser
- Staedtler pigment liner (pens) set of 5, black
- architectural scale
- engineering scale
- 45 degree triangle
- compass
- large circle and small circle templates
- zipper pouch to carry this stuff

That's what I carried with me to work at the design job I mentioned above, and it was sufficient for me to sell over a million dollars in installs in six months.
This may be a silly question- but what kind(s) of paper do you prefer?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:22 PM
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i use canson or bienfang marker paper. if you don't want to get fancy, plain graph or engineer paper will suffice!
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:23 PM
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i'll post some pictures of all my drawing stuff for you.
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Awesome- thanks!
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i use canson or bienfang marker paper. if you don't want to get fancy, plain graph or engineer paper will suffice!
What size?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:09 AM
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For those using CAD driven programs, are you using desktop or laptop computers?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:07 AM
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I use ACAD Lt - they do allow you to put a single copy on both your laptop and desktop, so I have it on both. I much prefer to use the desktop or a couple of reasons. The first is that I have it set up with two monitors which makes it easy for me to refer to other materials (site photos, an email, something from the internet, ...) as I draw. I also like having my desk set up where the keyboard is not attached to the monitor and I have a good gaming mouse instead of a finger pad on a laptop.

I have the laptop so that I can get work done when I'm not in my office or bring it on site (I rarely do either). I probably use the laptop more when I want to watch a football game on tv and get work done at the same time than I do on site. I do not like to use a computer when I present a plan - it makes some people think that the computer did it and makes me less important.

The laptop is also a great backup. I actually sat in my van working on a plan during a hurricane (weak one) while the power was out so that I had power for my laptop.
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