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Old 03-24-2013, 11:06 PM
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nice man, yeah your not far at all. If you want one tip. When doing straight lines, extend the line tool out to the direction you want to go, then type how ever many feet you want to go. So if you wanted to go 4 feet, type (4') and press enter. This will make the line exactly 4 feet long.

If you want to go 36" type 36" and hit enter and it will make the distance 36". Just make sure you are on the correct plane
Thanks for the tip I'll have to try that. I've been going off of the plot plan we have for it so I didn't have to take the tape wheel all around the house, being able to type out the distance will help tremendously. I have to say its an awesome program, especially for free. It will be nice to show customers flowerbeds, etc. before they are completed.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:07 PM
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exactly. If i use this program for a bid, i sell 100% of my jobs. I havent lost one yet. I did 2d designs last year, but upped my game this year and i am 5 for 5, so far.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:15 PM
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That's awesome man. 100% on bidding is a great thing. Seeing as this is my second year I'm still trying to go full time with maintenance. All I bid is mowing, cleanups, mulching, etc. My goals are definitely to get into landscape design/installation in the future, and also irrigation. Steady growth is what I hope for my company, but I'm definitely not going to grow too fast and get way too deep and over my head.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:09 AM
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My goal this year is to add more accounts to the maintenance to get a full route.

For landscaping my goal is to do a small landscape job weekly, and a larger landscape install every three weeks. The hardest part of this business is being able to secure landscape work each week and sustain that. I don't think I could manage a new install each week with all the coordination it takes on the material end, appointments, and everything like that.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:09 AM
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Yeah I definitely want more accts. My current day job is not what I want to do.

That's a great goal. Lining up landscape jobs, especially long ones, takes a great deal of time sometimes due to supplier quantities, when the customer wants the job completed, etc. I think you're idea is perfect. Should be plenty for you to handle.

BTW check your PMs when you have a chance, had a question
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:34 PM
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The free version of sketch up I have found was a trail for 8 hours only.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:44 PM
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The free version of sketch up I have found was a trail for 8 hours only.
Not sure where ur going to get it, but I have never paid for sketch up and I've had it for three years
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:50 PM
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The free version of sketch up I have found was a trail for 8 hours only.
It is probably the trial for Sketchup PRO. Look for regular Sketchup 8, that should be free.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:51 PM
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It is probably the trial for Sketchup PRO. Look for regular Sketchup 8, that should be free.
Most likely. I downloaded sketch up pro and I actually didn't like it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:07 PM
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Yeah for $495 I'll stick to the free version! I saw it includes a 2D comparison to Sketchup called Layout, but other than that don't see anything better with it.

HDL, here is the link to the free version:
http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/product/gsu.html
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