Autocad???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MOWEMJEFF, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. MOWEMJEFF

    MOWEMJEFF LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone use this? And if so did you take a course in it? Im debating whether or not to take it this summer, its not required for my hort degree but I've been told it's worth taking......
     
  2. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use it every day. If the price and time aren't an issue, take the class. Everyone whines about the learning curve, but if you jump in and start using it it's a great, powerful tool.
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    Yes, it's definitely worth taking. I did not take a class in it, I just started playing around with it and picked it up. But I've heard the class can be useful.
     
  4. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You should deff. learn it. Here is a photomontage of a design we just finished. I used autocad and photoshop.




    p.s. the landscaping is only representational.... not the actual plant schedule.
     
  5. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Opps... forgot to attach it.
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  6. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its definatly worth taking, IMO.
     
  7. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im taking the course right now at the Concord(nh) tech. Im taking 3d cadd this semester:dizzy:
     
  8. MOWEMJEFF

    MOWEMJEFF LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya I'm leaning towards taking it, autocad2d two nights a week for 8 weeks and i can buy the program as a student for $170 if your registered in the class.
     
  9. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think I'll learn how to use that for landscaping. I can get it for free through the University at Buffalo where I go to college. I also have some experience with it from a class I took in highschool.
     
  10. TPS

    TPS LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 363

    Honestly if you can get the program you probly wont need the class. I went to college and then a trade school for CAD. Once you start using it you can pick up the extras pretty easy. It has a good help guide and depending on what year you get a lot of the commands you could just type in. May want to start with an older version like 2000 or 2004 to learn.
     

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