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Landscape Design Software Options

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by BufalinoLand, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    Is there any design software that is more user friendly than CAD but as versatile???

    What is everyone using

    thanks Joe
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    All the professional design software programs I have encountered have been CAD based. The 3D imaging functions are not and are much easier to learn and use, but do not give a realistic view or plan of the intended design. The imaging is great as a presentation tool. If you have trouble with CAD, take a class in CAD or many of the software companies offer training session for their products that should make operation much easier. There is also that tried and true method of paper and pencil. It works quite well and is the basis training for any landscape designer. You do have another option, and that is to enlist the services of a draftsperson or a designer to do the drawing or the designs for you. Quite often using the skills and knowledge of a professional designer can be a great asset to you and your business.


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