Landscape Design Software Or Drawings?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawns by design, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. dieselfuel

    dieselfuel LawnSite Member
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    I'll make it simple for all of us if you're being serious.
    buy this book.
    http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Graphics...68169&sr=8-1&keywords=landscape+plan+graphics
     
  2. TheOakGroveGardeners

    TheOakGroveGardeners LawnSite Member
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  3. TheOakGroveGardeners

    TheOakGroveGardeners LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  4. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,054

    This may be a silly question- but what kind(s) of paper do you prefer?
     
  5. TheOakGroveGardeners

    TheOakGroveGardeners LawnSite Member
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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!
     
  6. TheOakGroveGardeners

    TheOakGroveGardeners LawnSite Member
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    i'll post some pictures of all my drawing stuff for you.
     
  7. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,054

    Awesome- thanks!
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  8. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 852

    What size?
     
  9. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 852

    For those using CAD driven programs, are you using desktop or laptop computers?
     
  10. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    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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