Landscape Design Software

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by summitgroundskeeping, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    I'm looking to get landscaping design software. Do any of you guys use it and what kind. What kind do you wish you had. What can your software do (ie. growth cycles, night fall, photo imaging, etc.) How much did it cost. I don't know what to get at this point. I know I want the software to include computer imaging, CAD for landscapes in 2-D, and possibly design work for what a landscape will look like at night. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    I forgot to mention that I'm a Landscape Horticulture and Design major at Purdue University. I want this software for extra experience and help with the business.
     
  3. MJ LANDSCAPING

    MJ LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    try Design Imaging Group in NY. There websit is www.designimaging.com they have a great package for landscape design, cad, night lighting and a quote sheet.
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    look at gardengraphics.com ...dynascape.

    If you are going to do a lot of full scale residential work in the upper end market, you will want to stay compatable with engineers, surveyors, and architects CAD drawings. That means the dwg file format.

    It all depends what you are doing with it, how accurate you must be, and how involved the drawings need to get, and especially how much of a learning curve you want to go through.
     
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Don't forget to check into Visualimpactimaging.com they use Micrografx Picture Publisher pro for their application tool.

    Bob
     

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