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Anyone use hardscape imaging software?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PatriotLandscape, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    I havent seen anyone post about this in a while.

    Do any of you use any imaging software to help with sales?

    if so what program? I just installed real landscape pro from unilock and I have been looking at pro landscape.

    Anyone thinking of using these this year to seperate themselves in this economy?
     
  2. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    I have pro landscape....it's OK. Maybe a little better than the ones you can buy at Borders, but for what i use it for it does a decent job. What else is out there?
     
  3. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I've been looking at, and considering Vectorworks Landmark 2009. It's around $1,800. Probably why i'm still just considering it.
     
  4. Kevin332

    Kevin332 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Use prolandscape . how is everyone this evening
     
  5. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Pro Landscape sells quite a bit of work with their imaging component, and the newest version has included Techo-Bloc in both the imaging and CAD. It allows the client to see what your design ideas are and gives them a chance to comment on color.

    Kirk
     
  6. tatmkr

    tatmkr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    The only one I used was real landscape from Unilock, didn't really do much for me in the sales enviornment, but I also hand drawn stuff in 3d and people really love that. I did find that Real Landscape was a greate tool as a photo editing software. i.e. I can use the tools to copy existing grass and use it to hide yard damage, or even add additiona flowers.

    To all: A trick to using 'Real'= To erase that unilock logo...open the original picture in paint and add 1/2" to the bottom of the page, open in real and edit, the take to office picture manager and crop off the bottom 1/2" (including the logo and the whit space you added before).:walking:
     
  7. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    When you are using it do you typically do this onsite in the truck or do you bring it to a second meeting?
     
  8. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    2nd meeting for sure. Typically good designs take more than 10 minutes to conjure up.
     
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    Back when i used to do landscaping i used i think landpro design- Anyway the first year i purchased it i put in two 30K dollar brick driveways. If you can get the customer exited about the job with a before and after image you hooked them. I just wouldnt leave the design with out a $1000 deposit.
     
  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    i keep them on my laptop nothing printed so they can't keep them.
     

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