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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by NC_Irrigator, Oct 8, 2003.
Anybody using CAD for irrigation? whats the best program?
don't know...i hear rain cad is goood....let me know what ya find out
I have been playing around with Rain Cad Software for a while and the learning cure is challenging for me at this time. I need in the field experience. But you may have a easier time than I since you have an irrigation back ground and you are expose to it daily.
thats my .02
I have been using RainCad and I like it. Although it is kinda pricey it does work quite efficiently. I have found it easier to plan a system since I don't have to go back and erase what I drew because I drew something in the wrong spot! Haven't gotten a chance to try much of the landscaping portion but I will post when I discover how it works.
Rain CAD. WE also used it for landscape design when we did design build.
what version of raincad do you use?
Can anyone else share their experience with Rain Cad? We are in the market.
Thanks in advance!
Have found that rain-cad is good for landscape design as well. Easy to change locations of plants and such as that. I do like the material take-off feature. Although it does take a while to input all of your prices and get it set up the way you want it. I like it so far, makes estimating easier, however I still go back and double check by hand just to make sure all my ducks are in a row.
Like I said in my earlier post, it is pricey (I paid right at $1000 I think) but if you want to use a computer to do irrigation design I know of no better way.
For those of you just starting out-- Microsoft Visio has decent landscape capabilties with some irrigation tools.
I have not yet seen a reason to upgrade to Autocad or Raincad just yet.
Even Autocad Lite is more affordable but it its still technical. I will
I have attached a layout done in Visio