Design Programs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Coastalld, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Coastalld

    Coastalld LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I have been searching for a good design program. I have found several. One I found is by Idea Spectrum and it is the Arc. version. Has anyone used this program (full version). Is it any good.
  2. Turf Logic

    Turf Logic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I haven't tried Dynascape.

    I like Landscape Pro for what I do.
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

  5. cgll1135

    cgll1135 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Which version did you buy
  6. Blmtlandscapes

    Blmtlandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I just picked up realtime architect also... I'll let you know what I think of it. The reason why I picked that one was cause I demoed a lot of them including dynascapes. I like how realtime architect has the photo imaging option. I think it is important when presenting to clients becuase a lot of clients don't really understand plan view.
  7. Coastalld

    Coastalld LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    so you have been pleased with Real Time? I looked at Landscape Pro versus Real Time and a few others. I dont see a huge difference for the cost difference. I like the plan view for professional layouts.
  8. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I use dynascape and I haven't had any problems with it. Works well for me.
  9. h400exinfl

    h400exinfl LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 106

    I use Realtime LA and I've only come across two features so far the I wish it had. The first is align to and size to. I.E. you have to place every plant which can get a little tedious in a bed with 100 1 gallon plants. There also should be an option to use different kinds of materials on house exteriors, as I like to blend materials and feed of the house. There is no way to show this to a customer as the house has to be all stucco or siding or whatever in the program. Good things about the program, it's very easy to learn, you can model your own plants very quickly, it runs on my cheap little laptop from walmart with 512 mg ram, which other programs I tried would not, the walk through is awesome, everybody loves it, it's cheaper than others out there. I would like to try dynascape though.
  10. tatmkr

    tatmkr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    By far dynascape!!! Especially if you couple it with the new color add on. It's essentially a rip off of autocad with all the features taiored only to landscape/ hardscape. Here is a small example.(or 2) Of course the quality is much better when it's printed (these are 18x24 pdf's)



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