Design Software - What do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by trailboss, May 29, 2002.

  1. trailboss

    trailboss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I have been searching for an inexpensive design program, and I am having a tough time. There are alot out there that are 3D type programs but I am looking for just a simple drafting style landscape design program. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    If you are looking for a straight 2d drafting program that is not landscape specific, Intellicad is good. It is almost a clone of Autocad that sells for under $200. It does not have plant symbols or other landscape symbols, but you can make your own if you have a little cad experience. If you don't have any cad experience, it will be a big learning curve.
    Landcadd uses this as their stand alone cad engine. If you go with Landcadd, I suggest that you start only with Landscape Design because the other modules will probably not be necessary.
  3. DaveK

    DaveK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Check out for a FREE version of PowerCAD LT.

    Can use PowerCad or AutoCAD interface (look and feel).

    Like AGLA said, as with any REAL cad program "If you don't have any cad experience, it will be a big learning curve."

    Can't beat the price though.

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