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Design Software

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by PRapoza451, Feb 24, 2000.

  1. PRapoza451

    PRapoza451 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I've been in this business for ten years and now I'm considering purchasing design software. I am very comfortable with the computer and software, graphics etc... Trying to decide between (Drafix , formerly Pro Landscape,) DIG, and Visual Impact Imaging. Does anyone have experience with these different programs any info would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. sgbotsford

    sgbotsford LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    If you think in plane view, then any drawing package that has a library of landscape objects will work. If this is a tool to sell customers on what it will look like, consider Sketch-Up. It allows you to work in 3d, re-render with near realistic results, and produce fly-throughs for your customers. Warning: You need to play with it for a couple of months to get good at it, but with practice, and a good library of plants, you can modify the design while the customer is looking over your shoulder.

    There is a free version and a pro version. The free version has all sorts of limitations. The pro version can generate materials lists, put multiple drawings on a single page...

    Lots of 3rd party add-ons for it.

    It's memory intensive. You will want the fastest single processor you can afford (It doesn't take advantage of multiple cores) and max out the memory. 16-32 GB of memory is NOT too much.
     
  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,580

    Only 12 years old, hmm I wonder if he responds
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    I know the OP. I'm pretty sure that he went with Dynascape.
     

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