landscape software HOWTO?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JasonFlippin, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. JasonFlippin

    JasonFlippin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I have punch 3d Home design, and I have read through the book and can't figure out how you guys take a digital picture of a yard then add shrubs and rock/mulch. I want to show the homeowner what it could look like just like the rest of you guys do. Did I get the wrong software? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Is that the Home Design with the Landscape Design?

    I recall that they have at least 2 packages to purchase.

    It was one option for me.

    One choice is certain - I will not use CAD exclusively to design with. I'm going to stay with hand drawing, and use a simpler CAD on the illustrations and diagrams.

    It was the simpler CAD that taught me to avoid the deluxe CAD.

    On the simple version, I realized that all I could do was punch keys and point the mouse. Then I realized that the landscape design CAD is the same.

    At least with hand drawing, I can bend my torso, reach for a tool, reach for a template. Even that's as non-mobile as I wish to go when not outdoors.

    I was interested in a shoot a photo and paste the images program though just for a promotional tool.
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i was looking at it in compusa the other day and almost bought it, but i don't think you can take pictures and import them into the program.

    I think the software you want is called "Landscape PRO"
  4. Just Turned Pro

    Just Turned Pro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    One of the Punch packages (Platinum I think) has the landscape photo view thing built into it. I have this and use it but am not too crazy about it. You can put the picture of the house (2d) in the drawing but have to add the plantings in the CAD mode (3d).

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