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Landscaping software

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grassyfras, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    Do any of you guys use software that helps you design yards and landscaping with 3-d veiws?
  2. AndrewLawn

    AndrewLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    my neighbor uses one.....I'll ask him about it tomorrow
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I bought the cheap alternative. I've got Sierra Custom Land Designer 3D. It works good for the small amount of landscaping jobs that I do. I couldn't justify spending upwards of $400 for a program that I wouldn't need that much. I paid $50 for it, so far it works great! I can upload pictures that I take at the job with a digital camera, then take it home and work on the landscape. No complaints yet!
  4. ianc

    ianc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    you can visit http://www.lsisoft.com and download a 30-day trial
    of Landscape Illustrator 2001
    does both Plan and imaging view
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    We use several of the higher end programs as deisgn/build is the biggest part of our business. Could not live w/o them.
  6. Rodney Johns

    Rodney Johns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Pro Landscape by drafix is the way to go. I have used them all and I swear nothing has made me more on an investment than that program did. It is expensive but I have never heard of anyone who wouldn't say that is wasn't worth the money. The 3-D photo designs will have people writing the checks as soon as you show them what things can look like.
  7. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

  8. elainef

    elainef LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Any of these suggestions require *special* training to use (CAD design, etc.) beyond figuring out how to use scanner/digital camera and knowing how to do site measurements? How long have you been using these?
    Incidently, I found this site digging for landscape design software today - neat site!
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Can any one tell me how much some of the high end design programs cost? like landdesogner and and pro landscape.... I am looking to upgrade in the next month or so. 4-500 is my budget.... im not sure if i can justify a grand!
  10. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    I have used Design Imaging by DIG for over two years. The suite of three/four programs is a little over a grand I think. If you do a search you will find that we have discussed this topic about once every four months.

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