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need irrigation design software program

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by imon, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. imon

    imon LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 3

    need irrigation design software program

    what's good for residential and commercial for submittals
    and as-builts ?

    is autocad good
    can it print large blueprints and small resident as-builts


  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Our irrigation engineer uses autocad.
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    I use RainCAD. There is another from Eagle Point software. Although very good, AutoCAD has a huge learning curve. Less so for the others.

    Largest project to date on RainCAD was an 85 acre retirement complex with about 15-20 irrigated acres and 4 wells. Base site was imported and converted from engineers AutoCAD v12 drawing.

    I thought I'd set myself apart from the other contractors with it. However even though I'm in a high income area the people are generally cheap and stupid.

    Needless to say I don't use it much. It did nothing for sales and added work to prepare a drawing for people who have gotten really bad about price shopping.

    I also bought a program called IrriCalc from the RAinCAD people. Lets you do water cost and use projections as well as watering program for the season. Very nice, not expensive and is a stand alone product.

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