Landscape design software can be a tricky thing to purchase. There are several options available on the market ranging in price and capability. The question we want to answer in this post is one we get asked on a regular basis. These pieces of software all have different specifications, they all advertise different functions and features. Which ones are the absolute must haves in the landscape architecture world? We’ve compiled some of our favorites.
The Basics of Landscape Design Software
It should go without saying that landscape design software needs to be able to design landscapes, but you would be surprised at how many overcomplicate the experience.
What we find is that there are a few features that are absolutely essential to the landscaping software that have to be taken into account. Ground modeling is one such instance. Ground modeling and site analysis allow for the user to perfectly map out how the ground is laid out. It allows users to physically account to rises and falls in the land, elevations and dips alike.
The same goes to say with base planning. Having the ability to accurately plan out a landscape or greenery allows you, as the designer, to rest easy knowing that you have every aspect covered.
Additional Benefits To Look Out For -
As well as covering the basics, there are several other options available that can make designing a landscape as easy and efficient as possible. Advanced irrigation design can help design how water will lie on the ground. Light level analysis is another thing that can help you to design incredible pieces of landscape architecture that are sure to awe for years to come.
On a different note, paving designs and planting databases can make finishing the perfect design an absolute reality. The right database can make life easier when trying to add that special something to a design.
A lot of software allows for the designer to visualize their design in 2D. Now, it is far more beneficial to be able to conceptualize in 3D instead.
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