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Recommender: What design software do you use and why?

June 18, 2020 -  By
Design software (Photo: Vectorworks; illustration: fonikum/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images)

A reliable and complete design software can help bring a design to life for clients. (Photo: Vectorworks; illustration: fonikum/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images)

What design software do you use and why?

Headshot: Tim O'Connor

Tim O’Connor

Tim O’Connor
Vice president, LCI Landscapes, Stillwater, Minn.

ProLandscape allows me to put drawings together that are visually appealing and lays out everything for my crew. I have a staff of four designers, and they all use it. We get compliments from our clients on the designs, and the library of existing plants that you can draw from … you just pull it into your drawing and match it up with your local source. All in all, it’s been a great tool.

Headshot: Tony Frisella

Tony Frisella

Tony Frisella Jr.
Vice president of sales, Frisella Landscape Group, Defiance, Mo.

We use Vectorworks. We’ve spent a lot of time vetting a lot of the programs out there. It’s a robust system, and it’s been extremely customizable for the year and half we’ve been using it. It’s sped up our ability to design and create a vision for our clients. We like the 3D capabilities and being able to take a PDF and turn it into a CAD file. The cut and fill features are great for calculating grade.

Cate Singleton
Landscape architect and design department manager, Complete Landsculpture, Dallas

Our workflow consists of AutoCAD with Land F/X as an overlay. This setup allows us to create irrigation, lighting, planting and hardscape plans efficiently. The 3D visualization software that we utilize is SketchUP with Lumion for rendering. This gives us a great graphic representation to share with clients.

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