Landscape Design Software

zachlegomaniac

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Can anyone recommend landscape design software that runs on OS X? We use Dynascape at work on PCs, and I downloaded Punch! to my MacBook Pro a couple of years ago, but it was junk IMO.

Would love input.

Thanks.
 

campyguy

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Mar 21, 2014
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Would love input.
Under $3k, Vectorworks Landmark - almost all of the Mac-based LAs I work with use this app package. I prefer Landmark over AutoCAD (which we also use) with LandFX and/or Keyscape running in the AutoCAD environment.

An alternative is Graphsoft's ArchiCAD WITH the Rik Landscape Pack - keep in mind that ArchiCAD 20 is hitting the streets soon, so pony up for v. 19 only if you have a clear path to a free upgrade...

If you need 2D only, 2D DWG compatibility, and decent editing tools look no further than Dassault Systemes' DRAFTSIGHT. DRAFTSIGHT offers a free version and a "Professional" version, and both versions are regularly updated; the Pro version is currently offering a reduced subscription price (I got the email...) from $299 to $99. IMHO DRAFTSIGHT blows AutoCAD LT back to the stone age...
 

zachlegomaniac

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Original poster
Sep 20, 2008
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Under $3k, Vectorworks Landmark - almost all of the Mac-based LAs I work with use this app package. I prefer Landmark over AutoCAD (which we also use) with LandFX and/or Keyscape running in the AutoCAD environment.

An alternative is Graphsoft's ArchiCAD WITH the Rik Landscape Pack - keep in mind that ArchiCAD 20 is hitting the streets soon, so pony up for v. 19 only if you have a clear path to a free upgrade...

If you need 2D only, 2D DWG compatibility, and decent editing tools look no further than Dassault Systemes' DRAFTSIGHT. DRAFTSIGHT offers a free version and a "Professional" version, and both versions are regularly updated; the Pro version is currently offering a reduced subscription price (I got the email...) from $299 to $99. IMHO DRAFTSIGHT blows AutoCAD LT back to the stone age...
Awesome. Thanks for the detail. I really appreciate it!
 
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