How to Choose your Landscape Design Software

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How to Choose your Landscape Design Software

Written by: Keysoft Solutions

Landscape Design Software is no small investment and so choosing the right piece of software in incredibly important. There is nothing worse than purchasing software before realising that it doesn’t have the scope you initially hoped it would. Getting the right landscape design software, on the other hand, is rewarding. It saves time, effort, and money. 

Understanding the Benefits

The first thing to do may seem obvious to some, but understanding the benefits of the Landscape Design Software you are looking at is vital to deciding to buy. Understand what is being offered. For instance, is the software just a basic computer aided design software, or is it something that comes with a lot of functionality included? Is it Landscape Design Software in name only, or does it include ground modeling, full site analysis and planting databases? Is it 3D Landscape Design Software, or two-dimensional? Another point that is worth checking is how well the software will integrate with other products. In other words, is it a stand alone solution or does it require another piece of software first? Some do and some don’t. Once you have created your design, can you export it to another system (Revit for example)? It may seem like there are a lot of questions to ask, and to some degree, there are, but asking them will ensure that you don’t waste your time with a Landscape Design Software that isn’t for you. Understanding the benefits allows for you to make up your mind whether a piece of software is worth looking into, and that can be invaluable.

Trialling the Software

Trials are a fantastic way of testing a programme before you decide to buy and it’s a vital part of ensuring the Landscape Design Software is right for you. There is no better way of understanding a piece of software than by trialling it yourself. Trialling software helps you know that you are making the right investment so the value it provides is beyond just money, but the piece of mind as well.

Using Tutorials and Ensuring Support

Whilst trialling software it is always worth looking at tutorials online. The reason for this is twofold. Firstly, they allow for you to make the most out of a piece of software whilst trialling it. Secondly, they will give an idea about the levels of support available once the software has been purchased. It is important to choose the software you are sure will have support once it has been purchased. As mentioned before, Landscape Design Software is no small investment and you don’t want to be left in the lurch. To find out more about our Landscape Design Software feel free to trial it for free or contact us directly at 844-430-3040.

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