Keysoft Solutions’ KeySCAPE software gives Landscape Architects more time for thoughtful design and the firms they work for save money by automating menial tasks, improving accuracy, and easing revisions when working with architects and civil engineers by adding ribbons, buttons, and commands specific to landscape architect’s and designer’s needs all within a familiar AutoCAD environment.
Do you have a need for versatile, up-to-date, customizable landscaping software? Do you want to see your designs in full 3D rendering? Do you want to impress your clients with state-of-the-art designs, created with ease? If so then KeySCAPE is the software you have been looking for. Landscape design and ground modeling has never been so easy.
KeySCAPE is a fully customizable system, designed to make your life easier. Its enhanced utilities and presentation options allow for you to quickly create and modify design proposals. No matter how often your client changes their requirements, KeySCAPE allows you to quickly alter your designs. It allows you to manage your processes and streamline your workflow ensuring you are as productive as possible.
From using it to produce planting plans I would say it might actually take half the time to produce the plans as compared to normal manual methods of calculating quantities.
The production of an average planting plan has been reduced to a third of the time it used to take (e.g 12 days down to 4).
How KeySCAPE helped create environments that demand aesthetic integration with surrounding structures.
How KeySCAPE helped KZLA create context-inspired landscape design solutions.
How KeySCAPE enables SLR consulting to model designs productively using the export to Revit feature.
Create ground models direct from point data or contours.
Calculate volumes and optimize your site design to balance cut and fill.
Our dynamic planting and paving schedules ensure your drawing is always up to date.
KeySCAPE can analyze your site for slopes, water run-off and flooding, making sure your project is accurate. Once your design has been created you can visualize it in either 2D or 3D.
Assess and mitigate the impact of new features within the landscape.
Design and perform calculations on any size irrigation project, from small areas to large ones.
Our software has a database of over 8000 plants (you can also import your own), as well as keeping a count of materials and producing cost estimates for your project.
KeySCAPE was used to help design the 2012 London Olympic Park.
An ultimate tool in landscape design, KeySCAPE allows for you to generate topographic images. These are formed from the original ground survey points and how they are elevated, allowing you to plan view features lines for a proposed design. Add accurate features to your landscape, calculate volumes and balance the cut and fill to optimize your site design.
Fully Analyze the site you wish to use. Assess the slopes, how water would flow over the site, determine potential for ponds to form, and consider flood planes. Assess the visibility of objects within the landscape from various perspectives.
Base planning gives you a range of tools to use. These help you lay out your site, annotate features, and present your creation in various ways such as a plan view, or in 3D.
KeySCAPE provides an array of tools to set up and design elements for a site plan. Whether you need to design sidewalks, retaining walls, or building footprints we have tools to help you. It also includes recreational elements such as sport fields, camping, and swimming pools.
Golf Course Design
Quickly and easily design golf courses with our Wizard to help you define the course number, hole number and par. The KeySCAPE Course Table allows you to generate a summary of the hole number, all the distances you have specified, and par values from each tee.
Landscape and Detailed Planting Design
KeySCAPE contains everything you could want in order to create impressive planting plans. This includes plant symbols and mixes, plant tables, growth simulation and vegetation lines. As well as this we have a database of over 8000 plants for you to use.
Plant Database Import and Construction Details
KeySCAPE comes with a powerful plant database with editing and customization capabilities. The database contains a wealth of information on all the plants in the system; including descriptions, characteristics, climate, color, conditions, growth, maintenance, planting sizes, zones, textures, and uses (amongst others). It is also possible to create or import plant lists. Additional information allows for a set of over 700 pre-drawn drawings, with manufacturer specific details, ready to insert into your AutoCAD drawing for heightened accuracy.
If you need to create an advanced irrigation system then KeySCAPE has a feature especially for you. With our software you can design irrigation features for public spaces, urban areas, golf courses and more. Our advanced irrigation feature has sprinkler and drip feed irrigation systems, supported by a database of manufacturers and their precise specifications. These sprinklers can be grouped and controlled by the same valve, with the program warning you if there is an insufficient amount of water available.
London Olympic Park
KeySCAPE and AutoCAD was used by LDA Design to develop some of the London Olympic Park proposals. KeySCAPE was used to develop ideas for the planting areas onsite.
Whether you prefer to work in meters, millimeters, yards or inches – KeySCAPE allows you to work in both metric and imperial units. At any point throughout the design process you can rescale the drawing to any measurements you like.
Conceptual and Sketch Design
Use detailed and sketch graphics with gradient fills and transparencies to create stunning drawings that will impress and sell your proposals to your client. Include your own images to create mood boards that will help explain your design.
Built on the need to design paving areas within AutoCAD, Paving Design allows you to create and specify paved areas effortlessly. Use predefined patterns or create your own edging and paving using actual brick sizes and laying patterns, such as Herringbone, Basketweave, radial and random. Calculate brick numbers, specify and label your paving areas. Insert schedule at any time and export this to include within your Bill of Quantities.
Create stunning photorealistic images using a wide array of KeySCAPE 3D symbols. Quickly generate rendered views and walkthroughs of your site with just a few clicks. Whether your design is simple or complex, our 3D design software can truly bring it to life.
Export to Revit
Export your features to Revit and use the free Revit Add-In to import the KeySCAPE data into your Revit project. The Add-In can populate your Revit model with the specifications and qualities generated in You can also add 2D information to the plan view, as well as place 3D models from your designs on the Revit topology. The ability to export to Revit also allows you to include rootballs for clash detection with underground services. Finally, you also have the ability to perform a shadow analysis to show the impact of your planting on the project.
We offer the following recommended specification for the PC, which has been derived from the requirements for AutoCAD 2019 products, published by Autodesk.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it may be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
Supported operating systems:
• Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with KB4019990 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher)
Basic • 2.5-2.9 GHz processor
• 3+ GHz processor
Basic • 8 GB Recommended • 16 GB
1920x1080 with True Color
High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840x2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Should be supported by the application
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
Keysoft Solutions software supports a full copy of AutoCAD 2015 or later and associated vertical products, such as AutoCAD Map, Civil 3D, etc..
The specification above has been derived from the requirements for the AutoCAD 2019 product.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it will be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
Please contact us for any further details.