KeySCAPE software gives landscape architects more time for thoughtful design by automating menial tasks, improving accuracy and easing revisions when collaborating with architects and civil engineers. KeySCAPE provides commands and workflows specific to the needs of landscape architects and designers.
KeySCAPE offers a single solution that takes you from concept, through detailed design, contract documentation and beyond.
Do you have a need for versatile, up-to-date, customizable landscape design software?
Are you required to collaborate with diverse project teams?
Do you want to streamline your workflow?
Do you want to adopt BIM best practice?
If so, KeySCAPE is the landscape architecture software for you.
...we were able to efficiently step in with KeySCAPE and create the smart, BIM-compliant objects that would streamline this redesign and any future revisions
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.
KeySCAPE’s Softworks ribbon contains every tool you could want to layout and envision your planting scheme. Insert plant material as individual specimens, linear hedges, planting beds and grass areas. Specify plants or plant mixes from a customizable database pre-loaded with over 9,900 species or import your preferred plant lists from popular spreadsheet formats. Labels and schedules update automatically as your design evolves, allowing you to globally modify plant specifications and symbology as you progress from schematic design through construction documentation. Plant material can easily be placed at the correct z-elevation by linking a surface model and swapping 2D for 3D blocks.
Sometimes a hatch pattern isn’t enough to accurately communicate your paving design intent. KeySCAPE’s Paving ribbon allows you to delineate and specify continuous, brick, or modular unit paving intelligently. Use the area paving, edging, and pathway tools to automatically calculate quantities and to accurately communicate the layout. Report quantities as area, linear, or “number of units” takeoffs. Use standard laying patterns and brick sizes or add your own and share with your team by networking your KeySCAPE database.
A variety of site and layout tools exist in the KeySCAPE to aid in base drawing setup and site planning workflows. Create schematic designs with a library of symbology and annotation objects. Easily layout property lines based on legal descriptions. Quickly mock-up building massing in 3D or establish spatial requirements for parking, sports fields, or golf courses using intelligent tools
Sure, through years of experience you can now visualize a site in your mind based on 2D contours and spot elevations, but what about your clients or design partners? Never mind trying to calculate cut/fill volumes by hand! KeySCAPE includes built-in surface modeling capability that can generate 3D representations of existing or proposed conditions. Any geometry with a z-elevation can inform your model: spot elevations, contours, or feature lines. Use volumetric calculation tools to quickly determine optimal finish floor elevations early in the site development process. Easily import and export surface data with your surveyor or engineer through DWG, point clouds, or LandXML formats.
Get to grips with your site constrains quickly and early in the design process with KeySCAPE’s Site Analysis ribbon. Create a 3D surface from survey data, point clouds, or publicly available data then analyze for elevation, slope, and aspect. Determine flow lines and potential ponding areas for existing or proposed surfaces. Handy tools help you manage contour z-elevations, fix broken contours, or automatically create annotation.
Not every landscape design firm does irrigation design in-house, but if you do, we’ve got you covered. Layout heads, pipes, and equipment from the database (or specify your preferred equipment) and let KeySCAPE do the rest. Automate zoning, pipe sizing, and watering schedules then generate a bill of materials. Any landscape irrigation project, from residential to golf course scale, can be designed with KeySCAPE’s irrigation ribbons. Even if you don’t do irrigation design in-house, use our irrigation tools to get a handle on project feasibility and costs.
Own your data! Unless you are a sole-proprietor you will inevitably want to share your custom database with your team. The KeySCAPE database contains your proprietary product data, CAD standards, symbol libraries, and detail libraries that are specific to your firm’s needs. Place the KeySCAPE database on a shared, secured, backed-up network location and anyone in the office can design, create specification labels, and generate schedules all to your signature look and feel. The KeySCAPE database is YOUR database to customize to support YOUR workflows within YOUR practice. And our support team is just an email or phone call away to help you work with your data as efficiently as possible.
Block and Detail Libraries
All the major KeySCAPE toolsets arrive out-of-the-box with pre-loaded default data, symbols, and specification styles. But, all these libraries are open to include your preferred information. For example, import your preferred plant symbols and create a unique menu for quick access for your design team. Or, utilize one of the open symbol libraries to store other symbols, notes, and detail blocks.
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.
The workflows enabled by KeySCAPE are inherently BIM (Building Information Management) capable. By creating relationships between data, geometry and graphic representation, you are already on your way to a BIM workflow. See, not so scary after all! Continue down your BIM journey by sharing your information internally (with your team) and externally with design partners, contractors, and owners. KeySCAPE enables this through exports to open formats such as IFC, LandXML, CSV, and SHP. Additional project collaboration formats include Export to BIM (DWG with blocks and attribute information) or the Keysoft-exclusive Export to Revit plugin.
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)
Processor: Basic• 2.5-2.9 GHz processor, Recommended • 3+ GHz processor
Hardware Memory: Basic • 8 GB, Recommended • 16 GB
Conventional Displays: 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.