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Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in AutoCAD, Fresh Trends, Software

Crash Course in AutoCAD for the Complete Beginner

Crash Course in AutoCAD for the Complete Beginner

Article by Kurt Longland We explore some useful YouTube videos to give you a crash course in AutoCAD, a staple of Landscape Architects all over the world. AutoCAD is one of the fundamentals of our design industry, and will continue to be used as part of the industry standard. So it is only a matter of time before you will be introduced to the program. While on the surface...

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Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Fresh Trends, Rhino

10 Awesome YouTube Tutorials to Master Rhino

10 Awesome YouTube Tutorials to Master Rhino

Article by Nick Shannon In this article, we will explore how you can start making awesome 3d models in Rhino, a useful tool in conceptualizing and testing designs. The field of landscape architecture requires a broad range of tools to communicate the analysis and design of a site. One of the most effective tools we have is the visualization of the landscape, through perspective drawings, sections, models, or plans....

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Fresh Trends, SketchUp, Software, Tutorials

7 Top Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Rendering

7 Top Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Rendering

Article by Erin Tharp LAN Writer of the Year 2015-16, Erin Tharp, takes a closer look at 7 Top Photoshop tutorials for digital rendering. One of our roles as landscape architects is to help our clients visualize the design that we are trying to sell to them. Plan view drawings usually aren’t enough to do that and oftentimes clients ask for renderings that will reveal what the project will look...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Fresh Trends, Software, Vectorworks

Developing the World’s Most-Used Cross-Platform CAD and BIM Software

Developing the World’s Most-Used Cross-Platform CAD and BIM Software

Developing the World’s Most-Used Cross-Platform CAD and BIM Software: An Interview with Vectorworks expert Eric Gilbey. With many options in computer-aided design (CAD) software, how do you know you’re using the right one? To find out, we turned to a software expert in the architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and urban design field. With more than a half-million designers across upwards of 85 countries using its products, Vectorworks is on a...

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