Keysoft Solutions today announced the release of KeySCAPE LandCADD. Combining and extending the power and ease of use of KeySCAPE’s drafting and landscape design capabilities with the updated advanced 3D, surface modeling, site analysis, and irrigation capabilities of LandCADD, KeySCAPE LandCADD allows landscape architects to quickly and effectively automate workflow processes to turn conceptual landscape designs into fully developed 2D and 3D construction plans. KeySCAPE LandCADD also provides the thousands of LandCADD users a path forward; allowing them to protect their investment in LandCADD and leverage the extended functionality now available with KeySCAPE LandCADD.
“KeySCAPE LandCADD is a comprehensive integrated suite of ground modeling, landscape and irrigation design capabilities that allows us to visualize and analyze a site, produce professional planting and irrigation designs, and create design documentation for projects 50% faster than other products,” said Eric Robinson, Principal of Robinson Design, a Florida based landscape design firm focusing on large complex, residential designs. “The product automates tedious tasks, providing us huge gains in efficiencies and allowing us to share plans with clients and partners across the U.S.”
Using KeySCAPE LandCADD’s built-in tools, landscape architects and designers can quickly and accurately create ground models, perform site analysis, lay out a site plan, produce schedules and cost estimates, as well as share plans seamlessly with internal and external design partners, professionals and clients – increasing accuracy, productivity and efficiency. Unlike other landscape design solutions that force users to import and export data from multiple point products, with KeySCAPE LandCADD all prepared work and design iterations are performed using a single application, saving users considerable time in the design and documentation phases where changes are common and frequent. Changes made in any phase of the project are dynamically updated, ensuring a single, accurate view of the project can be shared amongst all stakeholders, thereby minimizing errors, and increasing the speed in which modifications can be made. KeySCAPE LandCADD can be used alongside popular Autodesk products or as a standalone product.
“Since the acquisition of LandCADD last year, we have fully integrated and enhanced KeySCAPE and LandCADD to create a single, comprehensive solution that provides landscape architects all of the tools they need to rapidly turn concepts into detailed construction documents,” said Jeremy Ellis, CEO, Keysoft Solutions. “Using KeySCAPE LandCADD, landscape architects can eliminate menial tasks and increase accuracy, leaving more time to enrich designs and cultivate new business.”
In addition to automating the material and plant scheduling tasks and calculating volumes for cut and fill materials, KeySCAPE LandCADD automates paving and site design layout for patios, walls, benches and other built hardscape structures.
Landscape architects interested in achieving Building Information Management (BIM) compliance will find value in KeySCAPE LandCADD since it allows users to create 3D ground level surfaces and then build BIM objects to be placed on the surface – enabling BIM to reach early design and facilities management phases of a project.
Available immediately, KeySCAPE LandCADD supports all versions of AutoCAD from 2010 to 2016 and Windows 7 to Windows 10. Available in flexible licensing configurations, KeySCAPE LandCADD can be purchased as a standalone product that includes its own AutoCAD engine or as an add-on to an existing AutoCAD. Single seat licenses, sharable network licenses, and short term licenses are available. Purchase KeySCAPE LandCADD with support by May 31and receive an additional complementary 12 months of unlimited support, software updates, and free access to new landscape design tools released during coverage.