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LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark
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I'd like to hear what people have to say about these two drafting programs.  If one better than the other?  I'm getting ready to purchase, and I'm having a hard time deciding which way to go.  I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Mann May 2.

 

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Jennifer Mann replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
".....and interfaces very well will all sorts of files, too.  the 2017 release is awesome!"
May 2
Todd McCurdy, FASLA, CLARB replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"I had the same response as Robert. Never heard of the other one, but VW Landmark has been building software for landscape architects for quite some time now, and it's good stuff."
May 2
Kathy Robert replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Hi Jennifer,  Thank you for reaching out.   I purchased VWL a year ago last December.  From January to March, I worked through the training videos faithfully, until I got busy.  I am also a Design/Build company.   This year,…"
Apr 28
nigel varley replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Andrew, you are right. It is important for many that the files you export or import are essentially the same on your machine as they are on your associates. Surveyors, Architects, HVAC engineers Electrical engineers and Structural engineers etc all…"
Apr 27
Jennifer Mann replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Hi Kathy, I purchased VWL about five years ago.  How are you doing with it now after over a year working with it?  It took me a while to get it figured out but that's mostly because I am so busy running my own design/build and…"
Apr 24
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Any drawing software or method of producing design deliverables is legitimate if some designers like to use it and it satisfies their clientele. One thing that is becoming more and more important other than the graphic representation of a design is…"
Apr 20
nigel varley replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Hi J. Robert, and thank you for your input. It's great that you took the time to check the software out and voiced your subjective views (albeit in an objective manner). Luckily for us our users have a differing opinion and luckily for…"
Apr 19
nigel varley replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Let me first declare my interest, I developed LANDWorksCAD and to this day still have a significant input into its future direction. LANDWorksCAD has been a great success story for my company and forms a large part of its annual revenue, mostly in…"
Apr 4
Kathy Robert replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"12/31 - I bit the bullet and purchased VW Landmark.  I'm also working my way through the videos and feel it's going to be a bit of a learning curve to get up to speed.  I was hoping to work through a small design that I have to…"
Jan 8, 2016
Kathy Robert replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Thank you all for you input.  It has helped me make a decision.  "
Jan 4, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Kathy, Did you get enough to form an opinion on your original question?"
Jan 4, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Acad Lt is $et up so that NO add ons can be u$ed. FX Cad was very similar to Acad Lt when I last test drove it. I just wanted to point out that there is more than one component that you have to purchase and not to get fooled by the single price of…"
Jan 2, 2016
Dennis J. Jarrard, PLA, CLARB replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Andrew, I believe that FX CAD is basically Autocad LT, but you are right there is a cost associated with it.  I'm not sure why you can just use the LandFX add on with Autocad LT but i am sure there are some kind of proprietary features…"
Jan 2, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Great response. I worked in two different civil engineering/land survey offices doing civil plans for twelve years. There are sometimes some issues with non-native dwg files when they are received by the CE's. I looked at FX CAD and Land FX…"
Jan 1, 2016
Dennis J. Jarrard, PLA, CLARB replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"I am not sure what your background is when it comes to using any kind of CAD software, but before you purchase you might consider the following: 1.  If you are new to using CAD software Vectorworks Landmark might be the way to go.  I own…"
Jan 1, 2016
Kathy Robert replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"I'm located in the Pacific NW of the US - nowhere near Australia.  However, I do appeciate your comments.  "
Dec 31, 2015

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