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Corel Photohouse
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Can anyone out there help with opening and converting old Corel Photohouse files. I have antique photos that were scanned many years ago and I no longer have the means to access them. Converting them…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Mar 12.

3D Design
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What are Landscape Architects doing for 3D design. Are you creating a base map from your surveyors data, typically autocad. Then performing your traditional site analysis and schematic design by…Continue

Tags: autocad, sketchup, design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Mayhew Feb 26, 2016.

Richardson, TX
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I have a residential project in Richardson, TX and I am looking for a contractors that are capable of either acting as a prime or provide turn key installation of hardscape, softscape and a pool. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Anderson Mar 10, 2014.

 

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Robert Anderson replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Tianyi, You have entered into a profession that the majority of us didn't get the juicy job at the high and powerful pure Landscape Architecture Studio. A good many of us started out just like you and had to work for, in some cases years,…"
May 4
Robert Anderson replied to Tiina Beaver's discussion 'A bit rusty with AutoCAD'
"Tiina, Since 2008 a lot of things have changed. Unless you know what firm you are interested in and you know they use AutoCAD you may want to check other options out. Several firms that I know of are using SketchUp extensively, even to the point of…"
May 4
Robert Anderson replied to Ben Holmes's discussion 'ASLA dues'
"An interesting dialogue that has started based on a simple question about dues and if they are deductible. I would have to say that I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I have worked for employers who supported ASLA and paid the dues and…"
Apr 18
Robert Anderson replied to Clayton Munson's discussion 'Construction Observation / Punch List'
"While it is clearly designed for architects I have successfully used https://www.plangrid.com. You should check it out!"
Mar 30
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Robert Anderson's discussion 'Corel Photohouse'
"Have you tried to hunt down am old Corel Suite disc? Back in the 90's there was usually just a serial number on the package to get it to load and operate. I think it would be easier to get that and convert them yourself."
Mar 12
Robert Anderson replied to Smithhart's discussion 'Part time work'
"I believe you will find that Andrew's situation was a unique one. I have worked for more than my fair share of either Multi-disciplinary or dedicated Landscape Architecture practices and I can say that his is the exception. Every employer I…"
Feb 22
Robert Anderson replied to Jason Reibold's discussion 'Vectorworks, landmark thoughts'
"I wouldn't think there would be a second thought as you work with at least three people I know, Shannon Stark, Emily Rogers and Lesley Conroy, who I believe are currently using it at your firm! They like Stephen and you neighbor down the…"
Feb 14
Robert Anderson replied to Greg Byrer's discussion 'Observations? Thoughts?'
"Greg, One should always remove the "burlap" not really burlap these days as it is more often than not synthetic and therefore not degradable as is the same for the twine. Always cut these away and remove to well below the root zone of the…"
Oct 7, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Greg Byrer's discussion 'Observations? Thoughts?'
"Not sure where you want us to start? It looks like they got the depth right and the green side is up! Is the tree still alive? That would be important to note as it surely will not last much longer. The rope and fabric around the ball will…"
Oct 7, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Lori Latimer's discussion 'From AutoCAD to MicroStation'
"Lori, This is a bit dated in that the last time I transitioned from AutoCAD to Microstation was when V8 came out and had dwg compatibility. All you really need to know is levels are layers and symbols are blocks. I'm sure the office you are…"
Sep 2, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Rob Halpern's discussion 'North Carolina Stamping Requirements'
"While Andrew is correct it does go on to say that to conduct business one must be registered. Check the State Business website. Contact Tedd Duncan at Stantec for more info."
Aug 10, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Sara Kirk's discussion 'stamping drawings'
"The simple fact that you are not licensed in FLA should be enough to close this Client down."
Jul 19, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Rogerio Shibata's discussion 'Multi-modular towers in Vectorworks'
"Rogerio, I sent you a message through Land8 but perhaps you didn't get it. I know of a buy who can help you. He is Brazilian as well and an architect and has VW experience. If you would like I can see if he would be available to help. As for…"
Mar 9, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Anthony Parziale's discussion 'Alternates to AutoCAD....Vectorworks?'
"Anthony, As others have posted Draftsight is okay but not, dare I say, as good as Autodesk. I use it just to check out files that I have exported or intend to reference into VW Landmark. If you do decide to sign up for service select with VW there…"
Mar 9, 2016
Robert Anderson replied to Jacob E. Rohde's discussion 'AutoCAD Blocks?'
"What kind of blocks are you looking for?"
Mar 3, 2016
Stuart Mayhew replied to Robert Anderson's discussion '3D Design'
"I use DraftSight [an excellent, free AutoCad alternative] for my CAD work. After laying out property lines, building footprints and preliminary design work I generally import that into SketchUp and start modeling the fixed elements like buildings…"
Feb 26, 2016

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Hello, I'm currently a freshman environmental science major. I'm on the planning and administration track, which means I'm taking a combination of ecology courses, political science courses, and geography courses (including urban planning, physical…Continue

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Started by Kristen Barre in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jul 19.

Tree for inside/ outside 12 Replies

I'm designing a home in Temecula, CA, Zone 10, where i'd like to have a tree growing inside and the same kind of tree outside.  Both indoor and outdoor spaces receive partial to full sun depending on the time of day.I have 2 questions:- The height…Continue

Started by Paul Minotto in DETAILS & MATERIALS. Last reply by Paul Minotto Jul 18.

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Hello all,I'm in the midst of moving and clearing out my la school supplies following graduation from the MLA program at Morgan state university.The supplies got me through school and would love to pass onto an incoming student. I've got velum…Continue

Tags: school, supplies, rendering, chartpak, Prismacolor

Started by Gerrit Shuffstall in GENERAL DISCUSSION Jul 15.

How to select a Master? 7 Replies

I’m planning to go for higher studies. Currently I’m a graduated with four year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) degree. Now I’m willing to practice landscape architecture. But in near future I’m planning to have higher studies.What are the…Continue

Started by Nadun Jayasundara in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Nadun Jayasundara Jul 14.

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