Erin Carpenter

  • Personally, I would recommend Rhino 4.0. It is an extremely easy to learn platform and combines 2D and 3D design quite well. Plus there are really good render engine plugins like Vray.

    Rhino is also very good at importing and exporting a wide variety of different file types from Autocad to Digital Projects to Maya. I don’t know the exact pricing…[Read more]

  • Thanks guys. I’ve seen many of the previous discussions on this topic. Reviewing my last post, I realized I had mentioned I had been running LandCAD. That part was true. However, I have not been using LandCAD. In fact, I haven’t used it for a single project. I couldn’t get out of the tutorial phase. The LandCAD folks have offered me extremely…[Read more]

  • John – this question keeps popping up and is a testament of the range of aspirations, skill sets and experiences out there in the industry.
    I have seen them all and to date, I have not seen THE tool for landscape architects. We have to use various platforms to deliver the wide range of services we provide.

    There are quite a few parameters to this…[Read more]

  • I personally would go with Autocad over Vectorworks for a couple reasons. To start, Autocad is the industry standard as far as drafting goes so alot more people know the program. Also, as more schools push digital rendering, more and more students are using software like 3ds Max and Revit which don’t play well with Vectorworks linework. On the…[Read more]

  • I’ve just started a one-person design firm specializing in residential. I’m trying to decide between the various cad programs and think Vectorworks would be the best fit for me. I have owned EaglePoint LandCADD (2000) but was running with its stand-alone cad engine (not AutoCAD). Now, years later, I’m really thinking it’s time to try again with…[Read more]

  • Jeff,

    How do you set up your perspective vantage point? What are the steps involved in setting up and roughing out your perspective renderings?

  • I want to know how to reach the ultra affluent residential clients in Shanghai, Beijing, and Dubai Any advice?

    How do I recruit ridiculously creative landscape graphic artists for perspective drawings and collateral presentation documents?

    How do I write secure contracts and payments when working over seas to assure payment? Is this a take a…[Read more]

  • Jeff Simutis posted an update in the group Group logo of HOW TO MAKE THAT!HOW TO MAKE THAT! 13 years, 4 months ago

    Brandon – Give me some topices to cover and I’d be glad to help in any way.

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