It’s not that you won’t get an answer, but I honestly don’t think of Land8 as the place to get cad help. Go to CADTutor and research this. There are tutorials that may explain what you want to know. Heck, post your question (let them know it’s for landscape) in the forums and you’ll get solid replies. Someone already posted the question, “[Read more]
I’m not sure there is much of a difference between the two. And IIRC, RB marketed Netafim for a while way back and then Netafim managed to establish a niche market in the US. Both use a variety of barbed fittings to make the network in any layout imaginable.
Netafim I installed in middle 90s is still in use at many clients houses. One has 17y…[Read more]
DG with a binder is both permeable and not; water slowly seeps in but will otherwise stand/puddle or runoff.
The surface will erode slowly with foot traffic. Some maintenance is required. DG is a good paving material on top of roots. It has none of the caustic properties that concrete does.
If you are installing treewell irrigation (RB RWS or…[Read more]
And I too knew how to do grading before the test. What I lacked was knowing what was going to be tested.
I did not want to use a test for practice and have no feedback about where I went wrong, only to have to do it again six months later. The cost of the test was close to the cost of the review, so why not.
What it did was teach to the te…[Read more]
Go to the UCLA Extension website and look at the LARE Review classes. Here’s the Section 4 link https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/Course.aspx?reg=Z4538.
I spent the money for the review classes and it was worth every penny. The review classes clear up a lot of confusion that persists around each test, and helps you focus on what is…[Read more]
As someone who works for a DOT (microstation) and has a side biz (autocad), I’m not seeing what the problem is with either handing over the cad files or matching the muni’s cad standard. The project you’re designing is a public facility. Different rules regarding ownership of project documents, including cad files apply.
Imagine the muni n…[Read more]
How accurate is the etrex? Just as AG has posted above, I’m now wondering if she could add two or three more gps points to her own data set [with the etrex] that appear on the survey and then use the acad align command to get her data points aligned to the survey.
I would turn the survey file into a template after erasing all the data, then re…[Read more]
Cotoneaster ‘Lowfast’ and/or Acacia ‘Lowboy’ on a RainBird 1400 series bubbler (or similar) for mass planting and low water use.
Funny thing about money. The politicians have it for things they want, but never seem interested in continuing the funding for things already bought. New = sexy.
The trial to remove topsoil should be interesting. You may find an increase in erosion at the edges of the removal area brings about a different type of maintenance work that ul…[Read more]
Your kid probably knows how to drive. But would you trust them to do so ?
As you mention in a previous post, you’re looking to maybe start your own firm. Would you hire a fresh out of school grad to sell and design for you, or would you confine them to learning the nuts and bolts of the operation?
Your boss probably knows you can sell and d…[Read more]
A few other things that you need to consider before they bite you…
Make sure to include all the TAXES in the billable rate!
- federal – paid quarterly and occasionally ahead of future income to avoid penalties
- social security – you get to pay both halves of this
- health insurance – not a tax or is a tax as determined by what…
toby replied to the topic Seeking AutoCAD help resources that cater to Landscape Architects in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years, 2 months ago
i’ll second the http://www.cadtutor.net for technical stuff. i’ve learned quite a bit by joining in a conversation or two. DO NOT be shy about asking questions. you won’t get pounded for it.
you might want to mention the kind of project you have in mind and what you think you need to accomplish/include, otherwise you’ll get a lot of non specific answ…[Read more]
§ 492.7 Irrigation Design Plan “…(A) Dedicated landscape water meters are highly recommended on landscape areas smaller than 5,000…”
The word ‘recommended’ is not absolute.
Smart controllers (B) and flow sensors (G) are required.
I’d skip the meter in your specs. At worst the city will tell you to include, but you can argue over the def…[Read more]
not wood. some idiot in too heavy a vehicle will drive on it and break it. and wood rots.
use steel. steel sheeting (~2.5m sq x 25mm) on steel posts in concrete column at each corner.
no matter what, I hope they have lots of money to fix this problem.
Nanny state rule!
I often wonder if those who make the rules such as this actually know what they are seeking to achieve.
And a better question is how will the home owner know if the water used is appropriate or too much ?
Are you, the RLA, going to tell them how much is enough based on MAWA, or will you rely on an algorithm in the sma…[Read more]
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