FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is PRO Landscape?
PRO Landscape is the most COMPLETE
and EASY TO USE
landscape design software on market. It includes 4 modules (photo imaging, CAD, 3D and proposals) in an all-in-one solution and it is the ideal tool for all ‘green’ professionals in designing and planning gardens, terraces, parks, areas with pools, floral decorations, landscapes, irrigation systems and many more.
Who uses PRO Landscape?
Perché scegliere PRO Landscape?
Landscape, residential and commercial areas design studios: thousands of landscape contractors, designers, and architects for both new and renovation projects.
Gardeners: with PRO Landscape, any professional, indipendently from his/her computer skills, can create projects of green areas.
Garden Center: always more of them choose to offer a valid garden design service to their customers.
Lighting Contractors: they can show their customers what their lighting projects, once finished, will look like at night.
High Schools, Professional Institutes and Universities: PRO Landscape is an integral part of the study plan at hundreds of educational facilities, integrating itself as a precious asset in several students’ curriculum.
Professional and Complete: PRO Landscape offers 4 modules in an all-in-one package, is multilingual and available on a modern and comfortable USB thumb drive.
Easy to Learn, Easy to Use: PRO Landscape includes Video Tutorials and Free Technical Support for 5 years.
Internal Fully Customizable Database: any new element can be added to the over 12000 elements already included, associated with real high quality images.
RealDWG 2014 Compatible: as well as with .jpg and .pdf files, PRO Landscape is totally compatible with .dwg and .dxf format files from AutoCAD and other similar programs.
Different Presentation Solutions: you can turn, automatically and in just seconds, professional CAD projects to realistic 3D presentations, also directly modifiable and of great visual effect.
· Complete and Professional Proposals
: in a handful of minutes you can create a proposal with cover sheet, material list, prices, descriptions, information and much more.
Can I use a picture of my customer’s house?
“PRO Landscape Companion” App: it is the first and unique software combined and completely integrated with a dedicated App for iPad and Android Tablet.
Absolutely! Just take a digital photograph of your customer’s home or building site and use it as the background for your landscape design. PRO Landscape includes over 12000 real high quality images that you can drag and drop on top of your photograph: the image library includes plants (archived in climate areas), grass and mulch, pavers, irrigation systems, sculptures, pools, outdoor furniture, night lighting, holiday decorations and many, many more.
Can I add something to the image library?
Of course, the PRO Landscape library is totally customizable and gives you the ability to add photographic images of any type as well as edit the database information about the plants.
Do you have images for my area?
Yes, PRO Landscape comes complete with plant material for all climate zones. Specifying your climate zone(s), you will just see plants typical your area.
Can I remove existing disturbing elements from my background picture?
PRO Landscape includes cloning or deleting tools that allow you to cover up existing elements of the picture (such as construction debris, cars...) or cancel parts you do not want included in your final design.
Can you show plant growth?
Yes, plant material in PRO Landscape can be grown in yearly increments between 1 and 10 years, with the ability to automatically show the growth as a movie to be left to the customer. In addition, you can show “Negative Growth”, which allows you to see what the landscape will look like immediately after installation.
Do you have night lighting?
Yes, PRO Landscape includes the industry’s best night and holiday lighting, that is hundreds of light fixtures from many popular manufacturers. From a daylight picture of customer’s house or building site you can actually show what your lighting design will look like at night.
Are the internal images of quality?
Unlike other software on this sector, PRO Landscape has been specifically developed for professional projects and includes over 12000 real, photographic and high quality images.
Will I need to buy a separate CAD program?
No, PRO Landscape Planner è un modulo CAD completo, sviluppato su misura per progettare aree verdi e paesaggi: è molto semplice da utilizzare, anche per chi non ha precedenti esperienze con AutoCAD o simili.
No, PRO Landscape Planner is a complete CAD program that has been tailored for green areas and landscape design: it is also very easy to use, especially for people with no AutoCAD, or similar, experience.
Is CAD module compatible with AutoCAD?
Yes, PRO Landscape is RealDWG 2014 Compatible: it can read and write .dwg and .dxf files (as well as .jpg and .pdf files), this means it can import, elaborate and save in the same format such files.
Can I print CAD drawings?
Yes, CAD drawings can be printed out in any size or scale: you can easily change them at any time.
Can I get a paper survey or plot plan from my customer?
Yes, the background plan of a CAD drawing can be a scanned image as well: you can scan the plan or take a picture of it, bring in the file, easily scale it and start your landscape design.
Do I have to create a project in order to generate a bid?
No, PRO Landscape lets you bid from an image, a CAD project or even from scratch.
Can I link my estimates to my accounting program?
PRO Landscape links to the major programs used in the green industry (such as QuickBooks®, SLICEplus®, Horticopia®, Clip®...) and allows to export documents in the most common file formats (.xls, .doc, .txt, .rtf).
Can I install PRO Landscape on both my desktop and laptop computer?
Yes, the all-in-one PRO Landscape package includes 2 licenses: you can install them on any kind of computer and then use the program simultaneously, because they are managed remotely. You can also request additional licenses at very convenient prices.
Is Technical Support available?
Yes, from the moment of the purchase you will be provided with guaranteed free Technical Support for 5 years.
Do you offer training services?
PRO Landscape comes out with Quick Guide and User Manual as .pdf files, together with 60 Video Tutorials which slowly and clearly describe the main features and tools. Furthermore, there are always available on our YouTube channel (you can access by clicking on ‘youtube’ under ‘Company’ tab) some presentation and tutorial videos in both italian and english.
To learn and use PRO Landscape is extremely easy and intuitive, but for customers who need a more specific knowledge there are customized courses available: please, do not hesitate to contact ORGANIZZAZIONE ORLANDELLI to receive information about solutions, costs and logistics.