Drawing tools for landscape design

Plan Types

Landscape elements can be organised in three list types:

  • In an ‘Individual’ list, a single plant species can be represented by a polyline area, hatch or symbol. Quantities are calculated according to plant spacing or the number of items in the case of a symbol.
  • In a ‘Mix’ list, the ratio or percentage between each item is specified and quantities calculated for a given area according to spacing. A seed mix for revegetation can also be specified.
  • A ‘Finish’ list can be used to represent works which typically make up the hardscape component of a project.  Elements are quantified according to their area (hatch or boundary), length (polyline) or number of items (symbol).

You can use standard drawing tools to create objects (hatches, polylines, regions, etc) on any layer and then assign a plant or finish by selecting an entry and labelling the object.

This process can be automated with the creation of a hatch or boundary polyline, assignment of a plant (or finish) and labelling after picking a point.

  This video shows an example of each list type as it appears in the main dialog and the palette.

In the video, the first list displayed in the main dialog is Individual (Trees) followed by a mix list and finish list (Walls & Furniture).

When the main dialog is closed, the palette is displayed with the last selected finish list displayed.  A mix list is then selected (Mix 1) and finally an individual list (Trees).

Individual planting plan
Mix plan
Finish plan list