LANDS DESIGN FEATURES
Organize the Project by Layers
This feature enables you to organize the landscape plan elements in different layers in order to modify them easier, adjust their visibility, create different plans, etc.
Design with 2D Drafting Tools
2D drafting tools are simple drawing entities (lines, circles, arcs, polygons, ellipses, etc.). They enable you to draw the preliminary design lines quickly.
Customize Workspace Appearance
The users can customize the workspace to present their designs with different display modes.
Switch between 2D/3D
This feature allows you to switch the project display between 2D and 3D with a single click of a button.
Change the Plants Representation
Choose between four plant representations: elevations, conceptual, detailed and realistic.
Freeform Modeling (Only in Rhino)
With Lands Design for Rhino the landscape architects can create very sophisticated models.
Import Terrain Data Model (DEM file)
It enables you to obtain the complete, modeled 3D terrain with its contour curves, importing it from a satellite map. It has never been so easy.
Create Terrain from Points and Curves
This feature enables you to create and modify a terrain by having only 3D curves or elevation points as data.
Import Digital Elevation Model (DEM file)
You can import DEM files to analyze and assess the characteristics of the landscape.
Change the Terrain Properties
Once the terrain is built, you can adjust it to the project needs by simply changing its properties from the edit panel.
By means of a closed curve you can cut a terrain to obtain the exact surface of the area of your site.
Add New Contour
This feature enables you to quickly modify the terrain topography by adding contour curves or 3D points.
Add Terrain Path
Just by specifying a width, a slope angle and a curve, you can project a route or path over the terrain under study.
Cut and Fill
This feature enables you to model and define a new morphology of the terrain, by means of earth moving (cut and fill, and banks).
This feature enables you to create holes for swimming pools, lakes, etc. on a terrain by simply selecting a closed curve.
Divide the Terrain
This feature enables you to divide the terrain to generate different sectors and uses, according to the guiding idea that governs the project.
List the Earthmoving Operations
The designer can automatically generate a list of actions undertaken on the terrain: divisions, holes, cut and fills, and banks.
Calculate Volume of Earthmoving
This feature enables you to quantify the volumes of soil in both fills and cuts and banks, simply by selecting the terrain.
Adjust the Objects to Terrain
The vegetation and other elements of the project detect the terrain and are placed automatically over its surface.
Indicate the elevation distance of a series of curves and Lands Design easily generates the corresponding terrain.
Add Parametric Fences
With this feature you can create fences to enclose spaces or simply decorative fences with an infinite number of possible designs.
Lands Design enables you to create curved or straight walls, kerbs and hedges to decorate garden areas or define the project boundary.
This feature enables you to quickly create the paths and trails that connect the different parts of a project.
Add Parametric Stairs
This feature enables you to create curved or straight parametric stairs that define the vertical circulations of the design.
Lands Design enables you to insert urban furniture models from the Lands Design library or blocks of multiple file formats for your project.
Choose from 1800+ Real Species
This feature enables you to obtain dynamic and real landscape compositions with an extensive library of plants associated with 3D representations.
Use the Characteristics Filter
This feature enables you to filter and customize the results of the species search in order to find the adequate plant you are looking for.
Customize your Species
This feature enables flexibility in the design on being able to modify and create your own plants with specific characteristics and their seasonal changes.
This feature enables you to add plants individually to the project by inserting individual plants or groups of plants of the same or different species.
Create a Forest
This feature enables you to create masses of mixed or the same species of vegetation with a specific distribution or a random form.
Add Shrub Areas
This feature enables you to automatically insert bushes forming hedges, solid masses or in a matrix distribution.
Insert Plant Row
This feature enables you to create arrangements of plants along a path, as protective green screens.
This feature enables you to add vine plants or ground covers, whether for large areas, slopes, hard surface decoration or creating original borders.
Design Green Walls
Species especially designed to create vertical gardens that help promote the biodiversity and sustainability of the landscape project.
Plants with Seasonal Representations
Deciduous trees from the plant library can be represented according to the chosen season in different leaf color, with or without flowers or leaves. This feature enables you to view the seasonal changes of the vegetation included in the project.
Handle a Large Number of Plants
In projects with a large number of plants, to make the realistic display of vegetation easier, the plants are represented by simple geometric forms. This technique has no impact on the quality of the final render.
Insert the sprinklers individually, arranged in a square, rectangular or triangular array and define the sprinkler symbol, type, radius and sweep angle.
Define the Piping Network
Draw the piping network from existing polylines, and define the diameter of their section, pressure, and other details.
Quantify the irrigation system information such as the piping network length, number of sprinklers, their type, sweep angle and other information.
Generate Automatic Listing
This feature provides automatic lists of plants, furniture, land operations, irrigation elements and zoning, just by indicating a point of insertion on the plan.
Update the Lists Automatically
The lists are updated automatically when any change is made in the landscaping plan.
Add Custom Fields (Only in Rhino)
This feature enables you to customize the lists by adding the appropriate fields according to the project features.
Export Your Lists
This feature enables you to export the lists of landscaping elements in Excel format, for its later processing and budgeting.
Tag Plants Individually or in Groups
This feature enables you to tag plants to be able to quickly identify each species in the landscape technical plan.
Add Photos to Plan
The photos of the species are useful elements to be included in the planting design plan, the main artistic tool of the landscape design.
Locate the Objects
It is essential to produce our design with a great precision to correctly place each element on the ground. Lands Design includes essential tools for setting out plans.
Define the Areas
The zonify command enables you to set up the project areas, inserting labeled zones that describe the name, zone area, hatch pattern for 2D display and a material for rendered views.
Work on Paper and Model Space
This feature enables you to put together stunning presentations and prepare the project to print the full documentation, ready to show to the client.
Render Your Projects
This feature enables you to generate photorealistic images from the 3D model, a key resource in the documentation of the landscaping project.
Customize the Image with Filters
This feature enables you to touch up the photorealist images produced from the render with the use of image filters, in order to obtain stunning effects for the scene.
Get in Virtual Reality
This feature enables you to explore, travel around and experience the landscape design spaces virtually, an immersive experience prior to creating the project.
This feature enables you to reproduce a video of a virtual panoramic or animated walk inside the model.
Change the Viewpoint
This feature enables you to recreate the sensation of depth and a convincing illusion of space, just by changing the viewpoint of the camera.
Take a Virtual Tour
This feature enables you to walk in or fly over the project whenever you need, during the
design process. The virtual tour lets you visit the site in real time and directly from the
Lands Design viewport.
This feature enables you to study in real time the sunlight and projection of shadows throughout the day and how they have a bearing on the vegetation included in the project.
Visualize the Season Simulation
This feature enables you to view the seasonal changes of the vegetation included in the project, so you can study the spatial structure of the design and the annual evolution of the vegetation.
3D Printing (only in Rhino)
Get your 3D model in your hands! Export your model to STL and send it to a 3D printer in order to have the maquette as a physical presentation of the concept.
Parametric design with Lands Design elements
Lands Design integrates smoothly with Grasshopper to allow the designer to automate the creation of singular and complex parametric objects, such as plants or terrains, and integrate them into the project.
Reference Lands elements in Grasshopper
Reference vegetation elements, paths, terrains and other objects in Grasshopper in order to read their data and develop your own tools in the parametric design process.
Combine Lands Design with other Add-ons
Grasshopper has hundreds of add-ons that expand its capabilities. Lands elements can be combined with other tools for multiple purposes: terrain slope and height analysis, data management, etc…
When developing a project, it is often necessary to work with several software programs, whether as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team where collaborative work is essential or as an independent landscaper.
Lands Design enables you to export the 3D model, elevations and planes to different file formats in order to use this information in other software, according to the project needs. You can also quickly import files from other software to Lands Design to add specific information to the design.
Lands Design supports an extensive variety of file formats for data exchange and transfer (more than 40 formats in its Rhino version). You can import / export files from Rhino (3DM), AutoCAD (DWG), Sketchup (SKP), and exchange formats such as DXF, 3DS, OBJ, FBX, among others.