Reproduce this site plan. It is typical of a site sketch, normally drawn by hand on site to capture important aspects of the site in readiness for a proposed design. Read the notes before you begin.
Original hand drawn site sketch drawn on graph paper looked like the image below. However, it is typically faster and easier to do your site sketch directly on your computer or tablet device. You can either use LANDWorksCAD itself or a dedicated site sketch application.
Down the left side of your screen you should see a separate menu relating specifically to the LANDWorksCAD tools. If you can’t see this menu, try loading it by selecting Tools, Load Application, Landworks from the dropdown menu. If you still can’t see it then contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of the general functions. LANDWorksCAD is available in a Pro (2D and 3D) and LT (2D only) version. The 3D commands do not function in the LT version.
|Used to insert and label plants at a concept stage of the design.|
|Used to insert, label and list plants that already exist on site.|
|Used to insert, label and list plants that are proposed for the design.|
|Used to change how the plants look on the plan.|
|Used to extract quantities, lengths and areas.|
|Used to lay a reference grid over the design.|
|Used to create and edit 3D terrain. Digital terrain models (DTM).|
|Used to generate contour lines from the DTM|
|Used to generate 3D or elevation plants on the DTM.
|Used to insert the Sun, for generating accurate shadows on a DTM.|
|Tells you the current version of LANDWorksCAD tools.|
Refer to the LANDWorksCAD Reference Manual for detailed explanations of each command.
LANDWorksCAD is supplied with an extensive plant database of thousands of plants allowing you to quickly and easily select the plants you want for your design. You can edit the database and add or delete plants, thus allowing you to easily set up plants that are specific to you and your needs. The database contains plants from all over the globe. You will need to be selective in choosing plants that are appropriate in your area.
The following points give you some introductory information about the database.
For detailed instructions on how to work with the database, refer to the Appendices at the end of the LANDWorksCAD Reference Manual.
Editing the database is not covered in this course material It is covered in the manual.