eDispatch Dec 2008, Vol 81

As the weather gets colder, our customers in the original "green" industry -- landscaping, that is -- often spend this time planning for next spring's business rush. Like them, we're thinking about future business, too. Recently, we hosted an interesting meeting with Jim Sipes and Tom Jones, both of whom write for several landscaping publications and are practicing landscape architects. They proposed ways to expand the BIM process to include the site planning and design portions, which is usually handled by the landscape architect. I've noticed over the years that despite the fact that the construction and landscape industries work so closely together, the needs of the landscape designer have not been a high priority in many of the BIM discussions in which I've participated.

By marrying GIS capabilities to a landscape design program, Jim and Tom felt that a big planning need for the market would be met. This planning need is something currently well-fulfilled by Vectorworks Landmark. With geospatial referencing, SHP file support and its industry-leading presentation capabilities, Vectorworks Landmark provides a unique blend of capabilities for urban and land planners, landscape designers and landscape architects. Communicating the complex GIS information in a way readable by the many parties involved in the planning process requires not just having the planning work done, but illustrating it with a variety of graphic effects to make sure everyone knows the intent and performance of each zone. Since much of the information is often government-regulated, it is often freely available in base form as well, particularly in SHP format. You can expect to hear a lot more from us on this segment of the industry.

Sean Flaherty
Sean Flaherty
CEO, Nemetschek North America

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Free Vectorworks 2009 Student Edition Now Available
December is a time of transition. After a long semester of hard work, it's now time for you to wind down, chill out, and enjoy your winter break. Vectorworks is transitioning, too, as we just introduced our free Vectorworks 2009 Student Edition. We are pleased to announce its availability in the United States, as many of you have been anxiously waiting, and winter break is the perfect time for you to experiment with all of the new functionality packed inside.

Our 2009 Student Edition comes fully loaded, with not only the basic design tools, but also with the power to take your 2D and 3D designs to new heights. Please visit the Vectorworks Student Portal at http://student.vectorworks.net to create an account and request your free download or DVD of our Student Edition of Vectorworks today!

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