CAD International and TAFE have joined forces to help drive the future direction of Australia’s very own design software, LANDWorksCAD, to achieve even greater results in the realm of landscape design.
Developed from the ground up in Australia, LANDWorksCAD has become the popular choice for landscape designers and landscape architects the world over. Professionals looking for highly productive and artistic software to meet their needs have found this Aussie software to be an ideal choice.
In the past CAD products have been guided purely by professional end-user input, but CAD International has now adopted additional guidance from students and teaching staff at some of Australia’s leading landscape design TAFE colleges. The implementation of ideas from fresh users and students means the software has become faster to learn and easier to use than ever before, keeping it well ahead of the competition.
“We recognise that new ideas for software improvements don’t always have to come from seasoned professionals. Students who have never been indoctrinated with any other system or methodology are well placed to be inventive and innovative.”
New features submitted by students and teachers include tools to instantly swap one type of plant for another, the adoption of irrigation components as well as plants in the database, new hardscape features, hand-drawn rendering options, mass planting, and even the linking of SketchUp 3D models to LANDWorksCAD plans.
To complement these additional features, new instructional videos are constantly being created and delivered via TAFE’s O-10 online system, and have been prepared in readiness for the much-awaited Digital TAFE that is due to roll out in 2019.
While some TAFE institutions are yet to catch up with software like LANDWorksCAD, they are sure to come up to speed quickly once they upgrade from the older more traditional (albeit ‘clunky’) CAD programs.
LANDWorksCAD is available in Australia directly from the developers. Contact CAD International to find out how LANDWorksCAD can take your business to the next level.