For most of you, Spring is right around the corner and you're gearing up for what is anticipated to be a great and profitable season. High performance landscape companies have reviewed their budgets, updated their costbooks, setup and updated standard operating procedures, got all crews up to date with safety training, renewed all (or most at least) maintenance contracts, got their equipment all ready to go and are simply waiting for the weather to co-operate. With all that done, they're just waiting to be able to fire on all cylinders. Please have a safe and profitable season!

Sincerely,

The DynaSCAPE Team

PLANET Goes Through Rebranding
NOW NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS
As of April 1, 2015, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) will became The National Association of Landscape Professionals. "The brand allows us to raise the visibility of the industry," said PLANET Executive Director Sabeena Hickman in an interview prior to the announcement. "We will continue to promote - and not only promote - but advocate for the industry. I think we're going to see a lot more traction with the new brand. The media and consumers are going to know we are the National Association of Landscape Professionals because the name's very clear and concise. I think it will definitely benefit the industry."  Full Article

Are you a member? Consider it! We are AND we offer members 10% off their DynaSCAPE purchases! Find out how to join!

38th Annual Student Career Days
Ed Furner, Mariani Landscape (SCD Chair); Brookie Jackson; Catherine Johnson; Connor Reardon; Joe Salemi, DynaSCAPE Software
Student Career Days is an annual three-day competitive event among students enrolled in landscape horticulture programs from colleges and universities across the country. The students had the chance to compete in events that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the landscape industry. The event offered a Career Fair which gave the students the opportunity to meet prospective employers in the industry and discuss employment opportunities.

DynaSCAPE sponsored the CAD competition and was on hand at the Career Fair at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC to help students connect with landscape design/build contractors all over North America.

Winners of the DynaSCAPE CAD competition:
(each winner received a full version of DS|Design + DS|Color and one full year of subscription)
  1. Brookie Jackson -- Brigham Young University (Provo)
  2. Catherine Johnson -- Colorado State University
  3. Connor Reardon -- University of Massachusetts

Sustainable and low-maintenance design are the top trends for residential landscape projects, according to the 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Landscape architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements in 2015. The survey was fielded February 13 through February 27, 2015, with 581 responding. ASLA redesigned the survey for 2015 and introduced a new methodology to more clearly rank the popularity of different types of landscape projects. Full article

New SketchUp Training Service from Daniel Tal

Danieltal.com offers online video tutorials that help you learn 3D modeling specific to site design and landscapes. You will find hours of video tutorials based on tried and true project methods. Courses range from SketchUp basics, site modeling, architecture, a complete set of terrain tutorials, the important SketchUp extensions, rendering, graphics, animations and more. The tutorials are organized by topics and separated into easy to digest, short video segments making it quick to find the topics you are looking for.

Overview of www.DanielTal.com

 

DanielTal.com is operated  by Daniel Tal. Daniel is the author of two books on site design modeling and rendering in SketchUp. Daniel has been teaching SketchUp and 3D modeling courses for over 10 years. DanielTal.com is the culmination of many hours of courses work and live classes.

 

You can sign up for free and check out some of the free overview tutorials or become a member and gain access to over 15 hours of videos, free models and many more resources. If you are wanting to learn 3D at your own pace, from the basics and more, get started at DanielTal.com today. 



Next Tips & Tricks Webinar | April 23
This month's "Tips & Tricks with Patrick DuChene" webinar focused on: 
  1. Multiple ways to change line and text layers
  2. Ways to use DynaSCAPE Design plant schedule to speed up proposal process
  3. Bringing all label text to the foreground in DynaSCAPE Color.
  4. Making special dynamic template figures
  5. Setting default shadow properties in DynaSCAPE Color

This was a FREE webinar! Here's the entire series!
DS|Design v6.4 is now available!

With the latest version (6.4), DynaSCAPE Design continues to break down the productivity wall by introducing more features that allow professional landscape designers to shave precious time from their production schedule. DynaSCAPE has introduced the Uncluster tool to DS|Design allowing users to ungroup plants that have previously been grouped. Additionally, users may now organize their figure library as they see fit to access figures and symbols in the order they prefer. This update also includes many under the hood enhancements to keep DS|Design running fluidly on the latest version of Windows 8.1. Finally, an update to the SketchUp export function means that DS|Design is compatible with the latest version of SketchUp. See the full set of release notes


 

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Business Management Software Solutions
Register for this online demonstration and discover the power of DynaSCAPE Manage360 to serve as your cost-based Estimating and Job Tracking software for your landscape design/build business.


Design Software Solutions
Register for this online demonstration and follow the workflow and see the power of DS|Design. The quality of DS|Design drawings leaps off the page with their fine line weights, precise shapes, and an artistic flare that makes it hard to believe that they weren't hand-drawn.

 

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The DynaSCAPE Software Team
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