Six Powerful Landscape Design Tools for Less Than $50
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ADSK) today announced the release of Planix(R) Landscape Deluxe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsaVuq0ULck Suite,
the only retail software package to offer six complimentary planning and
design tools for residential landscaping and gardening, all in one
suite. Developed specifically for homeowners, landscaping professionals
and real estate agents interested in planning or redesigning exterior
residential property, Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite software includes
more than 3,700 high quality plant and material images -- more than any
other landscape software product on the market. Included within the
Planix http://ambler.temple.edu/events/ambler -campus-winter-garden-volunteer-days-1 Landscape Deluxe Suite is: Planix Landscape Deluxe, the latest
version of Autodesk's popular Planix Landscape product,
Encyclopedia Botanica, Planix Deck 3D, Planix Home Project Estimator,
Lifestyle Software Group's Garden Companion Deluxe, and
Sunset's Garden Problem Solver.
"The combination of Autodesk's pioneering image editing technology and third-party solutions lets us offer consumers the most
comprehensive landscape software package on the market today," said
August Grasis III, senior director of the Personal Solutions Group.
"For less than $50, Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite equips users with
innovative, easy-to-use tools to completely plan and design residential
property at an incredibly low price."
After using the product for only two days, Keith G. Powell of
Caringbah, New South Wales commented, "The graphics are great , the
tutorials and help feature are as 'clear as day,' and the
program is beautifully written and very quickly mastered." Powell,
a finance industry retiree who is using the software to redesign his
front and back yards added, "The results are outstanding."
A Suite Deal for Consumers
With Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite software, users are guided
through all phases of landscaping and gardening -- from planning, layout
and budgeting to plant selection, maintenance and care -- all within one
unique, user-friendly solution. Ideal for new homeowners, landscape
architects, real estate agents and gardeners, the six tools that
comprise the new Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite of CD-ROMs include:
Planix Landscape Deluxe software allows users to create
picture-perfect landscape designs in minutes by utilizing generic home
images or importing actual photographs or video clips of the user's
home. Consumers can use Autodesk's pioneering 24-bit landscape
image editing technology to easily drag-and-drop plants and materials
into the drawing. This latest version of Planix Landscape provides a
32-bit Windows(R) 98 look with capabilities such as zoom, multi-level
edit, AutoScale(TM) and a docking toolbar for quick and easy landscape
design. The built-in database offers information and high-quality
photographic images of more than 1,600 plant and landscape materials.
The "grow" feature lets users age trees on screen to determine
how the landscape will change over ten years.
Encyclopedia Botanica software provides a multimedia interface,
letting users find the perfect plants by searching the largest selection
of images available for placement in a plan. Consumers can search the
database of images by various criteria including plant name, color,
sunlight, height, climate zone, seasons, and category such as
perennial/annual, flowering/non-flowering. It also includes hundreds of
pages of descriptive text detail about each plant by horticulture expert
M. Jane Coleman Helmer, Ph.D.
Planix Deck 3D software, the number one selling deck design
program, lets users design single or multi-level decks. An Application
Wizard helps users select from among 17 different styles, specifying
dimensions, stair locations and construction details for deck supports.
Users can create custom designs and preview them in 2D or 3D from any
angle, perspective or direction. The program also generates a complete
materials list. This software sells separately at an estimated street
price of US$39.
Home Project Estimator software calculates quantities and costs for
do-it-yourself projects, allowing users to generate a shopping list and
remain within budget. It also provides useful tips and tricks for home
projects including both interior and landscape information. This
software sells separately at an estimated street price of US$14.99.
Lifestyle Software Group's Garden Companion Deluxe software
offers a complete garden planning system with an encyclopedia of more
than 2,500 plants by an award-winning landscape photographer. Users can
select the type of garden -- Japanese, rock, tropical -- they would like
to design as well as the zone they live in. The software automatically
presents all the plants needed to meet these requirements. This
software sells separately at an estimated street price of US$29.95.
Sunset's Garden Problem Solver software, from the leading
publisher of food, home and garden books, answers questions and provides
everything to keep yards and gardens healthy, including a monthly Car e
Calendar. For example, users can find out why certain plants are dying
or how to prevent insects from destroying the garden. This software
sells separately at an estimated street price of US$29.95.
Minimum system requirements for Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite are a
CD-ROM drive, Windows 98, Windows 95, 486DX/66 or Pentium CPU, 16MB RAM,
45 MB of free hard disk space, 256 color VGA display (800 X 600 display
recommended) and a Windows-compatible mouse.
Pricing and Availability
The English version of Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite software is
available immediately in the U.S. and Canada. The estimated street
price in the U.S. is $49.99. Planix Landscape Deluxe Suite is available
through software retailers, mail order or directly from Autodesk.
Additional information can be found on the Internet at
Autodesk is the fourth largest PC software company in the world and
the leading supplier of PC design software and multimedia tools. More
than four million customers use the company's 2D and 3D products
for architectural design, civil engineering design and surveying,
mechanical design, geographic information systems and mapping, and
through its Kinetix(R) division for film and video production, and video
game and Web content development. For more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsaVuq0ULck information, contact any
Authorized Autodesk Reseller, call Autodesk at 800-964-6432, or visit
www.autodesk.com. Autodesk shares are traded on the Nasdaq national
market under the symbol ADSK.
NOTE: Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, Planix and Kinetix are
registered trademarks and AutoScale is a trademark of Autodesk, Inc. in
the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names,
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