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DESIGNING LANDSCAPES WITH AUTOCAD

After leaving Bjarke Ingels Group in 2020, I freelanced for award winning and upscale landscape design professionals in the United States using AutoCAD as my primary software to develop 2D plans. Regardless of the geographic location, I noticed the lack of resources the industry provides for landscape designers.

In 2021, shortly after realizing this, I founded The Landscape Library to bridge the gap between small and large businesses by creating an online platform that provides trainings, pre-built digital tools, resources and media for landscape designers.

With all the demands independent designers and small businesses are trying to juggle while designing for clients, it can be difficult to learn a software quickly without creating bad habits. Which is why our course will provide a solid foundation to design landscapes in AutoCAD and accelerate the learning curve by learning only what matters.

MEDIA FEATURES

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WHAT THIS COURSE OFFERS:

5+

Hours of Running video

17

Lessons

185+

Pre-Built Landscape Components

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN INSIDE THIS COURSE

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COURSE BREAKDOWN:

Week 1: Overview of AutoCAD

You’ll learn and practice (24) AutoCAD commands that will help develop your software skills before designing landscapes.

LENGTH: 2.5 HOURS | VIDEOS: 26

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Week 2: Starting a Landscape Plan in AutoCAD

You’ll learn the (4) methods to starting any landscape plan and prepare accurate and detailed basemaps to design with.

LENGTH: 1 HOUR | VIDEOS: 5

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Week 3: Introductory to Landscape Design

You’ll learn the principles of landscape architecture and how to design outdoor rooms with both function and aesthetics with the power of AutoCAD.

LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS | VIDEOS: 5

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Week 4: Finalizing a Landscape Plan in AutoCAD

You’ll learn what areas to check before exporting and printing your drawing for architects, contractors or homeowners.

LENGTH: 1 HOUR | VIDEOS: 4

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“This AutoCAD course is legit. In the landscape industry, there really is a shortage of tutorial videos and I’ve learned so much already with this course. Thanks for putting this together!”

Ben, Previous Illustrator User

WHEN FINISHED WITH THIS COURSE, YOU WILL HAVE:

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TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

The biggest value of this course are the pre-built tools and templates that come included. Simply import settings and files that have taken 10+ years to develop within minutes to accelerate your growth as a landscape designer. These settings have been field-tested and contractor approved and can be yours.

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SAVED X2 TIME

In our course, we eliminate 50% of the AutoCAD interface so you can concentrate and focus your attention on the landscape oriented aspects of the program. By doing this, you will save twice the time than trying to learn the software in its entirety, on your own.

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185+ LANDSCAPE SYMBOLS

Part of what makes our online course so distinct and unique is the pre-built digital libraries that are included. AutoCAD does not come equipped with pre-built libraries, which is why we built landscape components to drag-and-drop and speed-up the design process for you.

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LIFETIME COURSE ACCESS

We believe in continuing education, which is why we offer lifetime access to our online course. As we develop new training videos in AutoCAD to address modern-day needs, our students will be the first to know and have these resources and tools at their fingertips.

Download a FREE AutoCAD Starter Pack for Your Landscape Designs

– 11×17 & 24×36 Title Blocks

– Diagrammatic Site Graphics

– Colored Tree & Shrub Plant Symbols

– AutoCAD Command Guide for Landscape Design

– Landscape Design Checklist

– 80+ AutoCAD Layers for Landscape Professionals

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WHY DID I CREATE THIS COURSE?

In 2010 when I first stepped into the landscape design arena, I didn’t know what software was the best to learn for the benefit of my career and why. When I received a job out of college at one of the largest landscape contracting firms in Wisconsin as a landscape designer, I actually was forced to learn Dynascape because this was their software of choice.

Dynascape is a good program for somebody who is curious about becoming a landscape designer. But for those who are choosing landscape design as your career and want to see your designs be brought to reality – you’re going to need a program that can effectively and legibly communicate your ideas to developers, homeowners, contractors and architects so projects can be built.

I continued to use Dynascape for the next 2 more years at the company and this program served me well until 2012 when I was forced to learn another program after accepting another position at a luxury boutique residential landscape architecture studio located near Chicago, IL.

To be honest, I did not know anything about AutoCAD while applying for this position and it was a requirement to know this software. I downloaded a free trial of AutoCAD and went to YouTube to learn some AutoCAD so I can add it to my resume (I do not recommend this).

To my surprise, there were no tutorials or trainings available on YouTube for AutoCAD specifically for landscape design…only mechanical engineering tutorials and these didn’t help.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I just started in the landscape design industry?

This program is designed to teach a complete beginner of AutoCAD the ins and outs of what’s important in the software if you’re a landscape designer.  However, it’s also designed to enhance the knowledge and speed of an intermediate landscape designer who already uses AutoCAD. You can take comfort in knowing that what you pay for this program is equivalent to the value of just the Construction Detail Library you will receive in Week 3.

How is the course taught?

The course is taught all online and is accessible 24/7 through our course dashboard. Upon purchasing the course, you will be given login details at which you can sign in to the course dashboard and begin learning AutoCAD immediately. 

Is AutoCAD included in the purchase of the course?

No, it’s not. We highly recommend using AutoCAD LT to develop 2D landscape plans. Click here to exit The Landscape Library and view AutoCAD LT pricing options.

How are the digital libraries delivered?

The digital files are pre-loaded in your course dashboard with corresponding material. To access your digital libraries, in week 2 you will find the Minimalist Plant Library and in week 3, you will find the Construction Details Library.

What system are the tutorials recorded on?

All tutorials were recorded on PC, however throughout the tutorials shortcuts for Mac are announced. AutoCAD commands do not change regardless of system, only shortcuts are different

All sales are final, if you have questions prior to purchase, we’d be glad to help. Please email questions to contact@thelandscapelibrary.com