Automatic Schedule

Lists are a powerful tool that the landscaping professional can use to insert self-generated schedule tables on the plan that list the project’s elements.

Automatic listing generation is applicable for:

  • plants
  • urban furniture
  • sprinklers
  • pipes
  • zoning

You can control which fields or columns will be displayed, and some specific options in certain fileds, such as the scale for icon fields.

All lists generated by Lands have common properties that allows you to control the appearance and format of the table, regardless of the content nature, for example:

  • Display of the list title and/or the column names.
  • The style, height, colour and text alignment of the title, header and cells with data. A different alignment can be specified in the latter for alphanumerical fields.
  • The vertical and horizontal cell margins.
  • The colour, thickness and visibility of the table edges.

Plant Labeling

The landscaping professional must frequently indicate on the plan the quantity of specimens of a specific species planned for a specific area with the use of labels. This is a fundamental practice on setting out plans.

To facilitate this task, Lands provides labelling functions that can associate a label to each plant in the project that indicates the quantity of specimens associated to the label and an identification code of the plant species of each specimen. The species identification code is the same as that used in the plant list. The labels are used together with the plant list, so that the user reading the plan can search for the identifier of the label in the plant list to obtain more information about the species of plants labelled.

A group of specimens can be labelled in two ways:

  • As an individual set: a label will be placed near the group of plants and the proximity indicates which plants are labelled.
  • Linking plants: labelled plants are linked with a polyline that points to the information label.

Space Zoning

When working on a green space, one of the first steps is to carry out location analysis and draw up a program of needs. A combination of these two tasks will lead to the need to zone off the different areas.

With the Zonify command in Lands you can fill areas which are bound by lines, arcs, polylines, or splines, with specific hatch patterns generally used in designing outdoor spaces, and simultaneously obtain the area value for the resulting zone.

You can define the following properties:

  • Pattern: The hatch, from a vast list of patterns with various designs that are commonly used in landscape projects.
  • Name: The name with which you wish to label the selected area. For example: children’s play areas, recreation areas, walkways, meadows, etc.
  • Text style: The text style, selected from the existing styles in the drawing.

Dimension

Lands provides additional Rhino dimensioning features, allowing the dimensioning of plants and civil works elements. Lands dimensioning takes a coordinate origin that has been previously created as reference to establish the coordinates of some of the Lands objects and primitive objects of Rhino on the plan.

You can control the appearance of the coordinate origin with the following properties:

  • Axis length
  • Text style

The colour of the coordinate origin can also be changed through the properties of a Rhino object. The coordinate origin colour will determine the colour of the dimensions associated to it.

The drawing can have more than one coordinate origin. This is useful when dimensioning a specific part of the plan that is far from the main coordinate origin or to use a different rotation for the coordinate origin. When an additional coordinate origin is created in the drawing, the new origin displays the coordinates related to the main coordinate origin. The coordinates of the main coordinate origin are always 0.0.