Plant

Inserts species to locate isolated specimens or small groups. Lands offers three simultaneous displays of plants on the drawing, with the purpose of handling plants from three different conceptual levels: 3D shape, 2D crown and 2D setting out symbol.

The Lands plants are instances of a species definition, which saves memory and clarifies the organization of vegetation elements.

To make the plant and species creation task easier to the landscaping professional, Lands has a database with around 1800 plant species. Almost 470 of these species define their 3D and crown display.

Plant Row

The plant row is used when the project involves distributing trees along a path (line, polyline, arc, spline…). The plant objects of the same species will be distributed throughout the curve with one of the two methods available:

  • By specifying the number of specimens. Lands will calculate the distance between specimens, so that they are distributed regularly throughout the curve.
  • By specifying the separation between specimens. Lands will calculate the number of specimens required to complete the row along the curve.

Forest

The forest is used when you need to distribute trees throughout a closed boundary, defined with curves and/or hatch areas, in order to form a woody mass. Two methods can be used:

  • By specifying the number of specimens and the distance between them. Lands will generate random positions respecting the minimum distance until the number of specimens requested is reached.
  • By defining an object array. Lands will place the specimens in the array boxes. The array properties include horizontal and vertical separation and the geometric form of the spacing (rectangular, triangular…)

Parterre

The Lands parterres are areas filled with a hatch pattern to which a plant species existing in the drawing and a density value can be associated. In addition, the presentation mode of the parterre units can be indicated.

When nXt is present, the parterre can be assigned a nXt plant definition with the ArGroundcover extension. This assignment does not entail any visual change in the drawing, but it does in the nXt render covering the parterre area with the specified nXt plant.