Get the most out of your landscape software investment.

You’ve invested in DynaSCAPE’s landscape design software, and you can’t wait to start presenting professional-looking designs.

Maybe you’re already familiar with the basics, but in the back of your mind you know that you’re only scratching the surface of what DynaSCAPE software can really do for you, your clients and your business.

 

Training is Worth the Investment

Instead of struggling to learn the software bit by bit on your own, dedicate a couple of days to learning and you will:

  • Increase your productivity during the busy season.
  • Gain a competitive advantage by creating professional presentations quicker
  • Use your landscape software investment to its fullest capacity

 

Achieve Excellence through Education

Did you know that…

  • Professional education will yield a higher level of productivity – self-taught users may never reach this level
  • Reading through manuals can be time consuming – our training demonstrates the most powerful features of the software, which helps speed up your learning curve and ultimately become more productive faster
  • Your productivity typically drops by as much as 25% with a new piece of software – training will allow you to quickly take advantage of the time saving features of the software

Certified Instructors

You benefit from our knowledgeable, certified instructors who answer your application specific questions with technical knowledge and real-life industry experience. Each of our instructors contains both the industry and technical know how which will benefit you through the use of real world scenarios.

Convenient learning without leaving your desk.

DynaSCAPE online training delivers training right to your desktop. No more traveling to an offsite location or leaving your office. Our sessions are powered by GoToMeeting on-demand web meeting applications. You’ll connect to your instructor via your high speed internet connection and telephone. You and your classmates will view the instructor via your screen demonstrating features and functions of the software.
DS|Design v6 Introductory Course

Duration: 10.5hrs (3x 3.5hrs)

Instructor: Duane Morris

This class is perfect for the new user who wants to get up and running quickly with DynaSCAPE. Attend this instructor-led, web-based training from the convenience of your home or office. This training consists of three sessions of 3.5 hours each, for a total of 10.5 hours of training on DynaSCAPE Design v6.

Attendees will be provided with a workbook (PDF) consisting of exercises that are to be completed after each session. Each exercise is based on the concepts learned in each session. Workbook exercises must be completed and submitted to the instructor in order to receive your DynaSCAPE certificate of completion.

Topics covered in this course:

Session #1: Introduction to CAD Concepts, Basic CAD Drawing & Editing (3.5hrs)

  • Rules and guidelines to learning DynaSCAPE
  • Overview of DynaSCAPE Design and an overview of toolboxes
  • Basic Draw tools – lines, polylines, squares and circles, text tools
  • Basic Editing Tools – moving, copying and offsetting,
  • Learning the Basic Trim Tools
  • Editing layers
  • On your own time: Workbook Exercise #1

*At the end of each topic there will be time to practice what is learned

Session #2: CAD tools for Design, Patterns and Library Figures (3.5hrs)

  • Review of Session #1 and workbook exercise #1
  • Review layers, prototypes and scale in more depth
  • Overview of Constraints and Inference
  • Overview of the tables – layers, weights, styles, color & modes
  • More Draw tools – the Building Outline tool, the polyline tool in depth, hatch patterns
  • More Edit tools – trim and join, measure and revise
  • About libraries, library figures and title blocks
  • On your own time: Workbook Exercise #2

*At the end of each topic there will be time to practice what is learned

Session #3: More CAD Tools, Building Your Plant List and Labeling (3.5hrs)

  • Review of topics of Session #2 and workbook exercise #2
  • More Draw Tools – the polyline tool in more depth and measuring tools
  • More Edit Tools – other trim tools and the rotate tools
  • The Softscape Label Panel
  • The Plant List Editor – adding plants, sizes and prices
  • Material Lists and Plant Picture Catalogue
  • Adding Raster Images to the drawing
  • Tracing a Lot Plan from a Raster image (if time allows)
  • On your own time: Workbook Exercise #3

*At the end of each topic there will be time to practice what is learned

Price: $695

 

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DS|Design v6 Intermediate Course

Duration: 3.5hrs

Instructor: Duane Morris

This 3.5 hour course is for users who have a good understanding of the basic concepts of DS|Design and wish to get to the next level of proficiency. Topics include drawing and global settings, drawing and editing tips and tricks, trim tools, line weights and layers, raster image tip and tricks, dimensioning and tracing lot plans. A guide is provided with this course.

*This course is not recommended for brand new users due to the speed at which the topics are covered.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Understanding Drawing Page settings
  • Mastering the Polyline tools – tips & tricks
  • The little-known Built-in tools
  • Understanding Line Weights – improving your drawing’s readability
  • The Building Outline Tool Tips & Tricks
  • Making use of the Trim tools – 4 of the most common
  • Offsetting Figures for hedges, walls etc.
  • Understanding and editing Global Settings for labels
  • Revising Entity Attributes and editing object properties
  • Looking at Layers in depth
  • Tracing a lot plan made easy
  • Mastering raster images
  • Creating Dimension drawings
  • An Intermediate Drawing & Editing Guide is provided to all attendees.

*At the end of each topic there will be time to practice what is learned

Price: $245.00

 

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DS|Design v6 Advanced Customizing Course

Duration: 3.5hrs

Instructor: Duane Morris

This 3.5 hour course is for the user who wishes to customize and personalize DS|Design to make it fit their workflow and style. Customizations include custom library figures and logos, custom titleblocks, toolboxes and prototypes, command aliases and keyboard shortcuts. A guide is provided with this course.

This course is for users who are comfortable with the basic and intermediate topics and want to customize DS|Design. This is not recommended for brand new users due to the speed at which the topics are covered.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Creating custom library figures:
    1. Creating clusterable, colorable figures
    2. Creating my company logo in Design
  • Creating Custom Titleblocks
  • Creating Custom Prototypes
    1. Understanding Global Settings
    2. Building Custom Layers
  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Labeling for speed – Text shortcuts
  • Using and creating Keyboard shortcuts
  • Customizing Toolboxes

An Advanced Customizing Guide is provided to all attendees.

*At the end of each topic there will be time to practice what is learned

Price: $245.00

 

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DS|Design v6 Advanced Drawing & Editing Course

Duration: 3.5hrs

Instructor: Duane Morris

This course is for users who are comfortable with the basic and intermediate topics and want to upgrade their skills. This is not recommended for brand new users due to the speed at which the topics are covered.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Advanced tips for drawing base plan
      1. Tracing an angled lot plan
      2. Using Bearings and DMS
      3. Aligning objects to another line
      4. Working with AutoCAD files
  • Advanced Trim tools – understanding the 6 main trim tools
  • Advanced Hatching techniques
  • Using modes to create other drawings
    1. Dimension plan
    2. Lighting plan
  • Using those little-known tools to save time
    1. Offsetting by location
    2. Grouping to a subfigure
    3. Creating an N-sided polygons
    4. Rotate by angle
    5. Cartesian arrays
  • Advanced Measuring tools
    1. Area and Cumulative Area
    2. Length and Cumulative Length

An Advanced Drawing & Editing Guide is provided to all attendees.

*At the end of each topic there will be time to practice what is learned

Price: $245.00

 

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DS|Color Basic Training

Learn the in’s and out’s of DynaSCAPE Color in our 1 Hour Training Session.

Duration: 1.0hrs

Instructor: Duane Morris

Topics covered in this course:

  • Drawing setup
    • Tips & best practices
    • Techniques for creating closed areas
  • The coloring process
    • Styles and swatches
    • Navigation tools
    • Understanding the layering order
    • Shadows and settings
    • Soldier courses
    • Figures that require multiple colors

Price: $99.00

 

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SketchUp Basics #1- Introduction to SketchUp

Duration: 3.0 hours

Instructor: Mark Carvalho

SketchUp Basics #1 introduces participants to SketchUp basic tools and modeling. Attendees will learn to model basic forms and structures including a simple building, planter and similar landscape objects. The course includes premade tutorials, models and Basics manual for Basics #1. In addition, participants are given access to 1000’s of pre-made SketchUp models, called components, useful for their own modeling projects.  The reviewed tools and concepts set the foundation for SketchUp Basics #2. The DynaSCAPE to SketchUp conversion method is demonstrated providing participants an understanding of the complete process that starts with Basics #1.

Class size is limited to 5 participants to maximize the learning processes. Participants are given access to  an online video of the class for review.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Navigating 3D space
  • Selection tool concepts
  • Drawing tools
  • Modification tools
  • Introduction to Components ( Organizing, using, editing)
  • Introduction to layers
  • Review of DynaSCAPE to SketchUp
  • Q & A

Prerequisite

Participants do not need to have any SketchUp experience to enroll in this course. Participants may need to take the free remedial computing session in preparation for this class.

Participants will need the Free (or Pro) Version of SketchUp 8. It can be downloaded at:
http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/gsu.html

Price: $250.00

 

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SketchUp Basics #2 - Site Modeling Basics

Duration: 3.0 hours

Instructor: Mark Carvalho

SketchUp Basics #2 follows up on the concepts and tools taught in SketchUp Basics #1. Participants will use SketchUp tools and methods to construct a basic site plan consisting of a site, building, planting areas, lawn, walks and paths, a pool and patio. The webinar will instruct users on how to insert and arrange 3D component models representing various site amenities like furnishings, fencing, walls, steps and vegetation. The class is required for the next webinar in the series: DynaSCAPE to SketchUp.

Class size is limited to 5 participants to maximize the learning processes. Participants are given access to  an online video of the class for review.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Creating a 3D SketchUp site model
  • Modeling walls, steps and other site objects into the site plan
  • Inserting and arranging site detail like furnishings, boulders and other important site elements.
  • Working with 3D Vegetation
  • Exporting model images
  • Review of DynaSCAPE to SketchUp
  • Q & A

Prerequisite

Participants are required to take SketchUp Basics #1 or provide proof of basic SketchUp proficiency. (This is done by meeting online with the instructor Daniel Tal).

Participants will need the Free (or Pro) Version of SketchUp. It can be downloaded at:
http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/gsu.html

Price: $250.00

 

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DynaSCAPE to SketchUp Process

Duration: 3.5hours

Instructor: Mark Carvalho

The most efficient way to model a site plan in SketchUp is to import a design from  DynaSCAPE Design. Participants will learn to prepare and then export their DynaSCAPE site plan into SketchUp. Once in SketchUp, using a powerful custom tool called a Ruby Script, the imported line work is quickly converted into SketchUp surfaces. These surfaces are then extruded and given form creating the 3D site plan. DynaSCAPE symbols, representing vegetation, boulders and site amenities are part of the conversion processes. These symbols can be quickly converted into SketchUp 3D components completing the site plan.

Participants are given a step-by-step guide for use after the class. The guide provides all the steps and actions reviewed in the class. Participants are given access to an online video of the class for review.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Preparing the DynaSCAPE file for conversion
  • Converting the DynaSCAPE file to SketchUp
  • Modeling the DynaSCAPE linework in SketchUp
  • Extruding the site plan and making it 3D
  • Converting imported DynaSCAPE symbols into 3D SketchUp components (like vegetation and furnishings)
  • Q & A

Prerequisite

Participants are required to take SketchUp Basics #1 and Basics #2 – both classes from the foundation for this class. Or individuals can provide proof of basic SketchUp proficiency. (This is done by meeting online with the instructor).

(Note: The DS|Sketch3D CAD Cleanup plugin is required for this course. You need to purchase a subscription to DS|Sketch3D in order to download it.)

Participants will need the Free (or Pro) Version of SketchUp 8. It can be downloaded at:
http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/gsu.html

Price: $275.00

 

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Custom One on One session with Mark Carvalho

Duration: per request – minimum 1 hour (2 hours recommended)

Instructor: Mark Carvalho

The fastest and most efficient way to learn SketchUp and related advanced modeling methods is by direct learning with Daniel Tal. The single participant receives a focused training class directed at their skill level and needs. Prior to the session, the participant and Daniel correspond to determine the participants SketchUp goals. Daniel fashions the class based on the correspondences.

Assured to provide results, Daniel can review a wide range of topics related to SketchUp beyond basics, and DynaSCAPE to SketchUp conversion. These include (but not limited too) animation, object modeling, graphic rendering and visualization and leveraging SketchUp models for the design build / construction process.

Prerequisite

Participants do not need to have any SketchUp experience to enroll in this course

Participants will need the Free (or Pro) Version of SketchUp. It can be downloaded at:
http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/gsu.html

Price: $125.00/hour

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