Posted Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:40:08 GMT by Pedro Castro Mott Macdonald Landscape Architect
For any given planting area, if I specify the height and spread for 3D symbols for the plants (using Planting Area tool), Keyscape automatically applies the selected dimensions to all plants within the mix - ie. even if the species are different, they all show as the same size. The same happens when selecting the rootball / pit sizes (see attached image).
Is Keyscape planning to add any new feature into the Database manager mix creation area to allow more flexibility in showing different plant sizes and different rootball/pit sizes within a planting area?
It would be very beneficial if we would be able to specify different heights / spread of plants and tree pits for each individual specie in the mix.
Kind regards,
Pedro Castro
Posted Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:13:28 GMT by Mike Shilton
Hello Pedro,

Thank you for your post.

We identified that the most likely and immediate need for detailed 3D is in relation to Specimen plants because these are likely to have a significant requirement for clash avoidance on projects. Adding more 3D content, the ability to control this per specification (above and below ground) and factoring in growth over time are all aspects we are researching and plan to include, initially within our KeySCAPE for Revit application that is planned for later this year. However, we are mindful of the impact on drawing speed and performance when modelling graphically complex landscapes in AutoCAD and/or Revit, especially when designing with large planting areas, mixed planting and when these are draped over a terrain. 

Watch this space!

Kind regards,

Mike Shilton, Product Director, Keysoft Solutions


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