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Course Description

Plan of garden land, keyboard and pencil on a table

When communicating the complexities of a landscape design to a client or contractor it is imperative that design intentions are clearly illustrated. This course will give students the knowledge and skills on how to use computer technologies and software (DynaSCAPE©) to best illustrate design expectations. By exploring the many facets of DynaSCAPE©, including the ability to customize with personalized titleblocks, figures, and logos, students can work effectively and quickly to produce professional presentation quality landscape plans – a cost efficient benefit.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Produce professional presentation quality plans with emphasis on organization and project layout;
  2. Develop text shortcuts for use within DynaSCAPE©;
  3. Customize DynaSCAPE© toolboxes, modes and the figure database;
  4. Create new figures that can be used in future projects;
  5. Create a professional looking plant catalogue and material list suitable for presentation to a client;
  6. Create tailored drawings with custom title blocks and logos; and
  7. Develop elevation and section views from a plan view.

Course Topics

  • DynaSCAPE Basics Review
  • Working with Text
  • Customizing DynaSCAPE Hatches, Figures and Patterns
  • Prototypes, Custom Titleblocks and Logos, Inserting Raster Images
  • Scaling Raster Images, Using Bearings, Importing AutoCAD
  • Construction Detail Plans and Landscape Plan Sets

Additional Requirements

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of the Creating Landscapes Certificate.


Assessment Item Weight
Participation 20%
Assignments 35%
Final Assignment 45%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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