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I design Pools & Landscape Designs & considering SketchUp. Does anybody use SketchUp for pool & landscape design?

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I design Pools & Landscape Designs & considering SketchUp. Does anybody use SketchUp for pool & landscape design? alsobrook4 2/6/10 8:02 PM
I currently use Pool Studio & DynaScape for professional Pool & Landscape Design.  I am considering SketchUp.  I could run it on my mac which is a plus.  My concern is, I can't find enough quality images in 3D warehouse.  DOES ANYBODY USE SKETHUP FOR THIS PROFESSION?  Also, do you get a lot of images when you purchase SketchUp Pro?  I love SketchUp but I can't justify if I'm going to have to create everything I need.
Thanks,
Ryan

SketchUp version: Free
Operating system: Mac OS X

2010-02-07
I currently use Pool Studio & DynaScape for professional Pool & Landscape Design.  I am considering SketchUp.  I could run it on my mac which is a plus.  My concern is, I can't find enough quality images in 3D warehouse.  DOES ANYBODY USE SKETHUP FOR THIS PROFESSION?  Also, do you get a lot of images when you purchase SketchUp Pro?  I love SketchUp but I can't justify if I'm going to have to create everything I need.
Thanks,


SketchUp version: Free
Operating system: Mac OS X
Re: I design Pools & Landscape Designs & considering SketchUp. Does anybody use SketchUp for pool & landscape design? 3D_DT 2/6/10 9:03 PM
Chances are you get site plans in CAD or work with other formats.  SketchUp Pro gives you the ability to import and export from many formats, something you cannot do in the Free version. The Pro version does not come with models, but you might want to search for landscaping components.  I believe there are a many and free. There are a number of people the use it for landscape design, but I cannot comment on pool design. 

I hope others will comment too.
Re: I design Pools & Landscape Designs & considering SketchUp. Does anybody use SketchUp for pool & landscape design? alsobrook4 2/7/10 5:53 AM
Thanks 3D_DT.  Yes, I've seen the models & some landscape samples online but none that have sold me over my current software programs.  I wish there were a better share forum & more organized.  My specific searches still give me random items.  Someone should build quality images & sell library packages.  Surely this is available. ???
Re: I design Pools & Landscape Designs & considering SketchUp. Does anybody use SketchUp for pool & landscape design? catamountain 2/7/10 8:26 AM
Several companies/people do see landscaping bundles for different rendering preferences.  See http://sites.google.com/site/sketchupsage/resources#TOC-Component-Sites.
 
To model shapes like pools there are some plugins that could tickle your fancy, like: