M - Free or Discounted for Members
$ - Available to Non-Members for a Fee
ASLA members get discounts on landscape architecture and planning software provided by firms such as Keysoft, Land F/X, and Vectorworks. ASLA has also reviewed free and open-source software available to landscape architects, and provided links to download.
ASLA Members: Purchase Discounted Software
KeySCAPE LandCADD, M
- Create ground models direct from point data or contours
- Calculate volumes and optimize your site design to balance cut and fill
- Analyze your site for slopes, water run-off and flooding
- Assess and mitigate for the impact of new features to be placed within the landscape
- Design and perform calculations on any size irrigation project
- Accurately count materials and equipment to produce cost estimates
- Database of over 8,000 plants (add your own or import them from your preferred lists)
- Dynamic planting and paving schedules ensure your drawing is always up to date
- 3D visualization and plotting tools
ASLA Members: landscape architecture students and professors can get LandCADD for free; professionals can save up to $540 off regular prices. Learn more and purchase.
Land F/X, M, $
Land F/X is professional-grade software specifically designed for landscape architects and irrigation designers. Land F/X's Planting Design is organized for complete accuracy, flexibility, and detail control so that you can concentrate on the art of the design process. Irrigation F/X is the most advanced irrigation design software in the world. From a complete database from every major manufacturer, to an extensive symbol library, error checking at every step, and advanced pipe sizing for any size system, Irrigation F/X gives you the peace of mind of an accurate design.
ASLA Members: Save up to $500. Learn more and purchase.
Vectorworks Landmark Software, M
Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc. software tools provide 2D and 3D design applications. Use Landmark to create, model, and present with one application. From design concepts to documentation, and every design phase in between, the Vectorworks Landmark software combines precision drafting and flexible modeling with state-of-the-art technology. Renderworks seamlessly integrates into Landmark to provide photo-realistic and hand-rendered effects. Create sun studies and solar animation by defining a directional light at a specific latitude, longitude, date and time. Now based on the CINEMA 4D render engine, the results are easier to achieve.
ASLA Members: Save up to $300. Learn more and purchase.
Explore Free or Open Source Landscape Architecture-related Software:
Google Sketch-up - 3D Modeling
i-Tree - Urban forest modeler
Kerkythea - Renderer, sketch-up plugin availablez
Lands Design - Rhino landscape plug-in
Terragen - Landscape modelling
Open Source Software (OSS)
Archimedes - CAD
Blender - 3D modeling
BRL-CAD - CAD
Compiz Fusion - Composite window manager
Freemind - Idea mapping for meeting notes, brainstorming
Gimp - Image and graphics editor, alternative to Photoshop.
Grass - Geographic Information System (GIS)
Inkscape - Vector graphics editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator
Scribus - Desktop publisher, similar to Adobe InDesign and Quark Express
QCad - CAD