Plant Schedules: Examples

Plant Schedules: Examples

We offer a variety of options for creating and placing a Plant Schedule. You can include or exclude everything from your plant symbols and codes to cost estimates, spacing, plants in Xrefs, and much more. Read on to see several Plant Schedule examples generated with different options selected in the Plant Schedule dialog box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information on how to generate a Plant Schedule using these options, see our Plant Schedules: Getting Started documentation.

Example 1: Various Options

In this example, we've set several options in the Plant Schedule dialog box.

 

Plant Schedule settings, example 1

1. Destination: The option for Drawing is selected.

 

2. Remarks: The option for Below Name is selected.

 

3. The Space between Plants box is checked.

 

4. Code is selected to represent the Trees and Shrubs.

 

5. Symbol is selected to represent the Shrub Areas and Groundcovers.

 

6. The plant names will be listed as Botanical/Common.

 

7. The Container Size box is checked for all four plant categories.

 

8. The Quantity box is checked for all four plant categories.

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 1, resulting schedule

Example 2: Remarks in Separate Column, Space Between Plants, Quantity Before Name

In this example, the same options were set in the Plant Schedule dialog box as in Example 1, with the following exceptions:

 

Plant Schedule settings, example 2

1. Remarks: The option to place the remarks in a separate Column is selected.

 

2. The Space between Plants box is unchecked.

 

3. The Quantity before Name box is checked.

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 2, resulting schedule

Example 3: Schedule Placed as a Table

Plant Schedule settings, example 3

This example has the same settings as Example 1, except the option for Table is selected under Destination.

 

 

As a result, the plant schedule will be placed in the drawing as a table.

 

 

 

The resulting schedule, in table format:

Plant Schedule settings, example 3, resulting schedule

Example 4: No Plant Quantities in the Schedule

Plant Schedule settings, example 4

1. The Destination is set to the Drawing.

 

 

 

2. Trees and Shrubs will be represented by a Symbol.

 

 

3. The Quantity box is unchecked for all four plant categories (meaning that the quantity of plants will not appear in the Plant Schedule for any of the four categories).

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 4, resulting schedule

Example 5: Symbols at Plan Size

Plant Schedule settings, example 5

This example has the same settings as Example 4, except the Symbols at Plan Size box is checked.

 

 

 

As a result, the plant symbols in the schedule will be the same sizes as they appear in the drawing itself

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 5, resulting schedule

Example 6: Overlapping Tree Symbols

Plant Schedule settings, example 6

1. The Space Between Plants option is unchecked.

 

 

2. The Symbols at Plan Size option is checked.

 

 

3. All four plant types are represented as symbols in the schedule.

 

 

 

In the resulting schedule, the size of the tree symbols, and the lack of space between them, causes them to overlap in the schedule. Some users prefer this stylistic quirk in their schedules, and we were happy to oblige by offering this option.

Plant Schedule settings, example 6, resulting schedule

Example 7: Mix of Plant Codes and Symbols in the Schedule

Plant Schedule settings, example 7

This example shows a mix and match of plant representation for a firm with the following standards for the appearance of the Plant Schedule:

  • Trees and groundcovers will be represented by a Symbol.
  • Shrubs and Shrub Areas will be represented by a Code.

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 7, resulting schedule

Example 8: Exclude Some Plant Categories

You may want to represent only the trees and the groundcovers on one plan (perhaps by freezing the layers for shrubs and shrub labels), and represent only shrubs and Shrub Areas on another plan (perhaps by freezing the layers for trees and groundcovers and their labels). In this case, you may you want your Plant Schedules to reflect those alterations. You can turn specific plant categories on or off to see certain items, as in the following example, which only calls for trees and groundcovers to show up in the schedule.

 

Plant Schedule settings, example 8

1. The Trees category is checked, and trees are represented by their Code.

 

 

 

2. The Shrubs and Shrub Areas categories are both unchecked.

 

 

 

3. The Ground Covers category is checked, and groundcovers are represented by their Symbol. (For groundcovers and Shrub Areas, the schedule symbol will be the hatch that represents the plant in the drawing.)

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 8, resulting schedule

Example 9: Plants Identified by Botanical Name Followed by Common Name

Plant Schedule settings, example 9

In this example, we've selected the Botanical | Common option in the name order options.

This menu also includes a Common | Botanical option, where the Common name column appears first.

 

 

 

In the resulting schedule, the Botanical and Common names are listed in separate columns, with the Botanical column appearing first.

Plant Schedule settings, example 9, resulting schedule

Example 10: Plants Identified by Botanical Over Common Name

Plant Schedule settings, example 10

In this example, we've selected Botanical over Common for the name order.

This menu also includes a Common over Botanical option, where the Botanical name appears above the Common name.

 

 

 

In the resulting schedule, each plant's Botanical name will appear above the plant's Common name – that is, in the same column.

Plant Schedule settings, example 10, resulting schedule

Example 11: Plants Identified by Botanical Name

Plant Schedule settings, example 11

In this example, we've selected the Botanical option, where the schedule includes only the Botanical name for each plant.

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 11, resulting schedule

Example 12: Plants Identified by Common Name

Plant Schedule settings, example 12

In this example, we've selected the Common option, where only the Common name for each plant appears in the schedule.

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 12, resulting schedule

Example 13: Include Plant Cost

Here's a schedule where we've selected the Include Cost option, which will create a column in the schedule that shows and adds up all costs of plants in the project.

Plant Schedule settings, example 13

 

 

 

The resulting schedule:

Plant Schedule settings, example 13, resulting schedule

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