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Customize Plant Schedules

We make it easy to make your Plant Schedules look exactly how you want them. Use this guide to dial in your schedules to your standards.

Plant Schedule Fonts

Fonts, point sizes, and other text elements used for specific purposes in our software are controlled by a system of default Text Styles.

 

Plant Schedules incorporate two Text Styles you can configure to meet your preferences:

  • Schedule Title: Applies to titles of each of your schedules, including Plant Schedules.
  • Schedule Text: Applies to all other text within each of your schedules, including Plant Schedules.

 

 

 

To configure these styles, follow our instructions for customizing our Text Styles for both the Schedule Text and Schedule Title styles.

 

Your Text Style settings are saved through your Preference Sets, so you can create several different text settings for your schedules – one for each client, project type, etc. – and apply them instantly.

Plant Schedule Format

We offer numerous options for formatting your Plant Schedule. It's all available in a single Plant Schedule dialog box, pictured to the right.

 

Accesssed through our Plant Schedule tool, this dialog box gives you a vast number of choices for which information you choose to include or exclude in your Plant Schedules. You can easily reconfigure these options each time you place a schedule.

 

For further information and instructions, see our Plant Schedules documentation.

User-Defined Data Fields

Want even more control over the columns that appear in your Plant Schedule? You can create up to six custom fields for each plant type (Trees, Shrubs, Shrub Areas, Groundcovers).

 

These customizable fields are available in our Plant Sizes Preferences screen, pictured to the left. For further information and instructions, see our documentation on:

 

As with your Text Style settings, these custom fields are saved through your Preference Sets.

Plant Schedule Destination Options (Drawing, Table, Spreadsheet)

When placing a Plant Schedule, you have three options for the Destination where you'll send that schedule:

 

  • Drawing: Insert the plant schedule into the drawing with the proper font type and titles.

 

  • Table: Insert the plant schedule into the drawing as an AutoCAD Table Object.

Want a Table-style schedule that looks like a Drawing-style schedule? (That is, a schedule with no lines, like the Drawing style, but with the freedom to adjust the column widths as offered by the Table style.) Instructions

 

  • Spreadsheet: Send the plant schedule to a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel for additional editing, cost estimation, separate faxing/printing, or other uses.

Want to fine-tune your schedule even more? For example, do you need to run calculations such as determining what percentage a certain species makes up of a project's total plants? create a macro in MS Excel to format your schedules with the click of a button.

Plant Code Styles

Each plant you add to a Land F/X project will have its own unique plant code that will identify that plant by abbreviations of its genus and species in both your labels and Plant Schedules. You can choose to give this code three possible styles:

  • GEN SPE (three capital letters for the genus and three capital letters for the species)
  • Gen Spe (three letters for the genus and species, with initial caps and internal lowercase letters)
  • GS (one capital letter for the genus and one for the species)

For instructions on how to customize this code style, see the Plant Code section of our Planting Preferences page.

Change Plant Schedule Column Widths

You can easily change the widths of your Plant Schedule columns using the AutoCAD Block Editor. However, you can only adjust the column widths of a schedule you've placed as a table.

 

Want the freedom to adjust your schedule column widths manually, but don't want visible table borders in your schedule? Follow our steps to create a table-style schedule without lines.

Schedule Text in Uppercase (or Upper and Lowercase)

You can control whether the text in any of your schedules appears in all uppercase, or in upper and lowercase, from the General Preferences. For instructions, see our Schedule Text in Uppercase Knowledge Base article.

This setting will apply to all schedules you place in your drawings, including:

  • Plant Schedule
  • Irrigation Schedule
  • Details Schedule
  • Site schedules such as:
    • Reference Notes (RefNotes) Schedule
    • Lighting Schedule
    • Concept Schedule
    • Zoning Schedule
    • Site Development Schedule
    • Grading Schedule

Create a Background Fill or Mask for your Schedules

Some designers want to give their schedules a background fill to allow it to pop from the rest of the drawing. You can create a background fill for your schedule using the Table Style Manager. Find out how. >

Rearranging the Column Order in Your Schedule

In the interest of keeping our software easy to use – and limited by some restrictions from the CAD platform – we’ve decided to limit the built-in arrangement options to more widely accepted arrangements. However, you can easily rearrange your schedule columns at will while also keeping the ability to regenerate the schedule.

Schedule Integration: Send Plant Schedules Directly to Another Provider

Our Schedule Integration tool allows you to send your Plant Schedules directly to another service provider – for instance, your company’s estimating and invoicing system. See our Schedule Integration documentation for more information.

Applying the Current Schedule Settings as the Default

 

Once you've configured your Irrigation Schedule the way you want it, you can apply those settings as the defaults under the active Preference Set in the Planting Preferences. You can also create different defaults for different Preference Sets.

 

For specific instructions, see the Schedule Defaults section on our Planting Preferences documentation page.

If you open the Preferences and notice that the buttons and options are grayed out and you can't make changes, the current Preference Set may be restricted. More information >

Examples of Plant Schedules

To see a few examples of what different Plant Schedules look like with different options selected, see our Plant Schedule examples documentation.

Last modified on Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:52
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