Welcome to our Customization Overview documentation page. As you proceed with configuring and customizing your installation, we ask you to appreciate one simple piece of advice we’ve learned from doing what we do for more than a decade: Please consider what a standard is – as well as why it exists – and use this opportunity to update and improve upon your standards. Many offices make the mistake of not realizing that some of their standards are in place not because they are ideal, but because they were the only way the designers could get drawings done at the time. Rather than insisting that our software simply enforce your current standards, please consider using it to put into place the standards you've always wanted.
Additional Customization Resources
Your installation of our software is fully customizable. This page provides a brief overview of each of the following customization options:
We've centralized many of our software's customization capabilities into our Preferences feature. Our six Preferences screens offer customization across the board:
In this section, we show you how to configure all the settings that affect your design work as a whole. In fact, all of our software modules (Site & Hardscape, Planting, Irrigation, and Details) are closely interrelated with your general office standards. For example, customizing your text styles will affect the appearance of all callouts you place – from plant labels to site, irrigation, and detail callouts.
Site and hardscape design encompasses site planning, zoning, amenities, mulches, paving items, and much more.
With our help, you can:
Additional resources for this article
Our software is, at its core, a landscape architecture tool, and our Planting module is filled with customization capabilities.
Customize your Planting settings by:
Communicate the intent of your irrigation design clearly while maintaining your office's unique standard for equipment symbols, pipes, and callouts.
Your details play a significant role in your designs as you continue to use them over time. Make them your own.
Once you've gone through our numerous customization options, don't forget to save them and back them up: