EZ-Plant Software is a seamless Add-on to AutoCAD, Bricscad and ZWCAD USA, that
provides users with tools to develop beautiful professional landscape contract
drawings. In business for more than 14 years, EZ-Plant Software has serviced
scores of clients around the world and has an outstanding track record for
providing prompt response and service.
EZ-Plant is an extremely easy-to- use, cost effective solution for providing 2D
landscape design, complete with Planting Schedule templates, planting symbols,
and an informative extensive plant database. The plant database identifies
native plant species, to satisfy Sustainable Sites Initiatives for Landscape
Architects and designers. The program also contains real nursery data including
plant conditions, sizes and actual nursery unit plant costs. You receive an
Excel Spread sheet that lists the plants in various Nurseries in how they are
sold with costs, sizes and condition of plants. The real plant nursery data
obtained directly from the nurseries ensures that your planting plan cost
estimates are sure to be accurate. EZ-Plant also provides mature height and
spreads of the plants contained within the database so the user can easily
design their landscape plan based on these important growth characteristics.
EZ-Plant was developed over a period of more than 20 years by registered
Landscape Architects, designers and educators who have prepared myriads of
landscape contract bid documents for actual projects in various parts of the
world. The critical and vast experience interjected into EZ-Plant as it
developed, has been a key ingredient to its success and formidable list of
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Basic Production Needs and Flexibility:
EZ-Plant provides the basic needs for landscape designers who use AutoCAD, for
preparing landscape plans, including planting and mulch cost estimates and quick
accommodations for changes and editing of the plan. The AutoCAD imbedded excel
plant database lets the users easily and smoothly add their own plants and
nurseries of their choice into the program. The automatic text labeling command
quickly displays the EZ-Plant Key Names and quantities of selected plants in
seconds. Connection lines between the selected plants are also quickly
accomplished with optional font and labeling choices. The clever groundcover
command will label the plant types and call out the exact amount of flats and
plants when labeled and then will update those counts automatically when the
area or spacing centers or mulch depth is edited. You only need to specify the
on-center spacing change needed of the groundcover, flowers or mulch depth.
After you have tallied all the plants and you decide you need to change the
spacing of the plants or the area of the groundcover polyline or change the
spacing and click UPLINK, and all the totals and the groundcover labels change
in a second to the new spacing choice.
EZ-Plant also contains a command called EZ-OFFSET. This command allows users to
place a line, polyline or arc or combinations there of, on the plan as a
centerline. Simply click or type EZOFFSET, and then select a linked plant
symbol. Click on the centerline and then select the on the desired center
spacing of the plant symbol, and in an instant, hundreds of plant symbols if
necessary, are placed along the centerline at the specified offset distance. You
also have an option to place alternately centered plant symbols along the
centerline in the EZOFFSET command.
EZ-Plant also offers EZ-Perennials, a plant database of only perennials with an
accompanying (mailed) CD illustrating thousands of plant photographs and
perennial data. This system is sold separately and is for those designers that
want to add perennials into their plan but are not sure what the plants look
like. The included plant cultural data provides informative easy-to-use
information enhancing the designers’ options.
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- EZ-Plant Software now works in Windows 7 and a 64 bit operating system.
- EZ-Plant Version 7.7 has many time saving features and Updated Plant
- New optional labeling allows users to label plants on one or two lines
and various fonts, styles and size options to label plants are sold from the
- EZOFFSET can place hundreds of plant symbols along a centerline at a
specified offset On Center spacing distance in an instant. Users can also
alternate several plant symbols at their selected spacing.
- Automatic Text labeling, displaying Key Names, Counts & Plant Condition.
Hatch labels and plant counts updates with the click of UPLINK in seconds
after changes are made to the plan.
- Mulch Table Tabulation calculates mulch quantities in cubic feet
- Regional Listings of Native, Adaptive and Sustainable Plants
- New Bog and Marginal Plants that Grow in Water illustrating each plant
submerged depth in water in the condition column to aid users in design.
- Quickly Calculate overall costs including Service and Installation Fees
- Nursery Listings of Size, Conditions and Prices as specified in listed
- Expanded List of Ornamental Grasses, Bamboo plants, and Perennial
- Easily learned and operated; short learning curve for busy professionals
- New Excel Databases are easily updated and customizable for adding your
own plants, symbols and costs
- Large Plant Stock Choices in EZ-Plant Software database has over 2600
- Produces Professional looking Contract Drawings; Expanded Plant Symbols
- Tallies plants and produces Cost Estimates in seconds, making revisions
a snap; plants sold in flats are labeled by flat quantities required plus
additional plants necessary as part of a flat.
- Compatible with AutoCAD® 2000 and up, Bricscad 9 and up and ZWCAD
- Contains a high percentage of the "Horticopia" database within program
for photographs of plants (a CD sold separately and not affiliated with EZ-Plant)
- Offers popular production oriented Symbols and Databases and Current
- Multiple Licenses available at a greatly reduced rate
- EZ-Plant Links with 3D cad symbols.
- Mature Height and Spread for each plant is shown for virtually every
plant to aid your design decisions providing you with important plant
characteristic information at your fingertips
- Additional Tropical Plants are included showing general hardiness zones
that are sold by these nursery to many regions world wide.
- Complete EZ-Plant® Spreadsheet that includes Native Plant Listings,
Hardiness Zone Ranges, Nurseries lists and Location and the entire EZ-Plant
Software® plant library contents with a complete Help File
- Purchase EZ-Plant in minutes with a credit card from our secure On-line
- Note that EZ-Plant drawings created with ZWCAD are incompatible with EZ-Plant
drawings created with AutoCAD or Bricscad.
Screen Shot 1. An overall view of a landscape plan and planting schedule
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Note 1. The Planting Schedule Must be placed on the same drawing as the plan
view landscape drawing for the quantify commands to work effectively. Insert a
plant symbol of your choice into the Legend column to represent each of the
plant species. Use a unique plant symbol for the trees, shrubs plants and/or a
unique hatch for each of the different groundcover or flower species. The
symbols may vary for each project. It’s your choice. There are also options for
text size, condition options and text style in the command line when using the
labeling command. Use the Insert Plants, and Insert Symbols commands to place
these items into the drawing. See Operational Tips and the Help File for more
detailed information. See Short Form Operational Tips on line for Demo
Screen Shot 2. A slightly enlarged view of a landscape plan completed with EZ-Plant
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Note 2. Notice that the label command (Insert Label) will identify the selected
plant symbols chosen and correctly identify the plant quantities in each group
and the EZ-Plant Key Name associated with each of the species.
Note 3. Notice that after the MKLINK and UPLINK commands are used correctly to
quantify the groundcovers and flowers as explained below, the amount of flats
and or unit plants will be identified when the labeling command is used once the
plants have been linked with your choice of plant symbols.
Note 4. See the AJRB plant in the upper portion of the screen shot that
identifies the amount of flats and individual plant quantities when labeled. If
there is an edit needed just re-use the UPLINK command and the labels and the
plants update immediately. Experiment with EZ-Plant groundcover commands by
clicking on a labeled groundcover polyline and enlarging or reducing of the area
size, then click uplink and see the area quantities in the schedule and the
labeling change instantly. These changes also occur when the spacing of the
groundcovers or depth of mulch is changed within the plant schedule.
Screen Shot 3. An enlarged view of a landscape Planting Schedule completed with
Note 5. Notice within the second row of the Remarks column that groundcovers and
flowers, shown as hatching within the three Legend boxes, have a “Plant 12”, 8”
or 18”OC” comment. After the plants in the schedule have been linked (MKLINK)
with the plant symbols or hatching in the legend, place the plant symbols and
hatching within this legend on the EZ¬¬_LEGEND layer, then use the UPLINK
command. Within the groundcover and flower plants QTY. column, the word “Error”
will appear. This indicates that you must go into the Edit Attribute command and
change the ## characters in the Remarks column to whatever plant spacing
distance (in inches) that you want these groundcovers or flowers to be spaced.
Then use the UPLINK command again and the quantities will automatically tally
the amount of plants which had to be spaced at the chosen spacing centers in the
Remarks column. If a groundcover area is revised the labeling and the quantity
amount which is labeled in flats and plants when indicated will be changed to
the new exact amount when using UPLINK again.
Note 6.The subtotals of each plant are computed by using the EZ_TOTAL command.
It multiplies the plant quantities times the unit prices.
Note 7. Notice that the installation cost options appear in the command line
above when using the EZ_COST command.
Note 8. Note that the subtotal costs shown outside the planting schedule can be
quickly deleted using the Remove Units and Totals command. There are also
alternative planting schedules that have total and subtotal columns contained
Note: EZ-Plant Software is not compatible with AutoCAD LT