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Landscaping/Architectural Software

One of my projects is totally changing the landscape of our house, since our shady tree is dying and we're soon going to lose all of our plants that love deep shade and end up in full sun.

Windoze has programs where you can take a picture of your house, then try different types of landscape plants, etc. around it, even seeing how it will all look after a few years when things have grown. But I haven't found anything like that for the Mac.

Windoze even had a program once that did minor architectural changes to your home, as well. Ex: You could change the types of windows and see how it would look.

Does anything like this exist for the Mac?

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Ahhh but changing window styles...

Ahhh but changing window styles is an architectural change, even if they remain the same size. And if you are going to invest the money you might as well explore all your options, like more southern exposure windows, smaller or eliminating northern exposure. Trust me a double hung definitely looks architecturally different than a casement; multi-light different than a single light. I suspect a bigger window replacement company will have software to show you what you want to see.

I know it's an up hill battle to get folks to pay for pro advice when it comes to working on their homes, but if you look around you, you can see pretty easily which homes are designed (and built) by good pros, and which are clearly not. Not that there aren't some very good amateur mechanics as well; though rare, even those guys likely have some help from their pro buddies.




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