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Drafix Software, Inc. Launches New Spanish Language Website

Kansas City, MO (May 1, 2013) – Drafix Software, Inc., the manufacturer of PRO Landscape and leading provider of professional landscape design software throughout the world has announced the launch of a new Spanish language website: http://prolandscape.com/es/.

The new website will allow those green industry professionals who speak Spanish to access both PRO Landscape product and support information in one streamlined location.  The new website will better position the Spanish speaking community to take advantage of all that PRO Landscape has to offer. 

PRO Landscape design software is available in a Spanish language edition and opens up a new path for Spanish-speakers that is simply not available with other design software products.

Drafix Software, Inc. Unveils New PRO Landscape Version 21

Kansas City, MO (February 3, 2015) – Drafix Software, Inc., has announced PRO Landscape Version 21 as the latest release of its industry-leading landscape design software.

With the release of Version 21, PRO Landscape enters its third decade of providing the best professional landscape design software for landscape designers, contractors, architects, and garden centers.  “With the new features and enhancements available in Version 21, our position is reinforced as the most comprehensive, easiest-to-learn and easiest-to-use piece of landscape design software available on the market today,” says Pete Lord, President of Drafix Software.  “Simply put, Version 21 contains even more tools to help our customers design more efficiently and close more sales.”

New Version 21 Enhancements

Expanded Image Library
Version 21 of PRO Landscape now contains over 13,000 of the industry’s highest quality images.  The updated Version 21 library contains new plant material for all climate zones, hardscapes, water features, lighting and more.

Enhanced Plant Information
In addition to the detailed information for every plant in the PRO Landscape library there are now new attributes that make it easy to find and use plants that are deer resistant and drought tolerant. 

Direct Export from CAD to PDF
Saving your drawings as a scaled PDF file has never been easier.  A single export command creates a file you can email to your customers or to your local print shop.  

New Color CAD Options
Two new color render modes have been added to PRO Landscape.  New pencil sketch and blended watercolor symbols and patterns now give designers a total of eight pre-set color render modes to choose from to quickly create stunning, color CAD drawings.

New Step and Deck Commands
Version 21 includes brand new commands for drawing steps and decks.  Adding steps and decks to your designs has never been easier; simply create your own shapes and set your board or step spacing.

More New Features
PRO Landscape Version 21 also includes new features such as an enhanced edit menu, new auto-save feature, new legend options, improved backup utility, new symbol array offset tool, new update check tool, and much more.  

Product and Pricing Information
PRO Landscape Version 21 is available now and is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.  PRO Landscape will run on a Mac if the appropriate Windows software is installed.  The PRO Landscape Companion app runs on either iPad or Android tablets.  Version 21 sells for $1,495.00.  Current PRO Landscape users can upgrade to the newest version starting at $295.00 depending upon their current version.  For more information, or to place an order, customers may call 1-800-231-8574, email sales@prolandscape.com, or visit prolandscape.com. 

PRO Landscape Version 21 is currently shipping in English, with Spanish, Italian and German versions to be available later in the first quarter of 2015.

Drafix Software, Inc. Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Kansas City, MO (January 2, 2013) – Drafix Software, Inc., is proud to announce that 2014 marks its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1994, Drafix Software is the manufacturer of the industry‐leading PRO Landscape design software. PRO Landscape design software gives users all the necessary tools to create the highest quality photo imaging designs, accurate site plans in any size or scale, and complete, professional proposals. With PRO Landscape, landscape contractors, designers, architects, and garden centers can quickly and easily create designs that are easy to communicate, leading to a vastly shorter sales cycle and improved closing ratio.

In its 20 years in business, Drafix Software has established itself as a pioneer in the industry and positioned PRO Landscape design software at the top of the landscape design software market.
“Over the last 20 years we have always made our customers the focal point of everything we do” says Pete Lord, President of Drafix Software. “While we are really proud of the work we’ve done over these 20 years to make the software extremely easy to use, complete and well integrated, we are most proud of the extremely positive feedback we continue to receive from our customers. “We hear stories all the time from customers who tell us that PRO Landscape has been a driving factor in their business being more successful. “We are very excited to continue our ongoing mission to create the best and easiest to use landscape design software available.”

Drafix Software, Inc. Launches New PRO Landscape Version 20

Kansas City, MO (February 13, 2014) – Drafix Software, Inc., the leading provider of professional landscape design software has announced a new release of its PRO Landscape design software.
PRO Landscape Version 20 coincides with Drafix’s 20th anniversary and includes many new features and enhancements for landscape designers, contractors, architects and garden centers. “This new release is by far our best version ever,” says Pete Lord, President of Drafix Software. “Version 20 further establishes PRO Landscape as the premier landscape design software available on the market today.”

PRO Landscape Version 20 Enhancements

Version 20 adds more than 1,000 new images to the photo imaging library bringing the total to over 12,000 objects. Version 20 also includes enhancements to the free PRO Landscape Companion tablet app for iPad and Android tablets including the ability to not only design right on the tablet, but also to create an instant price quote. The enhanced PRO Landscape Companion also allows a user to access the entire 12,000+ image library from a cloud‐based server giving access to any object they would want to include in a design. Numerous other enhancements have been made to all aspects of PRO Landscape giving users additional speed and flexibility in creating landscape designs that sell jobs.

PRO Landscape – Complete, Professional and Mobile!

PRO Landscape offers a robust set of design tools that will meet the needs of any designer and give them the power to easily and effectively design and bid a project; and most importantly communicate those design ideas to the customer in terms they can understand. Whether designing for residential or commercial, PRO Landscape has the tools available to meet your needs:
Realistic Photo Imaging: A design, sales, and communication tool that provides customers with a photo realistic presentation of the proposed project. PRO Landscape allows the designer to create visual designs a customer can easily understand.

  • Companion Mobile App: PRO Landscape includes a free mobile app for your iPad or Android tablet that allows the designer to create, present and quote designs right out in the field. You can also transfer designs between the tablet and desktop/laptop version of PRO Landscape, giving you the option of when and where you want to design.
  • Easy‐to‐Use CAD: PRO Landscape creates professional 2D site plans that accurately represent the installation of plantings, sprinkler systems, hardscapes, and more. Landscape‐friendly terminology makes this the easiest‐to‐use and the easiest‐to‐ learn CAD available for the landscape designer.
  • Customer Proposals: Only PRO Landscape generates an accurate bid for the client directly from either a photo imaging or CAD design. This eliminates errors and duplicated efforts. You can produce not only the quote itself, but a complete, professional looking proposal that includes a cover sheet, quotation, materials list, plant detail information and much more.
  • 3D Rendering: Create 3D renderings from any design project. Easily convert a photo image to 3D and show your customers the proposed landscape project from any angle. The user can also instantly transform any 2D CAD drawing to 3D with a single click.
  • Night & Holiday Lighting: PRO Landscape also includes night and holiday lighting design capabilities. The lighting features allow the designer to place landscape or holiday lights and automatically illuminate the design.

Product and Pricing Information

PRO Landscape Version 20 is available now and is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. PRO Landscape will run on a Mac if the appropriate Windows software is installed. Version 20 sells for $1,495.00. Current PRO Landscape users can upgrade to the newest version starting at $295.00 depending upon their current Version. For more information, or to place an order, customers may call 1‐ 800‐231‐8574, email sales@prolandscape.com, or visit prolandscape.com. PRO Landscape Version 20 is currently shipping in English, with Spanish, Italian and German versions shipping later in 2014.

PRO Landscape Introduces First CAD for iPad

Drafix PRO Landscape Introduces 1st Professional Landscape Design CAD for iPad

Kansas City, MO (February 1, 2016) – Drafix Software, Inc., makers of the industry leading PRO Landscape design software for landscape professionals, is announcing landscape CAD design for iPad is now available in their PRO Landscape Companion app. PRO Landscape Companion is the iPad and Android tablet design component for the desktop/laptop version of PRO Landscape.

For years, users of PRO Landscape have been able to take their iPad or Android tablet right to the customer’s house and create a photo imaging design and price quote to sell the customer at the first meeting. The new CAD component allows users to measure and design the site in a scaled drawing right on the tablet. They can then transfer the design right to the computer and do additional work.

“One of frustrating parts for landscape designers has always been creating the site plan so they can actually do their landscape design,” said Pete Lord, President of Drafix Software, Inc. “We’ve always allowed users to import an AutoCAD file, survey or plot plan or even Google earth image to help save time. But there are still cases where the site needs to be hand measured. They’ve had to write down the measurements on a piece of paper and then redraw them on the computer. Now they can measure the property line, house or building, pavers and even start designing on the tablet. From there they can then import the plan directly into the desktop software.”

“The ability to be able to measure a site directly on the tablet is a huge time savings for us,” said Chris Walter, owner of Computerized Landscape Design, Inc. “I really just want to spend my time on the landscape design and anything that helps me get to that faster is awesome. The fact you can create a scaled design while you are on site, then change it later will save me hours of valuable time for each job.”
PRO Landscape Companion is free for users of PRO Landscape. For users who do not have PRO Landscape and instead prefer a standalone tablet landscape design solution, the new CAD functionality will be incorporated into our PRO Landscape Contractor app in the coming months.

The 3.0 version of PRO Landscape Companion works in conjunction with PRO Landscape, Version 22. PRO Landscape includes photo imaging with a library of over 14,000 images, night and holiday lighting, easy‐to‐use CAD specific for landscape design, complete customer proposals and 3D rendering. PRO Landscape Version 22 is available immediately, and the 3.0 version of the PRO Landscape Companion app will be available for iPad in the App Store in mid‐February. An Android version with the updated functionality will be available later in the first half of 2016.

Product and Pricing Information

PRO Landscape Version 22 is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. PRO Landscape will run on a Mac if the appropriate Windows software is installed. The PRO Landscape Companion app runs on either iPad or Android tablets. Version 22 sells for $1,495.00. Current PRO Landscape users can upgrade to the newest version starting at $295.00 depending upon their current version. For more information, or to place an order, customers may call 1‐800‐231‐8574, email sales@prolandscape.com, or visit prolandscape.com.

About Drafix Software, Inc.

Drafix Software, Inc. opened for business in 1994 and continues to be the worldwide leader in providing professional photo imaging and design solutions for landscape contractors, designers, architects and garden centers. Products are sold direct to customers throughout North America, South America and the UK. Other international customers can purchase through a global network of distributors. The software is also used as a standard teaching aid in high school, technical, and college‐level courses.

Press Information

For more information about PRO Landscape and Drafix Software, members of the press should contact David Sloan, Marketing Director, at (816) 842‐4955 or e‐mail david.sloan@drafix.com.

© 2016 Drafix Software, Inc. All rights reserved. PRO Landscape and Drafix are registered trademarks of Drafix Software, Inc., registered in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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PRO Landscape Releases New Version 22

Kansas City, MO (March 24, 2016) – Drafix Software, Inc., the leading provider of professional landscape design software has announced a new release of its PRO Landscape design software.
PRO Landscape Version 22 gives users all the necessary tools to create the highest quality photo imaging designs, accurate site plans in any size or scale, and complete, professional proposals. With PRO Landscape design software, landscape contractors, designers, architects, and garden centers can quickly and easily create designs that are easy to communicate, leading to a vastly shorter sales cycle and improved closing ratio. PRO Landscape also includes the free PRO Landscape Companion app for iPad and Android tablets which enables users to create imaging designs, base plans, and quick proposals in a truly mobile environment.

New Version 22

PRO Landscape Version 22 contains new and improved features that give users even more tools to easily create the most professional designs and proposals possible. Version 22 adds over 1,000 new images to the library making the total now over 14,000 of the highest quality images available in any design software. In addition, Version 22 also contains an extra 2,000 commercial planter images for those designing interiorscapes. Version 22 contains a number of other new features including a new “architectural” font, new hatch patterns and new symbols that the designer can choose from.

“The new Version 22 contains a number of new additions that our customers have been asking for,” says Pete Lord, President of Drafix Software. “Most notably are the mobile CAD capability and the web downloadable installation which are both in direct response to requests from our customers. We are excited to deliver all of these new features that will benefit both current and new users alike.”
Product and Pricing Information

PRO Landscape Version 22 is available now and is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. PRO Landscape will run on a Mac if the appropriate Windows software is installed. The PRO Landscape Companion app runs on either iPad or Android tablets. Version 22 sells for $1,495.00. Current PRO Landscape users can upgrade to the newest version starting at $295.00 depending upon their current version. For more information, or to place an order, customers may call 1‐800‐231‐8574, email sales@prolandscape.com, or visit prolandscape.com.  PRO Landscape Version 22 is currently shipping in English, with Spanish, Italian and German versions to be available later in 2016.

About Drafix Software, Inc.

Drafix Software, Inc. opened for business in 1994 and continues to be the worldwide leader in providing professional photo imaging and design solutions for landscape contractors, designers, architects and garden centers. Products are sold direct to customers throughout North America, South America and the UK. Other international customers can purchase through a global network of distributors. The software is also used as a standard teaching aid in high school, technical, and college‐level courses.

Press Information

For more information about PRO Landscape and Drafix Software, members of the press should contact David Sloan, Marketing Director, at (816) 842‐4955 or e‐mail david@prolandscape.com.
© 2016 Drafix Software, Inc. All rights reserved. PRO Landscape and Drafix are registered trademarks of Drafix Software, Inc., registered in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

PRO Landscape Acquires Visual Impact Imaging's EARTHSCAPES Design Software

Kansas City, MO (April 21, 2016) – Drafix Software, Inc., the leading supplier of landscape design software is pleased to announce that it has acquire the business assets of Visual Impact Imaging’s EARTHSCAPES.

“We’re thrilled to have the EARTHSCAPES users join the PRO Landscape community,” said Pete Lord, President, of Drafix Software, Inc. “We’ve competed with EARTHSCAPES for close to 20 years in a friendly, professional manner and we felt that by moving some of their assets to the PRO Landscape platform we will be able to provide an even better landscape design solution for both customer bases as well as new customers. “

The two companies reached a deal that accomplished PRO Landscape’s needs to further expand its industry leading design software. For Visual Impact Imaging’s owners it allowed them to move on to other ventures.

“The PRO Landscape team has been great to work with throughout the acquisition process,” said Anne Behner Coke, President of Visual Impact Imaging. “We feel this is a great opportunity for the future of landscape design software. Combining the strengths of the EARTHSCAPES application with the vision of the PRO Landscape development team will result in a strong design application for years to come.”

Since most users are approaching their busy season Drafix Software will continue to offer support to EARTHSCAPES customers as the image library and key features are added to PRO Landscape.
Users of EARTHSCAPES who choose to migrate to PRO Landscape will benefit from the breadth of the product offering including use of the PRO Landscape Companion tablet app, which is included with PRO Landscape.

Product and Pricing Information

PRO Landscape includes photo imaging, easy-to-use CAD, complete customer proposals, night and holiday lighting, and 3D rendering. PRO Landscape also includes the PRO Landscape Companion app, which allows users to create photo imaging, CAD designs and price quotes on a tablet. PRO Landscape compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. PRO Landscape will run on a Mac if
the appropriate Windows software is installed. The PRO Landscape Companion app runs on either iPad or Android tablets. For more information, or to place an order, customers may call 1-800-231-8574, email sales@prolandscape.com, or visit prolandscape.com.  PRO Landscape Version 22 is currently shipping in English, with Spanish, Italian and German versions to be available later in 2016.

About Drafix Software, Inc.

Drafix Software, Inc. opened for business in 1994 and continues to be the worldwide leader in providing professional photo imaging and design solutions for landscape contractors, designers, architects and garden centers. Products are sold direct to customers throughout North America, South America and the UK. Other international customers can purchase through a global network of distributors. The software is also used as a standard teaching aid in high school, technical, and college-level courses.

Press Information

For more information about PRO Landscape and Drafix Software, members of the press should contact David Sloan, Marketing Director, at (816) 842-4955 or e-mail david@prolandscape.com.

© 2016 Drafix Software, Inc. All rights reserved. PRO Landscape and Drafix are registered trademarks of Drafix Software, Inc., registered in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.