Home and Landscape Design and Construction for Mac

Home and Landscape Design and Construction for Mac

Home and Landscape Design and Construction for Mac

Professional Home and Landscape Design for Mac

Home and Landscape Design and Construction includes TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro and TurboFloorPlan Training & Tutorials in a comprehensive STEM CAD curriculum. Available singly or in a minimum 20-seat Classroom Pack. This product cannot be ordered online.  Call 800-883-8082 x8097 or email [email protected] 

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Home and Landscape Design and Construction

Homeowners are expected to spend $300 billion in 2016 on home remodeling alone, not including new home design or landscaping. The biggest challenge to the consumer in achieving his or her goal is not being able to be part of the design team. With this STEM Solution, all the players have an opportunity to contribute. This practical class is designed not only for the consumer but also for the architect, designer, landscaper, and contractor. Comprehensive database even estimates costs.

TurboFloorPlan 3D Home & Landscape Pro 2017

TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro 2017 has everything you need to visualize and design your dream home and outdoor living spaces. Get the most pre-designed floorplans, professionally designed room and landscape templates, and thousands of drag-and-drop symbols to quickly get started and speed design, plus more tools to customize colors, materials, cabinets, and more. Complete with cost estimating, it’s everything you need!

Key Features & Benefits

  • NEW 64-bit Architecture 
  • NEW Retina Compatible and Customizable Interface
  • Professionally designed home plan templates
  • NEW European Sample Plans
  • QuickStart™ custom home designer
  • IMPROVED Professional Home Design Features to customize foundations, walls, roofing, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and more!
  • Roofing Tool 
  • Ability to build up to 6 floors
  • Cost estimating and productivity tools
  • FAST Decorating with SmartWand™
  • 3D Library Catalog Support
  • NEW Material Editor
  • Precision Lighting Planner™ including Global Sun Positioning
  • Brand Name Paint Colors, Wallpaper, & more including over 1,800 NEW Textures & Materials and NEW 1,200 Paint Colors!
  • Cabinet Designer™ for Kitchens, Baths, & more!
  • Real-world flooring, tile, carpets and area rugs
  • Thousands of 3D furniture and appliance symbols including over 700 NEW 3D objects
  • Predesigned, Editable Deck Templates 
  • Deck, Fence, and Patio Designer
  • Topo Designer™ and Planting Templates
  • Outdoor Irrigation Planning Features
  • Over 10,000 Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, & Vegetation including NEW 2D Plant Symbols and NEW Plant Inventory Bar
  • NEW Customizable Plant Sizing
  • NEW Landscape and Patio Groupings
  • More advanced features to take designs further and speed design
  • NEW 3D Cutaway Tool
  • ENHANCED Import of SketchUp 3DS
  • Help Features and much more!

Learn TurboFloorPlan from an Expert

TurboFloorPlan 2017 Training and Tutorials - Mac Version - by Patricia Gamburgo offers is a complete training guide to help users of all levels master their TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape software.  Written by professional architect and TurboFloorPlan expert, Patricia Gamburgo, this flexible learning eBook  delivered in a downloadable PDF format  and contains all the necessary elements to learn and master the TurboFloorPlan program, so you can take your designs further.  New features are detailed and explained, and more than 800 images have been updated to match this latest release.  

Each of the four sections include images, training guides, and tutorials to help you learn, understanding how the program “thinks” (Understanding the Walls, Understanding the Elevations, etc.), and to master even its most powerful tools. Sections include:

  1. Learning the program
  2. Importing, Exporting, and Printing
  3. Power Tools
  4. Pat’s Advice

Home Design

Start Designing Your Dream Home TodayDream Home

TurboFloorPlan makes it easy to start designing now! Access professionally designed templates, training videos, thousands of drag & drop symbols, and much more.

  • Over 100 videos guide you through program features.
  • QuickStart™ custom home designer lets users simply select a room, click and drag it to a custom size, then drag more rooms and snap into position.
  • Professional designed home plan templates that are completely editable.
  • Floor Plan Trace allows you to to scan and trace your own floor plans.
  • Dimensions change in real time as you make adjustments to rooms.
  • Build Energy Tips for eco-friendly advice as you design.

Plan All Phases of your Home

Create blueprints with layers in order to plan all phases of your home design or remodel including:FloorPlan

  • Foundation – Specialized tools for slabs with support beams, foundation peers, and more.
  • Electrical – Comprehensive indoor/outdoor library of fixtures and outlets, smoke detector and thermostat, ceiling fans and more. TurboFloorPlan Pro even includes a Home Theater Toolset!
  • Plumbing – Extensive library of fixtures including “Smart” objects that attach to walls for easy editing.
  • HVAC – Design the ultimate system for comfort and maximum efficiency.

Flexible Home Design Tools

Whether you started with one of the predesigned templates, the QuickStart™ tool, or other, TurboFloorPlan makes it easy to customize your home to your exact specifications.

  • AutoFraming™ with Framing Editor™ - Customize stud spacing and materials (steel, wood, etc) for roofs, walls and floor joists. Insulate with one mouse click.
  • Windows & Doors - Choose from a variety of styles including designer brand name products and simply drop them into self-healing walls.
  • Walls - Customize walls with faux finish, paint, wallpaper, and other materials.
  • Stairs - Click and drag traditional, curved, or circular styles. Add landings, railings, balusters…all elements can be customized to your spec.
  • Roofing - Standard or complex, preset roof tools make any roof style easy to create!

Decorate or RemodelNew Bathroom

TurboFloorPlan Pro offers thousands of decorating and remodeling possibilities. Many of the product libraries include nationally-recognized, brand name objects or materials you can try before you buy. TurboFloorPlan even includes “green” objects and materials such as recycled glass counters, bamboo cabinets and flooring.

  • Furniture – Adding furniture, cabinets, and appliance is as simple as drag-and-drop.
  • Objects – Fixtures, lighting, ceiling fans, sinks, and more for every room in your home.
  • Flooring – Try tile, carpet, wood, stone, and more, even area rugs.
  • Trim – Add polish to designs including wainscot, baseboards, or crown molding for walls
  • Accessories – Dress windows with stylish blinds, draps, or shutter.
  • Lighting – View the effects of ambient light, shadows, falloff, radius, sunlight, and more.
  • Materials – Choose from a variety of materials and paint colors, or import an image from any source into your material library.

Cabinet Designer™ Design Cabinets

Choose from a wide selection of drag-and-drop cabinets and customize materials, colors, handles and knobs, shelving, drawers, and appliances. This tool is great for kitchen and bathroom remodels, but also for perfect for remodeling offices, hallway storage, media centers and garage organizations.

Estimator - Automatic room cost estimates

Estimator tallies and saves square footage, flooring, paint and other area data about your design in a spreadsheet format, in real–time, as you draw. Add pricing information and you’ll have a budgeting snapshot of your project. Estimate costs for individual rooms, landscape, or your entire house.

Advanced Floor Management

TurboFloorPlan Mac Pro creates up to 12 floors, allowing you design complete apartment and office buildings. You can also create independent structures such as outbuildings and detached garages. When you change the elevation on one level, other connected levels will also change.

More tools for easy designing

  • Save time with MyStyle creating default colors and material choices before you begin designing.
  • Use RoomView™ for wide angle 3D viewing making it easier to see inside small spaces.
  • Use the SmartWand™ technology to see how one individual color or material can change your whole look.
  • Build a 3D model of your home design with RealModel® 

Landscape

Deck TemplatesPatio Render

Get started FAST! Predesigned, drag & drop, editable designs you can use as-is or customize to your personal style!

IntelliDeck™ 

Intuitively follows the shape of your house, as you draw. Create simple or complex shapes in seconds.

Auto Edging and Planting Templates

Professionally designed, zone specific plant groupings with simple drag-and-drop placement. A variety of shapes of freestanding, corners, and more.

Rock Your World!Modern Villa Yard

Unlimited design possibilities! Mix plants, rock, mulch, pavers, brick and other realistic materials to created unique shapes, paths and flower gardens. All types of objects are included in the libraries, or photograph your favorites and add them!

Background Importer™

Import photos of skies or other backgrounds for a real-world effect you can view inside or out.

Hardscapes

Build dramatic retaining walls that define and accent your home. Choose stone, brick, or other materials. Then add your plantings to finish the look.

Growth ToolPrairie House

See how your plantings will look years from now!

Topo Designer™

Add real-world topography to your building site. Automatically cuts or adds fill and building pad to your design.

PlantFinder™

Design beautiful landscapes with a multitude of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetation. PlantFinder makes it easy! Sorting feature lets you select growing parameters, International zones, sunlight, climate, water, and soil conditions. Color-coded zone maps make plant selection easy and foolproof. Photo-realistic images of real-world plants can be viewed from any angle. Even get complete information about every plant in the database with the Plant Details dialog.

Plant Importer™

Easily add your favorite plant…from your photograph! Expand plant database to virtually limitless custom choices. Add your favorite plant to your virtual landscape. Custom plants are included in Estimator.

PhotoView™ incorporates your pictures

Just need to add a decorative landscaping to your existing house? Take a picture of your existing home and easily add it with PhotoView™! Definable shadows make your home and new landscape design come to life!

Training

Learn TurboFloorPlan from an Expert

TurboFloorPlan 2017 Training & Tutorials is a flexible learning eBook written by Patricia Gamburgo, a professional architect and TurboFloorPlan expert, designed to helps users of all levels get the most out of their TurboFloorPlan software. It is delivered in a downloadable PDF format  and contains all the necessary elements to learn and master the TurboFloorPlan program, so you can get started right away.  

Please note: This program was recently updated for the TurboFloorPlan 2017 Mac release and all references are regarding this version.. 

Complete TurboFloorPlan Training

Follow the complete training to learn and master TurboFloorPlan® programs. Each of the four sections include images, training guides, and tutorials to help you learn, understanding how the program “thinks” (Understanding the Walls, Understanding the Elevations, etc.), and to master even its most powerful tools. Sections include:

  1. Mastering the program
  2. Importing, Exporting, and Printing
  3. Power Tools
  4. Pat’s Advice

See what's new in “TurboFloorPlan®2017: Training & Tutorials”

  • For the first time, an entire new eBook exclusively for Mac users! 260 pages and more than 800 images dedicated to the latest TurboFloorPlan 2017 for Mac version.
  • NEW: New and current features examined with updated images reflecting the New User’s Interface.
  • NEW: a new feature in Pat’s eBooks: the Screen Guides. Browse through images of the most important screens of your program, then click on the desired feature and you will be directed to the exact topic in the eBook!
  • NEW: Visual guides allow the comprehension of the entire subject (Doors, Cabinets, etc.)
  • NEW: learn how to get the best results using the new Palettes and Plant Bar
  • NEW: explore how to use the 3D features to create Elevations and Renderings.
  • NEW: Discover how to work and select simultaneously in 2D and 3D using the 3D selector tool
  • NEW: get the best results of the new features such as Dormers, Roof Tools, and much more.
  • NEW: all the new libraries’ formats and organization reviewed with descriptions and images, including how to create and use the new 2D Plant Symbol Library.
  • NEW: create cross sections of your project using the new and powerful 3D Cutaway Tool.

Easily Jump to a Specific Topic

Need help right away on a specific topic? Simply click on that topic in the table of contents to quickly locate what you need. Topics and tools are linked on the screen, so, while you are consulting an item, you can easily access the additional information. You can search the information by content, by topic or by keyword. 

Learn Step by Step

The tutorials show the “How To” for specific uses. Learn how to start a project, how to insert a picture and landscape it, how to create a walk-out basement, how to slope a lot, and much more!

Visual Guides

TurboFloorPlan 2017 Training & Tutorials includes more than 800 color images (showing tables, examples, rendering results and screenshots) demonstrating TurboFloorPlan’s various tools.

Master TurboFloorPlan Power Tools

All the Power Tools included with the programs are individually explained with images, training guides, and tutorials. 

Expert Insight

The constructive elements include the necessary technical information. For example: the roof chapter includes a glossary explaining the names of the different parts of a roof as well as the name and development of 21 different types of roofs. Or, if you wish to develop a staircase, for example, you will find not only how to create it using TurboFloorPlan®, but also, how stairs are calculated in real life. 

FAQs

Questions and answers by topic and general issues are included, that reflect the most asked and answered posts at the TurboFloorPlan® Public Forum as well as the most prominent questions asked during training sessions. 

System Requirements

PDF Reader required. This training is appropriate for TurboFloorPlan Deluxe and Pro version 2017 Mac.

Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Macintosh® OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel® Core™ Solo processor or faster, 256MB VRAM, 2.5 GB Hard Disk Space, 512MB RAM, DVD-ROM, 1024x768 millions of colors display resolution, keyboard, and mouse.

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Mechanical Engineering and Design Validation
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Single price: $89.99 each. ($140 Value)
Classroom Pack: $44.99/seat, minimum 20 seats. Includes 1 hour of free online Application Training and additional free set of licenses for the instructor.

Home and Landscape Design and Construction for Mac
Single price: $99.99 each. ($190 Value)
Classroom Pack: $49.99/seat, minimum 20 seats. Includes 1 hour of free online Application Training and additional free set of licenses for the instructor.


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Home and Landscape Design and Construction for Mac

Home and Landscape Design and Construction for Mac

Professional Home and Landscape Design for Mac

Home and Landscape Design and Construction includes TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro and TurboFloorPlan Training & Tutorials in a comprehensive STEM CAD curriculum. Available singly or in a minimum 20-seat Classroom Pack. This product cannot be ordered online.  Call 800-883-8082 x8097 or email [email protected] 

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