Garden design software review and compare

Garden design software can help you plan and maintain your patch of green, but packages have their drawbacks.
 
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  • Updated:7 Jan 2004
 

05.What our trialists thought

Performance table

  Performance
Publisher/product
(in rank order)
Price 1
($)
Overall 2 Ease of use3 Ease of learning4 Satisfaction5 Min
system
require
-ments6
Punch! Master Landscape & Home Design
www.punchsoftware.com
128 Pretty
good
Not always easy It took a while Reasonably happy Win 95+,
16Mb RAM
DiComp 3D Garden Composer
(No longer available)
150 Reason
-able
Reasonably easy Reasonably quickly A little bit disappointed Win 95+,
64Mb RAM
GSP Geoff Hamilton's 3D Garden Designer
www.gsp.cc
40 Reason
-able
Not always easy It took a while A little bit disappointed Win 95+,
16Mb RAM
Broderbund 3D Home Landscape Designer Deluxe
www.broderbund.com
100 Poor Reasonably easy Never got comfortable A little bit disappointed Win 98SE+,
128Mb RAM
 

Table notes

  1. Price paid in February 2004.
  2. Overall triallists were asked to rate each product overall. This is an average rating based on all responses.
  3. Ease of use triallists were asked to rate how easy to use the product was. This is an average rating based on all responses.
  4. Ease of learning how long it took triallists to get comfortable using the software.
  5. Satisfaction how happy triallists were, on average, with the quality of the design they created.
  6. Min system requirements all require either an on-board graphics chip or a dedicated graphics card
 

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