Empowering landscape professionals to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment.
The current software suite includes web integrated installable products - CS ArtisanRV (Revit), CS Artisan (AutoCAD) and the CS Web App Cloud based services – CS Helios (searchable planting libraries, palette builder and scheduler), CS Flora (searchable planting libraries) - National Plant Specification (NPS).
CloudScapes (CSD) produces software solutions for the professional landscape and external works market throughout the UK and internationally and is at the forefront of new technologies and processes that are disrupting the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
Sophisticated landscape software solutions are delivered for Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD platforms with core services being provided via the Internet. Centralised Cloud services position CSD as an essential and readily available online repository for an increasingly mobile industry and provide a solid framework on which to develop new Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions.
CloudScapes (CSD) offers introductory or customised training on CS ArtisanRV (Revit) and CS ArtisanACAD (AutoCAD) solutions and works with Autodesk certified partners to deliver remote and in-person training globally.
Revit & CS ArtisanRV for Landscape Architects courses cover the basics of Revit® Architecture, focussing on the tools that would be useful for landscape design. Students are introduced to the concepts of Building Information Modelling and the CS Artisan RV tools to aid landscaper professionals with surveys, topography, planting, fencing and shadow studies.
CloudScapes (CSD) is home to the National Plant Specification (NPS) compiled in consultation with UK growers and members of the Horticultural Trade Association and used as the industry standard, forming the basis of fair-trading throughout the amenity horticulture industry.
The NPS takes the guesswork out of plant selection and procurement and provides a comprehensive and accurate ‘bible’ for plant selection and ensures an effective method of producing rigorously specified plant schedules.
Full support is offered for the US ANSI (American Standard for Nursery Stock) system and a mapping system has been implemented to dynamically link the NPS standard used in UK/Europe to the US ANSI system, so that users with global reach can switch seamlessly between metric and imperial units.
The extended CSD planting libraries comprise approximately 11,500 species and varieties and approximately 120,000 specification options and there is an easy facility for users to add their own planting content via Custom Plants.
CS ArtisanRV: The FIRST web-integrated landscape BIM software for Revit®.
CS Artisan: Web-integrated software application for AutoCAD® - designed and supported by landscape professionals for landscape professionals.
CS Helios: Searchable planting libraries and online Palette Builder with output options to standard & proprietary file formats and direct integration into CS ArtisanRV (Revit) and CS Artisan (AutoCAD) solutions.