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DAC Landscape Architecture: Embracing Innovation with BricsCAD and Qscape


DAC Landscape Architecture is led by Director Dan Charnley, with a rich 14-year history in carrying out work at all stages of the project lifestyle across various sectors including residential, healthcare, retail, and public realm. They stand at the forefront of sustainability and enriching landscape design whilst ensuring the clients aims are met. Their recent transition to BricsCAD and Qscape marks a significant step in their continuous pursuit of innovation and efficiency.


Prior to this transition, they faced challenges with the rising cost of their CAD platform and with their design tool that limited their efficiency and integration capabilities, especially in the realms of landscape and planting schemes. Dan told us, “I had seen BricsCAD advertised online and following independent research explored this further. After using BricsCAD it became apparent that the software was very similar to other software I had used previously”.


The decision to adopt BricsCAD and Qscape stemmed from the need for more efficient, cost-effective, and user-friendly solutions in their design processes. The similarity of BricsCAD to their previous CAD software made it an appealing choice, complemented by the comprehensive features and high-level support offered for both BricsCAD and Qscape.


The integration of BricsCAD was seamless, benefiting from its intuitive design and familiarity. The shift to Qscape, though more gradual, was supported by responsive and helpful customer service, ensuring a smooth learning curve and effective adoption.


Efficiency Gains: Dan explained “The speed of Qscape is notable and enables projects to be completed quickly whilst also ensuring accuracy and consistency in presentation, and output. In BricsCAD, the central ‘Settings’ feature is really useful as everything within the software can be modified to suit individual preference”.

Quality Enhancement: The ease of label adjustments, flexibility of plant scheduling, and auto-layering capabilities in Qscape have notably speeded up processes and elevated the precision and consistency of the company’s design work.

Financial Benefits: The value for money offered by these tools, combined with effective customer support, has led to cost savings and reduced project downtime.


The user-friendly nature of both BricsCAD and Qscape facilitated quick adaptation within the practice. Dan notes that “The Qscape toolbar is compact and easy to follow and the software is relatively straightforward and intuitive. The costing tool particularly stands out, enabling quick ballpark costings to be extracted which can then be relayed to the client.

Dan was particularly impressed with the support that he received throughout the transition process. He said, “When I first approached the KTF Software team to enquire about Qscape and BricsCAD, I received a detailed demo of the software. Since using, I have asked multiple questions to the KTF Software team, who have responded promptly and come up with solutions”.


DAC Landscape Architecture strongly recommends BricsCAD and Qscape to professionals in their field. They highlight the efficiency, user-friendliness, and supportive customer service as key reasons for their endorsement. Dan expanded by telling us, “I definitely recommend BricsCAD and Qscape to other professionals, and in particular Landscape Architects who are looking for an efficient and easy to use planting software. Qscape enables you to build up an extensive library of plants without compromising the speed of completing drawings. Adding new plants into your personal library is quick and easy”.


Dan particularly liked the costing tool in Qscape, which provides quick cost estimations for projects. He told us, “This is very helpful and is not something I have come across before in other software. It can be applied to the whole drawing or isolated areas which is clever and gives a good understanding of ballpark costs”.


The case of DAC Landscape Architecture’s transition to BricsCAD and Qscape demonstrates the transformative impact of adopting the right technological tools in landscape architecture. Their experience highlights the benefits of modern, intuitive software solutions in aligning with professional needs and advancing industry standards.

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