January 28-29, 2019 — Ocean City, MD

We'll be taking a deep dive into using DynaSCAPE Design and Color the most effective and efficient way possible. Join Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions for an exciting, informative and interactive landscape design software and landscape design business workshop. 

Registration is $895 and includes:

  • Workshop Intensive Monday and Tuesday - 8:30am - 4:00pm (Sunday arrival recommended)

  • Lunch Monday and Tuesday

  • Networking Cocktail Hour Monday - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

  • Dinner Monday Evening at Ruth’s Chris Steak House at The Glen Riddle Golf Club - 6:15pm - Transportation to and from dinner will be provided.


Our location and host hotel this year is the brand new Hyatt Place Ocean City/Oceanfront on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland! Discounted hotel room rates are $79/$99 per night and include breakfast. 

Travel Information: Ocean City is located 25 minutes from Salisbury Regional Airport, which is serviced by American Airlines, 2.5 hours from Baltimore-Washington International Airport and 2 hours from Philadelphia International Airport.

Don’t lose your spot! Register today.

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Over the course of 2 days, you'll see how Patrick creatively uses DS|Design and DS|Color to design and sell a broad range of landscape design projects. He will share his techniques as you work through your own landscape design from start to finish with Patrick.  We will discuss the benefits and power of 3D modeling and rendering to completely wow your clients as Patrick shows examples of his rendering projects.  Finally, we will discuss best business practices such as design workflow management, billing and client management in the landscape design business.  Come prepped with your questions, a Windows based laptop and mouse. You’ll meet landscape designers from across North America and collaborate during these powerful two days.

DynaSCAPE Software is a proud sponsor of this year’s workshop and will be hosting a networking cocktail hour Monday evening.

 Workshop Outline

During this 2-day workshop, you will be taught how to use DynaSCAPE software in a very efficient and powerful way to create clean, well organized design presentations that are guaranteed to reduce drawing time and increase closing rates and presentation quality!


1.      Prototype Setup

      a.  What is a prototype and why it’s crucial for the workflow

      b.  Selections of prototypes

      c.  Scales and sheet sizes- picking the right size for maximum effect

      d.  Tailoring the prototype to your company


2.      Working with surveys

a.     Importing AutoCAD drawings to use as base sheets

b.     Importing AutoCAD drawing as new drawing or into an existing DynaSCAPE drawing

c.      Importing a pdf and jpeg image / converting pdf’s to jpegs

d.     Scaling, moving and rotating survey rasters

e.     Visible and invisible raster feature

f.      Moving raster images in a whole new way!


3.      Creating the Base Sheet

a.     Critical design data to be included in your design

b.     Using layers and why they are so important

c.     Turning on and off base sheet information


4.      Starting the Design

a.     Printing base sheet and develop concept sketches for improved conceptualizing

b.     Importing and working with your concept sketch


5.      Tools To Do the Drawing

a.      Locating and docking the tool libraries

c.      Benefits of advanced tool libraries

d.     Learning the most important tools to power your designs

e.      Creative methods to produce curved bed-lines and walkways using the poly line tool!

f. Systems settings for maximum computer performance


6.      Figure Libraries

a.     Organizing the order of figures in libraries

b.     Adding figures to favorites for quick access

c.     Saving entourage drawings for future use to reduce drafting time


7.      Do the Drawing

a.     Using the right tools

b.     Productive design workflow and order of processes


8.      Plant and Material Labeling and Favorites

a.     Labeling plants and hardscape materials

b.     Saving plant and material favorites for time saving and quick general estimating

c.      Exporting plant material and material quantities

d.     Learn Patrick’s secrets for better text presentation and readability for your clients!



9.      Preparing Your Drawing for Color

a.     Creating closed areas for quick coloring

b.     Grouping plants for quick coloring

c.      Update presentation feature when design revisions are needed- no more re-coloring drawings!

d.     Using DS Color to prepare stunning and unique design presentations

e.      Customize DS Color to reduce future tasks such as shadows and swatch opacity

f. Create custom color swatches


10.  Presentation Prep

a.     Creating a well-organized sheet layout

b.     Final drawing crosscheck


11.  Site + Drawings Info

a.     Extracting takeoff information for estimating purposes

b.     Creating dimension plans for production and job layout


12.  3D Modeling and Rendering in the Landscape Design/Build Industry

a.     Best practices for render presentations and how to present 3D modeling work

b.     Discuss rendering programs that Patrick uses to help his clients increase sales

c.      Learn a unique 3d workflow to reduce drafting time and detail


13.  How to Run An Efficient Landscape Design Business

a.     Pricing your drawings

b.     Best billing practices for improved cash-flow

c.     Client management and design load management

d. Tracking your time for billing and future design estimating


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