Website of the Year 2012!

We are so thrilled to be awarded Website of the Year 2012 by the Garden Media Guild (GMG)!

The GMG Awards celebrate the very best of horticultural communications, rewarding the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals across the industry. It is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to put forward their very best work to be judged, alongside their peers, by experts in the field.

Shoot won the Digital Media Award for the best gardening website. Visit our Facebook page for unofficial photo of Nicola collecting the award.

New My Garden Planner

We are working on a new and improved version of our award-winning garden planner software. Improvements will include better and more flexible drawing shapes, better printing options and better usability.

We will be pulling in more plant information into the planner for you to review the plant details such as height and spread, aspect and so on.

Also we will be showing the ‘My Plants’ list already built at the right hand side to allow you to build your garden with the plants in your garden right there.

Please look for more updates coming soon!

Vectorworks teams with Shoot

Press Release: Computers Unlimited, on behalf of Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc, has partnered with award-wining gardening website, Shoot (www.shootgardening.co.uk) to provide integration between Vectorworks Landmark – the market leading software for landscape design – and Shoot’s award winning online garden design resources.

The new partnership allows Landmark users to generate personal garden design plans using Shoot’s unique offering, which includes information, maintenance and care advice for 13,000+ plants.

“This is such an exciting initiative where customers will be able to quickly add any plant from the extensive Shoot Plant List into their Vectorworks plans, generate plant schedule reports for their customers and send specific project lists back to the Shoot website to create online maintenance plans” said Martyn Horne from Computers Unlimited, the exclusive distributor of Vectorworks in the UK.

The Shoot plant list is available to Vectorworks Service Select Members using Vectorworks Landmark. The plant list will contain the Botanical Name, Common Name, A summary of the Plant Characteristics and the Shoot Database Unique Plant ID. Having added the Shoot plant list to the master Vectorworks Plant Database, users will be able to add the specific Shoot plant to plant objects within their Vectorworks drawings in the usual manner. Users will also be able to export their plant list schedules from Vectorworks back into the Shoot website to create online maintenance schedules.

Vectorworks Landmark software is the industry standard for Landscape Architects, Garden Designers and Urban Planners.  It provides everything needed to design, manage and visualise projects – enabling efficiency, reducing delays and growing businesses.  Its flexible tools and intuitive interface provide superior 2D/3D modelling and design to create accurate site plans.  Features include digital terrain and shadow analysis and cut and fill calculations to maximise soil reuse.

To view the Shoot Plant List you need to be a Vectorworks Service Select Member.  To write an article about what is available you can view the How To Movie.

About Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc
Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG and has been developing software since 1985.  The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries.  With a tradition of designing flexible versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies.  More information.

About Shoot
Shoot is an award-winning website for garden designers.  With a Shoot membership, you can create your own personal ‘my garden’ space online.  If you add to your account which plants are in your garden, you will receive care reminders each month by email.  Conceived by Nicola Gammon, a ‘self-taught’ gardener who wanted a simpler way to approach the planting and care of her own garden, Shoot is your gardening resource.  Here you will find the tools to help you create and manage your own garden without the need of heavy reference books.  More information.

About Computers Unlimited Design Department
Computers Unlimited Design Department are the exclusive Vectorworks distributors in the UK.  We distribute a range of 2D, 3D, BIM and CAD solutions for professionals working in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning, garden design, lighting design and event design.  More information