IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE TO THE WIZARDY of digital software for landscape, landscape lighting, and irrigation design, be prepared to be dazzled. With a few keystrokes or a simple click, drag, and drop on your laptop or desktop computer, you can create exciting knock-it-outof-the-ballpark photorealistic designs—and you can do it lightning fast. The software is just a mechanism for taking what is in your head, and
putting it on a piece of paper, except you’re using a computer. For irrigation contractors, there’s RAINCAD, which can calculate total
flow to total volume to distribution levels—even the number of pipes,
fittings and solvents you’ll need.