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ArborCAD

Fast, accurate, easy CAD software for arboriculture professionals

Accurate Tree Placement from downloaded or manually entered field data
Automatic Tree Canopy drawing
Automatic Encroachment calculation and drawing
Surveys, mapping and much more…
Automatic Tree Protection Zone calculation and drawing
Automated Root Protection Zone drawing
Automatic Tree Labels, Schedules

What is ArborCAD?

ArborCAD is purpose built computer aided design (CAD) software especially for the needs of consulting Arborists. Whether you’re conducting and documenting a site survey, producing a Tree Protection Report or just working with existing CAD drawings, ArborCAD has all the tools for the job, and you don’t need any other CAD software.

ArborCAD is simple to use and easier to learn than any other CAD software in its class. An online training course and great support get you up and running fast – You’ll be drawing in less than an hour and be proficient in a week of using the software.

Automatically produce professional drawings to local and international standards faster and more accurately than with any other method.

Planning – Site Survey’s

Use ArborCAD to edit architects or surveyors CAD files directly or use a scanned plan, aerial photograph or any satellite image of your site (including Google Earth, Google Maps or Near Maps etc) as your base plan, then scale it to size and draw accurately over it.

Import or enter field data you have collected on site and let ArborCAD accurately insert every tree in the right place on your drawing. 

ArborCAD will automatically place a unique ID label on the drawing for every tree and link each tree to any fields of data that you have available.

Need to show the canopy? Enter the canopy size as a diameter or distance North, South, East and West and the software will draw that too!

Tree Assessment Drawings

At the push of a button you can generate complete schedules linking any of the identified trees with any of your related data from Botanical name, Common name, abbreviation, vigour/health, structure, dimensions, crown spread and height, age, class, estimated life expectancy, heritage or cultural matters, ecological and habit matters, the location relative to existing site features, function, other features such as surface roots and retention value.

You can even colour code your drawing to make it clearer to read and easier to identify specific trees.

Provide builders, architects, designers and planning control authorities, professional report drawings to protect the viability and sustainability of retainable trees. Add any amount of detail to your drawings in the shortest possible time. Use pre-saved templates from title blocks to tree management details and with ArborCAD you’ll be able to create your own details to use over and over again.

 

Arboriculture Report and Impact Assessment Drawings

From just the Stem Diameter the software will calculate and draw the Structural Root Zone (SRZ) and the Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) for each tree for you, and if you would prefer to protect a group of trees all together then the system will let you do that too.

Even encroachments into the calculated TPZ are handled for you by the software. Just indicate the area of encroachment and the software will work out the percentage and adjust the radii of the TPZ for you, all within regulation.

Add tell-tale photographs you have taken on site to your drawings. They will clearly assist the clarity and understanding of your professional document.

Total Control

Whilst ArborCAD has many fully automated tasks it also provides total manual control. You can adjust everything as you want it. This means that unusual sites or difficult areas of access and even neighbouring properties are able to be accommodated with ease. It also means you can easily create your own drawing style to make your drawings unique.

Helping Your Associates

ArborCAD doesn’t just help the Arborists look and perform more professionally; it also assists those that need to work with you, from the surveyor to the planning department to the builder. For example, with ArborCAD you can even calculate and draw the position of every piece of Tree Protection Zone fencing and provide your builder with an accurate estimate of how many sections he will need to order! Now that’s nice, isn’t it?

ArborCAD has been developed in consultation with one of Australia’s leading Arboriculture experts to generate the most professional Arborists drawings of any design software in the world.