2About us...Broadwater Consultants are irrigation and pumping consultants with more than 80 years of combined experience. The firm has a reputation for high quality irrigation designs, achieving budgets, reliable and low maintenance pump stations for sports turf and commercial landscape applications. We also provide advice and design for alternative water use, irrigation, water management and central irrigation controls. Broadwater Consultants design services include landscape irrigation design and consulting, golf course irrigation design, pump and control system design, hydraulic analysis & data logging, master planning, water use prediction, water management, central control system programming, irrigation engineering studies, cost estimating, project budgeting, water management software, and SCADA master plans.
3Broadwater & land F/X...Broadwater Consultants purchased the Land F/X Software in 2010 after attending the Irrigation Association Conference in Sydney. As the owner of the business as well as the CAD Designer I had already looked at several programs on the market and was yet to find a package that suited my needs incl.:CustomizationSymbolsPipe TypesDesign ParametersUp-to -date Product Data BaseHydraulic CalculationsPrimarily Commercial BasedData OutputSchedulesQuantitiesDesign ResultsError ReportingQuality CAD Drafting Functionality
4Benefits...Time... As a Consultant our commodity is ‘time’. The more efficiently we can produce our design and documentation then the more profitable we are. But... The biggest concern with producing quick designs is a drop in the accuracy and/or quality. The thing that convinced me to purchase land F/X was it’s ability to allow me to expedite the Design Process as well as provide fast Material Off-takes and Design Data Outputs whilst allowing for ‘customised parameters’ to ensure accepted design standards are adhered too...
5The old way... Place the sprinklers in CAD Print out a hardcopy to ‘manually’ count sprinklers and calculate flow zones‘Manually’ station each zone.Back to CAD to ‘manually’ draw Laterals and MainlinePrint out another hard copy to enable Lateral & mainline size ‘manual’ calculationsReturn to CAD to ‘manually’ label all pipe work and Valve Call-outs‘Manually’ produce Schedule and Detail DwgsPrint out yet another hard copy to ‘manually’ undertake Materials Off-take
6The land F/X way... Place the sprinklers in CAD ‘Automatically’ count sprinklers and calculate flow zonesStay in CAD to ‘automatically’ draw & size Laterals and MainlineStay in CAD to ‘automatically’ label all pipe work and Valve Call-outs‘Automatically’ produce Legend and Detail Drawings‘Automatically’ produce Materials Off-takeNo more in and out of CAD or several stages of Printing Drawings to enable manual counting & calculations...
8My Favourite Features...Customization: This feature was one of the main benefits of land F/X... As a Designer I take pride in my presentation and being able to customize my drawings to a particular style provides many benefits:Recognisable ‘trademark’ style of documentationClear & Legible DrawingsDesign Data incorporated into Symbols to allow for various outputsCAD Drafting: The ability to ‘Design’ within AutoCAD was a major factor for me.I am now able to design 100+ Valve projects without having to exit AutoCAD.Land F/X works seamlessly within AutoCAD and drawings can be edited or changed without the need for external work.Product Data On-line: This is critical for a Designer as I know the specific Design Data is up-to-date and direct from the manufacturer. I no longer need to spend hours searching outdated manuals!!
9My Favourite Features...Product Support: It is so refreshing to be able to have peace of mind knowing that there is excellent support available. I have had many products that once sold is the last you hear from the developer!! Land F/X 100% support and stand by their product .Regular Software Updates – Automatically and painlessly downloadedLibrary of Symbols / Products constantly updatedExcellent Web Based SupportJeremiah, Katie, Krystal and the Team are always available to helpOngoing Development: I have been very impressed with the desire of land F/X to continually improve their product through customer feedback. Jeremiah has modified and added functions to the software as a result of my feedback which has helped me immensely. I feel like a part of the land F/X Team..
10land F/XI estimate that land F/X has allowed me to produce my Documentation to an even higher standard whilst reducing my design time by up to 50% on some projects.Whether it be Landscape or Irrigation Design, land F/X will not only improve your presentation but it will be a valuable business tool to maximise profitability and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to move their business to another level.Thankyou for your valuable time and pleas feel free to contact me if you have any questions – or jobs for me!!Tony Kanaris