The gCADPlus menu contains an option to draw a plant schedule.
Tip: Before the automated plant schedule tool can be used, each symbol in the design needs to be tagged with a species from an attached plant data file. This figure below shows an example of a plant list.
The figure below shows a symbol representing Acer platinoides associated in the plant list.
There are three sub options in the plant schedule tool - draw standard schedule, draw custom schedule and update an existing schedule.
The figure below shows a typical gCADPlus design plotted from layout sheet with a plant schedule at the top right. This design has had a plant datafile (gcp) attached and all symbols representing new planting have been assigned to a particular species. This schedule was drawn with the default "Draw standard schedule" setting in the plant schedule tool.
If this form of representing the schedule does not suit, there are alternative options within the plant schedule fly-out menu.
When this option is chosen, a series of questions is posed allowing different schedules. The figure below shows a schedule where all possible columns are displayed.
As the option to generate the custom schedule runs, it is possible to 'ring the changes' to suit requirements. Here are some examples where different options have been chosen.
This option is used to refresh a list and should be run before a final print for a client.
More information on the use of the tools discussed here can be found in the gCADPlus user guide.