My thanks for your readiness to share your knowledge and experience to help us 'questors'. It really is great to have your help in this way.
Your opening sentence is no surprise to me. I had feared it was so. It seems that TFP v 17 is not for me so I was so glad to read of the Personal Architect software which I had not heard about but I shall certainly give it a look in view of your mention. I would only have needed to convert to DWG in order to import to TPF v 17 but I shall rule that out now.
How flexible is Personal Architect on the landscaping side? I am looking at a long narrow plot with a 10 degree slope. My building plan is on two levels; storey 1 for the entrance, garage, workshop and store with storey 2 being all the living accommodation, really a bungalow perched on top of, partly set back from and overlapping the garage etc.
I need to excavate to create two level areas into the slope and then mould the land around them giving both access to all levels and creating a pleasant and enjoyable environment. Does Personal Architect readily give that facility?