The CS Helios Palette Builder enables users to create user-defined lists of plants and non-plants by selecting from expandable libraries in the Cloud. CS Helios planting libraries include 9,500 plant species and varieties incorporating the NPS approved lists.
Users are able to select from the available libraries, classes, sub-classes and/or use free-text to refine searches and use advanced search filters. Planting can be searched by characteristic or performance criteria, including:
- Soil type; Moisture; Sun or Shade
- Ultimate Height; Spread; Years to ultimate height
- Foliage Type; Colour
- Flower Colour; Feature; Season of interest
Plant summary information is displayed in a floating window with Characteristics and Options (specifications) arranged in separate tabbed sections.
CSD Palettes are saved automatically to user accounts and remain accessible at all times via the CSDhub portal.
User accounts are protected by unique login credentials by organisation. Users are able to further protect individual palettes by locking them using an Administrator mode.
CS Helios Palettes can be output to standard, open file format (xls, csv, xml, pdf).
Palettes can be downloaded to CS Artisan for creating project-specific drawing/model information.