I am a professional Garden Designer that has for many years been using Vectorworks packages. I have become - shall we say disillusioned with Microsoft and windows - and am looking to make the move to a new OS. So far I have been able to set up everything I need except the one tool I cannot do my job without; A genuine Landscape and Garden Design package.
I have read many threads here, most have been declared old and closed, on this subject and to be honest the packages that have been offered are for amateurs. A fully integrated package is needed to maximize the workflow, professional export options are needed to be able to communicate my work to paying customers (Without whom I would not have food on the plate). Walk-through's cannot be an external job to the design process, the entire project has to be managed from concept through construction to handover from within one package to prevent any loss of the design 'in translation'.
I have a reasonable budget for this type of package but cannot find anything anywhere that will run directly on Ubuntu (The os I am currently trying to set up on) without having to use another package to integrate it such as 'Wine'. The biggest problem is that there are many threads saying how much trouble people have had using wine to run windows packages on 64 bit systems, software crashing, data loss, etc etc. I can't have that. Once I start a project I have to know it will be in a stable and secure environment from start to finish.
So my question is NOT what graphics editing packages I can combine to create the look of a professional finish, but where can I find a proprietary package for professional workflow of a design project for Landscape and Garden design that will run 'Native' in Ubuntu 12.04LTS.