Most (all) other software simply shows the buttons and commands to create a topography, while LandMentor integrate a complete education while also showing how to use the technology, thus working on background information to create a better end user. The entire (1,000) page manual is written this way. It covers every aspect of planning, engineering, surveying, precision mapping, site architecture, and much more. It will require a week or two it would take to go through the manual, but at the end user would be far more qualified to take on a wide range of tasks than those taking years of a university education. This system includes the book Prefurbia which provides a more basic understanding of the latest innovations developed over the decades.