gCADPlus

Use gCADPlus landscape design software to quickly create quality plans. Imagine being able to produce high-quality CAD drawings and do so in a familiar AutoCAD environment. Consider the possibility of visiting with your client and together altering the concept ‘on the fly’. Cut drafting time by incorporating photos of your previous design jobs in new plans. Eliminate the need to scratch out parts of paper drawings and start over. Automate the creation of plant schedules and email your work to clients without the need to print.

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Typical landscape design created with gCADPlus

YouTube movie This movie showcases the use of gCADPlus landscape design software. A design for outdoor play area for children is presented on an A0 sheet. Photos of species used in the design, a plant schedule and magnified views of portions of the design are shown on the layout sheet.

To view a high resolution PDF version of the design discussed in the movie above, click on the image below.

Tip: The images are taken from SppDb, a plant database application that’s designed to work with gCADPlus.

Professional Landscape Design Software

gCADPlus is affordable with no ongoing fees and it’s free to try. Own professional landscape CAD for a once only payment of $AUD 99.50 (approx. $USD 70.00). gCADPlus runs on Windows, Macs (with emulator software), or Linux computers.

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What others say

“Botanica Garden Styling is a boutique landscape architecture business in Melbourne. In the past, plans were hand-drawn and CAD work outsourced when required … until we discovered gCADPlus.  Admittedly, we were slightly nervous about picking up this new skill, but having a program that is specifically tailored for garden design work is fantastic. 

For what you get, the program is excellent value and the support is second to none.  I regularly contact Keith with queries and in no time at all he has created a video and put it on Facebook for all of us to learn from.  The tutorials are excellent and we have basically gone from no knowledge of drawing or design programs to star pupils.  We probably haven’t touched the sides of what the program offers, but within quite a short period of time have mastered the basics and can produce accurate, attractive, and useful plans for clients and landscapers for quoting purposes.”

Independent Review

gCADPlus professional landscape design software works in an elegant, stripped down interface using AutoCAD commands so you feel right at home when you start. The software has many features that allow you to:

  • Automate many repetitive landscape design tasks such as counting symbols to generate plant schedules,
  • Extract costing for a design,
  • Calculate numbers of ground cover species,
  • Automate the labelling of symbols for individual species,
  • Easily substitute one species for another,
  • Incorporate Google maps/Earth images and other aerial site data directly into drawings,
  • Add extra value to your design and add extended data for both ‘hardscape’ and ‘softscape’ data be that irrigation, outdoor furniture, paving or plant species information,
  • Extract that data to spreadsheets for further manipulation.

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