Rather than add more and more symbols (blocks) to the gCADPlus setup file and make it unwieldy, we have developed a series of palettes for gCADPlus users. These can be downloaded and add more functionality to gCADPlus.
Tip: View a palette of symbols at high resolution, click directly on the image.
Each link under the image of the palette allows users to download a single gCADPlus file. Once downloaded, use the BLOCKS command (or File > Insert) and then use the browse option to locate the new file and insert it while working on your current design.
Tip: When using a palette of symbols, it is a good idea to explode the incoming drawing so you can immediately see and use the new symbols. To explode a palette, select it, right click and choose the Explode command. Once that’s done, drag a symbol into position and scale it if required. It is a good idea to clean up the finished designed by removing any unwanted blocks added to the block library when using a palette.
Site assessment symbols for sight lines, sun path, wind direction, wildfire risk, pedestrian movement, scale bars, etc.
Irrigation symbols, solenoid valves, water supply connection, isolation valves, various pipework symbols, sprinklers – full, half and quarter.
Trees in elevation
Hedge Symbols suitable for box hedges, Pinus spp hedge etc.
Australian native plant symbols: Eucalypts, Acacias, Leptospermum, Dianella, Grevillea, Bottlebrushes (Callistemon), Banksia etc.
Tree Planting Guides
True Color Symbols
Trees in elevation
Heritage Set Imperial Human Figures
Credit: Emma Walshaw-
Palms – elevation
Rocks, Walls and Water
Download the palette of Rocks, Walls and Water
A palette of symbols that comprehensive database information about 30 commonly used species in the NJ area.
Here is a link to download a copy of this Palette (imperial size symbols) and a link to the accompanying gCADPlus plant database file.