Add Extra Symbols

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.

Available palettes


Perennials Cold Climate


This small movie shows how to download a palette of symbols and use it to add to and develop a design that you are working on.


Download set of CAD landscape climbers symbols


Site assessment symbols for sight lines, sun path, wind direction, wildfire risk, pedestrian movement, scale bars, etc.

Download site assessment graphics

Site Assessment Metric
Site Assessment Imperial

Irrigation symbols, solenoid valves, water supply connection, isolation valves, various pipework symbols, sprinklers – full, half and quarter.

Download irrigation symbols


Trees in elevation

Deciduous trees in elevation - color

Trees in Elevation Color
Trees in Elevation Color Monochrome


Hedge Symbols suitable for box hedges, Pinus spp hedge etc.

Download hedge symbols

Hedge Symbols

Tropical symbols

Download a set of tropical landscape symbols


Tropical Symbols
Imperial Tropical Symbols

Australian native plant symbols: Eucalypts, Acacias, Leptospermum, Dianella, Grevillea, Bottlebrushes (Callistemon), Banksia etc.

Australian native landscape symbols

Australian Native Species

Tree Planting Guides

Tree planting details

How to plant trees and shrubs

Sketchy Symbols

Download landscape symbols

'Sketchy' Imperial Symbol Set
'Sketchy' Metric Symbol Set

True Color Symbols

True color landscape symbols

True colors swatch

Trees in elevation

Trees in elevation

Metric Elevation Group
Imperial Elevation Group 01

Heritage Symbols


Landscape symbols for heritage gardens

Heritage Set Metric
Heritage Set Imperial

Human Figures

Human figures in elevation

Human Figures Metric
Human Figures Imperial

Credit: Emma Walshaw-

Japanese Style

Landscape symbols for Japanese gardens

Japanese Style

Named Species

Named landscape symbols

Named Symbols

Palms – elevation

Palms in elevation view

Palms in elevation

Rocks, Walls and Water

Rocks and walling symbols

Download the palette of  Rocks, Walls and Water

Filled symbols
Filled landscape symbols

All Filled Symbols

New Jersey
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.