gCADPlus landscape CAD software makes few demands on computer resources. Any computer capable of running Windows will be adequate. Most computers sold commercially in the $AUD 750-$1000 bracket, will happily run gCADPlus. The mouse needs to have a scroll wheel as this button is used for zooming in and out. Since the mouse is used extensively when working with gCADPlus we favour purchasing a quality mouse.

Advanced specification for commercial landscape designers

Especially if you expect to produce 3D models of your designs using software such as SketchUp, consider purchasing a computer with the following specification:

  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Intel i5 processor (i7 preferred)
  • 8Gb RAM (16 Gig preferred)
  • 500Mb hard disk drive (SSD preferred)
  • Mouse with scroll wheel
  • Dedicated graphics card with at least 2Gb memory supporting Open GL 2.0 or later
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution or higher