Download and install gCADPlus

Use the links here to download a copy of the gCADPlus landscape design software setup file for a free trial. Please choose the metric version if you work in mm as a base unit or the Imperial [USA] version where you work with feet as a base unit. The download is available in three different forms – as a WinZip, 7Zip or an exe file. You may find that your virus protection software blocks the .exe version of the setup file.

About this trial version

The evaluation (unregistered) version of gCADPlus available here is full featured and can be run in demo mode. It simply lacks the ability to print drawings. When you start the program, it will ask for a user name and code. Select “Demo” to enter the evaluation mode. We would encourage you to try out some of our learning materials with the demo version of gCADPlus using this link: https://www.designcad.com.au/wp/a-construction-job/

When you want to purchase and unlock the software, visit the “shop” page on this web site and select the Buy button. After payment via PayPal, ($AUD 99.50 – about $USD 70.00), you will receive an activation code via email. Entering the code will enable saving designs.

Metric version of gCADPlus (where we use mm as the base system of measurement)
  • Click  here to download gCADPlus Metric (version 10.0) as a Zip file or,
  • Click here to download a copy of gCADPlus metric (version 10.0) as a 7Zip file. Unpack with WinZip or search for and install 7Zip – a free file compaction application or,
  • Click  here to download gCADPlus (version 10.0) as an executable (.exe) file. We suggest saving the setup file to your local Windows downloads folder or desktop and run it from there with Windows Administrator privileges.

Tip: gCADPlus is Windows software but can run happily on a Mac with the aim of a Windows emulator. Use this link to learn how to install gCADPlus on a Mac.

YouTube movie This movie shows how to install gCADPlus.