gCADPlus landscape software runs happily on Mac computers provided that the processor is Intel-based* and some form of Windows emulator application such as CrossOver, Parallels, etc. is running. gCADPlus also runs under Linux distributions.
Tip: Most recent Mac computers (purchased post-2006) are Intel-based.
We use CrossOver on our iMac as the Windows emulator, but we have many gCADPlus designers using Parallels and/or Fusion. Here is a list of steps detailing how to install gCADPlus on a Mac using the Windows emulator called CrossOver.
1. Install Crossover
Use your browser to search for and download and install the demo version of CrossOver on your Mac.
2. Download gCADPlus
Here is the link to download gCADPlus.
3. Install gCADPlus on Mac under CrossOver
Remember, a free version of most Windows emulators is available to trial, so install one first, then install gCADPlus and run it in demo mode first before purchasing gCADPlus.
About the Crossover trial
Crossover offers a free, fully-functional 14-day trial of CrossOver Mac. The free trial of CrossOver Mac takes about one minute to download. Your trial period begins as soon as you launch CrossOver the first time.
When your free trial ends CrossOver will stop working, but any Windows programs like gCADPlus you’ve installed or run during the trial are still there. Once you purchase a CrossOver license you can remove the trial timer and continue using your Windows software on your Mac – there is no need to reinstall gCADPlus.