Guide

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gCADPlus User Guide

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Shades of Green

The guide is divided into a number of chapters. A list of links to individual chapters is set out below.

1. Getting to know gCADPlus – a brief introduction to the gCADPlus interface.

2.  Draw with gCADPlus – a focus on using the draw commands in gCADPlus. Learn CAD by designing a logo and complete a small design.

3Using entity snaps to aid precision -accurately place new design information by building on existing geometry.

4. Handling text in landscape drawings. Using CAD and Windows text.

5. Modifying designs – using various editing commands.

6. Managing lineweights – improving the presentation of landscape drawings by varying line thickness.

7. Managing linetypes – adding lines with different characteristics to provide emphasis.

8. Managing layout space – printing drawings from layout space. Print to fixed scales.

9Automating drafting tasks – using tools on the gCADPlus drop-down menu for automated drafting.

10. The Tools menu – using specialist drafting tools and settings.

11. Apply dimensions to hardscape elements

12.  List of commands  – in alphabetic order; includes embedded links to YouTube movies.

Free E-book: Landscape design and CAD  (provides an overview of the use of CAD software in landscape design).