gCADPlus landscape CAD software makes few demands on computer resources. Any computer capable of running Windows will be adequate for professional designers. 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 when designing. Since the mouse is used extensively when working with gCADPlus we favor purchasing a quality mouse to go with your copy of gCADPlus.
gCADPlus can be used on a Mac. Again, the hardware used does not have to be state of the art’. We run gCADPlus happily on our 5 year old iMac using a Windows emulator called Crossover. Several of our professional landscape designers use this combination but other Windows software emulator applications for the Mac can also be used.
Tip: before purchasing gCADPlus, please download and install gCADPlus and test by running in demo mode in your own system. Review some alternatives to gCADPlus.
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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 Gb 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