Learn landscape CAD

gCADPlus landscape design software is designed for professional landscapers. Each user will have different needs and background knowledge. The links attached here are designed to help new gCADPlus users get up to speed as rapidly as possible with minimal fuss. Please scan the list and select the link that most closely matches your situation. We aim to put you in touch with appropriate resources that we hope will smooth your path.

Tip: We suggest that the chat function in Microsoft’s Bing is useful. Natural language queries can be handled. Just type your query How do I create a base plan from a mud map?

Landscape constructions teams

The page ‘Rear garden‘ covers a design and construction job for a rear garden. It assumes no prior CAD knowledge. The design features a raised entertaining area, a small grass lawn, a vegetable plot, etc. This project is suitable for employees of landscape construction firms who might wish to increase their design capability.

Designed for professional landscapers


Converting an paper plan to CAD

The page ‘Complete site from a mud map -metric‘ covers the preparation for a concept plan for the rehabilitation of a rear garden. The designer has had no prior CAD experience and wanted a step by step guide on how to transfer his ‘mud map’ design’ into a CAD drawing.

Concept plan 4

Creating a complete site plan (Imperial USA)

The page ‘Complete site USA‘ shows the development of a landscape design for a large garden, both front, and rear. The base unit here is decimal feet, but we show how dimensions can be shown as feet and inches.

Graduating for hand to CAD drafting – slowly!

The page ‘Graduate from hand drafting‘ provides a gentle introduction to landscape CAD if you have long been used to drafting by hand.

Design on a Mac using gCADPlus

This page provides an introduction to the use of gCADPlus on a Mac.

Gaining productivity – for experienced users

The page ‘Landscape productivity tips‘ assumes that you have used gCADPlus for some time and want to improve drafting efficiency.

Landscape CAD learning for arborists

This link provides learning opportunities for arborists.

One on one tuition

Some users fell more comfortable if they have one-on-one support with a high level of ‘over the shoulder’ help. If you require one-on-one learning support please check out this link.