Features

gCADPlus landscape design softwaregCADPlus is an affordable productivity tool used by single-person and multi-person design studios. Professional garden designers choose gCADPlus because we offer comprehensive support that includes improving drafting efficiency by developing custom templates, building plant database files specific to their locality, providing online training for their staff, and much more.

YouTube movie Here is one example of this approach where we assisted in developing a custom template.

Here is a link to some work by designers who use gCADPlus.

  • Automate many repetitive landscape design tasks, such as counting symbols to generate plant schedules,
  • multi-copying symbols along entities,
  • Extract quantities ready for costing a design,
  • Calculate numbers of ground cover species,
  • Automate the labelling of symbols for individual species,
  • Easily substitute one species for another,
  • Incorporate Google Maps/Earth images and other aerial site data directly into drawings,
  • Add extra value to your design and add extended data for both ‘hardscape’ and ‘softscape’ data, be that irrigation, outdoor furniture, paving or plant species information,
  • Extract that data to spreadsheets for further manipulation.
Work in a familiar environment.

gCADPlus professional landscape design software uses AutoCAD commands to work in an elegant, stripped-down interface. If you ‘speak’ AutoCAD, you feel right at home. The software has many features that allow you to:

  • Utilize an extensive symbol library – choosing from hundreds of ‘softscape’ and ‘hardscape’ symbols
  • Create landscape design plans on any size sheet at any scale. Plans can include plants, paving stones, ground cover grass, mulching and more for quantity take-off.

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About gCADPlus

gCADPlus (aka GardenCAD Plus, gCAD Plus, gcad) is based on some earlier software called GardenCAD, a tool developed for groups of landscape design students at a local college by an Australian company – Design Cad. We now have users in many countries. gCADPlus was developed by three designers – two in Australia and one in the USA who were long-term AutoCAD users. They saw the need for a modestly priced landscape tool that used AutoCAD command and was focused on landscape design.

The development of gCADPlus is a labour of love—every dollar raised from sales pays programmers to improve and add features to the software. The first version of gCADPlus was published in 2012. Since then, more than 70 versions have been released, each adding features requested by users. We do not charge for upgrades. The current version of gCADPlus is 10.9.

We encourage you to visit this website’s downloads page and try gCADPlus. There is no obligation to purchase.