Use the links here to download a copy of a free trial of gCADPlus – professional landscape design software. Please choose the metric version if you work in mm as a base unit or the Imperial [USA] version where you work in feet as a base unit. The download is available in three different forms – as a WinZip, 7Zip or an exe file.
Metric version of gCADPlus (use mm as your base system of measurement)
- Click here to download gCADPlus Metric (version 9.7) as a Zip file or,
- Click here to download a copy of gCADPlus metric as a 7Zip file. Unpack with WinZip or search for and install 7Zip – a free file compaction application or,
- Click here to download gCADPlus as an executable (.exe) file. We suggest saving the setup file to your local Windows downloads folder or desktop and run it from there with Windows Administrator privileges.
Imperial version of gCADPlus (use decimal feet as your base system of measurement)
- Click here to download a copy of gCADPlus (Imperial) as a Zip file.
- Click here to download a copy of gCADPlus metric as a 7Zip file. Unpack with WinZip or search for and install 7Zip – a free file compaction application.
- Click here to download the USA version 9.7 of gCADPlus as an executable (exe) setup file. We suggest saving the setup file to your local Windows downloads folder or desktop and run it from there with Windows Administrator privileges.
Tip: You may get a warning message that the file is blocked by your virus protection software (or not commonly downloaded and has not been digitally signed). If this happens, download a zip version of the software from the link.
About this trial version
The evaluation (unregistered) version of gCADPlus available here is full featured. It simply lacks the ability to print drawings. When you start the program, it will ask for a user name and code. Select “Demo” to enter the evaluation mode. When you want to unlock the software, visit the “shop” page on this web site and select the Buy button. After payment via PayPal, ($AUD 99.50), you will receive an activation code via email. Entering the code will enable saving designs.
The full benefit of gCADPlus can be seen in the landscape ‘smarts’ on the gCADPlus pull down menu.
gCADPlus takes relatively little disk space (about 65 Mb) and makes few demands on computer resources. Any modern computer running Windows will comfortably cope with gCADPlus. We have tested gCADPlus on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Given the fact that Microsoft no longer support XP, we think that you should avoid running gCADPlus under Windows XP.
Rather than worry about whether your computer is powerful enough to run gCADPlus, please download and try this trial version. Test it thoroughly by loading one of the larger sample drawings available on this web site. If you do not find it satisfactory for your needs, simply uninstall it via Program files>gCADPlus.
*** gCADPlus also runs in the Mac environment using CrossOver, Parallels, Fusion, BootCamp etc. or under Linux (Ubuntu and WINE) ***