GardenCAD is powerful, easy-to-use, landscape design software for professional landscapers. Imagine being able to quickly produce CAD landscape designs for your clients using Windows or Mac computers. Incorporate photos of your previous design jobs into plans; eliminate scratching out parts of paper drawings and the need to redraw. Consider the possibility of visiting with your client and together altering the concept 'on the fly'. Click the image at left to see examples of GardenCAD drawings.
A fully functional copy of GardenCAD is now available for download. If after trialing and testing GardenCAD, you want to convert your copy to a full application, please visit the 'e-Shop' page to get an activation (license) code. GardenCAD costs $AUD 49.95 - approximately $USD 40.00.
** Existing GardenCAD users are invited to contact us to obtain their free upgrade copy of GardenCAD 3.3 **
Click the YouTube icon to watch GardenCAD in action in a design with mm as the base unit.
Watch GardenCAD in action in a design working with feet (and inches) as the base unit to create a design for a small courtyard.
Another design for a site using feet/inches as the unit of measure. Type GardenCAD in the YouTube search box to find more examples..
Some of it's many features include a comprehensive library of symbols, great snapping tools, an ability to open several drawings at once, precision control over layers, line types, colors, line widths, layouts (pages), dimensioning and text styles.
GardenCAD takes a small amount of disk space and makes little demand on computer resources. Any computer running Windows should work comfortably with GardenCAD. To confirm that GardenCAD runs well on modest equipment, please download a copy and try it out on your intended CAD computer before purchasing.
Versions and file exchange
GardenCAD has evolved over a long time and its development direction is influenced by users. Here is a link to a page in which the differences between previous GardenCAD versions and the current GardenCAD 3 are outlined. We are improving GardenCAD's ability to exchange information with other CAD software applications via DXF file exchange with each new release. If you require a landscape CAD tool with greater ability in that respect (for example, the ability to read/write AutoCAD dwg files), please look at GardenCAD's 'big brother' gCADPlus. Here is a link to its web site: www.plus.gardencad.net
Free landscape CAD training for GardenCAD users
We have mounted a comprehensive online training course for GardenCAD users. Here is a link to the course on the use of CAD for landscape design.
Reduce your carbon footprint. Email copies of your designs in PDF for clients to view using Acrobat Reader.