- GardenCAD User Guide
- Sample images for testing raster import
- Guide for printing drawings
- Fonts in GardenCAD
- Sustainability Calculator
- Landscape Logos
- Template Drawings
- GardenCAD in USA
- Design for a space 27 ft square
- Design for space 36 ft by 48 ft
- Design for space 60 feet by 50 feet
- Design for space 85 feet deep by 65 feet wide
- Design with curved wall
- Download Templates
- Environmental monitoring 230 feet by 150 feet
- Feet & inches converter
- North Indicator
- RMO Symbol Set
- USA linetypes
- Learn CAD
- Working with dwg
GardenCAD for AutoCAD users
This set of notes is designed for users of AutoCAD who are coming to the GardenCAD environment and want a quick overview of the differences between the two programs.
GardenCAD operates in a similar way to AutoCAD; it is also command driven. If you check the Command summary page from the downloads link you will see that the majority of important AutoCAD commands - LINE, ARC, POLYLINE, EXTEND, TRIM etc. have all been implemented and work in the same way, even down to the prompt information in the command line.
The Interface is quite similar to that in AutoCAD 14, which in our opinion was the best AutoCAD version. We like drop down menus and we are not a fan of the Ribbon Strip seen in current AutoCAD versions.
Layout (Paper) Space
We deliberately decided to make the way GardenCAD handles paper space different from AutoCAD. We call AutoCAD's layout space Pages to distinguish it from paper or layout space.Module 13 and Module 14 in the using GardenCAD course at landscapetutor.net covers the use of pages.
In essence, you do all your work in model space – including placing dimensions, north indicators etc. Then make a block of the finished design. Give the block a descriptive name (complete design, pond area, decking arrangement, section A-A etc.). Create a pages view and switch to it, finally insert the block at the required scale. Unlike AutoCAD, there should be no surprises when you reach Pages, because what you see in model space is what you get. We think that it beats playing with floating viewports a la AutoCAD.
If you are drawing to AS1100 for technical drawing, then insert a title block containing your logo and job information to 'wrap around' the design.