The menu items flowing from the Learn CAD drop down menu at the top right of this web page are designed to provide a structured learning experience for anyone wanting to produce landscape plans using CAD software. It is of course biased towards our own CAD tool - gCADPlus, but should be helpful no matter which software tool you use to produce CAD landscape plans. We'll take you though learning to use CAD for landscape design in a graduated, step-by-step way using lots of movies to show what to do.

Our role is to help with individual problems; not to teach in a didactic way telling you what to do step-by-step. The aim is for you to do the work, reading the text, complete the exercises

If you do embark on the course, please send us an email to let us know you have started. When you have a problem, email us at and where possible attach a drawing file and a description of the problem.


At the very least, we assume that you have downloaded and installed a training copy of gCADPlus (available from this web site).


We start with an overall look at how computer software is currently being used in landscaping, introduce you to gCADPlus (using the free version is ok) by asking you to design a logo for your landscape practice, and then work through the creation of several designs in which we gradually increase the complexity and the use of some of the specialist automated landscape drafting tools found in gCADPlus.



** Some modules have a metric bias and some use Imperial (feet and inches) units. Even though you may work (say) in the metric and not Imperial (feet and inches) world, and vice versa, we would encourage your to take all the modules here. Your skill with gCADPlus will gradually build as you work your way though the modules. **

If you are familiar with the concepts behind CAD drawings and want to go straight to some information about a particular task or topic, please use search box at the top of the page.

Learning to use CAD