Metric version (mm as your base system of measurement)

Click  here to download gCADPlus Metric (version 8.9) as an .exe file. We suggest saving the download file to your local Windows downloads folder or desktop and run it from there.

Tip: You may get a warning message that the file is not commonly downloaded and has not been digitally signed. If this happens, download a 7Zip or WinZip version of the file aboveClick here to download a copy of gCADPlus metric as a 7Zip file. 

Tip: If after installation, gCADPlus reports that a file MSVCR100D.dll is missing and will not start, update your copy of Windows by downloading a file and run it. Here is the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582

Imperial version (decimal feet is your base system of measurement).

Click here to download gCADPlus (Imperial) (version 8.9) as an executable (exe) setup file. We suggest saving the download file to your local Windows downloads folder or desktop and run it from there.

Tip: You may get a warning message that the file is not commonly downloaded and has not been digitally signed. If this happens, download a zip version of the software from the link belowClick here to download a copy of gCADPlus (Imperial) as a 7Zip file.

Tip: If after installation, gCADPlus reports that a file MSVCR100D.dll is missing and will not start, update your copy of Windows by downloading a file and run it. Here is the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582

User Guide

Please email us for a link to download the 300 page gCADPlus User Guide in PDF form. This link can be used to download individual chapters from the guide.

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. 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.

Tip: When testing the demo version, it is best to turn off the autosave feature in the pop up box.

Tip: gCADPlus trial software can be used to teach the concepts behind producing landscape drawings using CAD software. Visit our free Learning CAD pages if you are a student and new to the use of CAD for creating landscape drawings: http://www.plus.designcad.com.au/?q=node/12

Requir​ements

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. and under Linux (Ubuntu and WINE) ***

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