Once all symbols used in a design have been tagged with a plant name from the plant list, it is time to draw the schedule. The option "Draw plant schedule" from the gCADPlus menu does the work of creating the plant schedule.
The command PLANTSCHD is called. Two questions need to be answered before the schedule is drawn. The first asks if you want the schedule to have a column containing number to correspond to each plant species used as shown above. If you answer yes, a column headed No. is incorporated into the schedule and the red circles with the white text are added. It is then possible to copy the number white on a red circle and place it over groups of plants of that species. This is especially useful where massed planting is used.
If you answer No to the question, the schedule shown below is drawn.
The second question asks if you would like the common name listed under the botanical name as shown above (a Yes response) or as a separate column (shown below).
Tip: The schedule is drawn as a block and can be moved around the drawing as a single entity.
Updating a schedule
If you have added a new plant symbol or removed one from your design, simply draw the schedule again using the top left and bottom right of the existing schedule. That refreshes the schedule. If the columns are too wide, simply draw the schedule again using a narrower set of pick points.