Download a full working version of gCADPlus here
gCADPlus (currently version 8.6) is available for AUD$ 99.50 from the Shop page of this site . Lifetime license to use - no monthly or yearly fees.
Please try the software thoroughly and check out the free learning materials before purchase. It is a 'no fuss' and quick download that provides a full working copy for you to trial. No contact details from you are required - no pesky "buy now" emails from us!
** Please choose the version below that's appropriate for your needs - metric or Imperial [USA]. **
Option 1: Click here to download gCADPlus Metric as an .exe file.
We suggest saving the download file to your local Windows downloads folder or desktop and run it from there. Do not save to a network drive.
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 above - option 2.
To unpack the file and uncover the gCADPlus setup file, you will need to use the 7Zip application. If you do not have a copy of this valuable tool, click here and choose the version appropriate for your version of Windows.
Once 7Zip is installed, log your downloads folder and expand the gCADPlus setup file. Then run the setup file to install gCADPlus.
If you are working in the USA and decimal feet is your usual system of measurement.
Option 1: Click here to download gCADPlus (Imperial) as an executable (exe) setup file.
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 below.
Option 2: Click here to download a copy of gCADPlus Imperial as a 7Zip file.
We suggest saving the file to your Windows downloads folder.
To unpack the file and uncover the 7 zip gCADPlus setup file, you will need to use the 7Zip application. If you do not have a copy of this valuable tool, click here to download a copy - it is a free file compression tool. After installing 7Zip, use your copy of Windows File Explorer and select the gCADPlus 7z setup file in the downloads folder. Right click on the file and select 7Zip and choose "Extract here".
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. When testing the software, simply select "Demo" to enter the evaluation mode. When you want to unlock the software, visit the "shop" page on this page 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
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) ***