simply design better, faster, easier®
Built for you
Purpose-built CAD software for Landscape Architects and landscape designers to produce the highest quality landscape drawings in the shortest time possible, with ease.
Used by top designers around the world, LANDWorksCAD blurs the line between being technically advanced, artistically creative and easy to master professional landscape software.
Use the very best landscape-specific tools purpose built for productivity and artistry.
Art and technology
Create aesthetically beautiful drawings that are digitally accurate, without the need to be an engineer or IT guru.
Enjoy an integrated mix of technical drafting and creative artistic license. No two designers are the same, so why not create drawings that express your own unique style.
You decide how your drawings will look, not the software. Choose from a huge array of supplied library symbols or use your own hand-drawn or CAD drawn symbols as part of your LANDWorksCAD designs.
Get good fast
Even if you’ve never used CAD software before, you’ll be up and running in just days, not weeks or months. Enrol in the easy-to-follow, step-by-step course and learn all you need to know to be confidently producing drawings in your business.
This certificate course is based on the same courses taught in landscape design focused universities and colleges around the world.
And whilst you’re completing the course you get full support from our dedicated team. Your success is as important to us as it is to you.
Work alongside other architects, surveyors, town planners and engineers. Import, edit and share files directly with your associates using industry standard file formats such as AutoCAD® DWG, DXF, CAD, PDF converted to an image, JPG, BMP and PNG. Design with Google Maps®, Six Maps®, Near Maps® or any aerial photo or scanned image. Just insert, scale to size and trace over, easy. Send your finished drawings directly to your client as a PDF, CAD or image file, or straight to your printer or print shop. No extra tools required.
You’ll be able to directly use the CAD drawings they provide. Just edit out the parts you don’t need and keep the rest. No need to redraw.
Ready to get started? Try LANDWorksCAD for Free.
Sketch and Stretch
Sketch your design to approximate locations and later stretch accurately to the desired positions. Everything associated will update automatically, saving hours of rework time. LANDWorksCAD provides the most flexible design environment.
Powerful editing of lines is made possible by the proprietary Magic Eraser™ function. Just press Alt + drag your cursor to trim and delete.
Swap one for another. Labels, schedules, legends and the appearance are updated on your command. Find and replace an entire drawing, a select group or one at a a time. Control is all yours.
Total Tally BOM
Avoid costly errors – Let LANDWorksCAD count the plants. LANDWorksCAD knows which plants are proposed and which are existing too! In a single click, generate a quantity take-off of your plants to get competitive quotes from your nursery suppliers or check against orders and deliveries.
Do It All
Create sketch plans, concept plans, presentation plans, planting plans, construction details, plant schedules, contour plans, irrigation plans, lighting plans, sections, elevations, presentations, maintenance plans and more.
Cover large areas of your site with plants in a single click. Arrange them in rows, patterns, randomly distributed or as ground cover. If you don’t like what you see, just select the region and change the entire area in one go. It’s fast and easy.
Measurement tools assist in costing and calculating job requirements with confidence. Areas, lengths, angles and quantities straight from the drawing, even from complex difficult to estimate shapes.
Concept to Construction
Only draw once. Concept plans become planting plans and planting plans become construction documents without the need to redraw – One drawing simply references the other. Even variations of a design can all happen in the same file if desired.
Work directly over aerial maps and photographs. Pick two points and enter the real world distance between them to scale anything to true size. Ensures your work is always accurate at any scale.
From plant symbols to entire garden beds, to construction details and blocks of text – save anything to your library for future use. Edit library items and they’ll update in every drawing or only the active one – you choose.
Exchange drawings with your associates in common file formats such as native .CAD, .DXF or .DWG and if they don’t have CAD you can export to PDF or give them a free LANDWorksCAD viewer to open, mark-up and print your drawings.
ArborCAD™ is companion software designed especially for arborists and can be added directly to your LANDWorksCAD at any time. A perfect combination for the multi-disciplinary office.
LANDWorksCAD System Requirements
Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7 (64bit)
Intel i7 or i9 CPU
Minimum 16GB RAM -Recommended 32GB or more
Minimum 1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel
NVIDIA graphics card 4GB or more, supporting OpenGL
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How is LANDWorksCAD different?
LANDWorksCAD is simply faster, easier and geared to professional landscape design and architecture. It has purpose-built tools for professional landscape drawings as well as all regular CAD tools. Learning takes less time and using it reportedly is 400% faster than with traditional CAD software and even faster than this when doing it by hand.
Can I use LANDWorksCAD on Mac and Windows?
Both MAC OS/X and Windows are fully supported and look the same in both environments. Just remember though that Windows PC’s with the correct graphics card are regarded as the prefered option for operating CAD software. Entry Level Macs such as the Mac Book Air are definitely not suitable for the demands of CAD software. Be sure to check the System Requirements section above.
Do I need to buy the software to do the training course?
No. The course includes a full version of the software running in ‘Demo’ mode. Demo mode has no time limit but will only allow you save relatively simple drawings.
What is the difference between Subscription and Perpetual license?
Click here to see the difference between a perpetual license and a subscription: Perpetual vs. Subscription Licensing Explained – CAD International
How long does it take to get the software?
Once your order is processed you’ll receive an email with a direct link to download and install the software. It takes only a few hours from confirmation of payment. If you require assistance installing and setting up the software we provide this as a free service.
Is LANDWorksCAD suitable for my location?
LANDWorksCAD is ideal for users anywhere. Both USA (feet and inches) and metric units are supported. A huge plant database of more than 2500 plants is supplied and can easily be edited or added to, matching your native or exotic species and your nursery suppliers stock anywhere in the world. The database is a simple excel spreadsheet file!
Can I use my own symbols?
Absolutely, LANDWorksCAD lets you create your own symbols so you will always have a drawing that is undeniably yours. You can even take a photo of your hand drawn symbols to use in concert with the CAD symbols supplied with the software.
Can I do 3D?
Yes. Work alongside 3D software such as SketchUp, Lumion or ArchLine ‘Live’ to convert your LANDWorksCAD plans into alluring 3D models that you can share with your clients and stakeholders . You can even include the 3D images you’ve created back into your 2D plans to fully enhance your presentations and communicate your ideas.
What Users Are Saying
“After using AutoCAD for years, it’s such a pleasure to be using CAD designed for what we do rather than for engineering. So many creative and time saving options. I love it.”
George Green After Bark Design, UK
“I work directly with a property developer and he was so happy I could use his existing files. Saved time for both of us.”
Helen Hillier (L.A.), LA USA
“I love that my students drawings are all so individual. Their personalities certainly show up in their LANDWorks drawings.”
Kath Temple TAFE NSW, Australia
“The workflow with LANDWorksCAD makes sense to me, and I love that I can use my Sketchup knowledge and 3D work with it too. Best of both worlds I guess.”
Jessica Jobe Designer, Hawaii USA
“Thanks yet again for your help Dani. Having an easy CAD for technophobes like me is great.”
Jon Muller Wellington Gardens, NZ
“I just thought I’d let you know that I love this software – good job. Landworkscad has completely transformed my business in a very short time.”
Michael T. The Great Outdoors. SA
“Not what I was expecting. I haven’t experienced such a helpful personalised service from a software company before. Well done.”
Harmony Jayne Building Designer, Aust.
“I was using another CAD software before this one, and whilst it had a couple of minor benefits, Landworkscad gets my vote as much easier and faster. I just get more done in less time, period… and I enjoy it.”
John D. Living Landscape, Canada
“I heard about your software from a colleague who discovered it a while back. He seems very happy with the software and you guys. I’m already catching his enthusiasm.”
Sarah P, On-Trend OutDoors, Australia
Try before you buy
Starter Pack – How It Works
Get a 30 day unrestricted license + unlimited support from our friendly team, (Limit one Starter Pack per client)
Renews each year until you cancel – Includes upgrades
$ 2,990 / year
$ 299 / month
Yours to keep forever
$ 457 / month for 12 months
Tax added at the checkout where applicable