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Used by top landscape design and architecture firms worldwide

Built for you

LANDWorksCAD is purpose-built CAD software for Landscape Architects and landscape designers to produce the highest quality drawings in the shortest time possible. Used by top designers from around the world, LANDWorksCAD blurs the line between technically advanced and easy to master professional design software.

Work with tools that are built for landscapers and at least halve the time it takes you to design when compared with regular CAD.

Art and technology

Create aesthetically beautiful drawings that are digitally accurate, without needing 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 look, not the software. You can even use your own hand-drawn plant images.

There’s virtually no limit to how creative you can be.

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. Enroll in the easy to follow, step-by-step course and learn all you need to know to feel confident in using the software.

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 unlimited support from our dedicated team. Your success with our software is as important to us as it is to you.

Compatibility Assurance

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®, SixMaps®, Near Maps®. or any aerial photo or scanned image. Just insert, scale to real 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.

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Some more unique features we

think you’ll love

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.

Magic Eraser

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 and insert accurate schedules and legends. It knows which plants are proposed and which are existing too! Generate an Excel report for getting competitive quotes from your nursery suppliers.

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.

Region Planting

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.

Good Measure

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 the same design can all happen in the same file if desired.


True Scale

Work directly over aerial maps and photographs. Pick two points and enter the real world distance between them to scale anything to true size. Ensure your work is always accurate at any scale.

Smart Parts

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.

File Sharing

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 Ready

ArborCAD™ is companion software designed especially for arborists and can be added directly to your LANDWorksCAD. A perfect combination for the multi-disciplinary office.


LANDWorksCAD System Requirements

Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7 (64bit)
Minimum Intel i7 or higher
Minimum 16GB RAM – Recommended 32GB or greater
Minimum 1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel
NVIDIA graphics card with 4GB or more recommended, supporting OpenGL
1920 x 1080 screen resolution or higher recommended
Multiple monitors and 4k screens supported
Mac OSX Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra or later
Minimum Intel i7 or higher (M1 chip now supported)
Minimum 16GB RAM – Recommended 32GB or greater
Minimum 1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel (Magic Mouse not supported)
NVIDIA graphics card with 4GB or more recommended, supporting OpenGL
1920 x 1080 screen resolution or higher recommended
Multiple monitors and 4k screens supported

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How is LANDWorksCAD different?

LANDWorksCAD is simply better, faster and more fun to use than traditional CAD. It has purpose built tools for professional landscape design as well as all regular CAD tools. It is faster to use and easier to master.
LANDWorksCAD will replace most existing CAD software and you will still be able to open and edit the DWG files you have too.

Can I use LANDWorksCAD on Mac?

Absolutely. Both MAC and Windows are fully supported natively so you don't have to install any special software. It operates and looks the same in both environments too. You can also swap CAD files from one machine to another so you can have both Mac and Windows in the same office.

How do upgrades work?

When you purchase your license you will be given the latest version. You can choose to upgrade to newer versions as they are released (approximately once per year). The cost to upgrade from one version to another is about 1/3 the price of a new permanent license. If you are on Premium Support then your upgrades are included free.

Can I still get the LT version?

Until recently you could purchase a reduced functionality (2D only) ‘LT’ version. We now only publish the full version capable of producing some 3D elements and of interacting with popular 3D software such as SketchUp and Lumion

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!

What do I get with Support Subscription?

Basic Support and Premium Support  is available for all the software we sell. You get our expert help to assist you with both technical and user issues. We provide screen to screen assistance as well as videos that show you how to resolve your problem or complete a task. It’s a bit like having a guru at the end of the phone or email to help you reach your goals. Premium Support also includes upgrades.

Can I do 3D?

Yes, you can either do your 3D work (limited) directly in LANDWorksCAD itself or you can work alongside other 3D software such as SketchUp, Lumion or ArchLine ‘Live’. Soon you’ll also be able to directly link your LANDWorksCAD 2D with SketchUp 3D to instantly replace 2D plants with 3D ones in SketchUp. You can also include 3D images from any 3D source into your LANDWorksCAD drawings. 

What Others 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

“I work with a developer and he was so happy I could use his files. Saved a lot of time for both of us.”
Helen Hillier LA, 

“I love that my students drawings are all so individual. Their personalities certainly show up in their work.”
Kath Temple Teacher, TAFE NSW

“I do all my 2D design and documentation in landworks then send it to SketchUp for 3D. I get the best of both worlds and don’t have to keep trying to explain how things will look to my clients.”
Jessica Jobe Newport

“Thanks yet again for your help Dani. Having an easy CAD for technophobes like me is great.”
Jon Muller, Wellington Gardens

“I feel proud that I can bring 2D spaces to life and craft visuals that inspire people to take action, to protect or conserve or  enhance nature in public spaces.”
Stephanie Braconnier Principal, Future Landscapes


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Starter Pack

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One single payment

Starter Pack – How It Works

Get a 30 day license + hotline support + two free training sessions from our friendly team, and get 100% of your money back as a discount if you purchase a Perpetual License outright within the 30 day period. (Limit one Starter Pack per client)


Annual Subscription License

$2,475 / year

Per year

Annual License – How It Works

Get a 12 month license that renews each year until you cancel.
Upgrades are included in the subscription.

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Perpetual License

$495 / month for 12 months

Per month for 12 months

Payment Plan – How It Works

Get a timed license of the current version for 12 consecutive months, then we'll switch it to a perpetual license after your final payment.

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Perpetual License


One single payment

Perpetual License – How It Works

Make a single payment and get a permanent license of the current version that is yours to keep forever.

Upgrade to new releases as desired. Upgrades are optional.

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Training Course

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