AutoCAD for Landscape Design

The #1 online course to learn AutoCAD for landscape design professionals with a pre-built CAD Library with 280+ assets.

What's included?

Start off on the right path by using pre-built tools, templates, files and optimized settings vetted by industry professionals specific for landscape design to learn AutoCAD.

  Pre-Built Landscape CAD Templates

Start mastering AutoCAD for Landscape Design with pre-built CAD Libraries ready to drag-and-drop and on plans.

  Basefile with Pre-Loaded CAD Layers

Forget the hassle of creating elements from scratch and start using AutoCAD with preloaded landscape layers. 

  Unlimited Course Access

Once completed with the course, you have unlimited access to review course material in the future. 

  Importable Settings Optimized for Landscape

Create and refined over 10+ years, directly import vetted settings to create high-quality landscape plans.

  CAD Landscape Libraries

In addition to 2D Softscape and Hardscape Symbols, use pre-built construction details showing in-depth information. 

  24/7 Support to Guarantee Success

Gain access to 24/7 email support and ask specific questions about AutoCAD.

Approved by APLD

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization dedicated to recognizing quality within the professions.

By completing this course, you earn 5 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) towards your APLD Certification!

"I’m extremely happy with the course and how in such a short time I’m able to provide quality drawings to clients!"
- Donna

"This course is really helpful. I'll be purchasing more classes when I've finished this course."
- Greyson

"This online course helped me learn a new software quickly, and the 280+ CAD Library helped save time in the software."
- Jessica

Course Content:


Overview of AutoCAD's Interface

Start your journey to mastering AutoCAD by understanding an overview of AutoCAD's interface and how to use the software specifically for landscape design.

Top 24 AutoCAD Commands for Landscape

Unleash your creativity by learning which commands to use and how to utilize these top shortcuts to draw plans faster and efficiently in AutoCAD.

Import Pen Settings (File Provided)

Directly import a pre-built file into AutoCAD with optimized settings to control line weights, line styles, and colors when plotting landscape drawings. 

Create and Add Landscape Layers

Manage your landscape design through AutoCAD with layer management by learning how to create and assign specific landscape layers within the software. 

Export a Google Earth Image

Start each drawing by examining the existing environment of your landscape project and learn how to export a HD Google Earth Image for your landscape plan.

Import Onsite Measurements

Taking onsite measurements is a standard part of the landscape design process, learn how to import measurements to start a landscape plan.

Import Rasterized Plat of Survey

Plat of Surveys have a tremendous amount of information, learn how to directly import these documents directly into AutoCAD to start a landscape plan.

Import a Vectorized Plat of Survey

Unleash your creativity by learning which commands to use and how to utilize these top shortcuts to draw plans faster and efficiently in AutoCAD.

Import Civil Engineer's Drawing

Civil Engineer's AutoCAD files contain contours, spot elevations, and other essential information, learn how to import these file types to start landscape plans. 

Understand and Work with XREF's

Learn how to link other AutoCAD files completed by Architect's or Civil Engineer's into your main landscape drawing without altering work performed by others. 

Prepare a Basemap for Landscape Design

Successful landscapes begin with accurate and precise basemaps. Learn how to create a landscape basemap by knowing what to include in this drawing.

Create Grids and Guides

Creating grids establishes connections between the existing and proposed landscape. Learn how to maintain consistent alignment and regularity in a design.

Create Functional Design Diagrams

Functional diagrams visually communicate the spatial organization of a building or space, learn how to create these diagrams in AutoCAD. 

Create Plant Symbols

Landscape plans primarily consist of plant symbols. Learn how to create custom plant symbols for in AutoCAD to use on all future landscape plans.

Design a Landscape

Learn how to use AutoCAD to design landscapes from complete scratch with these step-by-step tutorials from our instructor.

Design a Backyard Patio

Learn workflows and tips to create luxurious backyard patio designs with AutoCAD's set of top commands which can be used on al future projects.

Create Paver Borders

Within AutoCAD, learn how to create detailed landscape plans by utilizing specific commands to help design faster and efficiently. 

Create Landscape Sections

Learn how to create 2D landscape sections to communicate different perspectives and ideas of your project to clients.

Dimension Landscapes

Use AutoCAD to dimension key areas of your project to communicate lengths and widths to construction crews for an efficient building process. 

Create Plant Lists

Learn how to automatically count plants and create planting schedules for contractors or clients to estimate planting designs.

Scale a Landscape Plan on Paper

Finalize your landscape plan on standard paper sizes and scale your drawing to industry-specific Architecture or Engineering scales for the construction crews. 

Export a Landscape Plan to PDF

Export your landscape plan in AutoCAD to PDF format to send to clients or construction crews to ultimately install the landscape.

"I learned the basics of landscape design when enrolling in AutoCAD for Landscape Design. However, it didn't stop there, each video was deliberate and you have the opportunity to practice with pre-built tools and templates supplied in the course. [AutoCAD for Landscape Design with 280+ CAD Library] offers so much more, it gives you exactly what you need to create your landscape design business."
- Jason


280+ CAD Landscape Library

Save time learning AutoCAD by eliminating the need to create CAD blocks and start your journey off right by utilizing a 280+ CAD Library consisting of pre-built construction details, elevations, plant and hardscape symbols .

60+ 2D Plant Symbols

This pre-built plant symbols library consists of plants in all Hardiness zones including:
  • Deciduous / Evergreen Trees
  • Deciduous / Evergreen Shrubs
  • Palms / Broadleafs
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Perennials
  • Annuals

45+ 2D Watercolor Plant Symbols

This pre-built plant symbols library consists of plants in all Hardiness zones including:
  • Deciduous / Evergreen Trees
  • Deciduous / Evergreen Shrubs
  • Palms / Broadleafs
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Perennials
  • Annuals

50+ Hardscape & Furniture Library

This pre-built hardscape symbols library consists of:
  • Outdoor sofas
  • Pool Loungers
  • Side Tables
  • Accent Chairs
  • Outdoor Tables

30+ Landscape Architectural Elevations

This pre-built library consists of hardscape elements showing elevations in:
  • Fencing
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Plantings
  • Outdoor Structures
  • Retaining Walls

40+ Landscape Construction Details

This pre-built library consists of hardscape elements showing elevations in:
  • Fencing
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Plantings
  • Outdoor Structures
  • Retaining Walls
  • Paving

60+ Design-Style Plant Libraries

This pre-built plant symbols library consists of design-style plants including:
  • Desert
  • Evergreen
  • Formal Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Mediterranean
  • Tropical 



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Frequently asked questions

What do I need to start the course?

  1. A computer or laptop (PC or Mac)
  2. Internet connection to access course trainings directly on our website.
  3. AutoCAD installed on your computer.

Is AutoCAD included in the purchase of the course?

AutoCAD the Software is not included with the course purchase. We highly recommend purchasing AutoCAD LT, a cost-effective of regular AutoCAD without 3D capabilities. Here is a link to AutoCAD LT by AutoDesk.

What system are the trainings recorded on?

All trainings were recorded on Windows PC, however, throughout the trainings, shortcuts for Mac are announced and an additional eBook outlining the minor differences between systems is supplied in PDF format. 

How is the course taught?

The course is taught all online and is accessible 24/7 through our course dashboard. During the checkout, you are required to input your email and set your password. Upon purchasing the course, you can begin learning how to use AutoCAD for Landscape Design immediately. 

How is the 280+ CAD Library delivered?

The 280+ CAD Landscape Library is pre-loaded in the course dashboard and is accessible to download as a zipped-folder. 

Do I need AutoCAD experience?

No AutoCAD experience is required or needed. This course is designed to teach beginner to intermediate users how to use AutoCAD to create 2D landscape plans with efficient workflows and pre-built CAD Libraries to use on all future projects. 

Does the course cover real-life scenarios?

Yes! This course takes you through the complete process of designing a residential landscape from start to finish. All files and information (ie: Plat of Surveys, Property Information, etc.) is provided to users within the course dashboard. 

What is the outcome of this course?

By the end of this course, you will know how to use AutoCAD to design landscapes for all future projects and know how to create to-scale, high-quality 2D landscape plans in PDF format for clients and/or contractors.

What is the return policy?

Due to the nature of the course releasing all content upfront, all course sales (including the payment plan) are final. If you have questions prior to purchase, we'd be happy to assist answering your questions. Please send questions to

Do you offer support if I'm stuck?

Absolutely! We are 100% here for you to learn how to use AutoCAD for Landscape Design. On all Tiers, we offer 24/7 support via email to answer any questions you may have while in course.