AutoCAD for Landscape Design

Join 800+ students and enroll in the #1 online course to learn AutoCAD for landscape design.

AutoCAD for Landscape Design with CAD Libraries

  • Students: 800+
  • Audio: English
  • Access: Unlimited  
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Course Overview
Learn how to use AutoCAD for landscape design to create high-quality 2D plans with a pre-built CAD Library containing 280+ landscape symbols.
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Course Certificate
After completion of this online course, have the confidence to use AutoCAD to create landscape designs with a certificate of completion.
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  • Level: Beginner / Intermediate
  • Lessons: 56 Trainings 
  • Video Time: 6 hours
  • Est. Completion Date: 4 Weeks
  • CAD Library Included: Yes
  • Type: Online at Your Own Pace
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Certificate: Yes

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.

Importable Settings Optimized for Landscape

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

Basefile with Pre-Loaded CAD Layers

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

CAD Landscape Libraries

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

Unlimited Course Access

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

24/7 Support to Guarantee Success

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

This Course Gets Straight to the Point

Learn exactly what you need to know, with the tools supplied in this course to regularly use AutoCAD to create high-quality landscape plans.

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Tailored AutoCAD Trainings

General software training in AutoCAD does not apply to industry-specific designs like landscape design. In this course, learn exactly how to use AutoCAD to build and design landscape plans. 

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Real-Life Scenarios

Apply knowledge and techniques learned in earlier lessons to create a landscape plan on a real-life property. During these modules, all files are provided and these workflows can be applied to all future landscape projects. 

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Guaranteed Results

Interact with our step-by-step trainings like you’ve never interacted with content before. These specific trainings will equip you with the knowledge to use AutoCAD on all future landscape projects with pre-built templates, files and settings to guarantee success and results .
A growing and thriving community

800+ total students and counting

"I’m extremely happy with the course and how in such a short time I’m able to provide quality drawings to clients!"
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"This course is really helpful. I'll be purchasing more classes when I've finished this course."
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"This online course helped me learn a new software quickly, and the 280+ CAD Library helped save time in the software."
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Course Content:

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LESSON 1
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.
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LESSON 2
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.
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LESSON 3
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. 
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LESSON 4
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. 
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LESSON 5
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.
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LESSON 6
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.
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LESSON 7
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.
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LESSON 8
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.
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LESSON 9
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. 
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LESSON 10
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. 
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LESSON 11
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.
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LESSON 12
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.
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LESSON 13
Create Functional Design Diagrams
Functional diagrams visually communicate the spatial organization of a building or space, learn how to create these diagrams in AutoCAD. 
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LESSON 14
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.
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LESSON 15
Design a Landscape
Learn how to use AutoCAD to design landscapes from complete scratch with these step-by-step tutorials from our instructor.
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LESSON 16
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.
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LESSON 17
Create Paver Borders
Within AutoCAD, learn how to create detailed landscape plans by utilizing specific commands to help design faster and efficiently. 
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LESSON 18
Create Landscape Sections
Learn how to create 2D landscape sections to communicate different perspectives and ideas of your project to clients.
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LESSON 19
Dimension Landscapes
Use AutoCAD to dimension key areas of your project to communicate lengths and widths to construction crews for an efficient building process. 
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LESSON 20
Create Plant Lists
Learn how to automatically count plants and create planting schedules for contractors or clients to estimate planting designs.
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LESSON 21
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. 
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LESSON 22
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.
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"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."
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SAVE TIME & ENROLL WITH PRE-BUILT CAD LANDSCAPE SYMBOLS:

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 .

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2D SYMBOLS
220+ Plant & Hardscape Library
Start dragging-and-dropping pre-built 2D CAD blocks of firepits, furniture, swimming pools, pergolas, and all USDA Hardiness Plants.
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CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 
40+ Construction Detail Library
Include key construction details on landscape plans with pre-built paving, planting, outdoor kitchen, retaining walls, and fences drawings.
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ELEVATIONS
25+ Landscape Elevation Library
Communicate different perspectives to clients with pre-built 2D elevations of plantings, kitchens, retaining walls and fences.

What's Taught in this Course?

Software

Principles

Design

Plans

Details

Easy as one, two, three

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Course Only

$997
In as little as 4 weeks, learn exactly how to use AutoCAD to create 2D landscape plans.
  • 56 Guided Trainings
  • 6 Hours of Running Video
  • 24/7 Access & Support

Course with 280+ CAD Library

$1,497
Save $497 with this option
In as little as 4 weeks, learn exactly how to use AutoCAD to create 2D landscape plans with a CAD Library containing 280+ pre-built landscape symbols.
  • 56 Guided Trainings
  • 6 Hours of Running Video
  • 24/7 Access & Support
  • 280+ CAD Library (Value of $997)
Instructor

Jordan Felber

Jordan Felber is the Founder of The Landscape Library and independent designer in architecture and landscape.

Prior to launching The Landscape Library in 2021, Jordan worked at Bjarke Ingels Group in NYC working on projects in Italy, Malaysia, Columbia, New York, Chicago and California. 

Jordan earned two degrees in Horticulture + Landscape Design and a bachelors degree in Architecture.

As an independent designer and Founder of The Landscape Library, Jordan uses his hybrid experience between architecture and landscape to promote sustainability, fundamental design principles and efficiency in software throughout his online courses.

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 course is best for me?

We recommend reviewing course details and descriptions listed on each course page and evaluate based on your needs. However, we typically see:
  • AutoCAD for Landscape Design (Course Only) - purchased by established companies / firms with employees that already have pre-built CAD libraries with office standards and are looking for a training program for their employee(s) to learn AutoCAD.
  • AutoCAD for Landscape Design with 280+ CAD Library - purchase by freelancers with some experience in the landscape field but are not familiar with AutoCAD. This course is designed to provide you with 280+ pre-built CAD landscape symbols so you don't have to spend time creating plant symbols and construction details and can focus on designing landscapes in AutoCAD from the beginning. 

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. 

Regardless of PC or Mac, the (24) AutoCAD commands taught in this course do not change, only shortcuts are different (ie: Command + C vs. CNTRL + C for Copy).

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. 

If I enroll in the course with the 280+ CAD Library, how is this 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.

Are all the course lessons released immediately?

All content (modules, lessons, videos trainings, templates, files and CAD Libraries) are released upfront. We encourage users to follow lessons in progression as they build upon each other and are structured to enhance skills from one training to another. 

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 contact@thelandscapelibrary.com.

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.