Introduction to AutoCAD for Landscape

The perfect beginner course to learn AutoCAD for landscape design.

Introduction to AutoCAD for Landscape

  • Students: 800+
  • Audio: English
  • Access: Unlimited  
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Course Overview
Learn the basics of AutoCAD to create landscape plans from scratch with step-by-step tutorials.
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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
  • Lessons: 18 Trainings 
  • Video Time: 3 hours
  • Est. Completion Date: 1 Week
  • CAD Library Included: No
  • Type: Online at Your Own Pace
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Certificate: Yes
"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
"It is a very helpful course for beginners! The course content is apt and precise, which makes the AutoCAD software easy to use"
- Sivani

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
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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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"Was a really good course. I learned all the skills I need to be an effective entry level designer and I am confident in my ability to design real-life landscape construction drawings only this short 3-hour course.I found the instruction was amazingly simple to follow. I understand AutoCAD so much better now."

- Julianna

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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 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. 

Is the 280+ CAD Library included in this purchase?

The 280+ CAD Landscape Library is not included in "Introduction to AutoCAD for Landscape. However, the 280+ CAD Library is available to purchase separately.

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 includes real-life examples and how to use AutoCAD to create Landscape Designs.

What is the outcome of this course?

By the end of this course, you will have solid foundation of how to navigate and use AutoCAD to create landscape designs.

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.