How to Install GardenCAD on Mac

12 November 2015 by Caron WillsCaron Wills
We are asked about Windows software running in CrossOver all the time. The range of programs varies so much that it's always questionable on what it might take to get the application running. Most of the time, it's easy.

Recently, we received a request for a second look at GardenCAD and it's big brother, gCADPlus. To our surprise, the team for gCADPlus checked us out a few years ago and put together a handy walkthrough for our product.

What they didn't know, we've made it easier than ever to install an unsupported program, like GardenCAD. To be clear, an unsupported program is a Windows program that has not been regularly tested by a member of the CodeWeavers team. Before we get too far, let's talk about what it takes to install an unsupported program.

First, open CrossOver (on your Mac today):


CrossOver Opening Screen

After you click on "Install a Windows Application", search for your application:


Search for gCAD

When your application doesn't show up, it's some "Other Application" that CrossOver doesn't know about... and that's okay. More applications than ever run in CrossOver.

There's no reason to give up here, make the selection of "Other Application" and open the next section of CrossOver, Select an Installer and click "Choose Installer File":


Choose Installer File...

Show CrossOver where your installer file is, highlight it and click, "Use this Installer":


Use This Installer

CrossOver will look like this:


CrossOver and gCADplus

Click Install!

For gCADplus, the installer starts, completes and gCADplus launches!


gCADplus Launches

And, it does things:


gCADplus in CrossOver
It really is that easy!

Actually, it's easier. We were able to streamline the installation process for gCADplus. Visit our page for gCADplus to see how it runs and use our "Install Now" button to try gCADplus on your Mac or Linux system!


About Caron Wills

Caron has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She joined
CodeWeavers in 2008 and became the Quality Assurance Manager for CodeWeavers in 2009. Contact Caron at caron@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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