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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   npaust

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Posted March 22 2007 - 03:43 PM

I just had my local home theater shop come and out to start measuring and as of now i'm going with a 12x18 room i might be able to go longer, but now i have to have the hvac guy come and see about relocating ductwork in my basement. What i need to know is what software can I use thats easy and free to help draw up my design. I'm trying to work with google sketchup but it seems a little advanced.

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted March 23 2007 - 09:19 AM

I don't know about the software question. I was curious as to what your display will be? Projector or TV? If projector, you should try to extend the room a couple feet, in case you want 2 rows of seats.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   npaust

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Posted March 23 2007 - 10:37 AM

i am gonna go with a projector. I was gonna go longer on the room, but when i went to visit the this local home theater store they had such a nice setup and it turned out to be 12x18 with two rows of seating and 106" screen. Even better is that if i stick with the 18 lenth i dont need to move my center ac unit. However, once the hvac guy comes out to relocate the ducts i'm gonna see how much more it is to move the central ac unit which will then give me more length.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Christo Ramo

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Posted March 25 2007 - 09:53 AM

I went the tv route but next time around I will do the prohector - the funds just werent there.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Whiteknightoz

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Posted March 25 2007 - 07:15 PM

I use Floor Plan 3D its pretty easy to use and allows you to create interactive walkthroughs navigating around with your mouse which is so kool..

I tired at attach a few example pics but need to have 10 posts Posted Image

What I am looking for is software for cable layout design so if anyone can suggest an application that would be tops, I want to map it all out so I dont have to crawl through my roof space more than once.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Whiteknightoz

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Posted March 25 2007 - 08:39 PM

I use Floor Plan 3D its pretty easy to use and allows you to create interactive walkthroughs navigating around with your mouse which is so kool..

I tired at attach a few example pics but need to have 10 posts Posted Image

What I am looking for is software for cable layout design so if anyone can suggest an application that would be tops, I want to map it all out so I dont have to crawl through my roof space more than once.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   npaust

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Posted March 26 2007 - 03:27 AM

I'm gonna give floor plan 3d a try and i'll see if i come along something for cable layout.

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Posted March 26 2007 - 09:19 PM

link to example pics, you will have to cut and paste as I cant post hyperlinks yet hometheatershack.com/forums/home-theater-design-construction/3987-my-media-room-makeover-comments-suggestions-please.html




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