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Software for planning?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Bergeron, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Supporting Actor

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    Is there any free software out there for planning a room layout etc? I have keycad but it's too complex I want something simple, something I can save and print and that's about it.

    I just want to draw my walls with dimensions.

    Thanks
     
  2. Chip_Slattery

    Chip_Slattery Stunt Coordinator

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    James,
    I've had good luck with each of the following:
    3D Home Architect
    Punch! Professional Home Design Platinum
    My experience is that 3D Home Architect will allow you to throw together a floorplan pretty quickly, while the Punch! software is slightly more powerful albeit with a steeper learning curve.
    I've tried several different products and for the money these are the best out there, IMHO.
    For examples of what is possible take a look at the following:
    Our home designed using 3D Home Architect
    Our Home Theater designed using Punch! Pro-Platinum
    If you have any specific questions on either program please fire away. I'm no expert, but I've been around the block with these programs a few times and I'll help where I can.
     
  3. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Supporting Actor

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    Punch! Looks like a sweet program, nice design!

    Thanks
     
  4. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I used Design Workshop Lite from Artifice to create these.
    It's kind of clunky to use at first... but they have a free demo version.
     

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