How do you do....it? Thread, Floor plan software in Technical; I wasn't sure where to put this question! Can anyone recommend any software (free, if possible, and easy (quick) to ...
27th February 2008, 11:09 PM #1
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Floor plan software
I wasn't sure where to put this question! Can anyone recommend any software (free, if possible, and easy (quick) to use!) for drawing floor/site plans?
27th February 2008, 11:54 PM #2
Its not free but Microsoft Viso will do the job.
27th February 2008, 11:58 PM #3
Some ppl on here have done great plans with the free Google Sketchup
You can get models of chairs and tables and of course PCs & Laptops of all sizes
28th February 2008, 12:00 AM #4
I've found Inkscape (free, open source) to be okay - I've just produced our school map with it, with new drama block traced from the architects plans and different layers showing different features (fire evacuation points, network points, etc). Dia (also free, open source, similar to MS Visio) might also meet your needs - specialised diagramming software. I don't think I'd recommend either of those programs for something that you are actually going to build a physical building from, mind, but for anything less they should be adequate.
Originally Posted by djones
28th February 2008, 12:01 AM #5
I would have offered you my Visio 2005 disc that I dont use anymore but I think you need to ring MS to get a new key as I've reinstalled it 50 times, your welcome to it if you want.
I use Smartdraw now though, very similar to Visio just a bit easier. Our site manager loves it and we have floor plans coming out of our ears.
28th February 2008, 08:11 AM #6
CPC were selling http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/reviews...software.phtml Floorpla 9 of cheap (£5) It's quite good as it has loads of templates for walls and windows etc. and you can move around and view in 3D. We have used it to try out ideas for computer suites with some success. Not sure I would pay £30 for it though.
28th February 2008, 10:45 AM #7
google "room arranger" and see if that's any use.
I'm using it to plan my house furniture arrangement.
28th February 2008, 11:50 AM #8
Dia is another option, open source (and good for flow charts too if you like that sort of thing!).
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