2D Layout Software
Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:26 AM
Needs to have a low pain threshold - So autocad and clones are out - and be either cheap to buy or free.
Best I can come up with at the moment is Sketchup in 2D orientation but this is not really the right tool for the job.
Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:03 AM
http://www.metropix....pix/index.html# (Also available for private users.)
And the perennial... http://www.smartdraw...WYtYaAr7f8P8HAQ
And you never know... http://www.apartment...ndations-193263
Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:17 AM
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:26 PM
My favourite in TurboCad, they used to do a freeware version, version 6 I think.
Edited by SteamyTea, 21 April 2015 - 10:28 PM.
Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:12 AM
As another idea has anyone successfully tried Microsoft Visio for this type of task ?
Edited by Alphonsox, 22 April 2015 - 08:51 AM.
Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:19 AM
I found the transition to AutoCad quite hard as I was used to manual drafting, TurboCad I found dead easy and have stuck with it since. Not that I do much drafting these days.
Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:29 AM
A mate tried to sell me on AutoCAD and leant me all his discs, but even with the manual (in the by-gone days of printed copies that came in the box) to hand it was still a steep learning curve, plus there were features on TurboCAD that AutoCAD lacked and vice versa, but I found that whilst I didn't miss those AutoCAD features, I did miss the TurboCAD ones and so eventually went with TurboCAD Pro and stayed with it ever since. Probably about 20 years. Did look at upgrading to a later version and tried the latest on a trial period, but couldn't see where the improvements were that would work for my limited needs - quite apart from the price!
Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:34 AM
Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:03 AM
Its on-line. So you could do the initial drawing out and the wife could take over and put in furnture etc.
its 2D for drawing but it can give some 3D internal type shots.
There is a subscription version if you want full 3D.
You could both work on it and make changes etc. You can create multiple copies of the same level and make changes to compare.
Its really easy to use and gives a decent result.
Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:09 PM
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:43 PM
It was pretty easy to use and helpful. Haven't used it for a few years so may have changed a bit