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Author Topic: need to create a basic floor plan  (Read 3133 times)

techidave

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need to create a basic floor plan
« on: December 01, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »
I am looking to create a very basic floor plan of our school to use as a "map" of the rooms.  All I think that I need is something that will allow me to create a square, rectangle, and lines.  Also an eraser and to put in text.  I have tried Dia, Sketchup 8, but they are too complicated or too quirky for me, :(  Draft IT won't run on my W7 box.  an online solution would also work.  Something free would be nice.

any suggestions?

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 11:12:58 AM »
Google sketchup?

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 01:33:17 PM »
I like this program but it is not free and don't have a perpendicular/parallel function
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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 01:38:28 PM »
Not sure if this is also too complicated, I have used it and actually don't like it that much but ...
 
Sweet Home 3D
http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 03:24:35 PM »
Sketch up 8 is google sketchup which is now called Trimble sketchup.  I will try the suggestions posted so far.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 03:28:06 PM »
Looking for 2d

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 03:55:57 PM »

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 04:17:35 PM »
Looking for 2d

DraftSight - http://www.3ds.com/p...draftsight/overview/

It has everything you could possibly need.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 08:39:53 PM »
I have also tried using Excel, floorplanner, and am currently on smart draw which isn't free but is about as close to what I want that I have found.  I also looked at tigercad but it had some quirks that I couldn't get past.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 09:18:10 PM »
FWIW Sweet Home is 2D, don't let the name fool you, but like I said I didn't find intuitive or all that good

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 09:32:33 PM »
Me neither rgdot.  And I am still looking. I think one of my schools has an old copy of solid works that I may see if I can find.  Figuring an older version might be simpler to use.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 07:03:49 AM »
so this morning I went looking for a drawing tool and after several attempts I found this one.  Here, which wasn't really designed for how I am using it.  But it fits the needs perfectly and was quick and easy!   :) :Thmbsup: 8)

and it only took me 10 minutes to do it!  Now that's what I am talking about.  I am attaching my project which is very basic and doesn't need dimensions or doors or anything like that.    :D

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 07:07:54 AM »
This project is still a work in progress as I have several more buildings to add.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 06:02:47 PM »
Hey, that's a pretty nifty Schematic app there.  I've used PCB123 for schematics before, but the output is weird when running through Wine on Linux. 
I'll give this one a try.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 07:22:10 PM »
Dunno if of benefit, but Make Use Of recently mentioned a Website, FloorStyler, that might be worth a look.  And there's a list of eight (8 ) floor/house/deck designers in the You may also like - section toward the bottom of the Make Use Of page.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 03:23:40 PM »
Just came across this yesterday: Room Planner at http://urbanbarn.icovia.com/

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 05:25:37 PM »
@dojibear:
+1 from me for that.
icovia was the best I came across a while back. Only trouble for me was that it's in Imperial measures (feet/inches) - it doesn't seem to do metric units.    :(
I don't want to have to measure everything up again, but in feet/inches this time.

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Re: need to create a basic floor plan
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 04:46:07 AM »