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rickboden
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Creating Floor Plans

Post by rickboden » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:19 pm

I'd be interested in some options for creating floor plans that might be a little quicker/easier than say, Photoshop. I've looked at some online software and there is Google SketchUp but before I go to the effort of learning a method, it would be nice to get some recommendations.

Thanks!

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by KCMangan » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:00 pm

Hi;

Its been ages since I've posted here but I came in with a query so as a repayment to the forum if I can help I'll try.
For floor plans dont ever use photoshop; if you have access to illustrator it makes it a bit easier.

However I'd stay away from both if you have access to a low cost/free CAD program.

Let me know what your concept/proposed use/ output is and I'll try and point you in the right direction.

Regards

K

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by rickboden » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:56 am

Thank you!

This is more of a personal project than something I want to do on a regular basis but I am trying to help a relative sell their house. I took photos throughout the house and now when I am putting the tour together I realize a multi-level floor plan would be a nice addition. I will probably have to go back and take measurements. The reason I mention Photoshop is that it is the software I am most familiar with. I thought I had a drawing/CAD app but I can't find it in my Applications. No illustrator but I do have Affinity Designer and I just found some floor plan tutorials for it. I might go that way unless you have a better suggestion but thanks for pointing me in this direction.

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by Tony » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:18 am

Hi,

Are you looking to create flat 2D or rendered 3D floor plans?

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by rickboden » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:08 am

I think for this project a 2D plan is all I need. To be honest, I had not thought of 3D but I guess you might be able to create some effects like the Matterport views I have seen online.

Browsing through the Mac App store, I believe I found a cheap App called simply "Floor Design" that does the trick and will save me a lot of time. Too early for me to recommend it but here is the web site in case anyone wants to check it out. Unfortunately no demo.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/floorde ... 9141?mt=12

Rick

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by KCMangan » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:59 am

That apple one looks like it will do the trick for you.
I'm on pc so cant test it for you.
Affinity should do the trick ; Just make sure you are using vectors so you have nice sharp lines

One of the guys here sells skins Arturo Nahum and has a multilevel skin set up for houses.
His stuff works really well.
pm me and I'll send you his mail.

Hope it all goes well

Keith

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by Tony » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:06 am

Hi,

You can find links to Arturo's work in the Commercial Offerings section of the forum. Here's a link to one of his posts viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10177

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Re: Creating Floor Plans

Post by rickboden » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:22 am

Great, thanks Keith, Tony...I'll check that out. Much appreciated!

Rick

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