Scale Drawing Application

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jaseman, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. jaseman macrumors newbie

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    Are there any good 2d scale drawing applications for the mac that are intuitive to use (for home use rather than commercial).

    I want to draw up some scale layout ideas ofr things like garden design and room layout.

    Am looking for something that is easy to get started with and not too expensive. An open source option would be great.

    If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated.

    Jason
     
  2. jaseman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does Sketchup let you create 2d drawings, as it seems to be a 3d tool.

    Also I have a MacBook and I read somewhere else that unless you have a MacBook Pro with a dedicated graphics card there is no point running it.

    I'm looking for some simple tool that is not too resource hungry to draw up some basic room and garden layouts.
     
  3. cowinabox302 macrumors member

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    there are many plugins for illustrator which let you do just that, my favorite, although it appears daunting, is cadtools. it is qq=uite easy to use
     
  4. Vashti macrumors member

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    I am very interested in this too. I just spent a few hours downloading free programs I found by googling. I couldn't figure out how to use any of them to draw a 2d picture of a room. GoogleSketchUp seems to be only 3D. Anybody have any ideas for a program that will let me draw my living room for design purposes - either free or cheap? Thanks!
     
  5. Vashti macrumors member

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    Rita seems to be a drawing program and omnigirrafl seems to be a charting program. I was hoping there was a program whose purpose was to diagram rooms. Not that I'd have to draw it all freehand, but that it would be set up to enter walls, windows, halls off room, etc. There's gotta be something like that; no? My criteria are simple to use for a beginner and free or cheap. Anyone?
     

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