Best app for floor plans?

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  1. rumorsdan macrumors regular

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    Looking for suggestions on the best app to do 2d floor plans. Something that's easy to learn and preferably not that expensive.
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    My two favorites:

    Live Interior 3D - approx $50 US, more for the Pro version. Yes, it's a 3D program but you draw the plan in 2D & then can render the 3D view.

    Google Sketchup - free, not as easy to do 2D drawings, but doable.
     
  3. rumorsdan thread starter macrumors regular

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    The plans look a little amateurish. I also don't need 3d capability so sketchup doesn't really appeal.

    If anybody has something else to recommend, please do.
     
  4. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Concept Draw Pro

    I use Visio with bootcamp, but Concept Draw Pro is a Mac application like Visio and it is easy to use but not cheap about $250 and it isn't really intended for that but it does it well. You can download a trial and give it a look. Just a suggestion I'm sure there are others and even better solutions but it is worth a look.
     
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  7. artash91 macrumors newbie

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    Try floorplanner.com! The site includes also lots of written and video tutorials that will help you quickly get started!
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I used Magic Plan and found it to be pretty good. The capture mode is very clever.
     
  9. alexjholland macrumors 6502

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    I had this exact question recently. I just wanted a simple, 2D floor planner, for under £20. I purchased one from the Mac Store and it was so bad (no product measurements) that I asked for a refund. I then gave up.

    Then LucidChart announced their new floor planner. It's great. Not a massive range of products, but it behaves very nicely. You can easily improvise products outside the range of chairs, sofas and tables with geometric shapes made to size - I just keep the Ikea catalogue open.

    You can sign up for free and have up to 60 items; or pay a few quid a month for a subscription. It's a great program for flow charts.

    Here's my plan, so far.

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  10. b06tmm macrumors regular

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    That looks really nice!

    I recently spent a frustrating afternoon with Sweet Home 3D.

    Here is what I was able to accomplish that afternoon:

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    Sweet Home seems to be very technical, and is free, but the one you show, LucidChart looks to be just what I'm looking for. I want to rearrange a few rooms but want to map it out first. I'm tired of finding out the hard way that my ideas will not work :).
     
  11. alexjholland macrumors 6502

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    Yup. I loved Lucid Chart already; so had a feeling the home planner would be great when it was announced. It's perfect for what I want.
     
  12. zeroge macrumors newbie

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    Crap. Need to run Mac's rubbish Yosimite OS
     
  13. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

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    Check out Omnigraffle. It has floorplan templates
     

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