Easiest to use architecture software for Mac?

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  1. waloshin, Aug 12, 2014
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    waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I need to design a basement with walls and doors, plugins ect and I was wondering what is the best and easiest software for this?

    Thanks
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Sweet Home 3D hits the spot 3 ways - good software, easy to use, and free. It's open source, is updated regularly, and gets used by several architects I know and work with. About 100k downloads each week can't be too wrong. I've used it for finished product on Windows, Linux, and ML/Mavericks. It's on two of my Macs.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/sweethome3d/?source=directory

    If you need or want something else, query the guys over at architosh.com...
     
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I had to click on this thread just to see what the heck "articture" was.....you might get more hits if you spelled architecture correctly in the thread title.
     
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  5. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Just wanted to give a strong +1 for Sweet Home 3D. We are building a new home. Of course the architect is providing us with official drawings and renders. We use this to change furniture, textures, lights and such to get a feel for things before we commit. Really amazing quality for free software. An hour after downloading it I had the ground floor walls, windows and doors setup and was fooling around with positioning the 75” TV I hope to get. Kudos to everyone who helped make this app.
     

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