Im looking for a CAD type piece of software for my Macbook that will do 2D architect type drawings. Something flexible that will let me draw floor plans (suitable for house planning applications), elevations and I guess in the end may let me do room layouts (although this is less of a priority). I am trying to help out my Dad with his planning application for their new house (an architect already submitted plans but they now need to down size and dont want to pay for another architect to re-draw everything, so currently hes doing it himself by hand) so I am trying to help out. Ideally Id like it to be able to calculate floor space too (apparently he needs to keep it under 170m²) so would prefer not have to have to calculate it manually if I can avoid it. Ive looked around online and the following seem to be popular recommendations; HighDesign MacDraft Pro or PE not sure which is best? Punch! Home & Landscape Design Studio TurboCAD Mac Designer 2D / Mac Deluxe 2D/3D / Mac Pro v5 also not sure which will be most suitable? But I have no idea how easy any of them are to use (Id be a beginner) and if they can be used on my little Macbook. I am happy to pay for the software but cant afford the likes to Vectorworks or ArchiCAD, which is why Ive narrowed it down to the above. I have looked at Sketchup and love playing around with it found the intro user video very helpful, but dont need 3D and don't think its detailed enough for the planning application drawings. Can anyone give me advice on the best one to buy, which system is most user friendly and can they be used on a Macbook? Do any of them have really good forums and user guides/videos to help me get started? Also if there is other software which would be better for my purpose please let me know. Lots of questions and sorry for the long waffle, but through it best to give as much info as possible. Thanks in advance for the advice.