Which application will let me 'draw' a plan?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GilesM, May 20, 2009.

  1. GilesM macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I need to 'draw' a 'top down' view plan of a room in my house.
    I think I could use Microsoft Visio on my XP laptop, but I want to be able to do it on my iMac. Any suggestions of applications that will enable me to do this?
     
  2. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    OmniGraffle is the MS Visio equivalent for Mac (better, in my opinion).
     
  3. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Google SketchUp should do the trick. I haven't messed around with it much, just enough to see what rearranging the furniture would look like.
     
  4. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you both, each option has it's advantages Google SketchUP seems to be a free application (not the 'pro' version) but I don't want the sketch in 3D and the learning curve looks a little steep for making a single drawing.

    As for Omnigraffle looks good, but if I am going to pay for software, I would like a disc and not just a download key (old fashioned like that), but the Apple store (uk) only sells the pro version. Perhaps I can get the next level down from another retailer.

    Thanks guys, each are good options.
    Now I have to decide if it is worth buying software for a one off drawing.

    Thanks to you both.
     

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