Which Software to use for house plans?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Lycanthrope, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Brussels, Belgium, Europe
    Hi All

    I have scans of my original house plans and I want to adapt these to add on a pergola design to submit to the local planning authorities for approval.

    So I'm looking for a relatively simple software that will allow me to basically draw black lines and simple shapes, in fact it's all straight lines except for the corrugated roofing. Black and white of course.

    I don't even know what category of software this would be, CAD sounds a bit too fancy...

    If I were to do this in Windows I would perhaps even use something as basic as Paint.

    Thanks for your suggestions

  2. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
  3. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    CAD is the correct term for what you want to do.

    Usually house plans are drawn on autocad (not cheap) so assuming sketchup can do plans (I think it can) its a good option considering its free - especially considering you need to work with dimensions.

    Visio might be another option to consider also - although I think there may be more issues with the measurements.

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