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WayneMiddy
03-07-2011, 11:07 PM
Anybody use software to create a plan of buildings on some land. I have copied and pasted a plan using google maps, but now want to covert that picture into a plan drawing.

Doesn't need to be anything fancy have tried using publisher but some of the buildings are an odd shape. I was thinking draw a overlay of the buildings then delete the picture leaving the plan of the buildings. TIA Wayne

Mike S
04-07-2011, 07:59 AM
AutoCAD would do it, but is very expensive. I suggest ask around friends and acquaintances to see who has a copy and may assist.

gary67
04-07-2011, 08:54 AM
For something free maybe try DIA it's a bit of a copy of MS Visio, it can do building's, wiring etc

dpDesignz
04-07-2011, 09:34 AM
FloorPlan is a good alternative, but yet again not free http://imsidesign.com/Products/TurboFloorPlan/TurboFloorPlanHomeLandscapePro/tabid/1650/Default.aspx

kahawai chaser
04-07-2011, 11:38 AM
Maybe Google SketchUp (http://sketchup.google.com/). Can import and export to Google Earth. Reviewed here (http://reviews.cnet.com/illustration/google-sketchup/1707-3633_7-31861341.html).

SolMiester
04-07-2011, 12:27 PM
Maybe Google SketchUp (http://sketchup.google.com/). Can import and export to Google Earth. Reviewed here (http://reviews.cnet.com/illustration/google-sketchup/1707-3633_7-31861341.html).

+1

CYaBro
04-07-2011, 12:52 PM
http://floorplanner.com
Free to use with 1 plan.
Does the floor plan as well as simple 3D model.

Whenu
04-07-2011, 02:00 PM
This might be of interest, free
http://www.sweethome3d.com/

WayneMiddy
05-07-2011, 09:57 PM
Thanks everyone, that certainly give me a section to download try.Cheers Wayne

Brucem
06-07-2011, 05:55 PM
In the 1980's I used Imagineer Technical, which I understand was renamed to Smart sketch. Last time I enquired it was about $1200. Unfortunately my Imagineer ver 1.0 worked in Win98, NOT winXP. It was good though.

WayneMiddy
06-07-2011, 06:04 PM
Have downloaded SweetHome 3D & Google SketchUp still getting to grips with SketchUp SweetHome is much easier to use and does exactly what i want, thanks Wayne