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Best app/site for layout plans?

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dinobum Tue 28-Mar-17 07:02:09

Trying to plan out extension ideas after our original plans were far too pricey! Want to have some thoughts before asking draftsman to re-do plans. So which is the best app/site to draw up layout plans and visualise?

johnd2 Wed 29-Mar-17 08:57:06

I don't know a lot but since no one has replied I've heard good things about sketchup, maybe someone else might comment?

glorious Wed 29-Mar-17 08:59:23

Yes I've used sketchup for something similar. It has a bit of a learning curve but it's infinitely flexible unlike easier tools.

SnowGlobes Wed 29-Mar-17 09:11:44

I tend to use graph paper and architects ruler - no learning curve required as soooo simple but only ok for floor plans rather than 3D.

9GreenBottles Wed 29-Mar-17 09:23:19

Sketchup is what I'm using but there is a big learning curve to do anything complicated (and I still don't know how to do two storey plans).

What I started out with was, much easier to use, and it is possible to do 3D with it too.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 29-Mar-17 09:37:13

Haven't tried Sketchup but recently discovered Opun Planner which is quite easy to use and gives a 3d view.

minipie Wed 29-Mar-17 17:23:06

Marking place, do these apps also give useful info like standard size of a door/bath/loo etc?

dinobum Wed 29-Mar-17 17:44:12

Thanks all, will try suggestions. It's 3D we need as we've planned it out on paper, but I want to 'see' what it'll look like

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 29-Mar-17 19:18:58

With Opun Planner you can adjust the door size, and they have lists of appliances/furniture/sanitaryware etc you can choose from.

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