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Architect/CAD proggies, help :/

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JohnnyTheRed

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Aug 9, 2002
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Brockton MA
I've been trying to find a program that will allow me to draw out the plans for my house, and others, to scale . I used to have a great one a looong time ago, but I can't remember the name for the life of me.

Nothing fancy, just need it to scale. Somethign that can make it into a 3d model would be a plus. Nothing complicated.

Thanks much for any help.
 

john240sx

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Jun 22, 2002
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Sterling IL
i saw one called 3D Home Architect, it looked pretty good and has a Render to 3D option but i don't know much about those programs.
 

Captain Slug

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If you want to do it in full 3D I recommend Milkshape. It's only $20 (free 30-day trial), has tons of uses, and is alot easier to get used to then most programs.

attached is a precise 1 x 1 x 1 cube (you could interpret as 1 inch, 1 foot, one yard, one meter, or whatever). Simply scale it to the exact size of the wall you are making. Then use the FILE > MERGE command to add another cube.

Do it over and over again until you have a hole house of cubes. You can use the grid to precise place each wall.
 

CharlesHF

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Raleigh, NC--NCSU
JohnnyTheRed said:
I've been trying to find a program that will allow me to draw out the plans for my house, and others, to scale . I used to have a great one a looong time ago, but I can't remember the name for the life of me.

Nothing fancy, just need it to scale. Somethign that can make it into a 3d model would be a plus. Nothing complicated.

Thanks much for any help.


My dad's an architect--he uses AutoCAD 2002 with Architectural Desktop v3.3 But, that's an extreme amount of money just to draw your house.
I'm not sure, but I believe that they have a free trial on their website. Good luck. :)