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Old 03-26-2010, 02:39 AM   #1
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is there a program thats really easy to use to use to build my builds. just to get a basic look. paint is to basic and cad is to much. looking for a program i can download to use.
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Check out Google Sketchup. It's a free 3D rendering program.

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I've started messing with Sketchup too. It's not nearly as nice as the CAD programs I'm used to, but it's free and beggars can't be choosers.
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I also used SketchUp! when I was in the planning stages of building my stand. It is not as precise as AutoCAD or any of those but... you get what you pay for, ie. nothing.
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A pencil, paper, and a ruler won't fail, lose data, or crash....

(I code stuff all day) heh
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I like Visio if you already have it.
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Ha, ANY computer can lose data. You MUST use a Mac!
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Both sketchup and pencil and paper are two very good ideas. I personally love CAD programs, and use them to design just about anything I'm building. However, I always draw it first.
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I used Visio also. Laid out my plumbing flows too.
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