3D Home Design Software

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  • mrpon 14 Sep 2009 10:45:49 31,842 posts
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    Anyone any pointers on some decent home design software, think similar to the ones used on Grand Designs, Property Ladder etc.

    I guess I'm looking for something similar to Visio for the plan view, then be able to click a button and see the 3D representation.

    I've try a few crappy DOS versions, and they are awful.
  • figgis 14 Sep 2009 10:56:27 7,531 posts
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    If you are naughty and have used any CAD stuff before Revit Architecture is worth obtaining. There is a fairly steep learning curve to it and you'll need a decent (gaming) PC to run it .
  • Cappy 14 Sep 2009 10:57:39 12,847 posts
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    Have you tried Google Sketchup?

    The entry level version is free, it has a much easier to understand interface than fully fledged 3D apps like Maya. Might as well give it a try, I've been hearing that people with no prior 3D experience have been getting the results they wanted at least.
  • burns 14 Sep 2009 10:58:25 1,138 posts
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    Google SketchUp ?

    beat me to it ;)
  • mrpon 14 Sep 2009 10:59:54 31,842 posts
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    WOW! Cheers guys that looks excellent.
  • iokthemonkey 14 Sep 2009 11:25:55 4,663 posts
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    Bizarrely, The Sims games are actually quite good for this, providing you're only looking for an 'eye' guide (rather than a dimensions-specific guide.) I built my house and got creeped-out by how accurate I was able to get it.
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