January 22, 2013

Design Drawing Software

I need some advice!!!
Over the last couple months I have been in need for a drawing program.  I have been trained in CAD, and drew in that program for 10 years.  I am also trained in 20/20, but really don't need to use that unless I am designing a kitchen.  Over the last 4 years I have tried a variety of drawing programs, but none of them seem as easy as CAD.    

I currently use Icovia to do my space planning and limited elevation drawings.  When I worked for a high end interior designer/general contractor I was constantly drawing tile layouts, and space plans.  I even got as good as to draw sketch like window treatments.  Most clients are visual, so it has been helpful to be able to show them a picture of space plan options.

When sending drawings via email and posting them to my blog I don't have to worry about them transferring in scale, but I would like to be able to print out drawings to scale if needed.

I wonder if I am just expecting too much from these sort of drawing programs?  Or should I brush off my graph and trace paper for good 'ol conceptual design drawings? 

So I ask... what drawing {if any} program do you use to draw designs for your clients? 


HLMInterior said...

Have you looked at Google Sketch-Up? It is easy to use and you can do everything you show here.