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Ez-Architect

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very cool."

    January 3, 2011  |   By Amx1047

    Version: Ez-Architect 5.0

    Pros

    I have a screenshot of a modular home floor plan. It's too much house for me, so I need to whittle down the inside without changing the outside too much. With this software, I'm able to easily recreate and change the floor plan. Cool.

    Cons

    Only one so far - it won't save with a screenshot pasted to the grid.

    Summary

    If you've ever worked with MS Paint, or MS PictureIt!, or any other graphic software, this will be easy to figure out. Read the included manual carefully and experiment to figure it out completely.

    Updated on Jan 3, 2011

    I agree with blue135 - "Superb Program, especially considering the modest cost"

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  • 1.0 stars

    "anything but ez"

    August 24, 2010  |   By dta_pacman

    Version: Ez-Architect 5.0

    Pros

    free trial

    Cons

    Unnecessarily hard to use objects
    Doesnt come with a start menu uninstall link

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Superb Program, especially considering the modest cost"

    August 20, 2010  |   By blue135

    Version: Ez-Architect 5.0

    Pros

    This is an amazingly complete architectural drawing program that's far more valuable than its 19.99 price. easy to use. easy to learn. the demo gives you everything to try (aside from save, print, export,..)

    Cons

    wish they'd done the update sooner. No cons about this great product.

    Summary

    I just updated my Ez-Architect from version 4 to version 5 for ten bucks. I?m sure glad I did! There are dozens of new colored patterns for simulating floorboards, wood, grass, trees, foliage, shingles, siding?you name it. And for the first time ever, there are auto-dimension lines that you can turn on in the Preferences dialog so that lines and rectangles get a dimension next to them. And I can now export any floor plan I make into PDF images as well as any other image format. I also get to print Reports of plans that show all the objects, their name, their dimensions, their angles, their object type. I can even draw objects by clicking twice, once at one corner and once at the corner diagonally opposite it in case I get tired of dragging out objects the usual way. If my finger is sore from too much dragging, this is a great help (it was sore today and I found it a handy option). I've drawn lots of things, including floor plans and elevations in the past few years and I've always wanted a preview feature where I can select a folder and zip through this folder full of my super cool drawings, using the down arrow, and see a thumbnail of each one as I go by. Well, now there is such a feature and I'm happy as a clam! I can also choose to see dimensions in fractional feet and inches, and this fits with tape measures so that 11 feet 3 and 3/8 inches, for instance, will appear as I drag out an object. The rulers even have red lines in them that follow my cursor around the screen, which helps with both measuring and positioning.

    These guys have obviously spent a lot of time on this and done a lot of new stuff. It makes it the best thing you can get for under $20 anywhere, in my opinion.

    I have no complaints except I wish they?d have updated the program sooner. But it?s done now, it?s very cool, and that is that.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "GOOD ONLY FOR playing"

    July 23, 2010  |   By aventuragrande

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    more for drawing and playing ,

    Cons

    Not for real work

    Summary

    another BS program that does nothing to create real plans. It is much easier to just draft blueprints with pencil and paper

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't Work"

    July 4, 2010  |   By Palani

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    After downloading the program it appears to be very easy to use.

    Cons

    Could not use the tools from the tool bar as demonstrated on website.

    Summary

    XP Pro Operating System:
    Upon downloading and opening up the Zip file, I noticed the read me file. The read me file advises you may have to download some additional file from Microsoft which may be missing for XP and Vista.

    The program appeared to download properly on my computer. After opening the program I checked out the Manual to get started. It seemed to be easy. For practice I draw a simple 10' X 10' Box. After I draw the box, I then attempted to use the tools to place objects such and Toilet, Shower, and Basin into my box. None of the tools would drag and drop. Checking out the website for help I noticed the tools seemed to be Highlighted better then on the the program screen I was using. The demo from the website showed dragging and dropping. Just didn't work for me. I'm gonna check out You Tube to see if anyone out there has some answers.

    At this point I can't recommend this program. If I discover how the program works without a lot of complications, I'll write a retraction.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use for basic work"

    February 16, 2010  |   By wyomingsundancer

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    Menus are simple and clear

    Cons

    limited functionality if needed

    Summary

    overall very good for home type work

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great for home renovation projects!"

    November 11, 2009  |   By rhsmith

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    Excellent program for the non-professional designer. Very intuitive. Great for do-it-yourself projects and the small contractor. The manual is well written and covers everything in simple detail.

    Cons

    I have not tried more complex multi-layered designs, but can't see anything yet I am not pleased with.

    Summary

    With respect to functionality and simplicity, this program is well worth the small price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good quality CAD, extremely simple, good in-built help"

    September 18, 2009  |   By doublethinkthink

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    It does what many more expensive CAD systems do but is much more user friendly. Ez-Architect was so easy to use that I now draw my husband's engineering drawings with it. It uses layers, just like the more expensive systems. Excellent Support.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say. Great Program.

    Summary

    I bought Ez-Architect to design the interior of our home built campervan. I already have a very expensive CAD system, but it is very complicated and not really suited to home plans. However, Ez-Architect was so easy to use that I now draw my husband's engineering drawings with it. It does what many more expensive CAD systems do but is much more user friendly. It is easy to choose drawing units, scale, add text and edit objects. It uses layers, just like the more expensive systens and has the capability to make your own furniture and add it to the libraray. I found it so easy to draw the van floor plan to scale, make my own furniture, like the combined sink and oven hob, and drop it into the plan. Using the Ez_Architect, I was able to move the kitchen furniture around and find the optimal arrangement for our campervan furniture. So much easier than trying it with the real thing! Ez-Architect has little added extras that I find very helpful, like the line measuring tool. I have just purchased the Home and Office library and I have found the quality of the art just as good and the after sales support excellent. I cannot recommend this programme enough. If you want a good quality CAD that is extremely simple to use. with a good in-built help, get this.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Difficult to use"

    August 5, 2009  |   By tracker1312

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    You can do floor plans with it, but it's difficult to use

    Cons

    Didn't even ask me if I wanted to save when I closed it. Not user friendly. No way to turn scale on for walls.

    Summary

    It's okay.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Straightforward tool for floor pans, electrical, etc."

    October 13, 2008  |   By blue135

    Version: Ez-Architect 4

    Pros

    This software is deceptively simple, yet powerful enough to do serious plans with. Layers let you separate plumbing, electrical, furniture, and whatever else. You can view each or all superimposed. Good manual, hardly needed; has good tutorial

    Cons

    I really didn't find anything to complain about.

    Summary

    Version 4--wow! Ez-Architect just keeps getting better! It has improved object properties, more library objects & new features.

    Wishing to come up with a plan for remodeling my bathroom, I bought Ez-Architect based on the info on several sites and the home page for the product on the theliquidateher.com site.

    I dragged out four walls with the Wall Tool (you can tell what it is because it says Wall Tool when you hover over it). I knew how far to drag because I saw dimension measurements following my cursor. Once I had the room sized, I realized I forgot the door so I used the Select Tool and clicked the end of the wall and dragged it shorter. I selected Show Rulers, Show Ruler Lines, and Show Grid from the Layout Menu so I could see when the opening was 30 inches. I double-checked it with the Scale Tool, which showed the width when I drew a line between the two wall ends.

    I went to get help from the online Manual to see how to furnish my bathroom. I'd only been skimming it for a couple seconds when I saw an illustrated tutorial that showed me exactly how to furnish a room using the Library Tool. It said 'Use the Library Tool and drag out a rectangle 7 x 4.5 feet. Choose the bedroom.aal objects file but don't choose 'Add object to drawing in original size.' Double-click bed like in our picture below and then press the Done button, & place the bed as in our picture.'

    So I did the same thing but used my bathtub dimensions for the rectangle I dragged out, 6 ft X 3.5 ft, & chose the Bathroom.aal objects file. I double-clicked a bathtub I liked & it immediately became the exact size as the rectangle I just dragged out! By this time I knew this program was what I needed! I added a toilet & washbowl & jacuzzi by the same method. As an experiment I clicked the 'Add object to drawing in original size' box. It made a small jacuzzi. So I whipped over to the Select Tool and grabbed a corner of the jacuzzi and dragged it to the right size in a couple seconds. Cool! Then I went on and designed a sun room. Great deal for under 20 bucks!

    Updated on Oct 13, 2008

    Straightforward tool for floor PLANS, electrical, etc

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