Floorplanner

Floorplanner

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 18 votes
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Date Added:
June 08, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Webware
Total Downloads:
58,390
Downloads Last Week:
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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 2 stars

    "I really wanted to like it but....."

    August 23, 2012   |   By Rich_In_NFPA

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Apparently has lots of great features

    Cons

    Can't figure out how to use those features.
    Tutorial assumes screen height is long enough to display the entire page -- what if it's not?
    Technical writer is apparently unfamiliar with English grammar.

    Summary

    I think the program would work best if you were just playing around with a floor plan and weren't super concerned with exact measurements. I was trying to duplicate architectural drawings of a house I hope to buy but could never get the dimensions to work for anything more complex than a rectangular room.

    Lines I added would not merge at corners. I would accidentally get a line skewed and not be able to get it back to horizontal. I tried all kinds of mouse clicks (plain or in combination with command/control/option keys) but couldn't figure out how to make it work. Programmers (and I am one) sometimes assume that the program they know inside and out (they've been working on it for months) is intuitively obvious -- it ain't necessarily so.! And the help is just about useless -- especially when the screen on my MacBook Pro isn't tall enough to display the entire page. I can see that there is something down there but can't tell what it is.

    I was left feeling very frustrated. It would be a useful enhancement if the length of a line is a property that can be changed from the keyboard rather than using the mouse or touchpad. When working with small distances, it's difficult to read the numbers crammed in there. Let me just click on the line and then type in how long I want it to be. There would need to be some way to indicate which end of the line is fixed and which end grows or shrinks in order to change the length.

    <begin rant>

    It grates on me to see poor grammar or spelling (notice it's "grates" and not "greats"). Folks, "your" is different from "you're" and "effect" is not the same as "affect." If you are trying to abbreviate "you are" in a sentence, then you want to use "you're." [I assume you're coming to the party. I see you're writing a letter. etc.] If you're trying to indicate something belonging to another, then you want to use "your." [Do you have your ticket? Please close your door. etc.] "You're" is the contraction of "you are" while "your" is a possessive -- totally different. Try replacing the word in the sentence with "you are." If the sentence correctly conveys your meaning, you want to use "you're," otherwise "your."

    "Effect" and "affect" are a little bit hairier. "You're" and "your" are homonyms (pronounced the same but spelled differently) while "effect" and "affect" are similar in pronunciation but not identical. In general, "effect" is usually a noun [Let's look at the effect of drought on crop yield. The effect of sorting marbles is to bring order to chaos. etc.] Affect is usually a verb. [How does that affect me? To affect the test scores students must study more. etc.] Roughly speaking, if you can place "the" in front of the word and have it make sense, you probably want "effect." It's really not that hard. ("it's" versus "its" is another one but I won't bore you with that now.)

    Just because your smartphone or computer suggests a particular word does not mean the suggestion is correct. Think about how a word is used in a sentence -- something a smartphone can't quite do yet. I have seen many memos and emails in a professional corporate setting that the authors should be ashamed of. Quite honestly, when I see poor spelling or grammar I assume the writer is probably not the brightest bulb. I've discarded resumes because of poor spelling or grammar. Think about that the next time you're looking for a job.

    <end rant>

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  • 5 stars

    "Best free site I found; easy to navigate &#38; fun to use!"

    July 10, 2010   |   By McGarraugh

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I was able to use this site easily from the first attempt. It is easy to add and move walls and fixtures. It's pretty fun to use and gives a great visual of what you are building with the 3-D option!

    Cons

    I didn't realize that everytime I changed my flooring to look at a new type of tile the old options were still there. This made the 3-D view load VERY slow. Once I figured that out and deleted the "layers" it was fine.

    Summary

    We added 1100 sq ft to our home and I was able to use this site to get my plans ready for my contractor. This tool took time off of my project because we both knew what I wanted done when I was ready to build. I actually sent a copy of my plan from this site to my architect to draw from. I would recommend it to anyone...
    I do wish that you were able to save more than one project for free but as a buisness owner, I understand why they need to charge at some point! Better one free than NONE free like the other sites I've seen; at least you know what you're buying BEFORE you invest money!

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  • 5 stars

    "Autocad meets the sims"

    February 03, 2010   |   By raspio932

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Easy to learn, nice results in 2D and lovely 3D view

    Cons

    No offline version

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  • 4 stars

    "great, but not completely free"

    November 27, 2009   |   By iricigor

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    very easy to use, great 3d display

    Cons

    it lets you save only 1 design in free version

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  • 1 stars

    "Not much!!!"

    December 01, 2008   |   By john3347

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Not much to say as pros

    Cons

    Very clumsy to try to work with. Never did figure how to save a drawing. Difficult to draw non-standard room dimensions. Low limit on drawings that can be saved on the free version. Overall, the program is too "childish" to be worth purchase.

    Summary

    Was not impressed with this program! Uninstalled it soon after installation. Mostly junk.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use"

    November 25, 2008   |   By deepdale1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It was comfortable to use and i found it useful.

    Cons

    Not much i didnt like

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good product, bit of a memory hog"

    November 22, 2008   |   By Mr Statto

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Really simple to lay out floorplans & select furniture

    Cons

    Gobbled memory like someone who hadn't eaten for a couple of weeks!

    Summary

    A very useful bit of software that has helped to make a business plan look even more professional. You need a lot of memory available though, particularly if you've got lots of objects in your plan

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  • 4 stars

    "Very helpful to the students in darfting course."

    November 16, 2008   |   By hatsalik

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Very interesting.

    Cons

    Time consuming.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great online tool for house and garden planning."

    October 01, 2008   |   By freekilly

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    -Very helpfull and easy design tool
    -3D Much improved!!
    -Good sharing possibilities
    -Huge Library
    -It's Free!!

    Cons

    Needs some minor improvement like more printing options

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Good!"

    July 28, 2008   |   By AimalCool

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