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deck99 01-09-2011 01:12 PM

Software to lay out stud walls?
 
Hello,
I am planning to build a small woodworking shop/shed this spring. I am drawing up plans now. Is there a freeware program that will help me lay this out with dimensions available?

Thanks,
deck

Joe Carola 01-09-2011 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deck99 (Post 566155)
Hello,
I am planning to build a small woodworking shop/shed this spring. I am drawing up plans now. Is there a freeware program that will help me lay this out with dimensions available?

Thanks,
deck

You can try "Sketchup" it's free.


http://sketchup.google.com/download/gsu.html

deck99 01-09-2011 04:08 PM

Thanks....I have been messing with it this afternoon..it's a pretty powerful tool but by the time I figure it out I'll have the shed framed :).

deck

redmanblackdog 01-09-2011 05:09 PM

Not sure about software. Are there anymore specific questions that we can help with on the layout or the construction?

SFX Group 01-09-2011 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deck99
Thanks....I have been messing with it this afternoon..it's a pretty powerful tool but by the time I figure it out I'll have the shed framed :).

deck

Sketchup would be way to powerful, the learning curve is VERY steep, also you need a gaming video card ( open GL 3) support for it to be accurate

gregzoll 01-09-2011 05:44 PM

Pencil, paper & a ruler is the cheapest & easiest way. If you know the dimensions, and that all studs are either 16 or 24 o/c, it is not that hard to figure out from there. It was how it was done before computers became the norm, and is still done on the fly.

Joe Carola 01-09-2011 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by deck99 (Post 566328)
Thanks....I have been messing with it this afternoon..it's a pretty powerful tool but by the time I figure it out I'll have the shed framed :).

deck

Your the one that asked for a program to figure out how to layout a wall. I gave you one and could've easily told you that you didn't need one to simply figure out how layout a wall. I'm glad you realize how easy it is that you could have the thing built already without a program.

deck99 01-10-2011 10:13 AM

I appreciate the help guys. I know how to lay out a wall. I just find it easier to work from a plan with measurements. Speeds things up for me. I just thought if there was a quicker way to do it but pencil and paper it is.

deck


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