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Old 01-09-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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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?

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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?

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You can try "Sketchup" it's free.


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

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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 .

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

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