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Old 09-21-2018, 07:22 AM   #1
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I am trying to get some construction design software to help me do a kitchen addition to my house, i want easy to use, with framing details, and possibly free, lol.
The online choices i looked in to so far are outrageously expensive, and there are so many to chose from that i get a migraine trying to navigate through the sales pitches and B.S.

Any recommendations?
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:50 AM   #2
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Others may have a different opinion. They all seem to come with a step learning curve and are not cheap.


I find graph paper, gum eraser, design templates and pencil to be the ultimate tool. The templates can be be purchased at art supply stores and have graduated scales that make it it fairly simply to draw in common elements.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:38 AM   #3
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Google sketch up..

If you think looking for one gave you headache..............

You could go to Lowes or Home Depot and have them do it.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:31 AM   #4
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https://opensource.com/alternatives/autocad


^ There are some open source alternatives to Autocad.


FreeCad caught my eye.


https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Download
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:11 PM   #5
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Re: remodeling software


Don't overlook web-based tools. I think the big box stores use these, and there are others. When I renovated my kitchen I used a site called "NKBA Virtual Planning Tool." It worked well for that project, not sure if it will give you framing details though.

No matter which one you choose, there's a steep learning curve if you haven't used this type of software before. Practice on some easy examples and don't be intimidated.
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For a new kitchen addition, I'd take it to an architect.

While I would most likely draw a sketch as Colbyt suggested and play with the layout, my objective would be to communicate what the wife and I are thinking. But I would give the architect leeway to change things.

A good architect is going to pick up on things that you haven't considered. The design he comes up with will integrate nicely with the existing building, rather being a rectangular box tacked onto the house in random fashion.

He is going to add many details into his drawing that come from code knowledge and experience. A cad program will not do that for you.

A professional design will add value to the project over most homemade designs.
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Wait, I though this was a DIY forum...
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Wait, I though this was a DIY forum...
And you would be right.

Sometimes there is so much involved that it would take weeks if not months.

Professionals stay on top of things as they are happening.

Could go on but you already know all of that.
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