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I'm looking for a 'wall designer' software. Something that a diy'er can use fairly easily (enter inches between studs, click and drop items like windows/doors onto wall and have it design the necessary components as an example).

Anyone know of anything out there like this? I'm looking for something not overly complicated (doesn't have to produce output for customers for example). I've seen the room designers and they let you put windows and door in, but I can't find any that show me what the wall would look like to construct. I'm looking for something less than about $250. Yes I've used AutoCAD before, and that's overkill for my diy'er projects (2 walls going to be redone this year and an add-on next year).

Thanks in advance for any ideas.
 

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I'm looking for a 'wall designer' software. Something that a diy'er can use fairly easily (enter inches between studs, click and drop items like windows/doors onto wall and have it design the necessary components as an example).

Anyone know of anything out there like this? I'm looking for something not overly complicated (doesn't have to produce output for customers for example). I've seen the room designers and they let you put windows and door in, but I can't find any that show me what the wall would look like to construct. I'm looking for something less than about $250. Yes I've used AutoCAD before, and that's overkill for my diy'er projects (2 walls going to be redone this year and an add-on next year).

Thanks in advance for any ideas.
SketchUp does this with the free downloads of some additional "Ruby" programs.

I continually scratch my head at why people resist getting this great, absolutely free program. It has to be one of the best deals on the internet..... after Oprah's free grilled chicken offer.
 

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i like to use PunchPro! it has framing view, shaded, and rendered color finish view.
more features (3d helicopter/walkthrough views, etc.) and more realistic than sketchup, but sketchup has a better price.

DM
 

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Thanks for the quick replies! I'm off to research these now. I did find Better Homes and Garden home designer which uses room design and then shows the frame view. But free sounds mighty good to start with :)
 
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