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Old 2011-09-17, 09:38 AM   #1
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does anyone know of a good free software program to design a layout for a basement? it can be webbased as well. i just want something to start the planning with detail dimensions and everything (doors, outlets etc)

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Old 2011-09-20, 10:12 AM   #2
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Google Sketchup. There is a bit of a learning curve to it.

Also being a general purpose 3D program, a lot of home plan specifics may be manual.
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Old 2011-09-20, 12:09 PM   #3
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ok, i downloaded it, i'll have to figure it out though as it does seem to have a learning curve to it.
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Old 2011-09-23, 09:27 PM   #4
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Your planning a $15-$20k investment. What's $80 for a design program? It cost me exactly $6 for my planning: graph paper, pencils and a ruler.
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Old 2011-09-30, 10:02 PM   #5
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Chief Architect has some good DIY home design software

http://www.chiefarchitect.com/home-designer-DIY/
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