Software for 3D home design?

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  1. noweev

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    A few years ago, I had this software for my PC that would help me make 3D house designs. You can add walls, doors, furniture, etc. and have a walkthrough of your virtual house.

    Is there such a software for Mac as well?
     
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    You can try BeLight's Live Interior 3D. I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for since this software only lets you design interiors.
     
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    Or, use The Sims2 :D, It was originally made as an architecture tool before being turned into a game. you can the design your house and have fun at the same time.
     
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    Thanks guys... I tried SketchUp but it's not that easy to use :)
     
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    it takes practice for sketchup, but its really fun and easy to use. I was able to develop a 3D versionof one of our major facility, ready for uploading to google earth. (still waiting for clearance). PBCom buidling and the PSE buidling in Ayala Ave are already up in 3D.
     
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    Another raised hand for SkethcUp :)
     
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    sketchup din for me..

    well mahirap sya gamitin at first. good thing my friend was "geek" enough to print out the whole online manual to use it as a reference :p
     
  9. noweev

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    I'll try to use sketchup again and practice... maybe I'll get the hang of it :)
     
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    On a related note, I have been sent an Autocad file drawing of a floor plan layout and I would like to open / edit them. Any program that can open and save as dwg files?
     
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    Have you tried Illustrator? I think it has basic capabilities of opening and saving files as dwg.
     
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    Hi Alfie,
    As Odysseus mentioned, Adobe Illustrator can import .dwg files. If you still have difficulties importing, ask the draftsman to save the Autocad file as "AutoCAD 2000/LT 2000 DWG" format. HTH :)
     
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    After a few minutes of trial use, I decided to spring $70+ for Belight's Live Interior 3D. It is easy to learn and use. One of the cool features of Live Interior 3D is its ability to import SketchUp objects.

    That said, SketchUp is better if you want to model an object in 3D and be able to share it to the world. But as the name implies, Live Interior 3D is better and easier for laying out 3D objects in a room.

    After two days of fun with Live Interior 3D, I finished the design for the home/project studio that I am contemplating to build next month. Here:
    http://www.textraextra.com/textra/images/LawnView.jpg
    http://www.textraextra.com/textra/images/FarLeftCornerView.jpg
    http://www.textraextra.com/textra/images/FarRightCornerView.jpg

    All the objects in this studio I downloaded from Google's 3D Warehouse.

    Hope this helps.
     

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