> >> From: Lisa Muir <34.24.34 at gmail.com>
> >> Hi Guys,
> >> Have a friend looking to do floorplans to scale in a cad package, they
> >> use linux.
> >> Is there an opensource cad package that can be recommended for this
> >> usage which doesn't require 3D modelling etc??
> >> Lisa.
On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Tony Groves <tongro at eircom.net> wrote:
>> > I've used OpenOffice.org Draw for floorplans before and actually found
> > it quite good.
>On Wed, 2010-09-15 at 07:19 +0100, Lisa Muir wrote:
> Can you draw to scale with that? or is it just a picture floorplan
> layout stuff you did? For picture based ruler guided layouts I'd have
> gone for xfig rather than OpenOffice.org Draw, but not for something
> which needs to be printed to accurate scale on various paper size
>> What he's hoping to achieve is to have pre-prepared acetates with "to
> scale" drawings on it that he can overlay a to-scale floorplan with.
I think you need to decide a simple scale in advance, e.g. 1:100, and
stick to that, using rulers and grid as drawing guides. My applications
have all been fairly amateur-level, I just use OOO because I already
have it, but for my purposes it's fine.
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