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One of the best systems out there for home design
on 17 April 2012
Having used lots of different software to try to design my house extension I cam across the Grand Designs 3D offering having been a fan of the show. Installed with no problems and it runs very smoothly even on my low spec old laptop.
The toolset itself is quite intuative with each aspect of the building having it's own icon and there is loads of flexibility for customisation. the drawing process itself isn't scary either, no CAD knowledge required. You simply draw a 2D floorplan and the 3D version is drawn for you.
I found it most helpful being able to produce page layouts with all the floorplans and elevations on as these were ideal for my planning application. The documentation and pdf manuals are ok for quite a complex toolset, but the customer service are helpful with online tutorials etc. As long as you relise that there is a small learning curve, as with any new software, I think you can get to grips with it very quickly.