Simple two dimensional drawing program

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Old 08-01-16, 01:45 PM
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Simple two dimensional drawing program

Can someone direct me to a Free Simple Two Dimensional Drawing Program -- one that works the way I think.
I want to draw a plan view to scale in order to experiment with different tile patterns.
I have looked at some free programs but they are way more sophisticated than I need and understand.

I want it simple like if I were putting it on a piece of paper.
Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-01-16, 02:23 PM
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I would use poster board not a PC. One poster board size and shape to scale of the room the the other features each cut out of poster board to scale. Then you can just move them around.
 
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Thanks for the idea. But I have to joinn the 21st century sooner or later I figure this is a good easy introduction.
 
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Old 08-01-16, 03:36 PM
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What I did was draw a graph on screen using Word or Excel any such word processor and scaled off off that. I also tried some free drawing programs and found them to be to restrictive or too complicated.
 
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Sketchup from Google.

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I think in terms of a T square, triangle and scale rule. I looked at sketchup and could not even find where to set the scale.
Maybe I am not ready for the 21st century.

Norm201 I guess I don't understand quite what you describe.
 
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Norm201 I guess I don't understand quite what you describe
I made grid with either Excel or Word. 10 squares- 1 foot. Or 5 squares =1 foot. Or whatever you choose.
 
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Take a look at EZBlueprint.com
I don't use it enough to get good at it but it does seem to have a shorter learning curve. The only thing easier, less functional, is Paint.

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Paint

Start with Windows Paint.

Choose the "View" tab.

Check Gridlines, Rulers, and Status Bar.

Then click the "Home" tab to begin drawing.
 
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Tried EZblueprint. Might be alright. Worked in paint. I think I can do it.
Thanks
 
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Old 08-06-16, 08:10 AM
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I did a quick search and found these, haven't tried them:

Create House Floor Plans Online with Free Floor Plan Software

RoomSketcher

https://www.floorplanner.com/

https://www.smartdraw.com/floor-plan...n-software.htm

Don't know if any of these will do what you want, but might be worth a look.
 
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Thanks to all for the advice.
I upgraded to professional version of EXBlueprint.

They had a promotion.
It took a while to get the hang of it but It does what I want and more.
 
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That's good to hear. I haven't used it a lot but have a bunch of work coming up where it would be very helpful.

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Get a program before you need it and learn how to use it at leisure. It's more fun that way.
 
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I did and tried a bunch. When I finally tried EZBlueprint it was such a relief to be able to make it work. Still a lot to learn as it has a lot of capabilities but has worked so far.

I will probably upgrade to the pro version but that will be after I get good at what i have.

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