Home Wiring Software Recommendations?

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Old 02-20-05, 07:21 AM
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Home Wiring Software Recommendations?

I am looking for software that can create a floor plan and then add the wiring schematics.

I would like to be able to draw the floor plan of my house and then add all of the components (circuit-breaker panel, receptacles (regular and GFCI), switches (single-pole, 3/4/5-way), overhead lights, etc.) I would then like to be able to add the wiring between the circuit-breaker panel and each of the components (so that I know what component is on what line). The software should be able to handle other components, such as doorbells, thermostats, smoke detectors, ceiling fans, etc.

It would also be great if I could add other layers for phone lines, cable lines, and computer (CAT-5) lines.

I know that MS Visio and SmartDraw can do this, but they start at $150 and I was hoping to find something less expensive.
 
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Old 02-20-05, 07:36 AM
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Broderbund's 3D Home Architect can do this and it's not too expensive.
 
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Old 02-21-05, 03:20 PM
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Thanks for the recommenation. I will check it out.
 
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Old 02-21-05, 04:31 PM
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roderbund's 3D Home Architect can do this and it's not too expensive.
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Old 02-09-08, 06:09 PM
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Broderbund's 3D Home Architect can do this and it's not too expensive.
I downloaded and tried a program by Sierra called Custom 3D Architect, it would have been extremely cheap ($9.00) but it was a little too simple. I thought I had downloaded a 30 day free trial, but it was only 30 minutes! Couldn't get the feel of the software in such a short time.

Someone say MS Visio? Hmmm.
I have a copy of Visio somewhere.
 
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