3d Floor Design Software

3d Floor Design Software

Fancy yourself as a bit of a designer?  Well this month we give you the tools to put yourself to the test and the ability to create 3d plans in minutes – and all for free!

Whether you are planning to build an extension, move house, re-design your garden or just want to check different layouts in a room before you go moving heavy furniture  around I have a couple of websites for you.

Floor Planner – www.floorplanner.com – allows you to build two dimensional graphic design drawings to minute detail, adding stairs, floors, furniture and even garden plants and cars!

Once you have your design the way you want it, at the click of a button you can turn your masterpiece into a 3d model viewable from any angle you choose.
To get started you need to visit the website and register, you can do this by clicking the “sign up” button in the top right hand corner of the screen.  You will need to enter your email address and create a password and then you will be ready to go.

Once you validate your email address you can use your username and password to get access to the website.  From here you will see your “dashboard” and will have an overview of your projects that you are working on – the free version of the website allows you to create just one design, but if you like it and want to use it more then for just 9€ a year you can have up to 5.  This website will also allow you to print your designs to scale and export high resolution images.

If you would like to see more you can have a look at http://tinyurl.com/floor-planner-demo where you will find a video demonstration of what you could do using the website.

If that doesn’t get your creative spirit going, then back on the floor planner website there is a gallery of featured designs to have a play with.  Each one can be viewed either in 2d or 3d with the facility to zoom in and out of the design – bear in mind that some of these designs are quite large and therefore could take some time to appear on your computer screen depending on the speed of your computer and Internet connection

Once you have created your perfect place, how about designing each individual room?  Well with www.mydeco.com you can.  This website does pretty much exactly the same as the floorplanner.com site but in a different style – as you build the room it’s shown in 3d in the top left hand portion of the screen all the time and you can change the camera angle and height to enable you to design the perfect room.  Where this design tool comes into its own is with the amount of coverings and soft furnishings available to use.  Not only can you build the room and add furniture, you can also carpet, paint and wallpaper it to your heart’s content!

Using these tools and a little effort, you should be able to design most anything that you need – have fun!