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From: Grant Edwards <grante@××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: Floorplan software for Linux?
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:32:37
Message-Id: gqdtb5$ak3$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Floorplan software for Linux? by Mark Knecht
1 On 2009-03-25, Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com> wrote:
3 >> Is there any usable 2D floorplan software for Linux?
4 >>
5 >> I've tried sweethome3d, but it seems to be missing a lot of
6 >> very basic features. The 2D floorplan part of it doesn't seem
7 >> to work very well (I don't care about the 3D stuff).
8 >>
9 >> Some people recommend generic 2D mechanical CAD software [...]
10 >>
11 >> I really don't want to go back to the Windows App I've used in
12 >> the past...
14 > You don't want to go back to the windows app, or you don't
15 > want to go back to running Windows as a platform?
17 Some of both. The windows app of which I have a copy (Better
18 Homes & Gardens, IIRC) works well enough when you're editing
19 the floorplan, but printing is pretty badly broken and required
20 extensive hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing.
22 I have a latptop that's set up to dual boot Gentoo and XP. In
23 the past I booted into XP to run one or two apps (mostly H&R
24 Block Tax Cut). The NTFS partition is rather small, and
25 every time I want to do something under windows, I end up having
26 to futz around trying to free up disk space.
28 > I'm using a few old windows apps where there is no good OS
29 > alternative within a vmware/Win XP setup. This works fine for
30 > me for the maybe 60 minutes a week I need to use these things.
32 I've used Qemu quite a bit for running Win2K (and eCos), and in
33 many ways it's a lot easier than running MS-Windows on real
34 hardware. Maybe I'll try installing the BH&G floorplan program
35 on Win2K under Qemu.
37 > I looked for the same sort of floor planning software a few
38 > years ago. I found nothing at that time.
40 SweetHome3d is getting pretty close (it didn't exist the last
41 time I was looing for floor-plan SW). But, it's still lacking a
42 couple key features that I tend to use frequently. I think I
43 could get by with SH3D if I gave up on the idea of drawing a
44 floorplan for an entire level and just did one room per
45 document.
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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Floorplan software for Linux? Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>