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post #1 of 4 Old 01-18-2012, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,
I am starting to think about and plan my media room. Any software packages that aren't crazy expensive that you guys could recommend?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-18-2012, 03:33 PM
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I used Punch! Architectural 3000 (I got it for about $40). It worked well, but Google's Sketchup is an excellent tool. The Punch! products allow the generation of material lists.

Follow my build here: Harvest Ridge Theater
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Free AutoCAD clone. Don't bother though unless you already speak AutoCAD. Your time is better spent building stuff than learning convoluted software.

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Have a look at this guy's design. If you like it, the free program is from SweetHome3D. As opposed to a general purpose graphics tool like SketchUp, this is aimed at room/home designs. It's easy to learn.

But a lot depends on what level of detail and precision you want to include.

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