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Old 11-25-06, 10:52 AM
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Landscaping / Design/ CAD app? Freeware?

I need to do a site for the local historic preservation committee before they'll let me put a spa & sauna in the backyard. Can anyone reccomend a basic freeware app that can do landscaping, or at least design, to scale?
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Old 11-25-06, 11:02 AM
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I've tried Google's "Sketch Up". It's a bit different from traditional vector draw programs, but once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy to use.

http://sketchup.google.com/
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If it's going on/in a deck, you can use Lowe's Deck designer tool. You have to register with them.

Deck planner:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...es_splash.html

Garden planner:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...lansplash.html
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Old 12-03-06, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sracer
I've tried Google's "Sketch Up". It's a bit different from traditional vector draw programs, but once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy to use.

http://sketchup.google.com/
I've been playing with this for a bit and I think its great once you get used to it. Thanks sracer!
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