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Old 06-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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We build concrete countertops and I am looking for very simple drafting or sketch software that will run on a tablet so that our sales people can make a simple drawing of the kitchen layout and countertop layout. Need to add measurements etc. Anyone have any ideas....

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Google Sketch Up. Its free.

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Google Sketch Up. Its free.
I use that also. Ought to work on a tablet I guess, I've only put it on a desktop and a netbook. Can't beat the price.
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Hard to believe but it does not work with android tablets.
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You should be able to find something here.

http://alternativeto.net/software/google-sketchup/
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How about one of these then?

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We build concrete countertops and I am looking for very simple drafting or sketch software that will run on a tablet so that our sales people can make a simple drawing of the kitchen layout and countertop layout. Need to add measurements etc. Anyone have any ideas....

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Google android drafting app, and you find this:

AutoCAD WS

Don't know if dwg format is compatible with whatever you're using at the office...
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hdavis is right. Just google it and you will find many drafting apps. You can experiment and see which one works best for you. AutoCAD is good but your sales guys will need to learn a few things as it is not very simple.
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How about one of these then?

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Nothing beats the old fashion way... a pen and paper, always found this to be the most convenient way to do the first stage of any layout.
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I'm a big fan of Google sketchup. There are many great resources on youtube that will show you how to build just about anything. It doesn't hurt that it's free either.
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Nothing beats the old fashion way... a pen and paper, always found this to be the most convenient way to do the first stage of any layout.
There are some people who simply cannot draw. I am one of them. My drafting teacher could not wrap his head around this concept. I can use a drafting table and provide architectural drawings, but sketching or freehand isometrics are out of the question for me.

When I am interacting with clients, I have a vision of my interpretation of what they want, but sometimes cannot communicate verbally, or with pen and paper. My only resources are mockups and computer drawings.

I just got an ipad, and am trying to find a drawing program that would be useful for small kitchen & bath remodels. Especially something that I can sit down with clients and sketch the tile designs we are discussing, so that they can settle on one.
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lettusbe your are right some of us can't draw, that one guy always put the nose and eyes in the wrong place, what was his name?, p? p? picasso!!!!!!!!!!
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lettusbe your are right some of us can't draw, that one guy always put the nose and eyes in the wrong place, what was his name?, p? p? picasso!!!!!!!!!!
The thing with Picasso was that he could draw realistically when he wanted to...................... On the drafting software Sketchup works great for modeling and with the online tutorials is easy to learn, well relatively easy........
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We build concrete countertops and I am looking for very simple drafting or sketch software that will run on a tablet so that our sales people can make a simple drawing of the kitchen layout and countertop layout. Need to add measurements etc. Anyone have any ideas....

Thanks in advance

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Do you need 3d or only 2d capability?

Here is a great 2d program that is light and it runs of the AutoCAD engine. It is also free!!

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software/#xtor=AD-508-[freetoolsBovw]-[middle]-[intext]-[www.solidworks.com]

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