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    Studio/room planning programs

    So, I want to reorganize the furniture in my "studio" (aka my bedroom) and create a little bit more free space. So I wanted to ask what would be the best computer programs for doing it? I know that with google I can find some, but maybe someone has something very great to suggest? I think that some people in here have used them atleast.

    Got to get the workspace working for the summer lol.
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    Grab some paper. Cut everything in the correct size (relative to eachother-and size of the room) and have fun.

    No need for computers here.
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    You could surely use photoshop to do this. Do exactly what Dave suggested, only with layers on PS.
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    go with sketchup it will probably be faster then griding things out in Photoshop or smiler program
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    Dave, Jacob Kobryn, Black Spot and Demo. Thanks for all your replies! I went with sketchup, actually i discovered that I had it already installed, but I haven't used it. Thought about the paper thing too though, at the beginning, but decided, that i'm going newschool, and i might learn a few things. :d cheers.
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    Dude, I AutoCAD everything whenever possible now so I can save any possible architectural innovations to file, but as they said previously, Sketchup is an awesome tool. For floorplans, Illustrator is sweet, but the benefit of going 3D is making the best use of the vertical planes bro. The most valuable resource the creative has in any given space is the shelf.
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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but why would you use a program? I'd just look at the room and shift everything around in my mind like a game of tetris.
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    We usually use our brains, measuring tapes, a bit of running around, pointing, shoving and arguing. Gives pretty good results.
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    Yeah, Brain 1.0 is very good!

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    Using your brain is the default method, nothing wrong with that. Using software allows you to visualize different scenarios and actually enhance the layout, and most importantly you finalize your decision. I have two buildings, one a shotgun style studio loft, maybe 2200 sq ft. The second is a standalone brick and mortar deal, with several areas, est. at about 3200 sq ft. I started getting serious with ACAD 2 years ago, and believe me I wish I would have mocked up the floorplans and rolled everything into their respective spots on move in day rather than spend countless man-hours rearranging everything to my liking. Getting exercise while doing so is cool, but if you have deadlines to reach and you run into a scenario where everything *has* to be placed properly before you can finish a job, previsualization in a program for a few hours on a laptop while sitting in Panera Bread all of a sudden seems like a smarter way to use your brain. Besides, even in a bedroom setting, you want to optimize the layout the first time around so you can easily make the psychological transition from work and relaxation without the distraction of either.
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    Last time I shoved sofas around as a sport I did my hamstring in.
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    Thanks for all your replies. Yeah, using your brain is an option too lol, I have always went with the classical way before, just move it around in your mind and see what fits where, measure a little to be sure etc. But in this case, I wanted more to create a new work space, rather than just moving the furniture in different places. (Sure, I'll keep most of the things, but I'm going to build atleast a decent drawingtable) My room isn't very big either, and it has kinda retarded shape, and I want to use the space up to the max, so I decided to use a comp programm instead. I want to be quite sure about the thing i'm going to create, because I would have to take some pieces of furniture apart, to move them, also some of those items are quite heavy, so I'll have to get someone to help me, and if I don't like the end result, then it's quite stupied to waste someones elses time (and also my own time). To make it short, there are some circumstances that make me want to use a programm instead on just going oldschool.
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