10. Reusable Home Project Templates
If you are a home builder, you may want to reuse floor plans from previous client projects. Having your floor plan catalog available within your floor plan software enables you to create a new project based on a model floor plan. You don’t have to draw from scratch, just change the layouts according to your clients’ needs and you’ll be able to produce a new home proposal in no time.
A catalog of home projects can be particularly efficient, especially for people working as a team. A member of your team will be able to create floor plans from scratch and can give other team members permission to create new projects based on these model floor plans and modify them according to their client's wishes.
2. Sweet Home 3D
4. Planner 5D
5. SketchUp Pro
This design platform has 2D and 3D rendering capabilities and unlimited cloud storage. Many of the best features of this software are available only in the premium version, which is not compatible with macOS.
SketchUp is not a dedicated floor plan creator, but rather a 3D modeling program. While it is a quality platform, it is much more complex and has a steeper learning curve than other tools on this list. SketchUp also requires extensions in order to generate 3D floor plan renderings and to export models to other platforms for presenting 2D floor plans to clients.
- AR mobile viewer
- High-quality photorealistic rendering (premium version only)
- Pre-built 3D models
- Plug-in expansion
- Adjust point cloud color and transparency (premium version only)
Pricing for the three professional plans ranges from $119 to $1,199 annually.
Source: Apple Store
Magicplan is an app designed for contractors to use while on the job. With its easy mobile interface, contractors can draw and revise floor plans, snap pictures, and add accompanying notes.
This app is for mobile devices only, so it’s not ideal for sharing 3D designs for client review. However, for contractors, that downside is probably offset by Magicplan’s ability to calculate and itemize materials costs. Whether you’re just floor planning or designing an entire home, you can see the costs for every necessary material.
- 2D and 3D sketching
- Branded PDFs, JPGs, and other image formats
- Integration with 2,000+ software applications
- Photo markup features
- Custom forms
Free version available, with paid plans ranging from $9.99 to $29.99/month.
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