Deck Planning Software

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  • #209

    Hi All

    Does anyone know of any Deck Planning Software that may be availabe?

    Thanks

    Steve

    http://www.garden-design-pictures.com

    #839

    Personally Steve I use google sketchup, its not an instant planning software, more of a cad type software.
    I prefer to use this as you can do exactly what you want rather than what the software is programmed to do.
    There is a free version of this that work perfectly fine as long as you don’t need scale drawings.

    #838

    I also recommend Google SketchUp, there are no real limits to this simple software, I say simple but you can create the most stunning photo realistic renders. From basic line drawings to scale or apply a measurement on screen to enable the printed version to have dimensions.

    The plugins available allow you to create pretty much anything and can provide a perfect presentation tool when chasing projects.

    I quite often find this useful when there is only 2d, plan and side elevation drawings for your liftoff and so with a quick sketch all can become apparent quite quickly…..all in iso and perpective of course. You can even export in most CAD formats DWF and the like.

    #837

    Karl/Joe

    Thanks guys, I already use Sketchup – love it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t give you a cutting list and and a costing.

    If the right software doesn’t exist, maybe I’ll build the software. :). Thanks for replying.

    #836

    Great stuff, perhaps I can create a page for the site users to showcase their decking designs, what do you recon?

    In any case a decking guide for your clients can be found here https://deckingnetwork.com/decking-advice/how-much-should-i-be-paying

    I also have spreadsheets that can assist in the calculations; although basic provide a sound cost analysis for your projects.

    cheers

    Karl

    #835

    Sounds like a plan. I’ll give it some serious thought. I’d be interested in seeing your spreadsheet. Thanks.

    #834

    We were toying with the idea of a deck design & calculator for our Ecodek site, so maybe interested in a JV? Although I am sceptical as to whether it actually saves any time. The program will only be as good as the information the user puts into it.

    #833

    Hi Alex

    Please can you add me as a friend so that I can send you a private message? Thanks.

    #832

    done

    Steve Barker said:

    Hi Alex

    Please can you add me as a friend so that I can send you a private message? Thanks.

    #831

    Also a fan of sketchup here and use it for most projects, one was even used in court to settle a neighbours complaint that the deck would destroy his view. Good news is the deck went ahead and the neighbour is also a fan now as it improved his view considerably 🙂

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