By Tien Thinh Vu
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FloorDesign is an interior design application (floor plan) that allows you to easily design your home plan in 2D, as well as change the color or the texture of each room, and drag - drop furniture, doors, windows... onto the room from a catalog organized by categories.
Main Functions of the application:
- Customizable Room:
Drag (create new) room object into the draw view, double click on it to edit all information of the room (walls, intersection points. measure information....)
- Import House blueprint image:
Import a house blueprint image into the canvas, then design your new house base on it.
- Add custom items to Template list:
Right click on a group of objects then select "Add to template list" to save them so that you can reuse it later.
Use this function to create your own interior item from many basic shapes.
- Pre-Defined Interior objects:
There are many predefined nice Interior objects for you to add to the design: door, window, stair, chair, sofa....
- Basic shape :
There are many shapes to add to the design, including text box, round box, line connector, callouts....
- Over 3000 Beautiful Symbols:
More than that, there are over 3000 beautiful symbols to add the view.
Please press the "Smile icon" button on the left to add and select any symbol you want.
- Drag/Drop Image from Finder (or press Cmd-V to paste image from current Clipboard):
The application allows users to drag/drop many image files directly from Finder to current editing window.
- Allow to make curved wall inside Room object
- User could save edited room object to templates list to reused later
- When edit room object , right click on wall line to show menu with following actions : select / deselect all walls, show / hide measure arrow information, change line to curved style....
- Unlimited Undo/Redo (shortcut key: Cmd-Z / Shift-Cmd-Z)
- Copy / Paste (shortcut key: Cmd-C / Cmd-V)
- Duplicate select items (shortcut key: Cmd-D)
- Group / Ungroup Items (shortcut key: Cmd-G / Shift-Cmd-G)
- Lock/Unlock items position (shortcut key: Cmd-L / Shift-Cmd-L)
- Rotate left, rotate right (shortcut key: Cmd-J / Cmd-K)
- Trim room wall
- Scale size of select items
- Flip select items
- Customizable Color / Font / Size / Line Type
- Shadow supported
- Snap to Grid
- Auto Align with another object when resize or move
- Change display order
- Export to png, jpeg, tiff, pdf image file (shortcut key: Cmd-E)
- Print supported (shortcut key: Cmd-P)
What's New in Version 3.1.1
- Fix bugs
In previous update:
- Improve UI
- Allow user to import old House Blueprint image
- Allow user to switch between "Room" and "Wall polyline" objects
- Filter by name in "More shapes" dialog
- Add wall textures
- Create room from multi points
- Allow user to change join-path , cap-path styles for walls, shapes
- More print setting
- Hold CONTROL to resize/rotate a group of selected objects
- Add shape operation: Append, Separate
- Allow to edit any object shape in a separate dialog
- Rectangular/Polar array copy functions added
- Show measurement information (wall thick or wall length) directly onto the wall
- Support to input Feet, inchs with Fraction (e.g.: 2’ 3 1/2” )
- Add more fill image patterns for room object
- Add “Resize dialog" "Crop dialog”
- Improve export function (add export EPS file format)
- Improve floor background select dialog
- update door/window shapes
- door and external wall polyline now can attach to a room object
- allow to distribute shapes (same space between multiple shapes)
- add short cut key CMD+B, CMD+I to change text to Bold or Italic
- switch current select object to another shape type
- support more modify functions: Path boolean operation
- support Find function to search for text
- press Shift+Cmd+T to move, resize group of items temporary
- add more dash setting
- allow to connect 2 polylines when dragging top vertex
- draw measure information when item is selected
- support input size value in feet-inches format (1' 3" or 1' 6 1/2" , 1' 6 1/8")
- at the bottom-right of canvas, Position & Size panel was added to edit coordinate of selected items
- support continuity when draw wall, room at intersection point
- add menu to select all item inside a room object
- Support to show unit in Feet-inches format
- improve User Interface
- allow user to show/hide “More shapes” dialog
- support to show Ruler
- add Zoom in, Zoom out short cut key
- add “Copy to another layer”, “Move to another layer” menu
- fix arrow head size
Time passes by quick.
There is definitely a whole lot more I can learn on this app when it comes to design (not an expert on it), but so far I can start desing a floor plan and find more ways to make it work better as I explore all the option it offers, I’m loving it so far, it could still use better options when it comes to crating an outside “Front House design” but it hasn’t stop me from trying. I can be working on a project and spend ridiculous amount of time and don’t even notice how fast time has passed by… time flies when you’re having fun they say!!!
Disastrously Bad UI - Don’t Buy!
It seems to me that you shouldn’t need to read through pages of poorly written help files to figure out how to select basic components of your design, and like there should be some way to directly enter lengths of, say, interior room dimensions. But no, some dimensions can only be dragged, which leads to it being impossible to get some dimensions correct, if you can even read them. This app is terrible. I wish I could get my money back, as it took me less than half an hour of fiddling with it to find that it can’t even do the very basic layout that I need to design a bedroom.
I used it to make plans for an addition, works great.
- Category: Graphics & Design
- Updated: May 05, 2017
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 24.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tien Thinh Vu
- © Vu Tien Thinh 2016
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor