Ken in Toronto asks:
I've decided to start doing floor plans for real estate. Can you suggest what the best floor plan drawing software is? Thanks.
First of all here is a link to the posts we've done in the last few years here on floor plans.
Which floor plan product you provide depends first on how elaborate a floor plan you want to make and what's popular in your market. Over the last several years, floor plans have gotten more elaborate. There are three basic types:
- Upper-end 360/3d: If you are shooting upper-end homes you may want to look at Matterport which can make both floorplans and 360 3D images. These make more sense for upper-end because the camera to create them and the hosting service is fairly expensive.
- 2D Black and White: On the other hand if you just want to create a floorplan to integrate into a virtual tour you will want to get a laser measuring device (like this) that will allow you to quickly measure interiors and use software like either FloorDesign for the Mac or EZblueprint for Windows. Both of these make simple black and white 2D style floorplans.
- 3D colored: For creating more elaborate floor plans that are 3D, colored and even have furniture floorplanner.com is a good choice. Floorplanner.com also makes an iPad App called FloorplanFinder.
What is your favorite floorplan creation software?