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Personally, I don't think AutoCad is overkill for this... but if they won't
let you use it, ask for Visio and an architectural shape set (if the one
included with the program is inadequate for your needs). There may be
something else out there that will also work, but Visio has actually been
pretty useful for these kind of drawings IME (and I am NOT a huge fan of
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Michelle Despres <
michelle -dot- despres -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone:
> I have been asked to help with a project that requires making floor plans
> (office building) and seating charts. The person previously assigned to
> this work used AutoCAD. My company believes AutoCAD is overkill, and I
> no experience with it.
> My company is open to recommendations for new software, but I do not have
> experience in this area. Do you have any recommendations? I know it's a
> stretch for a technical communicator, but perhaps you have colleagues who
> similar work.
> I do use Visio. Any thoughts about that?
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