Re: Need App Recommendation

Subject: Re: Need App Recommendation
From: Kat Nagel <lists -at- masterworkconsulting -dot- com>
To: Michelle Despres <michelle -dot- despres -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 17:42:35 -0400

On 2010-05-13 11:32 AM, Michelle Despres 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 have
> 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 do
> similar work.
> I do use Visio. Any thoughts about that?

I don't know of any way to import AutoCAD docs into Visio. That means a
lot of upfront work for you, recreating the floor plans/seating charts
from scratch in Visio, if you can't just update the old AutoCAD versions.

If the company would rather pay for your time to reinvent wheels,
rather than pay for another AutoCAD license, Visio would certainly do
what you need.

Kat Nagel
Owner, MasterWork Consulting


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