RE: Need App Recommendation

Subject: RE: Need App Recommendation
From: "Jodie Gilmore" <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 15:13:46 -0700

I sort of like SmartDraw. I liked Visio BEFORE Microsoft took it over...

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Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:08 AM
To: Michelle Despres
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Need App Recommendation

You might try Sketchup. The basic version is available free from Google, and
should provide more than adequate accuracy for a floor plan.

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Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:41 AM
To: Michelle Despres
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Need App Recommendation

Seating plans ... I'd say Visio on Windows, or Omnigraffle on Mac. For
floor plans, it might still be a good idea to use AutoCAD if accuracy
matters. If it's a "rough" floor plan, then either Visio/Omnigraffle or
other diagramming app should be sufficient.


On 5/13/10 11:32 AM, Michelle Despres wrote:
> 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?


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References:
Need App Recommendation: From: Michelle Despres
Re: Need App Recommendation: From: Dossy Shiobara
RE: Need App Recommendation: From: Tim J. Slager

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