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On 2012-06-12 22:24, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Not sure if Draw is the right tool to use.  

My workplace is moving soon and i have taken measurements of the oddly shaped big new room at the 
new place.  My first thought had been to make a 2d paper-'model' and then use smaller bits of 
paper to represent furniture to test-out different layouts.  

Could Draw be used to do this instead, reasonably easily?
Regards from
Tom :)  

Hi Tom,

I do this regularly with Draw for 2D mockups. So, yes. It can be done
quite easily with Draw.

Some tips:

- Make sure to use the right scale by adjusting the page style. Just to
remind you: you can best use a custom size for the whole page a mm or
inches as measures.

- Make good use of layers to switch between different layouts

- Group a set of lines that make up a piece of furniture. That way you
can easily shift them around

- Use the shortcut key to call the appropriate dialog (F4 for me) to
fine-tune dimensions, don't try to do that when drawing. It is more
cumbersome and less accurate.

- Make sure you begin drawing at the (0,0) coordinate. That'll make
things a lot easier.

HTH and have fun with Draw!

P.S. Draw is not the best tool for 3D mockups. You're better off with
SweetHome3D or Google Sketchup (it will run under Wine, if you are using

Grx HdV

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