FloorDesign

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FloorDesign (Mac OS X)

Download from Mac App Store

 

FloorDesign HD (iPad)

Download from iOS App Store

Mail support: vu.tienthinh@yahoo.com

FloorDesign is an interior design application that allows you to easily design your home plan in 2D, as well as change the color or the texture of each room, and drag – drop furniture, doors, windows… onto the room from a catalog organized by categories.

■ Main Functions of the application:

✔ Customizable Room:
Drag (create new) room object into the draw view, double click on it to edit all information of the room (walls, intersection points. measure information….)

✔ Add Room to Template list: (coming in version 1.1 from 2013/1)
Right click on a Room object then select “Add to template list” to save the room so that you can reuse it later.

✔ Pre-Defined Interior objects:
There are many predefined nice Interior objects for you to add to the design: door, window, stair, chair, sofa….

✔ Basic shape :
There are many shapes to add to the design, including text box, round box, line connector, callouts….

✔ Over 3000 Beautiful Symbols:
More than that, there are over 3000 beautiful symbols to add the view.
Please press the “☺” button on the left to add and select any symbol you want.

✔ Drag/Drop Image from Finder (or press Cmd-V to paste image from current Clipboard):
The application allows users to drag/drop many image files directly from Finder to current editing window.

■ Other functions:
✔ Customizable Color / Font / Size / Line Type
✔ Unlimited Undo/Redo (shortcut key: Cmd-Z  /  Shift-Cmd-Z)
✔ Copy / Paste (shortcut key: Cmd-C  /  Cmd-V)
✔ Group / Ungroup Items (shortcut key: Cmd-G  /  Shift-Cmd-G)
✔ Lock/Unlock items position (shortcut key: Cmd-L  /  Shift-Cmd-L)
✔ Shadow supported
✔ Snap to Grid
✔ Auto Align with another object when resize or move
✔ Change display order
✔ Export to png, jpeg, tiff, pdf image file (shortcut key: Cmd-E)
✔ Print supported (shortcut key: Cmd-P)

 

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(I) How to start to draw a Room object

For each room in your floor plan create a new room object by click mouse and drag “Room” button on the left side of the windows into the view area.

After room object was placed into the view, you will need to double click on the room object to start edit the shape of the room.

Below are tips to edit shape of the room (in Room Edit mode):

+ Single click on a line wall and drag to move the wall position

+ Single click on an intersection point and drag to move the intersection point position

+ Double click on a line wall to add a new intersection point

+ Double click on an intersection point to remove the intersection point

+ Use mouse to drag an area to select lines (walls) within the selected area (the selected line background will turn red) then use controls on the top of the window to change line setting (width, dash, color…)

+ To change a straight line wall to curved wall and vice versa, select line (the line background will turn red) then right click mouse to show a action menu, from this menu choose appropriate menu item to convert to curved or straight wall.

+ If you want to disable wall (not drawing it): select the line then press “Delete” key

+ To copy properties of one wall to other walls: select the old wall, press “Cmd + C” en select other walls and press “Cmd + V”

+ To change text content inside of the room object: input new content into the “Text Editing dialog”.  ★Note: special text “%area%” is used to represent area size information

+ You could also fill the room with custom texture by using setting in “Text Editing dialog”

+ Use “Trim Wall” button on the top right of the window to draw a rectangle area to remove/trim all walls within that rectangle.

+ Click outside of the room object to quit Room Edit mode

 

(II) Add new line / polyline (Wall)

 

Create a new line (wall) by Click and drag “Wall” button on the left of the windows into the view.

Below are tips to wall line:

+ Use mouse to drag an area to select lines (walls) within the selected area (the selected line background will turn red) then use controls on the top of the window to change line setting (width, dash, color…)

+ Double click on a line wall to add a new intersection point or to break a line into two lines that attaches with each other

+ Double click on an intersection point to remove the intersection point

+ Single click on a single line wall and drag to move the line (wall) position (if this is a polyline wall, press Command or Alt or Ctrl key while dragging will move all polyline walls along)

+ Single click on an intersection point and drag to move the intersection point position

+ If you want to disable wall (not drawing it): select the line then set the “Line” check box on the top of the dialog to OFF

+ Use “Trim Wall” button on the top right of the window to draw a rectangle area to remove/trim all walls within that rectangle.

 

(III) Add Door / Stair to the room:

Select appropriate door, window or stair type from left tool bar then add it to the room that you created before.

To flip the direction of door / window (from inside door to outside door), double click on the door / window object

 

(IV) How to select multi objects:

Select multi objects is like in AutoCAD, please do as following:

+ drag mouse from left to right to select all object that lie totally inside the selected drag rectangle area.

+ drag mouse from right to left to select all object that is inside or cross the select rectangle area

 

(V) Export to image:

After designing, to export to image file, please press Cmd-E key to export to PDF, JPEG, PNG…

Note: When you design a large scale floor (example: “400 ft” × “400 ft”, please do as following to make the export process faster:

– Reduce length scale (example: in Preference dialog, set 1 feet = 1 to 10 pixel only)

– Export to PDF file (export to PDF is often faster than to JPEG or PNG…)

– If you want to export to JPEG image with large floor, please export with small zoom setting as following:
+ zoom the view to 20%
+ select menu “Export with current Zoom”

 

★Note:

To design a complex floor plan you should do as following:

– In the first Layer (named “Layer 1”) you add Room, wall, door, window, stair to it

– Create new Layers to add interior objects. By doing that when you edit interior objects, room, wall object will not be moved, resized accidently

– Add more layer to hold independence group of objects

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24 Responses to FloorDesign

  1. Thinh says:

    Dear customer

    To convert old saved file (DSN file) created by older version (before 2.0) to new format in 2.0, 2.1 version:
    Please download the converter below, use it to open old file, then save to a new file.
    After that you could open the new file in the latest FloorDesign app.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/floordesign/
    (after downloading please read the Readme file)

    Regards
    Vu Tien Thinh

  2. Ali (Kuwait) says:

    The convertor app, its works very well 🙂

    Thank you saving my files.
    After updating, I feel shocked because when open any my file, it comes blank and the layers without labels, but only the chosen colors appers.

    Thank You!

  3. arthur says:

    on the mac version, I can’t find the curved wall feature when right clicking on the wall when it’s red. was it taken out from the update?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      >>on the mac version, I can’t find the curved wall
      >>feature when right clicking on the wall when it’s red. was it taken out from the update?

      to create wall with curve
      please do as following

      (1)
      select normal Room object
      (not Room L or Room T type)

      (2) double click on the room object to go to EditMode

      (3) select a wall line, then right click to show menu to select
      “To curve line”

      Best Regards
      Thinh

  4. Natalie Barragan says:

    Am I able to drop an existing floor plan (.pdf form) into Floor Design and work off of that?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer,

      PDF is not supported for drag/drop function;
      but you could drag/drop TIFF, JPEG, PNG file format.

      Best regards

  5. Lindsey says:

    Is it possible to upload an existing cad file into the program?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      The app does not support cad file;
      but you could drag/drop any image type (jpg, png, tiff..) into the canvas.

      Regards

  6. Colin Anscomb says:

    I need to have dimensions im meters. The examples in help show meters, the measure button says lengths can be displayed in meters, but I can only get lengths in feet and see no way to change that.

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      You could change measurements unit in
      the app’s Preferences dialog to Meter, Feet, Inches or any custom string.
      -> press key: “COMMAND ,” to open the Preferences dialog

      Best Regards, Vu Tien Thinh

  7. Betz Runnalls says:

    When I try to open Floor Design I get an error code that says:

    “FloorDesign” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “FloorDesign” and download it again from the App Store.

    Please help me!
    Bettie Runnalls
    jbfetz@gmail.com
    on my MacPro computer

    • Thinh says:

      Dear customer

      Please delete the app,
      Restart your Mac then re-download again from Mac App store.
      ( because you bought it it is free)
      This is apple store problem, not the app.

      Best Regards, Vu Tien Thinh

  8. Natalie says:

    I’ve downloaded this app again and I get this prompt:
    “FloorDesign” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “FloorDesign” and download it again from the App Store.

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      This is an Apple store problem.
      Please do as following:
      —————-
      1. delete the app;
      2. restart your mac
      3. open Mac App Store app;
      then re-download FloorDesign app.
      (Because you bought it, it is free to re-download again)
      —————-
      Best Regards,
      Vu Tien Thinh

  9. Rebbekah says:

    My dad bought the app to start the layout of the house he wants to build. But he doesn’t know how to change the measurements to meters

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      You could change measurements unit in
      the app”s Preferences dialog to Meter, Feet, Inches or any custom string.

      Best regards
      Vu Tien Thinh

  10. Rolain Borel says:

    Are the measurements in feet only, or is it possible to use metric measurements as well?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      You could change measurements unit in
      the app”s Preferences dialog to Meter, Feet, Inches or any custom string.

      Best regards
      Vu Tien Thinh

  11. Jay Martin says:

    Dear Vu Tien Thinh,

    FloorDesign has upgraded itself from version 2 to 3 on my system. My drawing’s wall segments are now squared instead of rounded. The corners of my joining walls now have a square notch of white space at the extreme of each corner. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you.

    My best,
    Jay

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      in the latest version 3.0.3, i fixed this bug;
      please download this latest version and confirm.

      Regards

      Best Regards, Vu Tien Thinh

  12. Shon says:

    My program updated now all of my drawings are empty. What happened to all of my elements? How do I get them back?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear customer

      To convert old saved file (DSN file) created by older version (before 2.0) to new format in 2.0, 2.1 version:
      Please download the converter below, use it to open old file, then save to a new file.
      After that you could open the new file in the latest FloorDesign app.

      http://sourceforge.net/projects/floordesign/
      (after downloading please read the Readme file)

      Regards
      Vu Tien Thinh

  13. Kelly says:

    Is there a way to add measurements (that show when you print) to all walls easily?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      Please select all wall
      then check ON to checkbox “Show wall length info over the wall”

      Regards

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