Originally Posted by pervy2u
What software is available for skoolie floorplans?
Are there any FREE programs?
I have an older version of 3D Homemaker for doing house plans but it is virtually impossible to do a bus with.
Hmmm...good question. I just do mine in an inexpensive CAD program (it's called DeltaCad) but I imagine most any drawing program would work fine. Some problably have better furniture, appliances and such already in the program but mine has none and works just fine for planning purposes. The reason I really use it is for planning and "what if" exercises since it so quickly lets me change things around without having to hand draw every thing.
Here's a thing I learned on my first bus where we left all the standard bus windows in place (and not covered over). After a while I just forgot about measuring anything fore and aft in specific inches for the most part; I just used the "window method". Ok, the bed gets two widows (if it's sideways; three if it's lengthwise), the couch gets three windows, the toilet gets one, the shower gets one, the kitchen counter gets three, and so forth and so on. I laughed at first when I heard about it but it works!
Of course, if you sheet over the windows and line the interior of the bus then you can really use the tape measure.