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    Seeking design program with real world scaling

    Hello, I apologize for my noob style question.
    I am seeking a design program that is not too difficult to pick up. That also has real world scaling, such as inches and centimeters etc.
    I intend to use it for garden design, it does not matter if it was designed for that purpose.
    I have no cad experience so something with plenty of tutorials, or that is not to complex to use would suffice.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I do not like to use wine or pay for things as for now I am poor.
    Thanks

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    Re: Seeking design program with real world scaling

    Are you looking for 2D drawing program or 3D?

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

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    Re: Seeking design program with real world scaling

    I have Sketchup running in a virtual install of Windows XP. It does real world dimensions, metric or imperial.
    I think it used to run in wine but you say that you don't want it, it's a shame because Sketchup would be ideal for garden design.
    Last edited by coldraven; November 13th, 2012 at 03:03 PM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Seeking design program with real world scaling

    You can run Google Sketchup in Wine and it's working 100%. I have tested it and everything works out of the box.

    However if you are looking for 2D drawing program I would go with Draft Sight which is free and very similar to AutoCad.

    Regards.
    Last edited by GreatDanton; November 18th, 2012 at 06:04 PM.

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

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    Re: Seeking design program with real world scaling

    Well I will look at sketchup, I have just installed wine for something else.
    I am having some teething problems though, I may come back to this thread soon. Thankyou for your replies

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    Re: Seeking design program with real world scaling

    Re: Sketchup
    If you go to the 3D warehouse you can see many examples like this one:
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...2a&prevstart=0
    Click on the 3D button and you can rotate the image.

    Try out the tutorials - start by downloading the model from here:
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...74&prevstart=0

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