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Forum topic by willy3486 posted 08-20-2011 06:12 PM 2269 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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willy3486

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08-20-2011 06:12 PM

Does anyone know of any downloadable shop layout software,shareware preferably? I want to reorganize my shop and set it up to where I can get all my tools in and still be able to work. What I would like is a program I can input the width and length of the room and the size of tools. It would be nice to be able to move the stuff with a mouse as well. I am not looking to buy a costly program as I will only use it once. I would just draw a shop on paper then cut out paper the size of my tools. I did a search on here but all I found was wood layout to cut. Thanks in advance.


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-20-2011 06:27 PM

I think Grizzly has a shop design tool on their web site (http://grizzly.com/workshopplanner.aspx). I used SU and downloaded models of different tools from their 3D warehouse, it unfortunately shows that I cannot get as many tools into my shop as I want to….hmmm maybe I need a bigger shop :-)

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#2 posted 08-20-2011 06:27 PM

A good one to use is http://sketchup.google.com/ you can use it to totaly customise your shop … there are even model tools/machines you can download so you dont have to draw up your own and move around and set where ever you want … another good thing is you can use it for so much more … like designing all your woodworking projects ….. a big bonus is you can print it out and follow your own sketch in the shop

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 06:55 PM

I second the google Sketch-up. It is free, easy to use and lots of tools available in the online library – Check out my handi-work… I did my shop too but I have the file at work, but this is my main floor and this only took a couple of hours. You can easily change the style, color, views, scale of componenents, do walk throughs. It’s prett cool and easy to use. Good built in tutorials as well.
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