I am thinking about replacing some really old furniture items in my room. Naturally my thoughts turned to tech and plotting all of it in excruciating details. I had Dragonfly bookmarked since post on it at Digital Inspiration.
Dragonfly is web app that allows to draw home plans, fill it with furniture and view results in 3d.
What it does
App works completely in browser, with large editor area and building blocks in sidebar. You start with drawing walls (freeform or by resizing basic shapes) and then fill them with textures and furniture models.
At any point you can switch to from 2d editor mode to 3d view mode.
To save your plans and access sharing options you are required to sign up for free account.
Covers most (if not all) house areas plus some landscaping options on top.
Models in both modes can be printed or exported to JPEG image or DWG drawing.
Available furniture is generic (except one real brand) and dimensions are fixed. There is special category of resizable items, but they look schematic and even their dimensions have minimum and maximum limits.
3d mode is more of emulation, than real deal. You can only rotate projection to specific angles and furniture is not rotated but re-drawn for each angle separately.
App requires Flash and does not feel like it makes good use of tech. Experience is very sluggish and at many occasions it didn’t do what I wanted… And then popped changes few seconds later when I already moved on.
Perfect to draw some walls, less than that for furnishing. You can put together some pretty pictures with this one, but they will not match with real world well.
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