Whether you’re designing a house from scratch, decorating a room, or simply want to determine the best possible layout for furniture, you may be surprised to discover just how helpful a design program can be. Room Arranger is a low cost design tool that makes it easy to draw out plans, transform them into 3D models and then set about the task of arranging the contents of the room to your requirements.
You can draw your floor plans directly in the app working with a range of easy to use design tools that make it incredibly simply to place wall, doors and windows. When you are in designer mode, you can draw anything you like, but precise tools are on hand to enable you to mimic the actual shape, measurements and layout of an existing room. You can even create plans that include more than one floor which is great if you are planning to use the program to design an entire house.
Few people are able to make sense of floor plans. While having basic measurements down in this two dimensional form makes it possible to check whether a particular piece of furniture will fit all a particular wall, it does not really give you an idea of how the room will look and feel. This is where Room Arranger’s 3D side comes in handy. You can quickly and easily switch to 3D mode and explore the rooms you have designed as you would in real life.
There is an extensive library of common objects such as tables, chairs, sofas, etc, all of which can be customized so you are working with real-world measurements. Once these have been dropped into your 3D room you can really getting a feel for how different layouts are going to work without having to go to the effort of moving everything around time and time again.
Version 8.0.0 adds:
- Terrain editor
- Sun shadow accoring to compass, position on Earth, date and time
- Browse project files while seeing thumbnails
- Billboard object: rotates towards you in 3D - useful for trees and bushes (as texture)
- Skybox (texture for sky / background in 3D)
- Touch mode for Windows tablets and notebooks
A valuable design tool that’s easy to use and cheap enough to be attractive to the amateur home designer – a great selection of tools and options.