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The Use of Software in Interior Design

September 21, 2012 by BlairStover

A consistent part of the interior design profession is interior design software. With customers who are more design conscious nowadays, the expected standard has been raised. With things like budgets and contractors out of the designer’s control, this can create quite a challenge. Luckily, interior design software comes in differing categories to assist the designer in facing these challenges, as we explain in more detail here on Blair Stover.

Visualization software helps bring your design to life. One example of design software is Google Sketchup. With such software, three dimensional forms of your design can be created in a short amount of time. Visualization software is easy to use with flexible plug-ins, styles, and is similar to sketching. A large number of different camera angels can be taken once the model is made. An exported two dimensional image of a three dimensional model in a line format can have textures and materials applied through Photoshop.

CAD software is available in packages for production of two-dimensional floor plans, architectural plans, details of joinery items, construction drawings, sections, and even more. This software is useful in interior fit outs and producing build drawings.

Graphic software can be expensive. Primarily used by graphic designers, some interior designers also use them.  Most interior designers, however, will not utilize the full capabilities of the software for their purposes. Layout tweaks and in-design presentation amends make this software quite useful.

Additional useful interior designs include Skype, video, YouTube, and a quality smartphone. With these tools, you will be able to remain connected to media software, email software and stay in touch with clients.

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