Home Plan Pro

Home Plan Pro 5.5

An affordable option to CAD programs for non-professional users
4.0  (21 votes)
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Most CAD (computer-aided design) programs are expensive and difficult to use. This program offers an affordable alternative to more complex, professional programs. Although it requires some time to learn how to use all its features, it is simpler than those programs aimed to architects, contractors, and other professionals.

To start using it, you only need to open a new project and start adding the elements you want, such as walls, windows, furniture, and so on. The program includes sets of objects according to the use of each room you are designing. For example, all the furniture suitable for a living room is grouped in a single category. This is also true for other types of rooms, such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and so on. You can print and/or export your project to PDF format to share it with others.

As I said earlier, the program is not excessively easy to use. You need to have some basic knowledge of this type of software, or at least the willingness to learn. The program includes a Help file and a Tool Guide that will teach you how to use the different features of the program. It also shows a daily tip every time you open it. Take into account that the program's interface is rather dull, but this is a characteristic of most technical programs.

If you are planning to construct a new home or to add a new room to an existing one, you may want to try this application.

You can test the program during 30 days. If you find it useful and intend to use it longer, then you will need to purchase a license.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary

Pros

  • The cost of the program is lower than those of other CAD programs

Cons

  • You need to devote some time to learn how to use all the program's features
  • Also, it would be helpful if you have some previous knowledge on how to use this type of programs
  • The interface is kind of dull
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