The layout may seem a bit overwhelming at a first glance but this is only because the tool comes packed with many dedicated parameters.
As soon as you run the application, it automatically starts downloading an online catalog. Plus, you may download additional catalogs (which may refer to the manufacturer, generic data, or decoration) from the official website of the tool.
KitchenDraw gives you the possibility to place a sequence of walls, lay tiles, and define purchase and selling prices, prices used in the generic catalog, as well as initial selling prices of articles. What’s more, you are allowed to alter the selling princes and grant rebates, and build up cutting lists and bills of material.
All of the aforementioned functions are backed up by many handy dedicated parameters for helping you tweak the entire process in detail. You are allowed to enter the length of the wall, use an automatic tile laying mode, calculate different kinds of margins using various formulae, create a supplier, assign a catalog to the supplier, as well as print the tables of cutting lists and of bills of material.
Using this software you can make the planning for a single room or whole store, embed rounded walls, supports, gables, and other handy elements, apply textures on the walls, and choose between different door and window styles.
What’s more, you can use the “drag and drop” support for moving items to the desired position in the workspace, mix up objects from different catalogs, automatically place linear objects (e.g. cornices, light pelmets), insert text and arrows, and import images (WMF, BMP, JPG).
Objects can be rotated to different angles, and you can modify the attributes of the objects (e.g. size, model), switch between different viewing modes (e.g. top view, elevation, perspective, pricing, cutting lists), activate the 3D viewing mode, zoom in or out, as well as export data to BMP, JPG, WMF, DXF (2D for backgrounds), and TXT (item list, management data) file format.
An overall efficient CAD tool
All in all, KitchenDraw comprises a large collection of advanced features for helping you design detailed models of rooms with the aid of catalogs. On the downside, the layout is not quite intuitive and you need to take some time and experiment with the built-in parameters for making the most out of this application.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu on April 11th, 2014
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Application descriptionKitchenDraw is a comprehensive CAD application that you can use to create both blueprints and photorealistic ren...