Shop Layout Programs

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  • #16
    Hi Pappy,

    If it would help you, give me your scale (1-inch equals what dimension on your layout?) and I will scale my illustrations to match your scale and e-mail them to you or post them here. For my Corel Draw program, that's pretty simple. I don't know what your printing capabilities are, but I can also print you a sheet or two if you just want to cut them out; and, just let me know if you want specific tools.

    Think it Through Before You Do!


    • #17
      CWS, I appreciate the offer but I think I am going to go old school. Lay out the barn floor on paper and make cut outs of all the tools, On a side note, I did find a decent room planner on line that has a basic free version. We are going through a major rearranging/remodel of the house and I don't want to move furniture any more than necessary. Unfortunately the tool icons are severally limited.
      Don, aka Pappy,

      Wise men talk because they have something to say,
      Fools because they have to say something.


      • #18
        I just started looking into this, too, and found this below. The YouTube explains how to use the PDF/PowerPoint files which you download and copy/paste to move your tools around.

        Not as snazzy as the Grizzly shop planner, but at least it works.


        • #19
          This same question was asked on the Festool Owner's Group site and one of the members there mentioned that they used OpenOffice Draw (which is free)

          I threw together a quick crude template last night of woodshop tools and the initial results are shown below. This is base on what's in or has been in my shop that I could remember.

          Woodshop Template.pdf

          Is there any interest in this, and if so, what tools am I missing that people would want to include in a shop layout.
          An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
          A moral man does it.


          • atgcpaul
            atgcpaul commented
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            If you want to stay in OpenOffice, check out the link I included above. There's a link to a PDF and PowerPoint in there that already has several to-scale models of many tools. You could ask the author if you can copy them, and if allowed, convert the file to OpenOffice format.