You've got some good suggestions. You can often pick up one version old
products from IMSI for a couple of bucks on eBay. Here is a list of all
their products. http://www.turbocad.com/products.asp Even though they
sell some specialized products, there is an actual 3D CAD package
underneath that is easy to use. I bought the shed design package for $4.
CoCreate just announced a free 3D package as well. I haven't had a
chance to use it, but it is supposed to be very easy to learn.
> Would like have some sort of drawing program that at a minimum would give me
> some 2D perspective on interior layout, but preferably some 3D perspective
> on how things are going to fit together, how the remodel will look when
> completed etc. It would be really great if said program could produce scaled
> construction drawings and extrapolate a material list from the design, but I
> know that's asking for a bit much. ;)
> A program that was more capable than MS paint, yet without the learning
> curve of AutoCAD type full-blown drafting programs.
> I fully understand that I can't expect architect quality renditions, and
> full-blown construction plans from a low cost/short learning curve, do it
> yourself approach like this. But I can't help wondering if there is not
> something out there (even if it is a bit crude) that would at least be
> better than my hand sketches?