Squiggle or napkin sketch for sketched look

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Snoopkess
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Squiggle or napkin sketch for sketched look
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2012

Hello,

I was curious to see if there is a simple way to export a PDF using a sketch look. I know in AutoCAD there are two ways to do this. One is squiggle and the other is a command using napkin sketch.

 

Is there an easy way in softplan to accomplish this? Also, it will be for presentation purposes and I'll need text associated with the export. The text with be room names and sizes.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

 

Keith Kessen

Irish2
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sketch look

Hi Keith,

 

Those terms can mean different things to different people. Can you upload a picture of what you are looking for and then maybe we can go from there? 

Snoopkess
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I do not have the example on

Image attached. Basically I need a sketched look that I can export directly from a floor plan. Basically the walls (both interior and exterior need a sketched look. I do know their is illustrated mode, however, I'm looking for a typical floor plan look however the lines for the walls to be sketched.

 

 

Irish2
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squiggle

Keith,

 

What you are wanting to do is not available in Softplan that I know of. It would take an outside program of which there are a few. The two commands you mention are not available in standard autocad either (unless that has recently changed) but it is available in either separate or add-on's to autocad. It would be a nice option to have in Softplan though! Years gone by there was a program called "squiggle" that was actually fun to play with in cad.  

Bill Wimberley
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Squiggle walls

As Irish said SoftPlan can not do anything like that. Squiggle can achieve that look but its method is destructive. It actually takes the lines and replaces them with other lines of various lengths and angles to achieve the look. It can also be done non-destructively in Sketchup through the use of various styles. The styles do not actually change the geometry, they merely change the way they look on screen. However, if you do not have the Pro version of Sketchup it is rather difficult to do since the free Sketchup does not import or export DWG or DXF files.  Another option is to save the drawing as an image and use image programs such as Photoshop or the free program FotoSketcher to achieve a look similar to what you are wanting. I would imagine that the text would need to be done separately and merged into the hand-drawn look post-process unless you wish your text to be affected as well.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Snoopkess
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Hey guys,

Hey guys,

 

Thanks for all of your help. I may try a few options and go from there. I'll post if I find a good solution. By the way, Bill, this is an excellent site.

 

Thanks again,

 

Keith Kessen

Draftech
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Hi Keith,

Hi Keith,

We use this method for almost every design. We use CADSketch V2. It works great and super fast! you just have to export to a dwg file in Softplan.

 

-Brendan

Irish2
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drawing

Brendan-  That looks great. Thanks for the info!

Draftech
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Also, the program has the

Also, the program has the ability to handle layers. So you can sketchy just the wall lines and not the text.

 

-Brendan