Using Space Shapes to Start a Floor Plan

If you’re documenting an existing floor plan, you already know where the rooms go. However, if you’re designing a new space, you probably want to start with some conceptual designs that you can refine before committing to wall placement. You can use one of the space shapes to approximate room locations, which you can easily rearrange as you experiment with your design.

Space shapes have two distinct purposes:

  • You can rough out the areas you want with space shapes, and then convert the shapes to walls to create a building shell and rooms, as Figure 18-3 shows.

    Figure 18-3. You can easily convert a space shape into walls and even add dimension lines, as shown here, or add guides and other options.

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