As an interior design and interior decorating professional, one of the most difficult tasks we have is to quickly and affordably create drawings that clearly convey our interior design ideas. We want to impress our clients, and clients have come to expect sophisticated and costly computer drawings. Contractors want digital output that’s easy to transfer. Yet the economy has pushed design offices, projects and commissions to be smaller. To survive in this competitive market, we need to make smart and strategic decisions every day that keep our costs down but allow us to deliver quality design work that stands out from the crowd.
One of the biggest and most costly decisions is which interior design software to use. 2D & 3D CAD software continues to revolutionize the industry, but it’s costly, time-consuming and requires technical training or trained staff. As savvy business professionals, does it make sense to invest in over-powered and complicated CAD software when we really just need to create a floor plan or design a room.