I’ve been using sketchup for house design and find it very good for flexibility and detail, especially compared to something like Chief Architect. I’m now trying to create floorplans from my design and it seems like all the tutorials I’ve seen start with importing some random floorplan obtained from the internet and then using that as a template once it has been “scrubbed”. I feel like if this is the best way to do floorplans in sketchup this is a big limitation.
My ultimate goal is to create complete construction documents for application for permit from the county. I’ve been researching other options and it seems like Chief architect can get to that point a bit more seamlessly. This isn’t a sketchup vs … post, I’m really just trying to understand if I’m missing something, or is sketchup just limited in this specific area, obviously it is a more general modeling software than for just architectural design. I know about layout and it’s claim of creating documents, but have not yet gone down that path and would like to save myself the time if it is not the best option.
Bottom line question for anyone with experience: is sketchup going to be a cumbersome, ackward, pain in trying to go from a house design to construction documents vs other options?