Card payments and new dashboard

by Barbora S. 1. May 2014 12:46

We've improved our website to make it even more user-friendly for you. The first innovation is the introduction of card payments. So now you can chose to pay either with your card or via PayPal, whichever suits you better.

FloorPAD introduces card payment


The second innovation is our new dashboard that appears when you sign in to your FloorPAD account.  Your dashboard provides overview of all the important information about your account such as a number of available plans for example. You can also find there useful links, e.g. to our video tutorials showing how to draw correctly in FloorPAD and others. Last but not least you can learn much interesting information about your account such as the number of plans drawn during the last month, the overall number of plans drawn, or for how long you’ve been registered.

FloorPAD introduces new dashboard


We believe that these innovations will make your work with FloorPAD easier for you and that you will enjoy your drawing!

Building a house or looking for a flat? Find true north!

by Barbora S. 28. April 2014 12:53

There are many things to consider when building or furnishing a house.  One of the crucial criteria that need to be taken into consideration is the cardinal directions. No matter whether you have a parcel on which you are going to build or an apartment that needs to be refurbished, the decisions concerning compass directions are very important. It does not need to be said that this is the factor that will have the biggest impact on the amount of sunshine penetrating the rooms during the day.

FloorPAD_Cardinal directions influence the amount of sunshine in rooms

Similarly to other areas connected to property building and decorating, the perfect orientation greatly depends on one’s taste. The preferences and opinions vary from one person to another but there are some general rules that can be relied on.

The first rule is that the sunshine is important mainly when it comes to those rooms where we spend a lot of time. Sunshine has great effect on one’s mood and comfort which is the reason why it is appropriate to direct living room south or south-west. In this case, the sun rays will be entering the living during almost the whole day. There are also some pros to having the living room turned south-east - the sun warms the room up in the morning and this way you will avoid the afternoon heat in the summer. The same direction is appropriate for children’s bedrooms where kids spend most of the day.

When it comes to the bedroom, you have to consider whether you would like to have it in the east and be woken up by the sun. Another option is to have it facing the north so that the sun will never disturb you. On the other hand, you can direct your bedroom westwards which will help to warm it and may therefore result in significant savings on heating.

The terrace is another chapter. If you dream of having your breakfast and coffee on a sunny terrace, you should go for an eastern or southeastern direction. However, if you leave your home early in the morning and can’t wait to spend delightful evenings with a bottle of beer or a glass of wine on the terrace after coming home from work, it will be more convenient to have the terrace facing the west. If you are a true sunshine lover try to direct the terrace south. In this case, though, you need to accept the fact that you probably won’t be able to enjoy your terrace during the hot sunny days.

FloorPAD_Amount of sunshine at home

And which rooms are eligible to face the north? All those that you do not spend too much time in such as garage, storeroom, study, or bathroom.

When making these important decisions, you cannot forget to take into consideration the region in which the property is located. In colder, northern regions, where there are only a few hot sunny days a year and the temperatures do not rise too high each ray of sun is most welcome. On the other hand, in the southern regions, the excess of sunshine may in extreme (though not exceptional) cases result in high investments in shading systems or air-conditioning.

There are also other influential factors such as the surrounding buildings that can shade your building parcel or the location of an entry to your parcel that you are not able to influence. Even though it is easier and cheaper to buy a ready-made building project, in case of a parcel which is not entirely perfect or is quite atypical it is advisable to go for a tailored project that will take into account not only your preferences but also the external conditions.

Regarding apartments, most of the predispositions are usually given and since the choice of apartments is limited, you will probably have to determine your priorities and consequently chose a flat that is closest to your ideals. The compass direction of the apartment, which will greatly influence your comfort, should definitely be among these priorities.

New floor plans gallery

by Barbora S. 10. March 2014 09:55

This time we have enriched our gallery of floor plans drawn in FloorPAD. We have picked for you dozens of well drawn floor plans, which show what you can draw in FloorPAD and at the same time they can serve you as an inspiration when creating a floor plan of your own home. Do not hesitate, visit our websites, get inspired or start drawing your own plans straight away!

Examples of floor plans drawn in FloorPAD

Innovations in Floor Plans Drawing: Compass and New Types of Floors - News in Progress

by Barbora S. 10. January 2014 12:56

We weren't idle during the holidays and we are starting off the new year bringing you two innovations. The first one is an extension of floor menu. We have added 12 different types of parquets, carpets and wooden flooring. So right now you can choose from 74 types of floors according to your taste, which are suitable in various rooms of your apartment, when drawing your floor plans.

Draw floor plans with FloorPAD - new types of floors


The other innovation we have developed for you is a compass thanks to which you can orient in space more easily and determine the cardinal directions which play an important role in interior planning and design. Orientation according to the points of compass does not only influence the Feng shui energy flowing through the space but also the amount of sunshine entering the rooms during the day. The compass in FloorPAD will remind you of the cardinal directions during the whole process of planning and designing and will help you make the right decisions.

 

Draw plans with FloorPAD - compass


Note: To place a compass to a floor plan chose an item Compass from the Misc category (left-side menu). Consequently, you’ll be able to steer the compass.


Try drawing of floor plans with www.floorpad.com

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Download 2D and 3D Floor Plans as Pictures and Improved Drawing in FloorPAD – News in Progress

by Barbora J. 17. July 2013 14:13

We have improved the saving plans as pictures (JPG). Now you can save your floor plans even faster! Within a few second you have both 2D and 3D floor plans exported andthey can be edited as images then. While save the 3D floor plan at first you can set the correct view, press one button and FloorPAD takes care of the rest.

We have also improved the tool for quotas for drawing a plan of house or apartment. Drawing horizontal and vertical quotas in plan of apartment is is as easy as to draw a simple line. In addition, you can adjust its size. The dimensions of the rooms will be clearly readable, not only for you but also for your clients!

Try drawing floor plans on www.floorpad.com

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Simple Drawing of the Floor Plan with the ProgramFloorPAD

by Barbora J. 27. June 2013 00:37

You can design your own apartment or house interior with application FloorPAD just in a few minutes. While creating a plan you can follow the exact architecture of the apartment, because the size of the walls, rooms, but also the equipment can be easily set up. By using the various functions you can draw your ideas and by one click you can change the view from 2D to 3D floor plan. Have a walk in your new interior!

Have fun exploring variations of your home!

2D floor plan3D floor plan

We Draw 3D Floor Plans for Real Estate Agents

by Barbora J. 1. March 2012 22:23

3D floor plans will increase the attractiveness of your office and you will get a competitive advantage which the others do not have. Clients appreciate the neat plans of the property. 3D visualization is engaging and it even better highlights the proportions of the apartment.

Here is a quick guide to effective collaboration:

  1. Draw a floor plan of the property on paper, or scan (or take a photo with phone/camera) existing plans. Make sure they have all the documentation ready:
    1. Concentrate mainly on the proportions of the apartment, such as walls, balcony.
    2. Select the door  (do not forget to indicate how they are opened) and the windows.
    3. Indicate the material of the floors in the rooms – linoleum, parquet, tiles and their colour etc. If you do not, we can choose neutral colours and materials – grey linoleum, white tiles in the bathroom for you. 
    4. Add at least basic furniture and sanitation.

Keep in mind that the more information you provide, the better the 3D floor plan we will create for you.picture of floor plan

  1. Please, send the following documents to email: nakresli.plan@floorpad.com, keep in mind to include:
    1. Your email address trough you are registered in the system or some sort of information which helps us to match the plan with the user account. The easiest solution is to send documents directly from the address through which you are registered in the system. 
    2. Make sure that the prepared materials are readable and comprehensible.
    3. If you provide the ID of the advertisement, we will give you the plans with file names back: id_advertisement_plan_2D, id_advertisement_plan_3D_above, id_advertisement_plan_3D_edge.png
    4. You can also add notes to your floor plan – in FloorPAD it is appeared as a yellow  paper with a pushpin.
  2. Here are samples of redrawn floor plans from successful cooperation with real estate RE/MAX Best.

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The resulting 3D floor plan is shown here: 

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FloorPAD Has New Websites and Domain www.floorpad.com

by Barbora J. 27. February 2012 22:11

We bought the domain floorpad.com, which is more common and better from the perspective of search on the Internet than the floorpad.eu domain. On this occasion, we also created new websites which come with new services such as the redrawing floor plans for you. You can read more about this in the next post.

Both websites are currently online. There is the old version of website where you can register on the floorpad.eu. The floorpad.com is a new version that is more user-friendly. The user registration is banned for this moment. The creating of accounts is possible only on invitation. The registration will be made available after migration of all data from the old system.

We are constantly striving to improve service. If you have any comments, ideas, we will be pleased when you will share them with us. Send us an email to support@floorpad.com.

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Drawing Floor Plans in 3D Is Finalized!

by Barbora J. 27. January 2012 21:57

We are proud to announce that the first version of 3D is ready! New 3D is even better and faster than ever before, graphic display options using the graphic card.

See how nice 3D plans created with FloorPAD can be:

 3D floor plan - the apartment in Zvolen

Note: You need the latest Flash Player 11.1. for the floor plans view.

New 3D floor plans coming soon

by Barbora J. 29. December 2011 16:14

At present, we are intensively working on creating 3D view of floor plans. The result of our effort is more than amazing – and it is all online without installing any additional software on your computer (you just need Flash Player 11.1.).

The picture shows a sample visualization of office space in 3D.

 Preview of shadows

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