Overall, I’m disappointed in this app.
The basic stuff - drawing a room and decorating it - is pretty intuitive, but other functionality such as file management and library management is not.
The online help and video tutorials are very well done but are lacking in content; they do not go into nearly enough detail, nor do they cover enough topics. Human tech support is via email only. I emailed them multiple times; dealing with them was frustrating and unpleasant. If I could rate tech support separately, I’d give it zero stars.
The app itself is OK, particularly if you’re just using it to figure out furniture placement or using it as a game.
Several nice features:
—The ability to add annotations
—The ability to hide pretty much anything: walls, furnishings, dimensions, annotations. This allows you to store a lot of data in a single file and to only display/print what’s needed at any given time.
—Automatic calculation of floor area (but I think most apps of this nature do that)
—Compatibility with Trimble 3D Warehouse, making it possible to increase your library at no additional cost. But there’s also an inherent risk in that because you’re downloading objects created by “whoever."
—Ability to create custom templates.
—Support, as described above - both email and the online documentation
—Price is way too high for what you get.
—The included materials and objects (furnishings) are inadequate unless you’re just using the app as a game. Two in-app packages are offered: $10 for 150 additional plants; $10 for 600 additional materials. I do not see any package for additional furnishings. In order to get all of their materials and objects, you have to upgrade to full version for another $40.
—Periodic display issues when going from 2D to 3D. E.g, I centered a lamp on a table in 2D using the alignment tools. But when I view it in 3D, the lamp is on the edge of table about to fall off.
—Periodic color display problems. With no change in the lighting options or camera elevation, a pure white object sometimes appears pure white and other times as various shades of gray and even almost black.
—The “Collision” function seems to have a mind of its own. While in the middle of a walk-through, it will suddenly stop working. A while later, it starts working again. This is with no change in settings. (Developers, if you’re reading this, I'm set up to “consider collisions” and also have collisions turned on.)
— Freezes more often than other apps I own. (My other apps rarely if ever freeze.) Freezes occur in both 2D and 3D mode.
—For most objects, you can use a rotation tool to get the angle just right. But you can’t do this with walls. The angle of a wall is displayed, but the only way to change it is by dragging the end of the wall.
I regret this purchase and do not recommend the app. For future projects, I’ll return to pencil and graph paper.