[CentOS] Good tool to draw server room?

Tue Jul 3 12:30:57 UTC 2012
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 7/3/2012 5:50 AM, John Doe wrote:
> From: Rafał Radecki <radecki.rafal at gmail.com>
>> I am currently designing a server room. I would like to be able to draw a
>> 2D (in the future 3D) project. Do you know any tools? Which one can you
>> recommend?
> On Windows or OS X, I like sketchup...

Agreed.  SketchUp is about as easy as 3D gets.  I like to start models 
in SketchUp, even if they get finished elsewhere.  For your purposes, 
you probably won't need what I'd call "finishing."  Plus, you probably 
won't need more than the free version of SketchUp.

Though, LayOut would be pretty useful for this project.  Think of it, 
Rafał, as a lightweight 2D CAD companion to SketchUp.  You'd start the 
project in 3D, then if you decide later you need dimensioned plan 
drawings, you could whip them out quickly in LayOut.

> Otherwise you have Blender, but the learning curve might be high.

So much so that only one who hadn't used both would think of them as 
being in the same class.  It's like comparing bullet trains and 
rocketships; both cool, both transportation, yet still totally 
unrelated.  CAD and VFX overlap in about the same sort of way.

Think of Blender as an option when/if you decide you need your SketchUp 
model needs to be photorealistically rendered, and smoothly animated, 
and have 3D virtual characters interact with it, and be composited with 
live footage, and have physically accurate simulated clouds and water 
flowing through it, and...