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How will you plan your layout?

When you’re ready to build a new layout or make a change to your existing layout, you have two ways to go: draw it carefully by hand or use Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) software. Some will consider a hand-drawn design to avoid the “learning curve” of a CAD program. The learning curve is real; it does take some time to learn the features and controls of new software. What isn’t obvious up front is that a good CAD package will save you far more time in the design process than you invest in learning it, and provide an extremely accurate plan for building your layout. Here are some important things to consider:

This is only a short list of advantages provided by CAD in general and 3rd PlanIt in particular. You also are able to review your plan in 3D, zoom the view in and out, design realistic terrain, easily make changes that would take hours or days to redraw with pencil and paper, and a host of other features you simply can’t do with pencil and paper. CAD is your best choice!

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While it is possible to use general-purpose CAD software to plan a layout, a CAD program designed specifically for model railroading offers many advantages. 3rd PlanIt is written by a model railroader for model railroaders. With more than 20 years on the market, thousands of successful layout designs, and regular enhancements, it offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use system for all facets of layout design.

There are many choices of CAD software available to you. 3rd PlanIt offers every tool you need to create a complete layout design with no extra-cost options. You even get two years of free updates when you purchase or upgrade 3rd PlanIt.

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Why choose 3rd PlanIt?

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