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Does anyone know of any online software that can help design the layout of patio paving? I want to replace my patio using different sized paving stones in a random effect, something like this..
I'd like a design tool that creates suggested patterns so I can order the correct quantities of paving stones with the least cutting.
I don't know of such a tool but many paint tools support brushes or a vector graphics program like inkscape could help.
looking at the picture above you have 2x3 1x2 1x1 and 2x2 and 3x1 blocks. Use snap to grid and a dice assign each shape to a number as you have a number free use that as a free pass. shake the dice draw a rectangle of the dimension shown. use IIII gates to keep score of how many of each shape you use.
You don't even need a computer a bit of squared paper and a pencil will do. Along with the dice.
Most suppliers of patio paving will provide you with a pattern and the correct number of slabs of each size - just give them accurate dimensions of the area to be covered.
That Tool is excellent, one to bookmark.
Thanks for the replies, I'll give them a try
Try to small funny designer for the outdoor bricks "Paving Design Expert"
If the tool is still needed you can try "Pave Designer" at http://www.pavedesigner.com/