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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/
I've used a paving tool on www.brettpaving.co.uk before, but I've just looked at can't find it now. Sure you'll be able to come across it though if you searched on the site properly, unlike me!