I think that was sleslie and it was in Google SketchUp I think, which has a free version. I used it to create my masterplan of the Broadgate/Cathedral area.For a while now I have been wanting to have a tinker rond with a CAD programme that allows you to create mock up small scale masterplans or even artists impressions.
Does anyone know of a programme which is fairly user friendly and relatively inexpensive? I seem to remember that one of you guys did a CAD style plan for the New Union Street / Greyfriars Church area of Coventry, showing how you would open up the street towards Fords Hospital.
It's decent for simple stuff - it just doesn't do rendering very well. As long as you're not bothered about it looking ultra-realistic it'll do the job. You can also import pics from google earth so you can use it as a template for an area without having to measure it all out
Here's the thread http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=581976&highlight=sketchup Post 113