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Fast Plans 12 Review

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Our Verdict

Proficient for hobby home design use.

For

  • You can create your own rooms and home designs or use the pre-made ones.

Against

  • The interface is less intuitive than we would like.
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Fast Plans Image: This is a screenshot of a floor plan from Fast Plans software.

Fast Plans Image: This is a screenshot of a floor plan from Fast Plans software.
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Fast Plans Image: This is the basic draft screen from Fast Plans; here you can create a floor layout.

Fast Plans Image: This is the basic draft screen from Fast Plans; here you can create a floor layout.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from viewing as part of this site because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Fast Plans, from Black Mountain Software, is the most cumbersome home design software we've used in a while. Creating the most basic walls requires patience, and to get anything more than a few walls put up requires frequent reference to the help system, which is a task in and of itself.

2D design has been around long enough that most basic features are standard, and this product is no exception. You can either create your own rooms and home designs, or use the pre-made ones. The way that you create rooms is a little awkward, and even when you learn the process, it's still a little difficult to complete most tasks quickly.

Prepare to spend a bit of time learning how to navigate this program. It's just not quite as intuitive as most other Home Design programs we've used. It's not a bad product for creating very simple 2D floor plans, but for more than 50 dollars, you can get an easier to use and more full-featured product.