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    • Thanks Makatakam and Exult.  Loads of thngs for me to try!  When I tried Sketch-Up the other day, I couldn't find a way to see it only in 2D.   I really only want it for drawing panel plans that I can then cut around.   It kinda looked as though I might have to go for the paid version to be able to do that, but maybe I just need to spend more time exploring what it (and other packages) can do.
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