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NY Signal drawn by 3rd PlanIt

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3rd PlanIt by Walter Griffin

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3rd PlanIt has contributed greatly to the enjoyment and productivity of its users. This page offers comments from users that have been posted with their permission. If a user has provided their e-mail address, you may send questions regarding their experience with 3rd PlanIt.

"I visit your website from time to time just to see what's new, and I'm stunned by the rate of evolution of 3rd PlanIt. There are so many capabilities to look forward to using! While layout design has always fascinated some to the point of never letting them advance to creating a physical layout, I think you are, single-handedly, creating a whole new sub-hobby of model railroading. My congratulations."  Hilary Smith

"Thanks for making this product the best MRR planning tool available and please keep up the good work... your product is easy to use, fast to learn, and chock full of features." Frank Mueller (Send message to Mr. Mueller)

"The program is absolutely amazing; you have captured the detail of CAD and the child train set of a good simulation. The way you have the side window set up with info and objects works wonderfully." Walter Cullop

"As an avid computer junkie and Beta tester of everything I REALLY like you submitting your changes AS YOU MAKE THEM.  I appreciate developers that keep the users as up todate as possible.  Getting a new version of 3rd Planit every week is fantastic. Thanks for a great product and keep up the good work!" Ward M. Elder   CNE,PSE (Send message to Mr. Elder)
"By the way, I'm really satisfied with 3rd Planit. It's really helping me work out some layout design issues/problems, before I physically lay any track. I really like the 3D views, and I also like the rate at which you're coming out with updates to the product. I just downloaded the newest version last night, and I'm looking forward to trying it. $100 is the most I've ever spent on personal software, but so far it seems well spent! My wife was a little surprised that I spent $100 on software, but I explained to her that it would probably prevent several hundred dollars worth of mistakes or rebuilds on our layout. So far that seems to be true." Clarke M. Woodfin (Send message to Mr. Woodfin)
I am enjoying using your program. I experiment with so many changes, try different ideas that it may be a while until I am finished with the layout design. Thank's to your program I have already avoided several mistakes, and found some good features to add to the design. keep up you efforts, I enjoy the fruits of your labor. Tom Ghan
I want to take some time to complement you on version 3 of 3rd PlanIt. I have been using it for quite some time, and only recently started to read the manual. I found the chapter on terrain contouring very enlightening, especially knowing that a contour line does not need to be a level elevation, as found on a topo map. Knowing that has made terrain _much_ easier! The manual is well written and contains many helpful hints. I like the spiral binding, since it allows me to lay the manual flat, right next to my machine. Jonathan W Miner (Send message to Mr. Miner)
After testing several CAD programs for model railroads, I bought 3rd PlanIt. I have not been disappointed in my purchase. The ability to run trains in 3D and to view the layout in 3D is more important and beneficial than I thought. If I can do this, anybody can. 3rd PlanIt is a great product, it can benefit everybody in the hobby. I highly recommend the software. Jim Switzer (Send message to Mr. Switzer)
I ordered 3rd PlanIt almost two months ago and have used it to draw the existing portions of my 19' by 22' N-scale layout. It has worked well and I'm very pleased. What I'm writing about today concerns that software. This past weekend my home layout was "on tour" for the South East Region Convention of the NMRA in Huntsville, Alabama. I had about 30 to 35 guests visit the layout. Part of the tour was an explanation of how I used 3rd PlanIt to assist in the construction of my layout. I included several drawings, both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional, as part of an orientation before the guests went into the layout room. Several of the visitors commented that, "It looks just like the software said it would." I'm pleased with your product and recommended it to 30 to 35 serious modelers. Hope you see an increase in sales from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Freddie G. Smith
I enjoy designing in 3rd PlanIt so much I may never get around to having to build a real layout. I probably push your program harder than you ever imagined. It's by far and away the premier program available. If you ever need a testimonial, I'd be glad to give you one. Ray Hamilton


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