Wednesday, August 30, 2023

AI is amazing

 I need to create a booth diagram for a trade show so I asked chatgpt for some help. It generated a code for a 10x20 booth so I asked which software I can use to create my booth diagram, here is the response:

  1. Microsoft Visio: This software offers a range of templates and shapes that you can use to create detailed diagrams, including grid diagrams for trade show booths.
  2. Lucidchart: It's a cloud-based diagramming tool that provides an intuitive interface to create various types of diagrams, including grid layouts for trade show booths.
  3. An open-source and web-based diagramming tool that's easy to use and allows you to create grid diagrams for trade show booths.
  4. Canva: While primarily known for graphic design, Canva also has features to create simple grid diagrams for booths with its drag-and-drop interface.
  5. SmartDraw: This tool is designed for creating various types of diagrams, and it offers templates for trade show booth layouts.
  6. Google Drawings: Part of Google Drive, this tool allows you to create basic diagrams, including grid layouts for trade show booths, collaboratively.
  7. Floorplanner: If you need to create a more detailed floor plan for your booth, Floorplanner provides a user-friendly platform.
  8. Crello: Similar to Canva, Crello also offers graphic design features, and you can use it to create basic grid diagrams for trade show booths.
So then I asked it for the Canva instructions:

Certainly! Here are the steps to create a grid diagram for a booth at a trade show using Canva:

  1. Sign In or Sign Up:
    • If you already have a Canva account, sign in. If not, create a free account on the Canva website.
  2. Choose a New Project:
    • After logging in, click on the "Create a design" button on the Canva dashboard.
    • Select "Custom dimensions" and set the dimensions for your grid diagram. For example, you can set it to 10 x 20 units to match your 10 x 20 grid.
  3. Add Grid Elements:
    • On the left sidebar, click on the "Elements" tab.
    • Search for "Grids" or "Lines" and choose the type of grid you want for your booth layout. You can select a simple grid or customize the line color, style, and spacing.
  4. Drag and Drop Elements:
    • Click and drag the grid element onto your canvas.
    • Resize the grid to fit the dimensions you set earlier. You can adjust the size by clicking on the edges and dragging.
  5. Arrange Booth Components:
    • Use the grid as a guideline to position various elements of your booth, such as tables, banners, displays, and products.
    • You can use other design elements from the "Elements" tab to represent these booth components.
  6. Add Labels and Text:
    • Use the "Text" tool to label different sections of your booth, such as "Entrance," "Product Display," "Information Desk," etc.
    • Customize the font, size, and color of the text to make it visually appealing.
  7. Upload Images:
    • If you have images of your products or booth design, you can upload them to Canva.
    • Click on the "Uploads" tab, and then drag and drop your images onto the canvas.
  8. Save and Export:
    • Once you're satisfied with your grid diagram, click on the "Download" button at the top of the screen.
    • Choose the format you want to save the diagram in (e.g., PNG, JPEG, PDF).
    • Click "Download" to save the diagram to your computer.
  9. Print or Share:
    • Depending on your needs, you can print the grid diagram to plan your booth setup physically, or you can share it digitally with your team or event organizers.

Remember, Canva provides a user-friendly interface with drag-and-drop functionality, making it relatively easy to create grid diagrams for various purposes, including trade show booths.

And 10 minutes later I did a basic basic basic design

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