Decided to get creative with Gimp and create a building layout for the freighter. I counted the amount of rooms and made a grid. Then made a couple of other small layers to fit each cell, being the different main building parts. Added some layer groups and guides and voila! I can now easily copy the various building part layers, rotate as needed, and snap them into the grid.
In total there are 14 floors available, which includes the main floor. The total amount of space we have on a freighter is 21*21*14 - 3 (L*W*H - 3 uneditable) = 6171! I included a layer group for the ‘main floor’ to show the few parts we are unable to delete, as well as the bridge. I have only added one ‘other’ full floor as a layer group, which can easily be copied for additional floors.
I might make this a work in progress. Perhaps I could include some of the machines, hydrophonic trays, and possibly other parts. With so much space to work with, it is easy to get lost. I think having the ability to create floor plans like this is very useful. See an example of my current main and #1 floors below.
Let me know what you all think, suggestions, discussion, or share your own?