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How to create floor plans

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I know, you’re going to tell me: this is not the first time you want to describe how to make house or apartment plans.
But that’s not what I want to do. I talked about creativity.
In fact, when you make a house plan, you often make square or rectangular pieces. For a simple reason: furniture is often square or rectangular.
Well, I tell you very frankly: this world is over and the future world is already here.

Plan 1

Why this statement? You seem to forget that technology is making progress every day.
When a craftsman in his workshop made a motor vehicle with wheels, and that vehicle managed to advance a few meters, who could have imagined at the time that we would have today millions of cars in the world, and highways, peripherals, traffic lights and tickets?

Plan 2

This major innovation is 3D printing. In the future, we will make houses with all possible forms because there are already machines that can make houses in 3D printing. And we can make furniture that fits perfectly in these houses because, yes, there are 3D prints for furniture. These machines already exist. It only misses their diffusion in very large numbers.

How to prepare for this event? Use the online archiplain software, and practice doing some very original house plans. For example, a house that looks like a flower seen from the sky, each petal being a room, or a house that looks like a rabbit (a room for each ear, and the garage in the legs).

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Garage floor plan

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How to design a good garage plan? A priori, we can think that it is the easiest part to conceive. But it is far from being the case.

First, we must predict its surface. It is generally thought to provide a surface slightly larger than his car. Serious mistake!

Most often, we live in a couple. It takes 2 car slots. And if possible two driveways because with a single entrance, the second car is often more difficult to park.

Second problem: your child just had his driving license and of course he wants a car and still live at home for a while. If you have not planned, your child’s car will be every night on the street or on the lawn.

Garage 1

Another thing: you have your garage and the car inside, you are quietly installed in front of your television, and your husband or your wife asks you to look for an object present in the car. It’s raining a lot, and you do not have an access door between the house and the garage. Too bad for you, it will be necessary to wait or go out in the rain.

Garage 2

Last thing: For reasons of exposure of your house to the sun, the garage is often located north of the house, where the humidity is the most common. In this case, plan a small window and open it frequently to avoid musty odors. The ideal is to have two windows to create an air circulation.

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Bedroom floor plan

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When one wants to make a plan of house or apartment, one often thinks of the dwelling, but rarely with each piece taken individually.

We offer here a presentation of the bedroom.

First of all, you have to define the surface of this room. Indeed, this surface can be very variable. The smallest are only 100 square meters. But we can have a room of 1000 square meters.

A classic room has a door and a window, a closet and two bedside tables. When the rooms are larger, we can install a bathroom that leads directly to the room. Important, you have to think about the orientation of the sun.

Room 1

Our ancestors always installed rooms facing east, where the sun rises. Thus, the rising sun allowed to wake up and the room could keep some freshness because it did not receive the important heat of the sun in the South and the West.

Room 2

Then how to position the bed? Debates still exist on this subject, but a relative consensus says that the head of the bed (where our head is) must be in the North, in order to be in the direction of the magnetic waves.

Finally, once in your bed, you must be able to see the door and the window. It is a very old habit from the time when one lived in caves or wooden huts. Being able to see allows you to sleep more serenely and be ready in case an enemy enters your room.

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Floor plan on Google Trends

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If you are on this site, archiplain is that you are looking for news about architecture, design, or anything related to real estate. And in some cases, you are looking to make a house plan.

I wondered what is on Google when you type the keywords “Floor plan”. To be more rigorous, I looked for trends on Google Trends. And the result is very interesting. I focused on this expression and only on the American territory, precisely the United States. Here is the result :

  1. CES Floor plan
  2. World of concrete floor plan
  3. Shot show floor plan
  4. Hgtv dream home floor plan
  5. Promat floor plan
  6. Expo west floor plan
  7. Isc west floor plan
  8. Notre Dame floor plan

Surprisingly, we do not find the main software that can make house plans. There are mainly salons and congresses. And after analysis, it’s not so surprising.

Indeed, in most salons, there are many exhibitors and it is very difficult not to get lost. To avoid this, there is a website for each event in which a plan is found. And since there are many visitors, there is a lot of traffic on the site. In general, there is a page of the site called: “name of event” floor plan. That’s the explanation.

People who are looking to make a house plan can find instead many salons and congresses.

Two interesting remarks:

Anyone who needs to make a convention plan or salon plan can do it with archiplain quite easily.

On Google Trends, we find the sentence “Notre Dame Floor Plan”. This is not surprising because many people have launched architectural projects to redo the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral which burned.

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Modern castle or ancient castle, that’s the question

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When you put the question to people who are on the street: in your opinion, when were the chateaux built? I am sure they will answer from medieval times until the 18th century. If you ask the same question about churches, you will have about the same question. But that’s wrong, because we have continued to build castles and churches until now. It’s true that sometimes the result is surprising and sometimes, let’s say it, really ugly.

We must not generalize.

We present here several castles which are really modern and which still keeps some aesthetics.

First, a real beautiful castle with beautiful stone walls. Even if its general appearance is too new, after a few decades, it will be beautiful:

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/03/28/weekly-newsletter-castle-genderless-voice/

Then a castle with feet in the water:

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/06/04/olafur-eliasson-fjordenhus-office-vejle-fjord-denmark-architecture

Finally, the alliance of the modern and the old:

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/26/iron-ring-george-king-architects-curving-walkway-flint-castle-wales-controversial-petition/

If you want to make a plan of a castle or a plan of a church or a cathedral (besides, one could launch a contest to make a plan of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris), you can use the archiplain plan editor which you will vary several parameters for your greater satisfaction.

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How to draw a floor plan

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It’s simple, and at the same time it’s not easy. One could say that one must take courses in architecture. Indeed, we can do that. But it is not necessary at all.

If you want to build a small wall around your house, do you have to study for several years to be a mason? If you want to make a small flower garden, do you have to study to be a landscaper? If you want to repair your sink, should you study to be a plumber?

Floor plan 1

To all these questions, the answer is obviously no.

In fact, to draw a floor plan, it is not very difficult. If you use the online house plan software on this website, you will see that in just a few minutes you will have made your first house plan. And there will be all that is needed to make this plan:

  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Furniture

You can indicate the name of each room, give them the color you want, indicate the measures, and many other things.

Floor plan 2

Of course, if you want to build a much larger building, such as a school, a nursery, an administrative building, an industrial building, then you will have to respect many standards because it is necessary to respect the rules, in particular of safety. But even in this case, you will need to make several plans before entrusting the project to an architect who will ask you for more money if you leave the project from the beginning without plan.

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Floor plan designer

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If you have a renovation project, you absolutely must be able to make a house plan quite easily. Why do that?

First, we must take the measures very strictly. In old houses, it is quite common to see differences in measurements. For example, a difference between the top and bottom of a wall may be an inch (up to 2 cm).

The same difference can be observed from right to left along the wall.

Another problem may appear. In many countries, the value of a house is correlated to the living space. If you decide to insulate your home with glass wool or other insulation, it may reduce the living space. And believe me, the living space can be greatly diminished.

Even if the house is renovated, the living space is reduced and it is necessary that the increase of value thanks to the renovation is not compensated by the loss of this space.

Floor plan designer 1

The big advantage of having a house plan software is to be able to predict this loss of living space to have an estimate: for example, we can think that it is useful to isolate the outer walls of the house because they are in contact with cold or hot from the outside, but not the interior walls.

Floor plan designer 2

Finally, something that you do not often think about. Once you put insulation on the walls, and the living space is reduced, will furniture be able to enter the rooms?

If you have a large bed and two bedside tables, perhaps the width of the bed and bedside tables will exceed the width of the room.

In conclusion, take all necessary measures and pay attention before doing any renovations.

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Bird, horse and Tarzan

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An egg-shaped observatory to observe birds

Well, this observatory looks more like a giant coconut. But at least the architect has been creative. It should be investigated in 6 months to see if the birds have actually been observed :

Bird observatory
Bird observatory highland

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A hotel for humans and horses

A beautiful 18th century barn with exposed stone and an interior that makes you want to stay a few days.

barn with exposed stone
Interior hotel

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Treehouse for Tarzan

And finally, this beautiful house in the forest. The walls are pierced to leave just enough sun and aeration.

Treehouse
terrace hotel

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Want to draw your own barn plan, or your own treehouse plan, or your own observatory plan: archiplain is for you.

Draw floor plans

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The question is: Is it possible to draw house plans without being an architect?
I’m sorry, but the question is badly asked (I know, it’s me who asked this question …).
In reality, it depends on the use you want to make of these plans.

Draw floor plan 1

If you want to make a house plan to give to workers who will build a bridge, or a building, or a dam, we can say that it is a little risky. This is not risky because of the plan that would be poorly done, because the house software is quite well done (you can test archiplain, very good product …). But it’s mostly a question of responsibility. If the workers hurt their work, if you have badly integrated some parts of the plan, the consequence can be disastrous.

Draw floor plan 2

On the other hand, if you want to make a house plan for yourself, to practice rooms, bathroom, dining room and all the furniture that is in these rooms, this kind of tool is very practical .

You have to choose a software tool that allows you to save plans. Like this, you can spend a few moments on a plan, then save it, and finally resume this plan later to complete it.
Let’s not forget the interest of putting colors in these plans. Architect’s plans are often black on a white background. The pieces in color are much more pleasant. we can put for example:

  • Blue in rooms like the bathroom and the toilet.
  • Warm red in the living rooms such as the dining room and the living room
  • Pastel yellow in the rooms

Take pleasure in making these plans, and if you make plans with lots of color, send them to the editor and we will be happy to publish them.

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School plan

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What does it take to make a good school plan?

Of course, it is not as simple as a house or apartment plan.

When a house plan is made, it is necessary to think of the plan of the rooms, the kitchen, the bathroom, the toilets, the dining room, the living room. But for a school, it’s more complicated. Normally, there are no rooms. But there are:

  • Classrooms
  • Special rooms like the library
  • Digital rooms
  • Toilets that are for several people
  • Self-service

There is usually a schoolyard to allow children to play.

If you use house plan software as an archiplain, you can do it all in one plan. Indeed, the system can make it possible to position all the rooms, the courtyard and the rest in a single plane. This is very handy if you want to make changes such as a room change, or a merger between two rooms, or a building extension.

You can put a lot of tables and chairs in each class. You can also put plants to make it more pleasant.

Plant 1
Plant 2

And even smarter, we can negotiate with the owner of the archiplain school plan publisher (it’s me so …) a contract to open a lot of account on archiplain and make all the plans that we want . Imagine that you want to improve the school. You are proposing a workshop for an entire class of school, maybe 20 or 30 students, whose objective will be to propose the most interesting school plan. Exciting, no?

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How to draw an open floor plan with Google

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The real question is: how do I know who is interested in the house floor plan in the United States?
By doing research on Google trends, and stating the words floor plan, we see that the 5 cities that are most interested in these keywords are:

  • Austin
  • Boston
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Jacksonville
Open floor plan 1

Interestingly, the most popular 5 related queries are:

  1. House floor plan
  2. Floor plan
  3. Open floor plan
  4. Bedroom plan
  5. Floor plan design
Open floor plan 2

Related queries 1, 2 and 5 are logical and directly dependent on the related query floor plan. More intriguing, the related query 4 focuses specifically on bedroom. Maybe that means that people are more interested in Bedroom, which is perhaps the most interesting room for them.

Finally, the related query 3 is surprising: open floor plan. Why are people interested in this?

By searching on Google with this expression, we find explanations: it is open spaces. This means that many people are looking to make open space plans. And finally, it makes sense. When you want to buy a big apartment and you want to break walls to make an open space, it is essential to make a plan of the apartment beforehand to avoid doing irremediable things.

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Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee are looking for house plan

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We do not always know, but Google’s tools can give good information about construction.

Imagine I want to invest in buying a house. I’m going to get some land to buy to build my house. But most importantly, I will try to make a plan of my future home.

As a result, by searching for example on the search engine of Google, I will look at the proposed suggestions with house plan and I would know what is the most requested with house plan. Of course, he does a private search, otherwise Google will give me information around me.
More interesting, you have to use Google trends.

By pointing to a house plan, we can see that the American states in which this expression is most in demand are: Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee:

5 states

But doing the same house plan search with cities, Raleigh (North Carolina), Atlanta (Georgia), Washington (Columbia), Plano (Texas) and Austin (Texas) are found:

5 cities

If we cross the information of states and cities, we can think that the most interesting places are in Texas and North and South Carolina.

I think we should build a computer program that predicts what the real estate market will be based on the house plans that are requested by Google users.

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Best free floor plan software

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This is a question that seems very simple and is not in reality.
Why that ? It depends on several parameters:
One of these parameters is the level of free. Because a software offers a free part and a paying part. If the free web part is very small, then we are quickly limited.
Another parameter is the type of tools present in the free web part, to compare with the tools in the paid web part.

Best free floor plan software 1

Another parameter is the speed to make a house or apartment plan. If the software is slow, it quickly becomes annoying.
Another parameter is the accuracy of the measurements. If the measurements are not smaller than centimeters, what if we want millimeters?
Another thing: in the world, there are people who measure in feet, and others in centimeters. What if we want to go from one to another?

Best free floor plan software 2

As you can see, comparing software is not easy.
We will not classify this software, but we will simply give you a list, for you to see:

  • SketchUp
  • Archiplain
  • RoomSketcher
  • Floorplanner
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Sweet Home 3D
  • Roomle
  • Civil 3D
  • Draft it
  • SmartDraw
  • AutoCAD LT
  • PlanningWiz Floor Planner
  • HomeByMe
  • The Home Renovator
  • Autodesk Homestyler
  • Design a Room
  • Roomstyler 3D Home Planner

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Apartment floor plan

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Let’s be very clear with you. We have not planned to make an article on how to make a house or apartment plan. There are several in this website.
It’s all about explaining the specificities of drawing an apartment plan in relation to a house plan.
Indeed, it has not escaped you that an apartment is not exactly like a house. Often, the apartment is high, except the ground floor. There are common areas, such as:

  • the staircase
  • the elevator
  • the lobby
  • the garbage room
  • the bike room
  • a ski room in the mountains
  • and the list is not complete.
apartment floor plan 1

If you are using a house plan editor as an archiplain, do not just make your apartment plan. Draw all these other common rooms as well, as they help make your future apartment pleasant and functional.

apartment floor plan 2

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Google draw with Google Drawings

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Google Drawings is part of the set of free software developed by Google and made available to the public. A constraint to benefit from this tool: you must have opened an account at Google.
This software allows you to make several vector diagrams of flowcharts, models, diagrams, concept maps to name just a few.

Where is Google drawings? It is in Google drive. To summarize, this tool allows to make drawings.

I tried this tool, it is well done. We can draw:

  • Shapes (arrow, legend, equation)
  • Text boxes
  • Picture

We also have classic tools:

  • Border color
  • Filling
  • Fonts
  • Classic formatting of a text editor
  • Inserting links

We can draw quickly without initial training.

Google drawings 1
Google drawings 2

Can we draw house plans with Google drawings? With a little patience, we can do it. But it is necessary to leave from the base because no initial tool exists like installing a window or a door. It’s a bit like Statistica and Excel. We can do statistic analyzes with Excel without having Statistica, but we have to create all the formulas.

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How to make a free pool plan

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First of all, it is necessary to delimit your ground to be sure that your swimming pool can be inside.
Then you have to choose your pool and size. You can do this for inspiration with the models proposed by archiplain:

Rectangular pool:

Square pool:

Round pool:

And why not a spa:

You can add:

Parasol, striped of blue:

Square parasol:

And others.

And to rest, you can install:

Deckchair 1:

Deckchair 2:

 

And others

You can change the dimensions of each object, and even the pool.

How to find these objects to make your pool? In the Archiplain house plan editor, just click on Exteriors / pool

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How to draw a free garden plan?

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You know, the archiplain online software is designed to make house or apartment plans.
But what you do not know is that it can be used to make garden plans very easily.
In the tab design / exteriors, you can check “trees”, and you will find:

Lemon-tree:

Cherry-tree:

Apple-tree:

Peach-tree:

Olive-tree:

Orange-tree:

And other trees.

In the tab design / exteriors, you can check “others”, and you will find:

Square garden 1:

Square garden 2:

Square garden 3:

Feel free to browse the free archiplain house plan editor and you will find plenty to install on your free garden plan.

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Tiny house against big house

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Everyone knows that building land is becoming more expensive. Moreover, in big cities and tourist places, the land is often more expensive than the building itself. This is why we have seen projects developed for tiny houses.

A tiny house, what is it? It is a house that does not meet the classic criteria. For example, the bedroom will not necessarily be independent of the living room, walls and ceiling are used for storage, for example shelves, hooks to suspend a bike, a bed that lifts the day to be folded against the wall, storage spaces under the floor.

The main interest is to have all the comfort of a large house in a small space, while having a house instead of an apartment to enjoy a garden.

Typical tiny house

Many companies today offer tiny homes. There are even some who offer to transform containers into tiny houses, or movable on wheels.

Movable tiny house

If you want to build a container in a tiny house, just look at the price of a used container. You can have one for $ 2,500.

There are two types of surface: 160 square feet and 320 square feet.

Then you have to find a software that draws plan online as archiplain.

Ideally, it would take a floor plan free, but if it is not very expensive, it can go too. Once you have got your floor plan online, you can start drawing your plan. And do not worry, some house plan software free are very powerful.

The dimensions of the containers are known in advance, so it is not useful to buy a contanier before making plans. Your floor plan app will give you all the necessary items.

Important, a container is blind, that is to say there is no window, even if there is a door. It is therefore necessary to provide openings, and also vents. Evacuations for wastewater must also be provided.

If you know of tiny houses around you, do not hesitate to send us photos that we will be happy to publish.

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I had a dream: draw the plan of the highest towers in the world

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One day, having a coffee on a terrace, I had a dream: to plan the tallest building in the world. I know, I was having coffee and I was dreaming. Have you ever dreamed with your eyes open?
And I imagined doing that with my favorite tool, the archiplain online map software.

Is this difficult? Not as much as it seems. Just take the measurements on each floor, and draw the plans.

I first looked for what are the tallest towers in the world, and I found that architects all over the world have made extraordinary constructions. Judge for yourself:

  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 2720 feet  or 830 meters
  • Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, 2070 feet  or 632 meters
  • Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel, Mecca, 1970 feet or 601 meters
  • One World Trade Center, New York, 1770 feet or 541 meters
  • Chow Tai Fook Center, Guangzhou, 1730 feet or 530 meters
Burj Khalifa
Shanghai Tower

These are the 5 tallest towers in the world at the date of this article, and they are all over 1600 feet or 500 meters high.

But there are many others. We can cite :

Taipei 101 (in Taipei), Shanghai World Financial Center (in Shanghai), International Commerce Center (in Kowloon), the famous Petronas Twin Towers (in Kuala Lumpur), Zifeng Tower (in Nanjing).

Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel
One World Trade Center

You’ve noticed: for a long time, the tallest towers in the world were American, but more and more towers are Asian, and more particularly Chinese.

Chow Tai Fook Centre

Why make these plans?

It is first of all an excellent training in the design of building plans. Another advantage, if you are a real estate agent: you offer apartments for sale and future owners can virtually break walls on the apartment plan to transform it. Finally, you can use this plan to make building miniatures in 3D printing, or in Lego.

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A house plan for an interior designer

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Recently, we have mentioned the place of home staging in the deed of sale of a house or an apartment. This can cost a maximum of 5% of the selling price compared to an acceleration of the sale and the possibility of selling at 10 or 20% more. Which leads us naturally to the job of home designer.

This consists of making decorative art. This is the ultimate goal of architecture, which leads to colors, lights, furniture, objects, to reveal the personality of the owner, its culture, and his personal life.
This business has developed lately, made famous by some who have brought up to date the home staging, simplified version of the interior design.

A house plan for an interior designer

This job makes many others work:

  • Engineer
  • Designate
  • Fitters
  • Decorator
  • Colourist

One can suggest to those who want to learn about interior design to learn about the different schools that train in this trade. You can also walk around attics to look for decorative objects (the “Marché aux Puces” of Paris is extraordinary for that). You can also practice furnishing furniture in a house or apartment using the archiplain house plan software. You can also do internships to learn the different trades that work with interior decorators. You can also get up early in the morning to watch the sunrise and all the colors that emerge (I remember a sunrise on snow-capped mountains, the tops ranged from pink to orange!). Finally, ideally, some notions of engineer are not useless.

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