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Released: 2006-01-15

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Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Pro 7.0 [OLD VERSION] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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Description

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Pro 7.0 is professional home design software for the serious home enthusiast. Developed by Chief Architect, this new product includes exclusive design advice by the experts at Better Homes and Gardens magazines. Perfect for Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Decks and Landscaping, Site Planning, Cost Estimating, CAD, and more. –It’s Powerful, Fun, and Easy!

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Quickly create accurately scaled floor plans in minutes that automatically generate 3D models
  • Use advanced 3D camera tools: Glass House™, Doll House™, Framing, Cross-Sections, and Virtual Tours
  • Includes the exclusive Design Planning Center from the editors of Better Homes and Gardens® magazines – for expert design guidelines, tips, and advice
  • Create the virtual look and feel for your design before it is built with actual colors, cabinets, flooring, furniture, doors, windows, landscaping, and more
  • Includes over 1,500 Free Sample Plans

Editorial Review

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Pro 7.0 features everything you need, including advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) design tools and advanced 3D camera tools, to design the home of your dreams. Developed by Chief Architect, this new product includes exclusive design advice by the experts at Better Homes and Gardens magazines, and is the ideal software solution for anyone who wants to build their new home from scratch,


Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) design tools and advanced 3D camera tools make it possible to design -- and see from every angle -- the home of your dreams.




Design floor plans... View larger.


...And see them come to life in brilliant 3D. View larger.


You can design outdoor spaces, too. View larger.
remodel their existing home, or redesign their bathroom, kitchen, and even landscaping. And although Designer Pro 7.0 includes some of the most advanced design tools you'll find anywhere, the package includes a "Getting Started Tutorial" and over 70 "How To" videos that will help you take on even the most of advanced projects. In no time at all, you'll be well on your way to designing a project that architects and other professionals would otherwise cost you thousands of dollars in architect or other professional fees.

Advanced Design Tools and Hundreds of Templates
To get started, Home Designer Pro 7.0 features several Better Homes and Gardens home style templates that range from traditional to contemporary, complete with colors, cabinets, and moldings. An advanced "Home Designer" tool that lets you quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, and cabinets, as well as choose colors, place furniture, and create decks and landscaping features. Once you have the basic design elements in place, you can use the advanced 3D camera tools -- Glass House, Doll House, Framing, Cross-Sections, and Virtual Tours -- to "experience" your new home. This will allow you to create the virtual look and feel for your design before it's built with the actual (and expensive) materials.

Overall, you'll have over 8,000 design tools at your disposal, over 9,000 items from name-brand manufacturers to use, and 1,500 free sample plans. Professional CAD tools will prove indispensable when it comes to the details.

Professional Building Tools To Get The Job Done
Creating your design is only the first step of several. Once your design is complete, you'll need to begin the arduous process of creating a materials list to estimate total costs, check your plan against building standards, and so on. Home Designer Pro 7.0 will help you do all of this and more. You can automatically generate a materials list for project cost estimating, and use Home Designer Pro 7.0's tools for roof generation, framing, dimensioning, and foundations. A Plan Check will automatically validate your design against standard building principles, saving you hours of time. And most importantly, an automatic materials lists will help you keep track of your project inventory and cost estimating as your design progresses.

And when it's time to move outside, Home Designer Pro 7.0 has you covered with landscape design tools that can create hills and valleys for custom landscapes, as well as Fence, Garden, Deck, Driveway, Path, and other Terrain Feature tools. The package includes two program CDs, four tutorial CDs that include over 70 "how-to" videos, a "getting started" guide, reference manual, and a USB security lock.

More Details

Publisher: Chief ArchitectCategory: Home & Garden DesignBinding: CD-ROM


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