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Home & Garden Design

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Brand: Chief Architect
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Interior Designer is loaded with tools for decorating, remodeling, interior design, kitchens & baths, space planning and more. You can quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, choose colors, place furniture, create kitchens and baths. The exclusive Design Planning Center offers expert "how-to" Design Advice. Change colors and textures for walls, floors, countertops, and more with Material Painter. Point-and-click to choose from thousands of colors and textures or create your own with Color Chooser. Design and visualize your home with 3D Models and Virtual Tours.

Overview of features:

  • Inspire your designs with the Better Homes and Gardens Design Planning Center
  • Create a Virtual Walk-Through of your home design
  • Design and visualize in 3D
  • Choose from a Library of more than 3,000 items for your designs
  • Generate an Automatic Material List for project cost estimating
  • Includes over 30 How-To training videos
3D Models and Virtual Tours:
See dramatic 3D Dollhouse Views
of your designs.
  • Produce realistic images of your designs and remodeling projects
  • The Glass House View provides a full translucent view of the interior and exterior, simulatenously
  • Doll House View, a 3D view without the roof,provides a very effective overview tool for space planning to determine room size, furniture placement and traffic flow
  • Create and take a Virtual Walk-Through of your house
  • Take individual pictures (renders) of your design that can be saved in any image format
  • Visualize your home with day and night views
  • Print and assemble a scale model of your design with Model Maker
  • Generate shadows from the sun for realistic 3D views
Design Tools:
  • Use the Better Homes and Gardens Design Planning Center to help guide your designs with decorating guidelines, tips and advice
  • Over 500 sample plans to inspire your design
  • Create a virtual look and feel of the design before it is built with actual colors, wallpaper, flooring, furniture, windows and window treatments
  • Material Painter allows you to apply materials to individual items. For example, change the counter top to Granite, change the cabinets to Cherry Wood, or paint the walls with your favorite color
  • Define your own lighting and electrical plan
Advanced, precise, and easy
enough for anyone to use.

Building Tools:
  • Choose from 6 Better Homes and Gardens style templates
  • The Build House Wizard provides a quick way to layout adjoining rooms to help create your design or remodeling project
  • Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets and architectural objects from a library of over 3,000 items to create a 3D model in minutes
  • Automatically generate a Materials List into a spreadsheet for complete project estimating
  • Complete automatic building tools for roof generation, framing, dimensioning, and foundations
  • Easily design kitchens with plans and 3D layouts
  • Create complete customized cabinets with drag-and-drop
  • Detail cabinets with color, wood type, countertop material, door/drawer styles, open shelving, backsplash, crown molding, millwork, and cabinet hardware including hinges, handles and pulls
  • Plan Check - automatically validates the design against standard building principles
Tools to take you from
conception to reality.

Plan it, see it, make it happen.

What's in the box:
Design software on CD-ROM, instruction booklet.


Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP

More Details

Publisher: CHIEF ARCHITECTCategory: Home & Garden DesignBinding: CD-ROM


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