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Better Homes and Gardens Landscaping and Deck Designer 7.0 [OLD VERSION] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 98
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Description

Better Home and Gardens Landscaping and Deck Designer 7.0 provides even more tools for all outdoor projects including Landscaping, Decks & Patios, Water Features, Outdoor Living, Site Planning and Cost Estimating. Find your plants with a newly designed search tool. Import your own photos and arrange plants exactly the way you want. Landscaping templates quickly place pre-arranged landscaping beds. Terrain Wizard imports the specifications of your terrain. Choose from a Library of more than 5,500 items for your designs, including over 2,000 plants. The Exclusive Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia and Plant Hardiness Zone Reference maps are included.

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Find your plants with a newly designed search tool - Search according to shade/sun requirements, growth attributes and more
  • Import a photo and add landscaping, create an outdoor living space or design the exterior of your home
  • Add water features to your landscape such as pools, ponds and streams
  • The Growth Slider tool shows what your plants will look like in 0-20 years
  • Choose from a Library of more than 4,000 items, including over 1,500 plants

Editorial Review

Better Homes and Gardens Landscaping and Deck Designer 7.0 is the latest in outdoor design software by Chief Architect. Planning the perfect outdoor living space has never been easier with powerful tools for landscaping, decks and patios, site planning, and cost estimation. Choose from a variety of over 1,500 plants with Plant Chooser and start designing today!



Plan and design the perfect outdoor living space

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Outdoor living designs


Over 2000 plants


Deck and patio design


Plant hardiness zone maps


Garden and landscaping templates

Powerful Design Software
Plan and design the perfect outdoor living space! Landscaping and Deck Designer makes it easy to quickly design the virtual look and feel of your backyard, deck, patio, pool or any outdoor project. Just point-and-click to add pre-arranged landscaping beds and any of over 4,000 library items to your design. Choose from an array of terrain feature and design tools. It's quick and it's easy!

When you need inspiration and ideas for your design, just turn to the Design Inspiration Gallery for help. Look through a collection of beautiful photographs to spark your creativity. Or get expert advice, tips and techniques from the editors of Better Homes and Gardens magazines. We've gathered all the information and inspiration you need!

Landscaping and Deck Designer makes it easy! Use valuable resources like Plant Chooser, Design Planning Center and over 2,000 plants, trees and shrubs to place and arrange in your outdoor living space.

Landscaping

  • Plant Chooser--Find the plant you want with this newly designed search tool! Search according to shade and sun requirements, growth attributes, deer resistance, ease of growth and, much, more!
  • Exclusive Design Planning Center for expert design advice, tips, and guidelines.
  • Landscaping templates designed by Better Homes and Gardens quickly places pre-arranged landscaping beds.
  • Terrain Wizard imports the specifications of your terrain.
  • Choose from a Library of more than 4,000 items for your designs, including over 1,500 plants.
  • Design and visualize in 3D, including Virtual Tours.
  • Import your own photos of houses, plants, people, and more.

Decks and Patios

  • Design single or multi-level decks with Deck Designer tools, complete with automatic deck framing.
  • Patio Design assigns materials like concrete, brick, or Cultured Stone.
  • Create retaining walls that follow the shape of your terrain.
  • Layout your deck, add stairs, place and arrange outdoor furniture.
  • Deck foundations automatically generate to match sloped lots.
  • Quickly add water features to your landscape with round and kidney shaped ponds and stream tools.
  • Automatic deck railings with height adjustments.

Outdoor Living

  • Use the Design Inspiration Center with a gallery of images to help plan your landscaping and outdoor living space.
  • Create custom landscaping plans in 2D and 3D.
  • Choose from a Library of more than 4,000 items.
  • Material Painter allows you to apply materials to individual items--change the color of your patio set, texture of your flooring, and more.
  • Fence Designer tools let you click-and-drag to follow the shape of your yard.
  • Design the exterior of your home or import a photo and add landscaping.

Site Planning & Estimating

  • Landscape design tools easily create hills and valleys for custom landscapes.
  • Use the Growth Slider tool to see what your plants will look like in 0-20 years.
  • Use powerful Fence, Garden, Driveway, Path, and Terrain Feature tools.
  • Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrain.
  • Automatically generate a materials list to estimate costs.
  • Sprinkler Designer tool easily lays out sprinkler zones.

No Design Experience Needed!
Design it and enjoy it! Use over 3,000 integrated tools:


Create custom landscaping plans in 2D and 3D


Use over 3,000 integrated tools

Automatic Building Tools

  • Create automatic framing for decks
  • Automatically generate roofs, dimensions, foundations, stairs, railings and new floors
  • Automatically create a full 3D overview of your landscaping plans

Library Content

  • Over 4,000 items in the built-library including furniture, fixtures, lighting and more
  • Over 2,000 realistic plants
  • Brand names such as Benjamin Moore paints, Cultured Stone and more
  • Additional plants can be found in the Bonus Plant Library

Dimensions

  • One-Click automatic dimensions
  • Dynamic Dimensions--displays dimensions as walls or decks are drawn

Landscaping

  • Pre-Designed garden beds
  • Over 2,000 realistic plants
  • Import photos of your own plants
  • Plant Encyclopedia--for detailed plant descriptions
  • Plant Chooser to quickly locate and learn about plants
  • Plant Hardiness Zone maps
  • Advanced plant searching by sun, shade, watering, deer resistance and more
  • Grow your plants 0-20 years!

Terrain Tools

  • Automatic Terrain Perimeters--customize to define your specific plot
  • Add elevation points and elevation lines for custom contours
  • Create Terraces with retaining walls
  • One-Click hill and valley tools


Sprinkler Design

  • Sprinkler Design tools help you lay out sprinkler systems
  • Show sprinkler coverage areas
  • Adjust sprinkler coverage area
  • Choose from a library of sprinkler heads

Project Cost Estimating

  • Accurate materials calculations for concrete, lumber, plants and more
  • Automatic cost estimations and materials list
  • Assign costs for materials: descriptions, quantities, unit costs and more

More Details

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

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