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Released: 2010-10-05

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Chief Architect Home Designer Landscape and Deck 10 by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 7
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Chief Architect L100-02-D Home Designer Landscape & Deck 10


Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Software for planning and designing your perfect outdoor living space
  • 4,000+ Library items; 3,600+ realistic plants; point-and-click convenience
  • Design beautiful landscapes, terrain features, gardens, and more
  • Powerful Decking and Patio tools; create plot and perimeter plans
  • Get started quickly with easy how-to videos for step-by-step instructions

Editorial Review

Plan and design your perfect outdoor living space! Home Designer Landscape & Deck 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 and over 3,600 realistic plants to your design.

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Landscaping is easy with over 3,600 botanically accurate flowers, trees and shrubs--from tropical to desert. Create gardens, pathways, hills, valleys, ponds and more for your perfect landscape.

  • Choose from over 3,600 realistic plants
  • Plant Chooser to quickly locate and learn detailed plant information
  • Plant Hardiness Zone maps--North America, Europe and Australia
  • Plant Growth slider tool--visualize how your plants will look in 3, 5, or even 20 years from now
  • Search for plants based on a variety of attributes: bloom time, water and sun needs, height information, plant type, sub-type, color, and hardiness zone
Decks and Patios
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Decks and Patios

Powerful Decking and Patio tools allow you to design and visualize your new deck with 3D models and help you easily estimate the costs. Make your new deck or patio look exactly the way you desire.

  • Use the Deck Designer tools to quickly design the layout of your deck
  • Define the details for your decking--borders, planking direction, overhang and planking gap
  • Place and arrange outdoor furniture to correctly size your deck or patio
  • Design single or multi-level decks including free-standing, tiered and post-and-beam
  • Deck foundations automatically generate to match sloped lots
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Create beautiful landscapes, terrain features, gardens and decks for your perfect outdoor living spaces. It's easy to create the look and feel you desire for your deck, landscaping and outdoor living spaces

  • Choose pre-arranged landscaping or flowerbeds for inspiration to jump start your design ideas
  • Import digital photos and personalize your designs. Import family photos or backdrops of your lot for realistic 3D views.
  • Drag and drop thousands of items from the Library Browser. Choose plants, pavers, windows, doors, outdoor accessories, textures, furniture and more.
  • Use the built-in Plant Schedule as a list of plants for your landscaping project--by common or scientific name
  • Use the Distribute Plants tool to auto-populate your gardens and flowerbeds
Design customized terrain with water features, terraces, unique contours, and more. View larger.

Use Automatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools to create flat, irregularly shaped or sloped lots. Use a GPS to import or enter elevation data. You will find several terrain tools to create your lot's shape, elevation and contours.

  • Ponds & Streams--Create water features for your landscaping projects using the Stream or Pond tool--simply click to place and then resize
  • Terraces and Terrain Walls--Use the Terrain Wall Tool to create terraces or divide your Terrain slopes
  • Contours and Elevations--Drag elevation lines or set specific elevation points to create your contoured lots
  • Use Automatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools to create flat, irregular shaped or sloped lots--use a GPS to import or enter elevation data
  • Visualize designs with day and night views
Site Planning
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Site Planning

Create any shape lot. Enter elevation data, hills, valleys and flat regions to create your virtual lot. Use Raised, Lowered and Flat Region tools to precisely model your terrain.

  • Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrain
  • Hill and Valley tools make it easy to add gardens, beds and slopes that automatically appear in 3D views
  • Sprinkler Designer tools to easily layout sprinkler zones
  • Define Terrain Elevation lines, Elevation Regions and Terrain Breaks for accurate modeling
  • Fences, Driveways and Sidewalks follow terrain contours
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Get Started Quickly!

The Quick Startup Options Guide will help you begin with "How-To" tutorials based on the type of your project. You can also choose from over 40 easy "step-by-step" tutorial training videos that will quickly get you started on your next home design project. Live online training webinars are available on a weekly basis and you can access this training via the Internet. Home Talk is a User Forum you can ask question from the community of users. Finally we offer great technical support by qualified in-house professionals.

More Details

Publisher: Chief ArchitectCategory: Home & Garden DesignBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English

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