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Released: 2009-07-01


Chief Architect Home Designer Suite 9.0 [Download] [OLD VERSION] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: DownloadHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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Description

Suite 9.0 is the latest release from Chief Architect, leader in the Professional Home Design Software Industry, now with a new consumer focus just for you! With over 5,000 integrated tools it is perfect for home design, remodeling, interior design, landscaping, decks, cost estimation, and site planning. Design in 2D and 3D or both simultaneously! HOME DESIGN * Virtual Walk-Through: Draw your record line to automatically generate a virtual tour * Choose from over 6,000 library items or download free bonus items * Use Edit Area to select, move, edit, and copy entire regions of your design * Create Rendered Cross-Section Views with photo-realistic textures * Compatible with Chief Architect® (Version X2) REMODELING * Add lighting fixtures to create dramatic views * Choose from over 1,000 cabinets and customize using any style and color * Create accurately scaled floor plans * Change your colors, countertops, and flooring styles with the Material Painter * Ability to Add items to the Library Browser * Create base, wall, full height, curved, corner cabinets, partitions, shelves, and soffits for your kitchen or bath DECKS & LANDSCAPING * Auto-generate decks with the Deck Railing Tool * Choose from over 1,500 popular plants to place and arrange in your landscaping design * Get detailed information from the plant encyclopedia and learn which ones are best for you using the Hardiness Zone Maps * One-Click Hill and Valley tools for realistic landscape modeling * Design free-standing, post-and-beam, tiered, and multi-story decks INTERIOR DESIGN * Place name brand products in your design * Import your own custom colors or materials from a digital photo or website * Quickly visualize colors and textures for walls, floors, and countertops * Thousands of items in the built-in library: furniture, fixtures, lighting, doors, windows, and more * Ability to Export Custom Libraries - Share your libraries with other Home Designer Users

Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Chief Architect Home Designer Suite is the all-in-one home design software solution for Home Design, Remodeling, Decks, Landscaping, Kitchens & Baths, Interior Design, and Cost Estimating
  • Create accurately scaled floor plans - change colors, countertops, cabinets, flooring styles and more for your new kitchen or bath
  • Thousands of items in the built-in library include furniture, fixtures, lighting, doors, windows, and more
  • Get detailed information on popular plants, learn which ones are best for your climate using the Hardiness Zone Map
  • Automatic Cost Estimation and Materials list help assign costs for materials, descriptions, quantities, unit costs, and more

Editorial Review

Home Designer Suite 9.0 is the latest release from Chief Architect, the professional software design company and the software of choice by more builders, architects and designers. Home Designer Suite leverages the same professional quality from Chief Architect making it the most powerful and easy to use home design, remodeling and landscaping software.

An advanced yet easy to use set of tools for Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Landscaping and Cost Estimation.



Glass House View provides a full translucent view of your design.

Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrain.

Doll House View, a 3D overview without the roof, is an effective tool for space planning of furniture placement and traffic flow.

Powerful deck and patio tools allow you to design and visualize your new deck with 3D models and can help you estimate the costs.

Choose from over 1,500 plants with the Plant Chooser.

Design or Remodel Your Home Today!
Chief Architect Home Designer Suite provides a fun and an advanced yet easy to use set of tools for Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Landscaping and Cost Estimation.

Powerful, Fun and Easy Home Design Software

  • Perfect for Home Design, Remodeling and Landscaping
  • Choose from over 1,500 Sample Plans
  • Choose from built-in home style templates, create your own custom home design or use the House Wizard
  • Powerful building tools like automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing and foundations
  • Visualize your new Kitchen or Bath

House Wizard and Tutorial Videos Make it Easy!

  • The Quick Startup Options Guide will help you begin with "How-To" tutorials based on the type of your project
  • Use the House Wizard for quick and easy layout of your rooms
  • Select from the pre-designed Home Design, Interior and Landscaping Style Templates complete with colors, cabinets, decks and more
  • The online help system provides detail information on all types of building projects
  • Includes over 30 easy "step-by-step" tutorial training videos that will quickly get you started on your next home design project

Kitchens, Baths and Custom Cabinets

  • Design the Kitchen of your dreams--move walls, create new cabinets, add appliances--Design your perfect workspace!
  • Plan the new layout of your bathroom with custom cabinets, sinks, showers and garden tubs. It's easy to visualize your ideas in 3D.
  • Create custom cabinets in minutes by choosing your own colors, countertops, door styles and more
  • Design your new kitchen or bath using the Cabinet Designer Tools
  • Use the Cabinet Designer tools to create unlimited cabinet styles. Choose your own colors, countertops and door styles.

Interiors and Exteriors

  • Design and decorating style ideas with inspirational photos by rooms
  • Material Painter lets you apply colors and materials quickly and easily
  • Choose from thousands of colors and textures or create your own materials using a digital photograph
  • Design for your lifestyle and personality--change colors, add lighting and choose furniture to accent your new room
  • Choose from a variety of interior items--including chairs, tables, sofas, fabrics, accessories and more. Resize, change colors and materials to meet your exact needs.
  • Smart Design Objects, Drag-and-drop from thousands of design objects in the built-in Library organized by category

Decks and Landscaping

  • Powerful deck and patio tools allow you to design and visualize your new deck with 3D models and can help you estimate the costs
  • Design single or multi-level decks complete with automatic deck framing
  • Quickly lay out your deck with stairs and arrange furniture
  • Deck foundations automatically generate to match sloped lots
  • Plant Encyclopedia to learn more about the plants in your designs
  • Choose from over 1,500 plants with the Plant Chooser
  • Pathways--Use the Stepping Stone tool to design curb-appealing landscaping using stone, pavers or sidewalks--line with trees, shrubs, flowers and more

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3D Models and Virtual Tours

  • Design in 2D and 3D. 3D Views are automatic with a point-and-click of the camera tool.
  • Glass House View provides a full translucent view of your design
  • Doll House View, a 3D overview without the roof, is an effective tool for space planning of furniture placement and traffic flow
  • Create a Virtual Tour--draw your record line to Automatically Generate; or record your camera movements
  • Visualize your home with day and night views
  • Assemble a scale model of your design with Model Maker
  • Generate shadows from the sun for realistic 3D views
  • Point-and-click to remove wall surfaces, or use 3D Cross-Section Elevation Slider to quickly create a 3D slice of your desired view

Site Planning & Estimating

  • 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
  • Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrain
  • Make your backyard design come alive using several easy-to-use terrain and landscaping tools. Add a pool or pond and visualize in 3D.
  • Fences and Driveways--With the Fencing tools you can choose a variety of fencing styles and custom gates. You will also find driveway, sidewalk and curbing tools
  • Hill and Valley tools make it easy to add gardens, beds and slopes that automatically appear in 3D views. Choose from landscaping style templates or create your own.
  • Cost Estimating--Don't be surprised by the cost of your project. Automatically generate a complete spreadsheet for your project costs, broken down by category. Calculate the amount of lumber for your deck or concrete required for that new patio.

More Details

Publisher: Chief ArchitectCategory: Home & Garden DesignBinding: Software DownloadLanguage: English


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