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Home & Garden Design

Released: 2011-10-11


Home Designer Landscaping and Deck 2012 [Old Version] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 7
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Description

Let Home Designer Landscape & Deck by Chief Architect Software help you plan and design your perfect outdoor living space! It's easy to quickly design the virtual look and feel of your backyard, deck, patio, pool or other outdoor project. Create beautiful landscapes, terrain features, gardens and decks quickly and easily! Get started today!

Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Deck and landscape software for easily designing outdoor living spaces
  • Create beautiful landscapes, terrain features, gardens and decks
  • Plant Chooser with 3,600+ botanically accurate flowers, trees, and shrubs
  • Drag and drop thousands of items from the Library Browser
  • Get started quickly with easy how-to videos that offer step-by-step instructions

Editorial Review

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Plant Chooser with over 3,600 realistic plants. View larger.
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Hardiness Zone maps for North America, Europe and Australia. View larger.

Chief Architect Home Designer Landscape & Deck 2012

Let Home Designer Landscape & Deck by Chief Architect Software help you plan and design your perfect outdoor living space. It's easy to quickly design the virtual look and feel of your backyard, deck, patio, pool or other outdoor project. Create beautiful landscapes, terrain features, gardens and decks quickly and easily. Get started today!

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Design single or multi-level decks.
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Plants

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
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Visualize a new patio with 3D models.
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Drag and drop thousands of items from the Library Browser. View larger.
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Stream or Pond tool--simply click to place and then resize. View larger.
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Create flat, irregularly shaped or sloped lots. View larger.
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Create custom outdoor living spaces. View larger.
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Landscape split screen for easy reference. View larger.
Decks & 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
Landscaping

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
  • Auto-populate garden beds with plants and flowers with the Distribute Plants tool
Terrain

Use Automatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools to create flat, irregularly shaped or sloped lots. Use a GPS to import 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 elevation data
  • Visualize designs with day and night views
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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
  • Manual dimension tools measure any distance including dimensioning to individual plants
  • Sprinkler Designer tools to easily layout sprinkler zones
  • Define terrain-elevation lines, elevation regions and retaining walls for accurate modeling
  • Fences, driveways and sidewalks follow terrain contours
  • Create borders around plant beds with terrain curbing
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: CD-ROMLanguage: English

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