Chief Architect has established itself in the industry as one of the most renowned home designer software companies there is. They have been known for designing and developing programs that are not only very useful, but also quite reasonably priced. One of these said programs is the Home Designer Suite which is available for a very affordable price tag of only $99. What’s even better is that it is also compatible with Microsoft’s newest OS, Windows 7. Below are some of the main features of this program.
Not only is this piece of software very powerful, but it also happens to be a lot of fun and quite easy to use. It is an excellent tool for designing one’s home, from remodeling all the way to landscaping. There are also thousands of sample plans included in the kit, as well as home style templates that can either be used directly or serve as an inspiration for one’s own design. The House Wizard tool is also great for custom designs and features such as automatic framing, stairs, and roof generation make things even easier.
If one might need some help with anything regarding the program, it has an option to either go on the internet and access the product’s online help system, or makes use of the dozens of tutorial videos that provide very helpful step-by-step guides.
Great for Both Interiors and Exteriors
The Home Designer Suite is also great for designing both the interior and exterior of one’s house. Another pre-installed feature is the Material Painter which allows users to apply different materials and colors on nearly all surfaces. There are also hundreds of different interior items to choose from which includes fabrics, sofas, tables, and chairs, to name a few. With the Smart Design Objects also on board, it becomes as simple as dragging and dropping various design objects from the program’s expansive library.
3D Virtual Tools
Aside from 2D, users of the Home Designer Suite can also make use of a couple of other different views to ensure that all the angles are covered before the plans are finalized. One can choose from various 3D views (with an automatic camera tool), the Glass House view (translucent view), or even the Doll House view (roof-less view from the top). It is also an option to go on the Virtual Tour which can also be customized depending on one’s own desires. Adjusting angles and lighting is also made easy by the night and day views, as well as the shadow generation tool which is also on board. Designing one’s home has never been this easy – and enjoyable as well.