REVIEWS - Better Homes and Gardens HomeDesigner Pro 8.0 [Download] [OLD VERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.9 out of 5Product FeatureAdvanced CAD editing tools such as replicate, lineqweights, point-to-point move, custom patternsAutomatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeterqtools create flat, irregular shaped, or sloped lotsCabinet Designer lets you create unlimited cabinetqstyles; choose colors, countertops and door stylesPowerful deck and patio tools allow you to designqand visualize your new deck with 3D models andcan help you estimate the costsGenerate various styles of Automatic roofs orqmanually design any custom roof including curvedroofsRead moreqProduct DescriptionDesign your dream home like the professionals with Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Pro 8.0 which isprofessional home design software for the serious home enthusiast. Developed by Chief Architect, this newproduct includes exclusive design advice by the experts at Better Homes and Gardens magazines. It is perfectfor Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Kitchens, Baths, and Deck and Landscaping projects. Some ofthe features include Advanced CAD tools, it enables you to create blueprints, includes manual framing tools, itcontains over 9,000 items to create a 3D model of your home and more. Read moreProduct DescriptionBetter Homes and Gardens Home Designer Pro 8.0 is professional home design software for the serious homeenthusiast. Enjoy the same tools that the professionals use for home design, remodeling, interior design, decks,landscaping and cost estimation.Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Pro has all the same great features as Architectural Home Designer,Interior Designer, Landscaping and Deck Designer plus advanced CAD tools, advanced building and CAD tools,the ability to create blueprints, manual framing and roofing and much more.Designing like a professional has never been so easy!
Enjoy the same tools that the professionals use for home design, remodeling, interior design, decks, landscapingand cost estimation.View Product DemoManual framing tools for fully editable framing, including joists, rafters, trusses, beams, posts and more.Design the kitchen of your dreams--move walls, create new cabinets, add appliances.Glass House View provides a full translucent view of your design.Professional Home Design and Landscaping SoftwareCreate accurately scaled floor plans that automatically generate 3D models in minutes. Create any detailedview of your design using advanced 3D camera tools like Glass House, Doll House, Framing, Elevation and
Cross-Sections. Create the virtual look and feel before you build!Home Design Software by Chief ArchitectExclusive Better Homes and Gardens Design Planning Center for expert design adviceChoose from over 5,000 Sample PlansDesign Inspiration Gallery contains photos by type for design and inspiration design ideasChoose from built-in style templates or create your own custom home design, or use the House WizardPowerful building tools like automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing and foundationsIntegrated Design ToolsHome Designer Pro makes it easy to design and visualize your ideas on your next home or remodeling projectwith over 8,000 powerful integrated tools. In addition, the Design Planning Center provides advice, decoratingguidelines, tips and techniques from the editors of the Better Homes and Gardens magazine.Get Started Quickly and EasilyThe Quick Startup Options Guide will help you begin with "How-To" tutorials based on the type of your projectUse the House Wizard for quick and easy layout of your roomsSelect from the pre-designed Home Design and Landscaping Style Templates complete with colors, cabinets,decks and moreExclusive Design Planning Center for up-to-date How-To and Design Tips from the experts to help in yourdesign processIncludes Step-by-Step Tutorial DVD Packed with over 70 easy "step-by-step" tutorial training videos that willquickly get you started on your next home design project3D Design ToolsDesign 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 designDoll House View, a 3D overview without the roof, is an effective tool for space planning of furniture placementand traffic flowCreate a Virtual Tour--draw your record line to Automatically Generate; or record your camera movementsVisualize your home with day and night viewsAssemble a scale model of your design with Model MakerGenerate shadows from the sun for realistic 3D viewsPoint-and-click to remove wall surfaces, or use 3D Cross-Section Elevation Slider to quickly create a 3D slice ofyour desired viewAutomated and Manual Building ToolsDesign roofs and walls in 3DGenerate various styles of Automatic roofs or manually design any custom roof including curved roofsUse the Automatic Dormer tool to quick place dormers--shed, gable, eyebrow and barrelAutomatic Structural DormersUnblock and manually edit Automatic DormersCreate any custom roof or ceiling plan with the Roof Design Tools. Edit and create roof planes to create a roofof any pitch and shape. Start with an automatic roof and then add custom details, or create the entire roofmanually.Automatic framing toolsManual framing tools for fully editable framing, including joists, rafters, trusses, beams, posts and moreChoose from several built-in wall styles with individual wall layers or define your own wall styleAbility to read and edit files by Chief Architect Full Professional SoftwareICC Residential Design Checklist will allow you to check your plan against national building codes
Powerful deck and patio tools allow you to design and visualize your new deck with 3D models and can helpyou estimate the costs.Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrain.Powerful CAD tools to detail cross-section views with insulation, cross-boxes and more.
Identify the exact placement of framing components, specify wall layers, floor structure platform height,mudsills and more.Kitchen and Bath DesignDesign the Kitchen of your dreams--move walls, create new cabinets, add appliances--Design your perfectworkspace!Design your new kitchen or bath using the Cabinet Designer toolsPlan the new layout of your bathroom with custom cabinets, sinks, showers and garden tubs. Its easy tovisualize your ideas in 3D.Create custom cabinets in minutes by choosing your own colors, countertops, door styles and moreUse the Cabinet Designer tools to create unlimited cabinet styles. Choose your own colors, countertops anddoor styles.Design and edit custom countertop shapes and stylesInterior DesignUse the Better Homes and Gardens Design Planning Center to help guide your designs with guidelines, tipsand expert adviceDesign Inspiration Gallery--Our gallery of photos will help you to jump start your design and decorating styleideas with inspirational photos by roomsMaterial Painter lets you apply colors and materials quickly and easilyChoose from thousands of colors and textures or create your own materials using a digital photographDesign for your lifestyle and personality--change colors, add lighting and choose furniture to accent your newroomImport your own symbols from Sketchup or 3D StudioDecks and LandscapingPowerful deck and patio tools allow you to design and visualize your new deck with 3D models and can helpyou estimate the costsDesign single or multi-level decks complete with automatic deck framing and an advanced deck framingoption for more complicated deck designsQuickly lay out your deck with stairs and arrange furnitureDeck foundations automatically generate to match sloped lotsExclusive Better Homes and Gardens Plant EncyclopediaChoose from over 3,700 plants with the Plant ChooserPlant Hardiness Zone reference mapsSee what your plants will look like in 0-20 yearsPathways--Use the Pathway tool to design curb-appealing landscaping using stone, pavers, or sidewalks--linewith trees, shrubs, flowers and moreSite Planning & EstimatingUse Automatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools to create flat, irregular shaped, or sloped lots--use aGPS to import or enter elevation data
Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrainExport Material List to spreadsheet programs including Microsoft ExcelSave snapshot Material Lists for different stages of the projectAdd detail to each individual component in the material list for a comprehensive cost estimate breakdownMaster Materials List allows you to store and manage commonly used material pricesSprinkler Designer tools to easily layout sprinkler zonesFences 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 toolsHill 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.Define Terrain Elevation lines, Elevation Regions and Terrain BreaksCAD ToolsPowerful CAD tools to detail cross-section views with insulation, cross-boxes and moreAdvanced CAD editing tools such as replicate, line weights, point-to-point move, custom patterns and more(Compatible with AutoCAD patterns)CAD-to-Walls allows you to convert CAD lines from DXF file format to wallsLayers can be used to separate key building components such as electrical or framing. Display or hide featuresof your design, set colors, lock layers and use reference layers for precise editing.Create Back-Clipped Cross Section/Elevation Views to limit your view to relevant details for precise planeditingBuilding ToolsCustomize construction methods for walls, floors, ceilings and foundations. Identify the exact placement offraming components, specify wall layers, floor structure platform height, mudsills and more.Advanced stair tools allow control of shape, starter treads, flaring, tread width and moreCreate pony walls and edit wall shape or create a stepped foundation in cross-section viewMultiple-select editing. For example, select all your cabinets and change them all with one command.Use callouts to reference between details, plans and cross-sections in a blueprint layoutCreate blueprint layouts (up to Architectural C drawings 18" x 24") with 3D, CAD, Cross-Section/Elevation andPlan ViewsRotate and Flip PlanAdvanced dimensioning tools include angular, end-to-end and interior dimensionsFully editable dimension lines and configurable dimension editing allow you to change where dimensionslocate walls, windows, doors and other objectsRead more