REVIEWS - Chief Architect Home Designer Pro 9.0[Download] [OLD VERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.5 out of 5Product FeatureChief Architect Home Designer Professional isqbased on the Pro version of Chief Architect, withtools for Home Design, Remodeling, Decks,Landscaping, Kitchens & Baths, Interior Design,and Cost EstimatingAdvanced CAD tools such as replicate, line weights,qpoint-to-point move, and custom patterns fordetailing cross-section views with insulation,cross-boxes and moreCreate blueprint layouts with 3D, CAD,qCross-Section/Elevation, and Plan Views; ICCResidential Design Checklist allows you to checkyour plan against national building codesAutomatic and Manual Building Tools for Roofs,qStairs, Dimensions, Framing, Foundations andmoreOver 5,000 free sample plans and over 80 tutorialqtraining videos that will quickly get you started onyour next home design projectRead moreqProduct DescriptionHome Designer Pro 9.0 is the latest release from Chief Architect, the professional software design company andthe software of choice by more builders, architects and designers. Home Designer Pro leverages the sameprofessional quality from Chief Architect making it the most powerful and easy to use home design, remodelingand landscaping software. HOME DESIGN * Choose from over 5,000 sample plans * Powerful building tools likeautomatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing and foundations * Draw in 2D and 3D or bothsimultaneously * Record walk-throughs with the stylized views of Rendering Techniques AUTOMATED &MANUAL BUILDING TOOLS * Create any custom roof or ceiling plan with Roof Design tools * Manual framingtools for fully editable framing, including joists, rafters, trusses, beams, posts * Create custom ceilings of anyslope and shape including vaulted and cathedral * Automatic Structural Dormers - builds dormers automaticallywith walls that reach the floor KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN * Create custom cabinets in minutes by choosing yourown colors, countertops and door styles * Generate a custom editable countertop from cabinets that are in theplan * Choose from top name-brand appliances to add to your design * Cabinet Countertop layers allow
separate control of countertop displays in 2D and 3D DECKS & LANDSCAPING * Design single or multi-leveldecks using automatic deck framing and an advanced deck framing option * Distribute objects in garden beds,populate your garden beds automatically * Choose from over 3,600 plants and see what your plants will looklike in 0-20 years * Show plants with filled colors in your 2D landscape design SITE PLANNING & COSTESTIMATION * Automatic Cost Estimation and Materials list * Automatic Terrain tools create flat, irregularshaped, or sloped lots * Use a GPS to import terrain elevation data * Create rendered cross-section andelevation views with photo realistic textures Read moreProduct DescriptionHome Designer Pro 9.0 is the latest release from Chief Architect, the professional software design company andthe software of choice by more builders, architects and designers. Home Designer Pro leverages the sameprofessional quality from Chief Architect making it the most powerful and easy to use home design, remodelingand landscaping software. Design Like a Professional!Professional home design software for the serious home enthusiast. Click to enlarge.Professional SoftwareChief Architect Home Designer Pro 9.0 is professional home design software for the serious home enthusiast.Enjoy the same tools that the professionals use for home design, remodeling, interior design, decks,landscaping and cost estimation.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 tools, the ability to createblueprints, manual framing and roofing and much more.Designing like a Professional has never been so Easy!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 andCross-Sections. Create the Virtual Look and Feel Before You Build!Manual framing tools for fullyeditable framing, including joists,rafters, trusses, beams, posts, andmore. Click to enlarge.
Design in 2D and 3D. 3D Views areautomatic with a point-and-click ofthe camera tool. Click to enlarge.Artistic rendering techniques such asWatercolor, Glass House, andTechnical Illustration Click to enlarge.Powerful deck and patio tools allowyou to design and visualize your newdeck with 3D models and can helpyou estimate the costs. Click toenlarge.Create Back-Clipped Cross Sectionand Elevation Views to limit your viewto relevant details for precise planediting. Click to enlarge.
Choose from over 3,600 plants withthe Plant Chooser. Click to enlarge.Design the kitchen of your dreams.Click to enlarge.Glass House View provides a fulltranslucent view of your design. Clickto enlarge.Use the Cabinet Designer tools tocreate unlimited cabinet styles. Clickto enlarge.Home Design Software by Chief ArchitectChoose from over 5,000 Sample PlansChoose 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 foundationsArtistic rendering techniques for Watercolor, Glass House and Technical IllustrationIntegrated Design ToolsHome Designer Pro makes it easy to design and visualize your ideas on your next home or remodeling project
with over 8,000 powerful integrated tools. Use the automated building tools to assist you in your design process.The tools have commonly accepted defaults for most building practices to help you in your home designprojects.Get Started Quickly and EasilyThe Quick Startup Options Guide will help you begin with "How-To" tutorials based on your type of 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 moreThe online help system provides detail information on all types of building projectsIncludes over 80 easy "step-by-step" tutorial training videos that will quickly get you started on your nexthome 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 design. Choose other Artistic rendering techniquesfor Watercolor and Technical Illustration views.Doll 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 quickly 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 codesKitchen 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 styles
Chief Architect Product ComparisonWhich Chief Architect product best suits yourneeds? Review this product comparison matrix(PDF file).Interior DesignSmart Design Objects, Drag-and-drop from thousands of design objects in the built-in Library organized bycategoryMaterial 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 newroomChoose from a variety of interior items--including chairs, tables, sofas, fabrics, accessories and more. Resize,change colors and materials to meet your exact needs.Import your own symbols from 3D file types including .SKP, .OBJ and .3DSDecks 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 lotsPlant Encyclopedia to learn more about the plants in your designsChoose from over 3,600 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 dataCreate 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