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Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (12 votes)

Released: 2011-10-11

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Home Designer Architectural 2012 [Old Version] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 7
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Start your new remodeling or home project today with Home Designer Architectural! The program offers advanced yet easy to use tools to help you complete any design project including home design, remodeling, interior design, kitchen design, bath design, landscaping, decks and patios, and cost estimation


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Professional home-design software for the serious DIY home enthusiast
  • Tools for home design, remodeling, interior design, kitchen and bath design, landscaping, and decks and patios
  • 2,500+ viewable sample plans for inspiration; cost estimation--know how much it will cost ahead of time
  • Visualize projects before starting with 3D models and virtual tours; 3,600+ realistic plants
  • Get started quickly with easy how-to videos that offer step-by-step instructions

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Chief Architect Architectural Home Designer 2012

Start your new remodeling or home project today with Home Designer Architectural. The program offers advanced yet easy-to-use tools to help you complete any design project including home design, remodeling, interior design, kitchen design, bath design, landscaping, decks and patios, and cost estimation.

Cost estimation with detailed materials list.
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Dollhouse 3D camera tool--easily visualize projects before starting.
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Glass House 3D camera tool.
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Create a virtual tour.
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Powerful deck and patio tools.
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Choose from 3,600+ plants with the Plant Chooser.
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Home Design

Home Designer Architectural is your all-in-one home-design tool with all the features of Home Designer Suite, Home Designer Interiors, and Home Designer Landscape & Deck and more!

  • Over 2,500 viewable sample plans for design inspiration
  • Visualize your project before you build with 3D camera tools like Glass House, Doll House, Watercolor, Technical Illustration, and Elevations
  • Create accurate floor plans--one click automatic dimensions quickly create all exterior dimensions
  • Choose from built-in style templates--Home Design, Interior Design, Landscaping, Decks, Patios and Pools or create your own custom home design
  • Powerful building tools--automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, automatic framing, foundations, dimensions and terrain
  • Cost estimation--know how much your project will cost before you start construction using the detailed Materials List

What will my remodeling project look like and how much will it cost? Home Designer Architectural knows! Save time and money before you remodel.

Create your dream kitchen.
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Cabinet Designer tools offer unlimited cabinet styles.
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Update the bathroom with custom cabinets, sinks, showers and garden tubs.
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  • Create a new room or addition--add and remove walls, place windows and doors, size your rooms with dimensions
  • Point-and-click to remove wall surfaces, or use 3D Cross-Section Elevation Slider to quickly create a 3D slice of your desired view
  • Adjust wall lengths by selecting dimensions or temporary dimensions that run parallel to the wall
  • Automatically update the foundation plan to align with the first floor as the design progresses
  • Create a Virtual Tour--draw your record line to Automatically Generate
Interior Design

Experiment with your interior design ideas using 3D models, virtual tours and advanced design tools. Choose from a variety of furniture, appliance, and cabinet style. Easily change the size, color and fabric to create just the look and feel you desire.

  • Design for your lifestyle and personality--change colors, add lighting and choose furniture to accent your new room
  • Smart Design Objects--drag-and-drop from thousands of design objects in the built-in Library organized by category
  • Use the Material Painter to apply and visualize new materials
  • Experiment with your interior design ideas using 3D models, virtual tours and advanced design tools
  • Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, choose colors, and accessories. It's fun to experiment with various options to create different looks
Kitchen & Bath Design

Creating your dream kitchen is fun and easy. With the Cabinet Designer tools, you can create thousands of cabinet combinations for base, wall, full height, angled, corner cabinets. Visualize what your project will look like with 3D models and Virtual Tours.

  • Design your perfect workspace! Move walls, create new cabinets, add appliances, change colors, materials and more
  • Plan the new layout of your bathroom with custom cabinets, sinks, showers and garden tubs
  • Use the Cabinet Designer tools to create unlimited cabinet styles. Choose your own colors, countertops, moldings, and door styles
  • Use the Color Blending tool to stain a translucent color or apply a solid color over the material you place to create unlimited combinations to fit your design requirements
  • Choose from thousands of appliances, sinks, fixtures and kitchen islands
Landscape & Deck

Get started with built-in landscape and deck templates or build your own! Create beautiful landscapes, terrain features, gardens and decks for your perfect outdoor living spaces.

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  • 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 straight, curved, single level, or multi-leveled decks
  • Use the Pathway tool to design curb-appealing landscaping using stone, pavers, or sidewalks
  • Choose from over 3,600 plants to place in your design with the Plant Chooser
  • Use the Plant Encyclopedia to learn more about the plants in your designs
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 & HobbiesBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English

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