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Released: 2011-10-11

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Home Designer Pro 2012 [Old Version] by Chief Architect

Software Details

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

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Scaled cross-sections, elevations, CAD tools, and floor plans to produce accurate building details. View larger.
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Automatic and manual framing tools. View larger.
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Use advance dimension tools for a variety of manual dimensions. View larger.
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Choose from thousands of appliances, sinks, fixtures and kitchen islands. View larger.
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Plan a new bathroom layout with custom cabinets, sinks, showers, and garden tubs. View larger.
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Create an outdoor living area, add new plants, create your terrain, or design a new deck. View larger.
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Automatic deck framing provides the structural components and foundation supports. View larger.



Chief Architect Home Designer Pro 2012

Home Designer Pro is professional home-design software for the serious DIY home enthusiast. Enjoy the same tools that the professionals use for home design, remodeling, interior design, decks, landscaping and cost estimation. Home Designer Pro offers advanced design, building, and tools with the ability to create framing plans, roof plans, and to produce construction documents. Create your dream home today with the help of Home Designer Pro.

Home Design

Home Designer Pro has all the same great features as Home Designer Architectural, Home Designer Interiors, and Home Designer Landscape & Deck, plus additional advanced design tools that allow you to design like a professional.

  • Powerful building tools: automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing, foundations, dimensions and terrain
  • Customizable defaults can be set up to match commonly accepted requirements for most building practices
  • Choose from built-in style templates: Home Design, Interior Design, Landscaping, Decks, Patios, and Pools or create your own custom home design
  • Over 5,000 viewable sample plans for design inspiration
  • Build Floors automatically with floor and ceiling structures
  • Automatic and manual framing tools, use structural lumber or trusses
  • Scaled cross-sections, elevations, CAD tools, and floor plans to produce accurate building details
  • Advanced CAD tools: geometric shapes, splines, arcs, boxes, replication, and transformations
  • Choose from a variety of wall types such as curved, interior, exterior, foundation, and half walls
Remodeling

Home Designer Pro makes it easy to design and visualize your ideas on your next remodeling project. Use the automated building tools to assist you in the design process.

  • Create a new room or addition: add and remove walls, place windows and doors, size your rooms with dimensions
  • One click automatic dimensions quickly create all exterior dimensions and use advance dimension tools for a variety of manual dimensions
  • Choose from a variety of wall types such as curved, interior, exterior, foundation, and half walls
  • Foundations automatically build and update based on the main floor walls
  • Automated and manual wall framing tools; define header sizes, metal, wood, or engineered framing members
  • Define on a room-by-room basis room structure options for floor and ceiling heights, ceiling styles, molding styles, wall coverings, and others
Interior Design

Give your home the exact look and feel you desire--visualize new styles, colors, wall coverings, flooring, and other materials. Plan your space with 3D models, virtual tours, and advanced design tools. It's easy to make your design ideas come to life.

  • Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, choose colors, and accessories; it's fun to experiment with various options to create different looks
  • Choose from a variety of latest interior items--including cabinets, chairs, tables, sofas, fabrics, and accessories; resize or change colors and materials to meet your exact needs
  • Import your own symbols from 3D file types including SKP, DXF, OBJ and 3DS
  • Choose pre-arranged furniture groupings that are already assembled to help quickly layout rooms kitchens, bedrooms, offices, and kid's rooms
  • Material Painter allows you to change the color and material of any object in your design--cabinets, countertops, walls, and flooring; choose one of name-brand colors from Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore or Behr and apply as a stain or solid color
Kitchen & Bath Design

Design the kitchen or bath of your dreams! Create virtually any cabinet style with the Cabinet Designer tools and use the Material Painter to change the wood-style and colors. Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, furniture and appliances. Then visualize your design in 3D!

  • Choose from over 1,000 cabinet combinations--easily change door, drawer, and hardware styles
  • Create custom cabinets in minutes by choosing your own colors, countertops, door styles, backsplash, counter edge, crown molding, base molding and hardware
  • Plan the new layout of your bathroom with custom cabinets, sinks, showers, and garden tubs
  • Choose from a Library of fixtures and appliances and place inside or adjacent to cabinets
  • Smart cabinet objects know how to bump, merge countertops, and create fillers automatically
  • Create custom shaped countertops
  • Choose from thousands of appliances, sinks, fixtures and kitchen islands
  • Elevation camera tools for details and technical views
Landscape & Deck Design

Whether you have a new home or an existing landscape, you'll find valuable resources to create a well-planned outdoor living space. Create an outdoor living area, add new plants, create your terrain, design a new deck, and estimate your costs.

  • Get started quickly with templates for landscapes, decks, patios, and pools
  • Design straight, curved, single level, multi-level, or stepped decks
  • Control the orientation and size of deck planking, gap, width, overhang, direction, and border planks
  • Automatic deck framing provides the structural components and foundation supports
  • Estimate Costs, such as deck posts, planking, framing and concrete
  • Generate cut and buy lists for your decking projects
  • Use Automatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools to create flat, irregular shaped, or sloped lots--use a GPS to import elevation data
  • Use the Pathway tool to design curb-appealing landscaping using stone, pavers, or sidewalks
  • Choose from over 3,600 plants with the Plant Chooser
  • The Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find appropriate plants for your climate zone
  • Grow Plants tool to adjust the maturity visualize how plants will look as they mature
  • Plant Schedules for a detailed listing of all the plants
  • Use a Plant distribute tool to make the garden beds look natural
Automated and Manual Building Tools

Create accurately scaled floor plans and elevations that automatically generate 3D models in minutes. With powerful automatic and manual building tools you can design like a professional!

  • As the 2D drawing is created, Home Designer automatically produces a 3D model
  • Smart Design Objects, drag-and-drop from thousands of design objects; doors, windows, cabinets and stairs--the objects are intelligent and know how to interact with the design
  • Automatic & Manual Roof tools: hip, gable, gullwing, salt box, shed or manually design a custom roof
  • Manual framing tools for fully editable framing, including joists, rafters, trusses, posts and beams; choose structural or engineered lumber
  • Floors build automatically and match the exterior walls below; define the platform components for floors, ceilings and roofs

  • Foundations automatically build and update; choose from several foundation types--crawl space, full basement, a slab, pier, or a custom style
  • One-Click Stairs & Ramps: place full-length stairs with a single click that automatically connect to floors or terrains; place straight, split or curved stairs
  • Place Callouts and Markers in Plan, Elevation, Layout, and Detail views; adjust fill color, line style, line weight, and double-headed callouts
  • International Residential Design Checklist allows you to check your plan against national building codes
Get Started Quickly!

The Quick Startup Options Guide helps you begin with "How-To" tutorials based on the type of your project. You can also choose from over 90 easy "step-by-step" tutorial training videos that 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. We offer world class technical support and training by qualified in-house professionals.

Platforms

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, decks, landscaping, and cost estimation
  • Create accurately scaled floor plans and elevations that automatically generate 3D models in minutes
  • 5,000+ viewable sample plans for design inspiration; choose from 3,600+ plants with Plant Chooser
  • Get started quickly with easy how-to videos that offer step-by-step instructions

More Details

Publisher: Chief ArchitectCategory: Home & HobbiesBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English

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