Architectural Home Designer 9.0 is all-in-one Home Design software and includes: Home Design, Remodeling, Decks & Landscaping, Interior Design, Site Planning & Estimating. It leverages the same professional quality from Chief Architect making it the most powerful and easy to use home design software. Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, and cabinets. Choose colors, place furniture, create decks and landscaping. Powerful building tools like standard CAD tools, automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing, foundations, and Plan Check make it easy. Choose from a Library of more than 3,600 plants and 7,000 items including windows, doors, lighting, furniture, interior/exterior fixtures, cabinets, and more. HOME DESIGN Choose from thousands of styles, colors, wallpaper, flooring, and materials. Move a wall, change a color, add a room, redesign a kitchen, create your own cabinets, and estimate costs before you build. REMODELING Experiment and create models and virtual tours. Arrange walls, windows, doors, decks, and automatically generate 3D models to visualize at any angle. Powerful building and remodeling tools include automatic roof generation, foundations, stairs, and more. INTERIOR DESIGN Choose or import thousands of items to customize your design. Point-and-click to change wall colors, flooring styles, countertops, and more. Choose from name-brand colors and materials or create your own. DECKS & LANDSCAPING Over 1,500 botanically accurate flowers, trees, and shrubs. Create gardens, pathways, hills, valleys, ponds, and more for your outdoor living area. Powerful deck tools allow you to design, visualize, estimate, and build your outdoor living project. SITE PLANNING & ESTIMATING Design your lot and plans with easy terrain tools. Identify your costs and materials for your next project before you begin. Design in 2D or 3D. Add, resize, and automatically dimension your plans.
Architectural Home Designer 9.0 is the latest release from Chief Architect, the professional software design company and the software of choice by more builders, architects and designers. Architectural Home Designer leverages the same professional quality from Chief Architect making it the most powerful and easy to use home design, remodeling and landscaping software.
Create your dream home with powerful and easy to use home design, remodeling and landscaping software. Click to enlarge.
Design the Kitchen of your dreams--move walls, create new cabinets, and add appliances to design your perfect workspace! Click to enlarge.
Powerful deck and patio tools allow you to design and visualize your new deck. Click to enlarge.
Design in 2D and 3D. 3D Views are automatic with a point-and-click of the camera tool. Click to enlarge.
Glass House View provides a full translucent view of your design. Click to enlarge.
Choose from over 3,600 plants with the Plant Chooser. Click to enlarge.
Exclusive All-in-One Home Design Solution
- Choose from over 2,500 Sample Plans
- Choose from built-in home style templates, create your own custom home design or use the House Wizard
- Powerful building tools like automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing and foundations
- Artistic rendering techniques for Watercolor, Glass House and Technical Illustration
Get Started Quickly and Easily
- The Quick Startup Options Guide will help you begin with "How-To" tutorials based on the type of your project
- Use the House Wizard for quick and easy layout of your rooms
- Select from the pre-designed Home Design and Landscaping Style Templates complete with colors, cabinets, decks and more
- The online help system provides detail information on all types of building projects
- Includes over 40 easy "step-by-step" tutorial training videos that will quickly get you started on your next home design project
Kitchen and Bath Design
- Design the Kitchen of your dreams--move walls, create new cabinets, add appliances--Design your perfect workspace!
- Plan the new layout of your bathroom with custom cabinets, sinks, showers and garden tubs. It's easy to visualize your ideas in 3D.
- Create custom cabinets in minutes by choosing your own colors, countertops, door styles and more
- Design your new kitchen or bath using the Cabinet Designer Tools
- Use the Cabinet Designer tools to create unlimited cabinet styles. Choose your own colors, countertops and door styles.
- Material Painter lets you apply colors and materials quickly and easily
- Choose from thousands of colors and textures or create your own materials using a digital photograph
- Design for your lifestyle and personality--change colors, add lighting and choose furniture to accent your new room
- Choose 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 files types including .SKP, .OBJ and .3DS
- Smart Design Objects, Drag-and-drop from thousands of design objects in the built-in Library organized by category
Decks and Landscaping
- 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 single or multi-level decks complete with automatic deck framing
- Quickly lay out your deck with stairs and arrange furniture
- Deck foundations automatically generate to match sloped lots
- Plant Encyclopedia to learn more about the plants in your designs
- Choose from over 3,600 plants with the Plant Chooser
- Plant Hardiness Zone reference maps
- See what your plants will look like in 0 - 20 years
- Pathways--Use the Pathway tool to design curb-appealing landscaping using stone, pavers, or sidewalks--line with trees, shrubs, flowers and more
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3D Models and Virtual Tours
- Design 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 techniques for Watercolor and Technical Illustration views.
- Planning of furniture placement and traffic flow
- Create a Virtual Tour--draw your record line to Automatically Generate; or record your camera movements
- Visualize your home with day and night views
- Assemble a scale model of your design with Model Maker
- Generate shadows from the sun for realistic 3D views
- Point-and-click to remove wall surfaces, or use 3D Cross-Section Elevation Slider to quickly create a 3D slice of your desired view
Site Planning & Estimating
- Use Automatic Build Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools to create flat, irregular shaped, or sloped lots--use a GPS to import or enter elevation data
- Create plot and perimeter plans; automatically generate a 3D model of your actual terrain
- Make your backyard design come alive using several easy-to-use terrain and landscaping tools. Add a pool or pond and visualize in 3D.
- Sprinkler Designer tools to easily layout sprinkler zones
- Fences 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 tools
- Hill 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.
- Cost Estimating--Don't be surprised by the cost of your project. Automatically generate a complete spreadsheet for your project costs, broken down by category. Calculate the amount of lumber for your deck or concrete required for that new patio.