Being one of the newest software around, it is definitely more advanced. It provides leverage for designers, builders and architect in coming up with designs and other projects such as decking, home remodeling, landscaping, outdoor living and designing.
It will be safe to assume that like its earlier counterpart, this software has user friendly options as well except that it has more additional features and exciting applications.
Features and System requirements
It can operate on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and XP operating systems. This powerhouse software makes building and designing fun and easy. Like the earlier versions, this can arrange walls, view landscapes in a different angles, choose from a variety of colors, has an automatic roof generation, make decks, doors, windows and cabinets and so much more.
From the 1,500 plant options from other version, this takes pride in its wide selection of 3,600 plants. Interior items in this great software has elevated to an amazing number of 7,000 that includes fixtures, windows, doors, cabinets, and appliances.
Highly recommended for professionals involved in the building and designing industry, this software creates so many possibilities. It also has a cost estimator that calculates not only the cost of the project but the home’s value and amount of mortgage possible.
Easy to use program
This software comes with very easy step-by-step tutorial videos. It also has a very clear user manual. There is no need for a technical support to assist you in using the program, but then again you may seek assistance to have a better grasp of the program. It also has an intuitive interface function, user-friendly options that come with many other applications.
Want to view your future home in varying modes? The program allows you to do so. It could be in different landscape angles, home views and even night/day view modes.
This software lets you design with outstanding details, plus its huge selections located in its library is an added incentive. You can also import photos, display your finished designs for other home designers to see and name the brands you plan to use on your remodeling projects.
Purchasing the software
The price ranges anywhere from $180 to $220. Of course, this program is upgradeable which allows you to add more updates when available. This program may be purchased at any Chief Architect store or downloadable from various website for a fee.
What You Cannot Do
Unfortunately, this home planning software has certain limitations. With this software, you cannot verify if such conforms to local and national building codes, the program also does not allow you to add sounds. Complicated HVAC systems cannot be done on this software as well.
Other than these limitations, this software is a great buy. You can practically create various designs with ease. Just by using your computer coupled with patience and imagination, no doubt you will be able to achieve the goal of coming up with great design without the need of spending much on contractors and interior designers.
In general, this software justifies its advertising claims and representations. Enjoy designing, building and remodeling with Chief Architect Architectural Home Designer 9.0 today!