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Chief Architect Software is a leading developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for builders, designers, architects and home DIY enthusiasts. For the consumer DIY home design market, we publish the top-selling and best-rated Home Designer® product line. And, for professionals, we publish the Chief Architect® software product line; the most popular product for residential home design. With these compatible product lines, professionals and consumers can share ideas with ease. Room Planner mobile apps are designed for the DIY home design software and professional remodeler to visualize room layout and measure as-built projects.

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Chief Architect

Chief Architect® Professional Home Design Software

Chief Architect® was created in 1992 for the professional Home Design Software market and was the first object-based 3D CAD system with smart object design principles; known as Building Information Modeling (BIM). Chief Architect® is the market-leading home design software product for residential design.

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Home Designer

Home Designer® by Chief Architect®

The Home Designer® product line is based on the professional line of Chief Architect products. Combining the leading-edge home design software with the knowledge of the professional design market, Chief Architect, Inc. produces the best software tools for home design, remodeling, kitchens & baths, landscaping, decks, and cost estimating. Chief Architect developed and published the Home Designer product line under the Better Homes and Gardens® brand from version 6.0 through 8.0. All Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer products are compatible with Home Designer® 9.0 and newer products. It also created the 3D Home Architect brand from version 1.0 through 4.0.

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Room Planner

Room Planner Mobile App by Chief Architect®

Room Planner™ mobile apps are available for Apple iOS and Android. The app is designed for the DIY home design software user to quickly visualize and layout their rooms. The app is also designed for the professional remodeler or realtor to measure and create floor plans using a tape measure or Bluetooth laser. Room Planner files can be imported into both Home Designer and Chief Architect (walls & openings) allowing users to further design details.

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