Home Designer Architectural

Powerful Home Design Software

Home Designer Architectural is powerful home design software for DIY home enthusiasts. Our Home Designer Architectural offers smart building tools to create 3D models, scaled plans and elevations for your home projects.

Home Designer Architectural

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DIY Home Design Software

Home Designer Architectural is one of our best‑selling home design apps. Discover why millions of do‑it‑yourselfers use Home Designer to create their dream homes.

Why Choose Home Designer Architectural?

In addition to all the great features found in Home Designer Suite, consider the following added features when you purchase Home Designer Architectural.

Exterior elevation with dimensions.
Cross-Sections & Elevations

Create detailed cross‑sections and elevations that include notes and dimensions.

Advanced 3D Rendering Techniques

In addition to Standard, Physically Based, and Glass House rendering techniques, Home Designer Architectural can create artistic views of your designs with Watercolor, Technical Illustration, and Vector techniques.

Record 3D Walkthroughs

Record your walkthroughs in stylized views with various rendering techniques.

An exterior rendering of the Trousdale home.
Examples of various wall types.
Custom Wall Types

Create, copy, or delete wall types and define all the layers that make up their construction. All of your custom‑defined wall components are included in the materials list.

Custom Countertops

Create custom countertops with unique sizes, shapes and waterfall styles.

Custom Backsplash

Click the Custom Backsplash tool to generate a backsplash that automatically fits around cabinets, openings, and appliances.

Deck Designer™

Control the orientation and size of deck planking, including gap, width, overhang, direction, and border planks.

Exterior rendering of a second-story deck.
Custom Lighting

Define the shadows and intensity of your lighting. Locate lights by their name or room location in the Adjust Lights dialog.

Auto Place Corner Boards and Quoins

Automatically add or remove trim details to wall corners.

Patterns and Fill Styles

Patterns and fills are integrated into the Library. Apply these fills with the Fill Style Painter.

Import/Export DWG and Collada Files

Home Designer Architectural can import or export AutoCAD DWG and Collada DAE files.

Additional Library Items

An additional 2,300 library items are available to Home Designer Architectural over Home Designer Suite.

Stair and Ramp Tools

The stair and ramp tools support accessible design features that conform to ADA standards.

Design up to Five Levels

Use Home Designer Architectural to create up to five floors, including a basement and an attic level.

Multiple Wall Framing Layers

Create wall types with multiple framing layers and automatically generate framing for both layers; ideal for furred basement walls.

Plant Schedules

Generate a list of all the plants used in your design. Use different schedule callout shapes as reference labels for different plants in the design.

Plant schedule showing images and descriptions of plants.

Chief Architect Software provides free support. Our in‑house support staff members are qualified and know about home and interior design. Chief Architect offers many resources to help, including:

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