Home Designer Pro is professional home design software for the serious DIY enthusiast. Enjoy the same type of tools that the professionals use for home design, remodeling, interior design, and cost estimation. Home Designer Pro offers advanced design and smart building tools to produce detailed construction drawings.
In addition to all the great features found in Home Designer Architectural, Home Designer Professional includes several manual building tools and layout tools to create detailed construction drawings. Consider these added features:
Home Designer Pro automatically generates fully editable framing including joists, rafters, trusses, beams, posts, and more. Choose from multiple framing types such as lumber, steel, or engineered materials.
You can start with an automatic roof, then customize it to suit your needs or start from scratch and draw your own manual roof planes.
Ceilings are automatic in Home Designer. You can also draw your own custom ceiling planes for specialized designs.
Create scaled construction documents and print at any size with 3D, CAD, cross‑section/elevation, and plan views.
Home Designer Pro unlocks full control of your straight or curved staircase's shape, starter tread, tread width, and more.
Customize the construction of walls, floor structures, platform heights, mudsills, framing, and more.
Create horizontal and vertical layouts for doors, drawers, and appliances on any cabinet. Create entertainment centers and vanity cabinets with doors on one side and drawers on the other. Place objects and lighting inside of your cabinets and define multiple styles for doors, drawers, and hardware.
Create relevant details of the interior or exterior of your design for precise plan editing.
Detail cross‑section views with insulation, cross‑boxes, blocking boxes, and more.
Includes angular and point‑to‑point dimensioning tools. Adjust your settings to quickly dimension to specific objects and locations.
Save snapshots of your materials list at different stages of the project to evaluate and compare cost differences. Add detail to each individual component and then store it to your master list for use in future projects.
Create 3D objects (such as countertops, slabs, terrain features, and more) from 2D CAD shapes.
Create watermarks and display them on your work. Control location, size, angle, and transparency. Add images to your watermark, such as your company logo for better branding.
Create sun angles with accurate longitude, latitude, date, and time; use the North pointer as a bearing for the sun angle. Use multiple sun angles for different saved cameras.
Create plot plans, site plans, and terrain plans to show the specific house location or remodel additions including lot boundary, setback requirements, and other information for your local building requirements.
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: