Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer
Home Designer is the best home-design software tool for your home remodeling, design, landscaping, and decking projects. Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer combines the leading-edge home design software from Chief Architect with the number-one home and garden publisher Better Homes and Gardens. All products are fully compatible with 3D Home Architect version 4.0 and earlier as well as the Chief Architect professional product line.
With Home Designer you can add as much or as little detail to the design as you want--it’s fun and easy.
Home Designer makes it easy to create your dream home:
* * Get started quickly and easily: The "getting started" tutorial will guide you through basic design projects. Watch more than 30 videos for step-by-step instructions. Select from over 1,500 sample home plans or use the House Wizard to design your house.
* * All-in-one home-design solution: create your dream home today with the look and feel before it is built with styles, colors, wallpaper, flooring, and materials.
* * Create your dream home: Design your dream home today with Home Designer. Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, choose colors, place furniture, create decks, and landscaping. Design and visualize your home with 3D models and virtual tours--it’s easy, it’s fun!
* * Choose from design templates: begin your design by choosing from one of six Better Homes and Gardens home-style templates that range from traditional to contemporary, complete with colors, cabinets, and moldings.
* * Powerful home-design software: Enjoy the same building and design tools the professionals use--Home Designer is made for the home enthusiasts. Powerful building tools like automatic roof generation, stairs, decks, framing, CAD, dimensioning, realistic 3D models, and Plan Check makes it easy for anyone.
* * Create floor plans: Select from over 1,500 sample home plans or use the House Wizard to design your house. Open sample plans and customize to your specific needs.
* * Customize designs from the library: Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, and architectural objects from a library of over 4,300 items to create a 3D Model in minutes. Use the library content to size your rooms, evaluate traffic flow, and create a visual model of your design.
* * Design tools: Inspire and enhance your designs with the Better Homes and Gardens Design Planning Center. Use Material Painter to create a virtual look and feel of the design before it is built with actual colors, wallpaper, flooring, furniture, windows, and window treatments.
* * Building tools: Complete automatic building tools for roof generation, framing, dimensioning, foundations, and more. Automatically generate a materials list for project-cost estimating. Includes a complete set of CAD (Computer Aided Design) tools to detail designs and Plan Check--automatically validates the design against standard building principles.