The key features...

Define the shape of your home using the QuickStart wizard by simply dragging and dropping, or from a photo of your house. Build your landscape with drag-and-drop gardens, or create a customised landscape thanks to the extensive plant library. Decorate your exteriors with thousands of combinations of paint, coatings, bricks, stucco and much more besides. Organise your space down to the tiniest detail: position outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchens, water features and pavilions.

Tools to get your project off to a good start

Quickstart™ wizard: Add rooms by dragging and dropping to easily create your floor plan.

Standard ready-to-use house plans: In search of inspiration or a simple starting point? Use our editable house plans to speed up your design or browse for room planning ideas.

Tracing of scanned plans: Trace your favourite plans or use one you have designed.

Take photos of the inside or outside of an existing house and add them easily to complement your designs.

Tutorial videos: View our tutorial videos to learn how to master the many features of the software program.

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Designing has never been easier

Drag and drop plants into your design from a library of over 4,000 flowers, shrubs and trees! Drag-and-drop terrace models which make it easy to create single- or multi-story terraces.

IntelliDeck™: Easily create a customised terrace in just a few clicks. Intellideck™ intuitively identifies the shape of your home when you design it so you can build a customised terrace in seconds.

Growth simulator: Use the growth simulation tool and watch your landscape evolve over time.

3D Rendering: Generation of high-quality 3D renderings in real time. Immediately view your project in 3D as you draw up your plans in 2D.

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Outdoor and garden decoration

Object library: Use the thousands of outdoor furniture units and accessories available to create your outdoor space in detail.

Material library: Different building and decoration materials (roofing, coverings, brick, wood, etc.) are at your disposal. Customise your terrace with our drag-and-drop materials. Try out various materials from nationally known brands. Decorating palettes allow you to try different combinations of materials.

Pool designer: Create and customise the pool of your dreams with the pool designer.

Outdoor kitchen: Create an island for meals or cooking. Position a worktop to add a service space. Try out different materials for cabinets and appliances.

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Outdoor landscaping and more

Exterior lighting: Add lighting to your walkways and paths. Use vertically lit spotlights to create stunning lighting effects.

Creation of external rooms: Create outdoor recreation areas with our extensive selection of furniture. Add lights to keep your outdoor parties going after dark.

Add a fence: Create customised fences around your property or your hot tub. Add a planted boundary with ease using the visual range tool.

Mulching around trees: choose the border that suits the style you are looking for. Position the mulching or stones of your choice. Finally, add a garden or decorative lighting.

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The new features of version 21NEW

Call Out Tool – Define portions of the building model as details, sections and elevations.(Ultimate,Platinum)
LEVEL LINES – Add labels to drawing to callout important structural elevations when creating construction documentation.(Ultimate,Platinum)
LINE STYLES – Ability to add labels to line styles.(ALL VARIANTS)
NOTE MARKERS – Identify building specifications such as framing requirements, pier locations, etc.(ALL VARIANTS)
PLAN LABELS – Add title lines to display Plan names; customize text alignment and font style.(Ultimate,Platinum)
WINDOW AND DOOR LABELS – Add custom labels for use, for example, in identifying manufacturer name or model/part number.(Ultimate,Platinum,Gold)
FILL PATTERNS – Newly added patterns, and a new rotate pattern option.(ALL VARIANTS)
FILL PATTERN LIBRARY – Expandable through downloadable content.(ALL VARIANTS)
Data Sharing – DWG/DXF, SketchUp®, 3D Studio®, 3MF, STL, DAE, Ply Adobe® Illustrator®, PDF, SVG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG. Data Sharing – DWG/DXF, SketchUp®, 3D Studio®, 3MF, STL, DAE, Ply Adobe® Illustrator®, PDF, SVG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG. Data sharing tools allow the user to create virtually any object to complement their home design project.(ALL VARIANTS)
Usability Improvements – LogiCursor anticipates your moves with visual feedback Gripper anticipates your moves with visual feedback View Navigator, Zooming, Panning, Orbits Inspector for parameter edits Keyboard shortcuts Layer Manager, Select Mask, Show/Hide (7) Verify Distances, Perimeters, Areas, Volumes, and Angles 12. Drag and drop texture library.(Ultimate,Platinum,Gold)
NEW LIGHTING AND RENDERING OPTIONS – Create even more stunning photorealistic renderings Area and Skylight lighting options.(Ultimate,Platinum)
2D HOUSE PLANS – Save hours of design time by using professionally drawn single and two-story house plans as 2D tracing layers which can then be automatically viewed as a 3D design. 1000 plans from which to choose!(Ultimate,Platinum,Gold)
3D EXPORT SUPPORT – OBJ with Textures and STL are now available as file export options.(Ultimate,Platinum,Gold)

Minimum system requirements:

MacOS X 10.11 or higher – Intel® Core™ Duo processor or higher – 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

3.5 GB of available hard disk space – Display resolution: 1024×768

Hard disk: To install this software program, your computer must have sufficient disk space to allow the unzipping and installation of 3.5 GB.

The software in the Architect 3D® range represents a volume of more than 1 GB. We therefore recommend that you use a high-speed connection to download this software. However, if you wish to receive a backup DVD by post, you can select the “Backup DVD” option in your shopping basket.