The key features...
The Architect 3D© technology is now available on Mac, making it possible for anyone to easily design the house, apartment or garden of their dreams. Architect 3D© for Mac incorporates the very latest engine and the exceptional NexGen™ technology to guide you through each step in the design process: simply create your design, the software program takes care of all the rest and generates an extremely realistic HD 3D rendering.
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.
Designing has never been easier
Partitions and openings: Easily edit your walls, ceilings, doors, windows, and much more besides (stairwells, mezzanines, staircases, etc.).
Automatic roofing: Automatic generation and customisation of roofs (skylights, gables, velux roof windows, dormer windows, etc.).
Drag your objects into the 3D view directly for immediate display of the result!
Pool designer*: Pro or +
Customise your pool as you see fit.
Site Planner™*: Ultimate
Use the Site Planner™ tool to design your land by registering the ground coordinates.
Import SketchUp: Compatible with new Sketchup formats, allowing you to easily change the size of objects and materials within the program.
Indoor and outdoor layouts
Object library: Infinite possibilities with thousands of 2D and 3D objects to choose from to furnish your rooms!
Material library: Choose from thousands of flooring materials or decorative textures from wooden floors to PVC fencing, and much more besides. Easily edit materials to customise your designs using the material editor.
Workshop to create customised 3D objects*:
Build any object virtually or modify existing objects from the library. Use photorealistic materials such as wood, fabric, paint colours, stone, brick, etc.
Symbol Editor*: Pro or +
Create a symbol library for construction details and annotate your designs. Then insert by simply dragging and dropping them into your design.
View and move from dream to reality
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.
Advanced viewing tools*: Pro or +
View your project from a variety of angles and renderings – 3D aerial view, cut-out view, 3D Clear View rendering, Sun Direction module, and much more besides.
Virtual tour*: Pro or +
Save virtual tours of your 3D project as if you were already visiting your house. Then share the house of your dreams on video.
Generate an exhaustive list of materials and their costs. Automatically calculates your expenses.
*Some of the features shown are only available in certain versions. Refer to the comparative table for more information on all the features available by version.
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.