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.

Tools to get your project off to a good start Tools to get your project off to a good start

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!

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.

Designing has never been easier Designing has never been easier

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.

Indoor and outdoor layouts Indoor and outdoor layouts

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*: Platinum/Ultimate

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*: Platinum/Ultimate

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.

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*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.

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)

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)

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)

Compare features

Draw up plans, construct and view your house in 3D
Personalise your interior and lay out your exteriors
Construct and view your home according to your land
3D custom workshops: personalise by adding your own 3D objects and furniture
Plan for sunshine in your rooms and adapted windows
Save 3D renderings of your house once your project is completed
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Minimum system requirements:

MacOS X 10.15 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.