|Professionally featured software for home, remodel, landscape, interiors and other projects. Features include life-like reflection technology for stunning visualization & presentation. Easy to use drag and drop materials, furniture groupings and pre-made landscape templates make the software simple but powerful.
Start designs easily with Quickstart or a professionally drawn sample plan. With the new SmartWand technology you can apply building materials to a single surface or the whole house with a mouse click. Customize your design with powerful tools for creating fireplaces and mantels, ceilings, pools and more. Inside or out, these tools will help you create the perfect design.
What's new in Version 17:
The Training Center now can help you tackle your home projects. Hundreds of Do-It-Yourself tips, articles and videos integrated into the software. The new RoomView tool provides an instant 3D topd-down view in to even the smallest rooms like closets and bathrooms. See how changing materials for floors, walls, countertops and cabinets changes the room. QuickPalette: Change the color scheme in an entire room instantly with a QuickPalette. Complete groupings of decorating materials like flooring, wall coverings, countertops, cabinet colors, and more. One mouse click will change the materials for the whole room. QuickStart 3D view: Preview your room layouts as you drag and drop rooms together to create the perfect floor plan. Users can see inside their plan and adjust the rooms before automatically building the walls and roof. Room Addition: Extend your living space with the new Room Addition tool. Add a solarium or sun room, or perhaps a screened in porch with the click of a mouse. Change the shape of your room, door and window styles and roof to customize your new space. Project Costing tool: New Room Estimating keeps track of materials like paint, wallpaper, counterop materials, cabinet stain and more. Each material is listed with coverage area and plumbing fixtures, cabinets and furniture will also be added to the room estimate. Send your plan ideas to builders and architects. NEW: Save your 2D plan as an image to share. Save the entire plan or a custom view. Integration with Punch! Landscape Quote: Take your planting projects to the garden center to estimate cost. Punch! mobile Landscape Quote will import plant names and quantities from your Punch! drawing as well as mulch planting bed sizes. Just add prices as you shop at the garden center to see a real-time estimate of plant and mulch costs. The perfect tool to help you stay under budget for your small or large planting projects.
Pro tools for Ultimate Design Visual
Professional Features and Power to Tackle any Home or Landscape Project Reflection Technology adds a real-world sense of depth to any drawing. Perfect for presentations, reflections add the finishing touch to your designs. SmartWand Apply paint, carpet or other materials to a surface, room or your entire house with a mouse click. One Mouse Click = Instant Design Power With one mouse click you can Add an entire room of furniture, place a pre-designed landscape grouping, place landscape edging completely around a planting bed, paint or carpet a single room, or an entire house, view house or deck framing, and more. Training Center includes orientation video plus too reference videos and tutorials to guide you step-by-step through the features.
HOME PLANNING TOOLS
Add detail to your drawings from architectural details to custom furniture. Estimator Produce a handy report in an editable, printable spreadsheet format, tabulating and updating as you draw. Creates schedules for doors and windows, landscaping, and much more. Custom Roofing Tools provided help you draw standard roofs or complex roof styles Organized Home Plans Electrical, Foundation, Plumbing, Heating/Ventilating/Cooling plans each provide tools for detailing those portions of your designs. Precision Lighting Planner Precision controls for ambient light, shadows, falloff, radius, and more. Drag & drop landscape lighting fixtures. Pick your own light source... even customize sunlight direction. AutoFraming View the framing of your house and customize stud spacing, size, and materials. Add columns and beams Elevation Editor View elevations as line drawings or rendered. Dynamically edit your design while in elevation views; reposition doors, windows, stairs and more. 3D Custom Workshop Build virtually any object or modify existing objects from the library. Create your own new custom furniture pieces to decorate your home or outdoor areas.
Decorating and detailing has never been easier. Brand Name Product Libraries Thousands of possibilities! Faux finishes, interior and exterior paint, wood floors, solid surfaces, blinds, stone, brick, and much more. Nationally-recognized decorating materials you can try out in your design. SmartWand Apply materials with a single mouse click. Instantly apply decorating materials to surfaces, rooms or the whole house. Storage Design Organize cluttered space like garages, basements and closets. A complete shelving/storage library is included to help you recapture your storage space. Cabinet Designer Customize your cabinets with shelving, pantries, drawers and appliances. You can even create Media Centers.
LANDSCAPE AND OUTDOOR LIVING
Take advantage of your outdoor spaces by designing outdoor rooms and updating the curb appeal of your home. Extensive Plant Library With over 3000 plants you can design your landscape with trees, shrubs and flowers that are hardy in your area. Growth Tool See how your plantings will look years from now. Plant Finder searches plants for your area using zones, water requirements, bloom color, sunlight requirements, and more. Outdoor Cabinet Designer allows you to create your own custom outdoor kitchen or entertaining area. Pool Designer can automatically create a pool to your specifications however simple or creative. Over 30 premade samples to select or you can create your own pool design from scratch. Deck Design is easy with IntelliDeck tools or choose from a variety of pre-drawn deck temp.
Windows® XP, Windows Vista® , Windows® 7 Intel® Pentium® III Celeron® or compatible 1.0 GHz processor or higher (multi-core processors supported) 256 MB of RAM 3.5 GB of Hard Disk Space VGA Video Card displaying at least 1024x768 with 32-bit color DVD-ROM drive Mouse with wheel recommended 64 MB Video Card Memory Internet access and Internet Service Provider account required¹
¹User is responsible for all Internet access fees and phone charges.