Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions not covered below, please contact us:
About the software
3D Architect Home Designer & Arcon Evo lets you simultaneously plan and visualize your creative ideas in 3D. Unlike many CAD products, you do not need specialist CAD knowledge to get the most from the software. Simply place your construction elements, e.g. walls, doors, roof, stairs and windows, in the 2D project. With a single mouse click, you’ll instantly see these in a 3D environment. In this 3D environment, you can also examine and control illumination effects, add textures, materials and finishes and place and manipulate objects.
Watch the video for a demonstration of the software.
*Please note the software is not accessible on Apple Mac devices.
Do I need technical knowledge to operate the software?
No.Our software will assist you in drafting professional floor plans without technical CAD experience. Used by thousands of DIY home enthusiasts, self-builders and home improvers, Arcon Evo and 3D Architect Home designer software features intuitive user interface allowing users to design homes via drag and drop.
How do I purchase a software?
You can purchase the software of your choice by adding to cart, proceed to check out page and enter your information details and payment method. Payment methods include Paypal, Debit or Credit Card. After filling out the details completely, click place order.
Once your order for a download version of the software is completed and processed, you will be emailed download instructions together with a serial code to activate your software.
Our website is 100% safe. We do not store your credit card information and our site is fully encrypted. We also use reliable and secure payment gateway to ensure safe and trusting transaction.
Where can I access user manuals?
Arcon Evo and 3D Architect Documentation
Arcon Evo / 3D Architect range user guide and documentations
NOTE: Our online documentation is a work-in-progress. All customers WILL receive a FULL comprehensive PDF document and full access to the tutorial portal.
This documentation also applies to 3D Architect, which is based on Arcon Evo. Depending on your 3D Architect version, some functions may not be available. Please refer to Compare 3D Architect Home Design Software section for more info
Arcon Evo lets you simultaneously plan and visualize your creative ideas in 3D. Unlike many CAD products, you do not need specialist CAD knowledge to get the most from the software. Simply place your construction elements, e.g. walls, doors, roof, stairs and windows, in the 2D project. With a single mouse click, you’ll instantly see these in a 3D environment. In this 3D environment, you can also examine and control illumination effects, add textures, materials and finishes and place and manipulate furniture objects.
Whether you’re a self-builder, builder, interior designer or home improver, Arcon Evo not only provides high-performance planning software, but also an effective instrument for presentations. Often, substantial differences exist between a project plan and an artist’s 3D impression, however, Arcon Evo’ rendering and walkthrough in the building project will help you avoid errors arising from such mistakes. In Construction mode, you work with the building project. To assist your construction, you have a ruler, guidelines and a grid.
High-performance functions let you quickly place windows, doors and stairs easily, leaving you with full control and maximum flexibility. The roof structure also works with a 3D preview and supports major types of roofing. With a mouse click, you can move into 3D Furnishing mode, which shows you the building in a 3D photo-realistic view. Here you can plan the interior arrangement and environment. In addition, Arcon Evo includes a catalogue of objects and textures. By simply using drag and drop you can place the wallpaper on walls and furniture objects into living spaces. By placing lights you can include light and shadow in your plan. The integrated rendering module determines photo-realistic representations of light, shadows, and reflections. Now you are familiar with Arcon Evo, convert your creative ideas and enjoy the interaction of project design and construction, supported by a real-time visualization.
About this document
Whether you’re a complete beginner or already familiar with programs such as Arcon Evo, this documentation has useful information describing in detail the many features and functions available within Arcon Evo. To enable you to easily identify program functions, menus etc, some screenshots have been included to accompany text references. Please note screenshots are representative and designed to indicate specific functions. Many have been produced through different stages of development and whilst still being appropriate to the described function, the appearance may vary slightly depending on the version in use and the operating system you are running. Please also note that Arcon can work in both metric and imperial measurements, and for that reason, some screenshots in this documentation may display either.
Arcon Evo has a graphical, user-friendly and intuitive interface however we do suggest that you work through the Getting Started Guide located in the Manuals folder installed with the application. For further support, you can read or consult this documentation for reference and ideas. Additionally, you will always find useful support through our online channels. This is reference documentation so whether you decide to read from start to finish before using the software or refer to this documentation as and when required, the choice is yours. We always recommend that you familiarize yourself with the program functions first before starting a project. Menu references: Options > Program… This is an example menu function which you will see all the time throughout this documentation. This example means: Left-click with your mouse button on the Options menu which will open a menu selection containing a Program entry. Click Program which will then open a dialogue box with the details and options for this menu entry. The ‘…’ that follows Program… is an indication that this option will open a dialogue box.
Do you have a trial or evaluation version?
We do not have a trial version at this time, however you can see some of the functionality of the software through our demo video
The video is intended to give you an overview on the different work modes in Arcon Evo and demonstrates some of the key features and functionality using an existing project.
Note, the 3D Architect Home Designer range is based on Arcon Evo and although the graphical appearance of interface is different, most tools being demonstrated in the video function in exactly the same way.
Video runtime is approx. 6 minutes.
For more videos showing the different functionality of the software please see out Tutorial pages.
What happens after placing order?
Once order is processed, we will email you a download link and a serial number for software activation. The license gives you unlimited lifetime access to the software with no project limits.
Is the software compatible to my operating system?
Our software is only compatible for Windows Operating System.
Windows® 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista
Processor: Intel® Core ™ i3 or equivalent processors
Memory: 2 GB
Free hard disk space approx. at least 1.5 GB
Graphics card: 32-bit color depth with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
*Please note the software is not accessible on Apple Mac devices.
How long is the download time?
Download duration depends on your internet connection speed. The software download size is approximately 1 GB.
We ensure that our website's server traffic is always up and running smoothly as possible in order for you to have an uninterrupted download.
How to Install and Activate the Software
To install the software, follow the on screen instructions. Wait for the installation process to be completed. Unactivated software can be used as evaluation or trial copy for 7 days.
After successfully installing the software, you need to activate the license through the following steps:
1. Locate the software icon to open and run the program.
2. On program startup, an activation dialog box will appear. Click on the activate button.
3. In the activation window, Copy the serial number sent to your email and paste to into the blank space. After entering the serial number, press Next. The activation process requires an internet connection.
If you are not connected to the internet, you can choose to activate manually. Click on the 'by Other means' link below box where you enter your code and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Wait for the automatic activation process to be completed.
5. You can now use your software lifetime!
I'm having issues Installing the software
If you are having issues with the software please fill out and submit our contact form and include a description of the issue.
Can I install software on multiple machines?
The license allows single use and allows up to 2 activations (2 machines).
How to upgrade software?
You can upgrade your current version of 3D Architect Home Designer or Arcon Evo at any time.
For an upgrade price, please email your existing order number, serial code and product title you would like to upgrade to. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to ask for further technical support?
You can email us your inquiries at email@example.com
Or, leave a message in our contact form.