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  • door editing interface
  • selecting different dormers
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3D Architect House Design Software

£79.00 Inc VAT

3D Room design software

An ideal entry point into 3D design software for those wanting to visualise home improvement projects

Easy to use, with a drag-and-drop environment but with a powerful and flexible range of options to suit a range of home improvements, this is an ideal entry point into home design software. 3D Architect Home Designer will enable you to easily draw your building and visualise it in a detailed 3D model.

DIY House Design Software

Transform your ideas into reality with our  3D Architect house design software. Intuitive house design software that allows easy floor plan mockups, interior design and access to free 3D and 2D libraries.  

Kite Easy

It's fun to use

Why not have a bit of fun while you're creating a professional house plan? Arcon Evo makes the process very easy and enjoyable with many out-of-the-box libraries.

Unlimited License

Lifetime license

The license gives you unlimited lifetime access to the software with no project limits. You can also run the license on your laptop and PC at the same time.

Fast Floor Planner software

Save time

Instead of spending weeks creating floor plans and elevation using generic conventional CAD software, create plans in minutes with the bespoke tools.

3D Architect Baic is ideal for creating simple floor plans in 2D and 3D. You have access to a 2D and 3D object library and

Why 3D Architect Pro?

3D Architect Expert saves you time. A lot of it! Unlike generic CAD software, our 3D Architect range has been developed around practical house design needs.

You will have the flexibility to create rapid floor plans in minutes instead of days, and because 3D Architect is compatible with major CAD software out there, you can exchange plans with other architects / designers via email. (In 3D Architect Expert, you have the option to Export and Import DWG and DXF files)

Don’t spend hours searching the internet for object CAD files or  designing doors / window frames / roofs. With 3D Architect’s built-in tools, everything is under one roof with many preloaded libraries already at your fingertips. 

It’s very easy to use, with literally no previous CAD experience requirements, and, yet professional enough to help you with the start-to-finish house design and development process.

Main Features

  • Easy to use 2D floor plan designer
  • Automatic 2D to 3D floor plan converter
  • 3D Virtual Tours
  • Automatic elevation plan creator
  • Object library for furniture, doors, windows, roofs etc
  • Import FREE objects from OnlineWarehouse's library
  • Door and window designer tool
  • Supports 3DS, PDF, DFX, DWG
  • Design 3D bathrooms and kitchens
  • Easy roof designer
  • Multi thickness wall options

2D Drawing Tools

Simple but powerful floor planner

simple floor plan in interface

Designing and building your floor plan ideas shouldn’t be a difficult task. That’s why 3D Architect Basic, provides necessary tools for drawing your house plan. Create different shapes,  entrance, stairs, internal / external walls, 100s of different type of built in doors and windows and much more. You can create and furnish your home prior to starting your build process, to get a feel on what the finished product will look and feel like. Use our Walkthrough option, to carry out a virtual tour of the property.

*Please note, advance wall options, and different wall thickness options, are only available on 3D Architect Expert , Pro and Arcon Evo.

Sharing your project

You can print your plans on A1, A2 and A3 format. There is also an option to export your drawings as an image.

Built In Design Tools

Built-in roof designer

roof designer tool

*Please note, the advance Dormer and Roof merging options are only available in Arcon Evo and 3D Architect Pro. Take a look at the Compare Software section below for more info.

Stairs designer

stair designer software

You have a large preloaded library of stairs to choose from. Each stair can be modified to meet your needs. This includes, not limited to, adjusting railing gaps, thickness, steps, construction type and much more.

Built-in door and window designer

house window designer

Use our premade doors and windows from the door / window library, or design your own. 

Interior Design Tools

3D floor plan

3D floor plan with furniture

Why not visualise what your final work may look like in reality? You can convert your 2D floor plan to a 3D visual floor plan by using the automatic 3D floor plan tool. Here you can add furnitures, change wall and floor colour / texture and carry out a full 360 walkthrough using the virtual tour tool.

Transparent mode

Create transparent walls to showcase your property to clients, builders.  designers and  architects. *Timber frames are only available in Arcon Evo version. 

House walkthrough

Adding skylights

Easy Interface

Arcon Evo User Interface Explained

While using 3D Architect basic you will find many things in common with other Windows programs and where possible, Arcon Evo makes use of standard Windows functions and dialog boxes. Accordingly you will find familiar menu items such as File -> New, File -> Open , and Edit functions like Cut, Copy and Paste. If you have already worked with other Windows programs, you will recognize the basic operation of the Windows user interface. For example, how to select a menu option from a menu, how to open and minimise windows, and how to launch and exit a program.

  1. Tool Menu Bar
  2. Tool Placement Context Bar
  3. Standard Menu Bar
  4. Horizontal Icon Bar
  5. Tool Options / Objects Catalogue
  6. Main Worksheet
  7. Status Bar
  8. Numeric Input
  9. Tool Options Header Bar

Watch our last webinar on Arcon Evo

3D Architect Basic shares over 40% of Arcon Evo’s features. Watch the below video for a full Arcon Evo demo. Some features , including 3D Mobile Export, different wall thickness, Google export, file sharing, advanced wall options, multi roof merging tool and Timber Framing are exclusive to Arcon Evo only. View the Compare Table below for a comprehensive comparison between our 3D Architect Home Designer range and Arcon Evo.

Which version is right for me?

Arcon Evo

  • For Architects
  • For Builders
  • For Property Developers
  • All-In-One Solution
  • Advanced Planning Tools
  • Advanced 3D Tools

3D Architect Pro

  • For Builders
  • For Real Estates
  • For Property Developers
  • Large 2D / 3D Library
  • Advanced Drawing Tools
  • Advanced Elevation Planner

3D Architect Expert

  • For Self-builders
  • For Home Improvers
  • For Interior Designers
  • For Renovators
  • Large Door / Window / Roof / Object Library
  • Virtual Tour

3D Architect Basic

  • Renovators & re-modellers
  • DIY enthusiasts
  • Home improvers
  • Basic Object, Door, Window & Roof Library
  • Easy Floor Planner Tool

Compare Software:

Arcon Evo

Professional Architecture Software
  • Everything in Basic, Expert & Pro +
  • Multiple toolbar variants
  • Add 3D model to Google Earth
  • Plan elements mode
  • modify sections, elevations and drawing
  • Advanced dormer editor
  • Room height line display
  • Mobile device 3D visualisation
  • Timber construction
  • Automatic text display of construction elements
  • IFC BIM interface
  • 3D printing support
  • 3DS, DAE, PDF, DXF, DWG

3D Architect Pro

Easy house design software packshot
  • Everything in Basic, Expert +
  • Save unlimited plan sets for use with future projects
  • Detailing tools for working and building control drawings
  • Add cavity wall detail
  • Layering function for adding wall hatchings and wrapping detail around windows/doors
  • Advanced wall junction options
  • Merge multiple roof intersections
  • Advanced wall outline editing
  • Create multi-building developments
  • Create multi-building developments

3D Architect Expert

Easy floor planner app packshot
  • Everything in Basic +
  • Terrain brush for fine ground detailing
  • Set geographic position through Google Maps
  • Scan assistant for importing existing drawing images in to plan
  • Instant elevation viewer
  • Set time of day and simulate lighting effect
  • Break apart 2D elevation views for further editing
  • Plan mode assistant for producing detailed drawing sets for planning applications
  • Advanced component editors
  • Multi-thickness wall types
  • Large database of construction elements
  • Extensive range of windows & doors including bi-folding
  • Use 2D drawings tools to create 3D models
  • Modify wall levels at varying heights
  • Import FREE Objects from 3DWarehouse
  • Import and Export DXF/DWG files

3D Architect Basic

  • Interactive dialogue boxes and tool options
  • Instant 2D floor plans to 3D models
  • Landscaping tools for marking out plot, paths, ponds etc and for setting height levels
  • Object Library
  • Add realism with 3D textures
  • 3D walkthrough function
  • Component editors
  • 3D Rendering options
  • Basic database of construction elements
  • Metric and imperial measurements support

Key Features

Suitable for home improvers, DIY enthusiasts, renovators
Extensive range of construction tools for creating floor plans
Instant 2D floor plans to 3D models
Interactive dialog boxes and tool options
Landscaping tools for marking out plot, paths, ponds etc and for setting height levels
Terrain brush for fine ground detailing
Library containing thousands of furnishing objects and textures
Includes Sketchup 3D Warehouse interface for adding other furnishing items directly to your design
Add realism with 3D textures
3D walkthrough function
In-line measurements for directly modifying selected elements
Advanced component editors
3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities
Scan assistant for importing existing drawing images in to plan
Live real-time rendering
Pre-set lighting scenes available. Modify existing ones or create new ones
In-line measurements in 2D and 3D
Large database of construction elements
Supports metric and imperial measurements
Standard support / access to our web based tutorials and forums

Details

2D to 3D in an instant
The 3D Architect Home Designer enables you to draw in a more flexible environment than ever before. With two distinct work-spaces, you can quickly and accurately design floor plans in our 2D construction mode and check the results instantly in the 3D model in design mode.

Room planning mode
One of a number of different ways to construct a design in 3D Architect Home Designer, the room planning tool enables you to build a complete floor-plan one room at a time. Select a room shape which closest matches to the design you have in mind and add to your plan area. Then add a dimension for each wall to create an accurate sized room. Repeat the process with other rooms to create a full floor-plan.

Rooms created with the room planner tool can then be split into their component parts for further editing using the standard wall tools.

Multiple views
3D Architect Home Designer provides a variety of different view types to suit all requirements and styles. Each of these can be further customised with line styles, patterns and colours. As well as standard 2D construction mode and 3D design mode, you can use sketch mode, colour overlays and numerous surface toggles to ensure you show your designs at their best.

In-line measurements
The perfect visual tool for spacing, sizing, measuring and adjusting your building elements. Our NEW in-line measurement tool provides a fast, easy and visual method to make changes to the elements of your design quickly and easily. Usable in both 2D construction mode and 3D design mode, in-line measurements can be used to change sizes and positions of doors, windows, walls, roofs etc. Lock parts of the element that you don’t want to be effected or show the effects of drag-and-drop re-positioning.

Doors
Our doors library contains many standard door types covering internal and external doors as well as garage doors, patio doors and an ALL NEW bi-fold door tool.

The door library is just the starting point. All of the door components can be edited in great detail to ensure your project represents the elements you are using on your build.

Flexible design choices for windows
The extensive window customisation tools allow for endless variations to be produced. Select a window from the existing library and change any aspect to ensure it suits your design requirements. Save your selections, preferences and new designs to the window library for future projects.

Staircase customisation tools
The flexible staircase tool now allows for much greater freedom of design. Choose from a myriad of options to define all elements of the stairs, balustrades, risers and treads. Customise your 2D display to suit your preferred presentation style.

Roof designs made simple
Taking our expertise in simplifying the creation of complex roof structures a stage further, our new roof designer provides clearer dialogue options to help understand the elements that can be controlled. With more flexible details available to each roof side, the construction and display of even the most complex of roofs is easier than ever before.

Dormer roof editor
Create unique designs using the powerful dormer window tools. With all of the standard dormer styles available from a single menu option. Select the correct profile and customise as required with full control over pitch, window size and quantity and advanced options such as roof breaks.

Plot tools
As part of the property design process, add in the details of your plot and use the landscaping tools to shape and contour your garden. Add individual height points to replicate known topography for a realistic representation of the property and plot in full 3D.
Use the in-built Google Maps function to locate the geographical co-ordinates of your plot and then use these to give accurate sun and shadow movements.

Powerful editing and trimming tools
3D Architect helps you to automatically trim, mitre and join construction elements and line drawing details. Combined with the use of snap and guideline functions, the drawing of you floor-plans will be quick and easy. On occasion however, you may find you need to edit elements of your drawing to change shape, direction, angle or even the wall junction.

3D Architect comes complete with a full range of editing tools to allow you complete control to amend your designs.

Scaled drawing with full dimension tools
Scaled drawings often need to be annotated with precise information confirming sizes, angles, distances etc. 3D Architect comes complete with a full quota of dimension types to suit all requirements. From simple distance measurements right through to radial and arc dimensions, you can ensure you can fully annotate your drawings.

Instant elevations
Due to the technology involved in providing 3D models from 2D floor-plans, 3D Architect can quickly produce elevation views for your designs. Commonly required as part of the planning process, elevations provide a scaled 2D view of each face of the building (normally from the standard compass points of North, East, South and West).

3D Architect enables you to generate your elevations automatically, using the height settings already defined as part of the standard drawing process.

No CAD knowledge required
One of the main advantages of 3D Architect over a traditional CAD system is the use of a modular toolset. Designed specifically for building design we have been able to create an intuitive set of modules to guide you logically through the design process. This means it’s simple for anyone to learn, both experienced professionals and novice amateurs embarking on their first self-build project.

Easy to use interface for planning and design
The modular toolset enables us to provide tools and icons for specific elements of the design in a logical manner. Easily identifiable, each tool will guide you through a particular part of the design process and will be familiar to anyone having used Windows based software. Each tool can be customised and adapted to your preferred drawing style with full flexible options, easily accessed at any time.

2D plans to 3D models in a single click
Creating realistic 3d models for visualisation couldn’t be simpler. Draw your floorplans in a traditional 2d plan view and your 3d model is created automatically at the same time. With a single mouse click or key press you can then enter the 3d mode to view your design, modify finishes and fittings and take a virtual tour of your building.

Drag & drop or numeric input methods
Everyone has their preferred working methods and styles and so in 3D Architect we reflect this by providing multiple methods for achieving construction tasks. Use simple drag & drop to insert objects, point and click to place walls or use numeric input methods to enter dimensions such as wall lengths.

Metric and imperial measurement units
Unlike similar systems, 3D Architect is created to cater for either metric or imperial measurement units. Define your preferred units for each project whether it’s metres, millimetres or feet and inches. Even swap from metric and imperial and back again at anytime.

Powerful measuring and ruler tools
For simple design ideas, drawings in 3D Architect can easily be created freehand. However, for the majority of projects you will need to know that your plans are accurate. 3D Architect software contains many tools to ensure that your drawing elements are spaced and aligned correctly. With powerful guidelines, rulers, origins, grids and measures you can be certain that your plans will be correct every time.

Automatic and manual dimensions tools
2d plans and elevations in 3D Architect are always drawn to scale (which you have full control over) and accordingly there are many ways of displaying important dimensions and measurements. Set automatic dimensions to display as you draw, choose from many styles of dimension line to add manually, use height point dimensions on elevations and cross-sections, easily add room areas and volumes and even angle dimensions.

Customisable wall construction types
Walls come complete with a number of standard settings in the library. These wall settings can be completely customised to change the library or create your own for future projects. Walls can be completely customised right down to specifying each individual layer of a wall.

Stairs editor
Generate complex stair forms. You can adjust the parameters and see the changes instantly in 3D. Supports many stair types. When placed, stairs will automatically create a ceiling cut-out for the stairwell.

Produce simple or complex roof designs
For simple roof constructions you can select from any of the standard roof types in the library and simply drag and drop into position and amend pitch etc. as required. Alternatively use the free form roof editor to create complex roof designs for more unusual shaped buildings. Easily edit the roof settings from pitch and eaves height right through to wood construction details. Then modify the roof easily with dedicated tools for dormer windows and skylights.

Create split level buildings
Not all building plots are level and often a design will need to include split levels within the building. This could range from a simple step-down kitchen through to a hillside home staggered with the slope of the site. In 3D Architect it is simple to overcome these design issues enabling you to create design solution perfectly suited to your plot requirements.

Integrate balconies and railings
Balconies can be attached to your floor-plans using the simple balcony outline tool. Define the size and placement of the balcony and it will automatically integrate with your existing walls, placing parapet walls and/or railings where needed. Take full control of the railings to change style, size, and shape right down to specifying the fitting method. Use the independent railing tool to manually add rails around decks, walkways or gallery landings.

Advanced wall outline editing
Take full control of the profile of your walls for maximum design flexibility. Decide how and where walls interact with features such as stairs and roofs. Manually edit individual wall profiles to recreate unusual shapes, architectural features of even garden walls.

Modify existing walls with flexible editing tools
The 3D Architect system provides you with the flexibility to produce drawings in your own way and when you need to change your plans, nothing could be simpler. With a complete suite of wall editing options available, amending, modifying or adding to your drawings is quick and intuitive. Simply select the tool that matches what you want to change and edit the wall. With options to enable you to change lengths, angles, wall ends, splitting walls, merging and trimming walls you can always ensure your designs can evolve with your requirements.

View 2d & 3d views simultaneously
Whilst it only takes a single key press or click of the mouse to toggle between the 2d construction mode and the 3d design mode, there are occasions when you may want to see both at the same time. Simply enable the 3d preview and watch everything you draw in 2d replicated in 3d as you design.

Define the site, plot or landscape
Use the define landscape tool to mark the boundaries of your building plot or site. Break the area down into individual gardens, driveways and paths using the ground area tool. The add contours using the land topography tools or even individual height points for a realistic visualisation of your building plot.

Over 7000 furniture items and objects included
The standard library contains over 7000 3d models for the furnishing and fittings of your project. Included are objects for bathrooms, kitchens, living areas, dining, gardens, offices and many more. All objects can be amended and modified, resized and adjusted as required.

Over 3500 textures and materials for decoration
Apply textures to surfaces, objects, fixtures and fittings to change their appearance and style. The add materials to provide reflective surfaces, glass properties and mirrored finishes.

Increase your library with import options
Need a specific texture or object? Can’t find anything suitable in the library? Easily add to the library to increase your options. Textures can be added in the common bmp format, enabling you to take images from the web, catalogues or you own images. Furthermore, add more 3d objects to your catalogue by using the import feature to import files in the widely used 3ds standard.

Enhance your 3d scene with picture backgrounds
Select from one of the photographic backgrounds included or use your own to provide a greater insight into how your design will look in situ.

Check lighting and shadows
By selecting to use the variable daylight settings to light your 3d model, you are able to select your location anywhere in the world by entering your latitude and longitude (which can be imported from Google Maps).

3D virtual walkthrough
Analyze your design in detail with the 3d walkthrough function. Enter and explore your 3d model to check for space issues and practicality of design. With animated door and window information, check your plans will work for you.

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