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Chief Architect - professional 3D architectural home design software. Automated building tools make home design, remodeling, interior design and kitchen & bath design easy. Discover why Chief Architect is the home design software product of choice for 2D and 3D design.
Chief Architect Premier is for all aspects of residential and light commercial design. Powerful building and drafting tools help design professionals quickly create plans according to standard building practices. Every element placed in the plan has commonly used defaults to make the design process efficient and productive. As you draw walls, the program automatically creates a 3D model and generates a Materials List. There are powerful Automatic and Manual Building tools to produce Construction Documents with Site Plans, Floor Plans, Framing Plans, Electrical/ HVAC Plans, Section Details, and Elevations. Finally, Chief Architect includes design tools for photo-realistic Renderings, Artistic Renderings and Virtual Tours to help clients visualize your designs.
Some of the new or improved features in X5 include:
* shadow boards and ridge caps (finally!)
* greater customization of railings
* auto corner boards and quoins
* new auto dimension tools and options
* plan display of door and window casings
* complex cabinet door configurations
* automatic catalog updates
* PDF file import
* callout labels for cameras
* progressive raytracing and better control of raytrace settings
* improved walkthrough tools, including keyframes