For the serious DIY home enthusiast, professional home design software is available.
Home design, remodeling, interior design, decks, landscaping, and cost estimation tools are all available.
Create floor plans and elevations that are accurately scaled and automatically generate 3D models in minutes.
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Easy how-to videos with step-by-step instructions help you get started quickly; free technical support is also included.
Questions & Answers
Does the app generate a framing plan based on the user's location, which in my case is the northeast?
Thank you for contacting me with your query. Standard framing is built into the software's defaults for things like stud, joist, and rafter spacing, header sizing, and so on; however, the software will not engineer the framing based on your location, nor will it warn you if you are over-framing. a joist or a rafter that is spanned
Does the material selected affect the calculation of dead load, live load, and snow load?
Thank you for contacting me with your query. There are no load calculations built into the software. You should use the span tables for the brand and product you're working with. For instance, in the case of engineered I- If you need floor joists, consult the span table and select a joist size that meets your span and deflection requirements. The size I- can then be specified. For your floor framing, use joist in the software. Snow load and wind load engineering for the roof is typically handled by the truss manufacturer. If you're sticking framing the roof, consult the span tables for dimensional lumber to determine your snow load requirements, and then use the software to specify the rafter size. For more information, please call 208- 292- 3400
I have an older version that only allows up to three levels. Is it possible to have more than three floors with this configuration?
Thank you for contacting me with your query. For a total of 7 levels, Home Designer Pro allows you to design up to 5 floors, as well as a basement and attic.
Is it possible to create a yurt using the software?
Thank you for contacting me with your query. Yes, you can design a round structure with curved walls, and the roof will automatically follow the curved walls to form a cone-shaped roof.
Selected User Reviews For Home Designer Pro - PC Download
A fantastic piece of software for both beginners and experts
This program is extremely simple to use. The customer support is excellent, and the online videos are extremely helpful in navigating the program.
| Aug 01, 2021
We're using this program to design a new house and outbuildings because it has a lot of features for the price
It's fairly simple to find your way around. I'm excited to learn more about the program in depth.
| Aug 01, 2021
Excellent software for designing
It was purchased for the first time in 2012. It's an excellent home design program.
| Jun 26, 2021
It's been working fantastically, and I'm very pleased with it
It's been working fantastically well for me, and I'm very pleased with it.
| Jun 27, 2021
This is a powerful program with a lot of positive features
It is not easy to learn, but there are numerous tutorials and resources available online. It only takes a little time to figure out how to do things.
| Jan 14, 2021
This is not a software program for professionals
This program is way overpriced for the features it offers. It's not a serious tool for home builders; it's good for visualization and probably OK for landscaping and interior design, but it's only marginally useful for blueprints. Many of the features described in the instructions are absent from this version of the program, despite the fact that it is billed as the PRO version. I saved $100 by purchasing directly from the vendor, but I still think it's overpriced. I could have drawn the plans by hand in less time than it took me to learn and use this program, and I'm working on a fairly simple project. I can't recommend this program because it has far too many flaws. To add insult to injury, their licensing prevents me from using the program because it claims I am running it on another computer, despite the fact that I am not and have never used this product on another computer. So far, the "technical support" has proven to be of no use.
| Jan 30, 2021
Professionals are not permitted
This pig cost me $500, and I can't believe I just paid $500 for it. I assumed I was upgrading from Home Design Suite 2019 to Home Design Suite 2020. I'm no longer convinced. I'm trying to enter an as-built plan into it, but the dimensioning is all messed up, and I'm about to give up. To begin with, it does not locate windows and doors in the center, as I was told. There is a setting in defaults that should accomplish this, but it does not. When you try to position interior walls, it only measures from the far side of the wall, not both sides or the center, regardless of the defaults you set. When you try to do it with the measuring tool, it measures the brick from the outside. WTF? Because I'm so frustrated, I haven't gone into the 3D library yet. I'm completely screwed if that isn't a huge improvement.
| Jun 16, 2021
SMH - A Different Facade At thousands of dollars, this isn't AutoCad or 3Ds Max, but the CAD drawing is articulate and accurate
Home Designer Pro has the appearance of being straightforward and straightforward. It is, however, a bit perplexing. What appears to be a function is often not, and the functionality you want to perform is deeply layered, which you must find (IF IT IS AVAILABLE AND NOT GRAYED OUT AND NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE, LIKE TOO MANY FUNCTIONS ARE FOR A PRO SERIES! Some tools, building items, and building layers that you might expect to be available as BASIC TOOLS for the HOME DESIGNER PRO have been GRAYED OUT and are no longer usable. Those tools and building materials, I imagine, are only available in products that cost four times as much as this one, even if it is four times as expensive. Once again, AutoCad, 3DS Max Home Design Pro is not yet the perception for creating a complete Home Design, accurate, detailed, and imaginatively expressed drawing with this product. SMH - Still, I trudge on to find ways around Home Design to create areas that LOOK like the ones I'm creating for my house.
| Jun 07, 2021