Chief Architect’s Home Designer Suite allows you to design, modify, and take virtual tours of a vast array of outdoor living spaces, terrains, gardens, and decks. The software’s Plant Chooser tool includes over 3,600 botanically accurate trees, shrubs, flowers, and bushes that can be laid out across a landscape in the design of your choice. With the Library Browser, you can drag and drop thousands of decorative objects, furniture, and outdoor appliances throughout your virtual lawn, deck, and outdoor living areas. Plant Hardiness Zone Maps show you what plants grow best in your area, while the Plant Growth Slider Tool lets you see how your plants will grow and change over time. The Deck Designer program allows you to create a single or multi-level deck design with completely customized borders, plank direction, overhang, and more. Home Designer Suite offers a revolutionary site design mode wherein you can create any shape virtual lot with an automatically generated 3D model of what the terrain will look like. From there you can add sprinkler zones, retaining walls, terrain curbing, driveways, fences, and sidewalks.
- Over 3,600 plant options searchable by bloom time, water/sun requirements, growth height, plant type, and color
- Decking and patio tools with full customization and 3D modeling
- Automatic Built Terrain and Terrain Perimeter tools can design flat, sloped, or irregularly shaped lots with custom water features, terrain dividers, sidewalks, and sprinkler options
- Bonus Library content available for download and access to free online training videos, webinars, and tech support