Many of the Architectural Design Software products available today have been developed with the untrained D-I-Y designer in mind. Design software developers realize that people are becoming more and more computer savvy. And many people like to try things for themselves before bringing in the professionals.
Sure, we all know that Autodesk’s line of design products do require some degree of training - some even a great deal of training. These products are great for the professional designer but not for the average homeowner or contractor. (I have used some AutoCAD products for many years and probably only use 1 tenth or less of the available functions on even their most basic software.
However, with the advent of the new era of architectural design software, homeowners (and prospective homeowners) can quickly and easily develop their own home designs, addition designs and landscape designs with no formal training!
Take the new Architectural series from Punch for example. Punch’s “Home and Landscape Design Architectural Series” is where (as they put it) 3D realism meets easy to use.
Their NexGen combines with LightWorks as a powerful yet user-friendly software that will allow you to get spectacular photo quality images of realistic home designs that YOU create!
There is a long list of features included in this architectural software design package. Here is just a few:
Many of the Punch design software packages have both home and landscape design capabilities. Their “Home and Landscape Design Professional V2” software is a powerful design tool. A few features of this design software are:
This design package includes the trademarked Smart Rooms technology as well as some of the other features listed above.
Their Home and Landscape Design v2 is a somewhat “lighter” version of Professional v2. It has some of the features listed above including:
There can be nothing more satisfying than to be sitting in your new home that you designed yourself. And it can be easier than you might think. Give it a try! What have you got to lose (except paying a lot of money to professional designers)?
· Take a look at our Punch Design Software page to see a variety of architectural design products that are designed for easy use by home-owners and professionals alike!
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