Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition

Quick Overview

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition is professional home design software for architects, architectural technologists & CAD technicians wanting an all-in-one solution for producing detailed floor plans quickly and for creating 3D visualisations, plan sets and working drawings. This popular edition of Arcon Evo Pro comes complete with a large library of CAD detail blocks for the most common requirements for building regulations.

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition combines visual design, professional CAD capabilities and clear project execution in a single program. The software is a powerful but flexible 3D architectural design package for all aspects of building design allowing you to construct to the smallest level of detail. Together with detailed plans, produce automated 3D models, elevations, section details and working drawings to meet your clients brief quickly and easily.

  • Powerful and extensive tool-set for creating 2D floor plans, elevations, section details
  • Detailing tools for creating working and building control drawings
  • Includes over 240 CAD detail blocks for the most common requirements for building regulations (England & Wales)
  • Create detailed drawing sets for planning applications
  • Fully customisable items including walls, windows, doors, skylights, roofs, furnishing objects
  • Advanced wall editor for creating and storing multi-layered wall construction details
  • Includes detailed layering feature for adding hatching walls around windows/doors
  • Extensive range of window and door types including bi-folding
  • Advanced editor for designing custom windows and doors
  • Merge multiple roofs to produce complex structures
  • Advanced timber construction display in walls, floors, roof structure
  • Make quick changes to your design in 2D and 3D with easy-to-use editing tools
  • Easily modify wall levels at varying heights
  • Includes video tutorials, in-depth documentation, step by step guides, FAQ's
  • Includes 12 month support package. Access to our UK based support team and receive priority support and assistance with your design project
  • No subscription fee or recurring payment, just a one-time purchase
  • Own the software outright with a lifetime licence
  • Secure payment & digital download

Availability: In stock

Special Price: £398.30

Regular Price: £569.00


Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Key Features

  • Suitable for architects, architectural technologists, CAD technicians & design professionals
  • Powerful and extensive tool-set for creating 2D floor plans, elevations, section details
  • Fully interactive graphics for modifying construction elements and individual component parts
  • Different icon displays to choose from
  • Includes Building Regs 4 Plans - over 240 CAD detail blocks for the most common requirements for building regulations
  • Instant 2D floor plans to 3D models
  • Create detailed drawing sets for planning applications - click for example
  • Further enhance 2D drawings with building regulation information
  • 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
  • Include additional objects direct from Sketchup 3D Warehouse
  • Add realism with 3D textures
  • Explore the inside & outside of your building with our 3D walkthrough function
  • On-screen measurements for directly modifying selected elements in 2D & 3D
  • Advanced component editors for windows, doors, walls, stairs, roofs etc
  • Range of different stair types including flexible staircase designer for defining all elements of the stairs, balustrades, risers, treads, construction type
  • Universal stair tool for defining own outline/shape of staircase
  • Set geographic position through Google Maps
  • Set time of day and simulate lighting effect
  • Add 3D model to Google Earth to view in situ on the correct plot
  • 3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities
  • Instant elevation viewer
  • Break apart 2D elevation & section views for further editing
  • Display cross-section of building in 3D
  • Plan Element mode for producing elevations, sections & drawing details quickly & easily
  • Plan Element mode for modifying 2D elevation & section views quickly using advanced drawing and editing tools
  • Plan Layout mode for producing consistent professional plan sets e.g. applications, building regulations, working drawings, site plans, plumbing/heating/electrical layouts etc
  • Detailing tools for working and building control drawings
  • Trace over existing paper copy of a plan or drawing with our Scan Assistant
  • Advanced dormer editor
  • Pre-defined multi-layered wall constructions
  • Create multi-layered walls inc. cavity walls. Save your own wall construction detail to library
  • Layering function for adding wall hatchings and wrapping detail around windows/doors
  • Advanced wall junction options
  • Extensive range of windows & doors including bi-folds
  • Merge multiple roof intersections. Create complex roof structures
  • Room height line display
  • Use 2D drawings tools to create 3D models
  • Timber construction display in walls, floors and roofs
  • Advanced timber construction editor
  • Automatic text display of construction element properties
  • Create multiple building drawings
  • Modify wall levels at varying heights
  • Separately texture sections of walls
  • Live real-time rendering
  • Pre-set lighting scenes available. Modify existing ones or create new ones
  • Large database of construction elements
  • Supports metric and imperial measurements
  • Import and Export DXF/DWG files
  • Exchange project-related data via the IFC BIM interface
  • STL export for 3D printing capabilities
  • Other supported formats include 3DS, DAE, PDF, O2C
  • Compatible with Twinmotion 2020 - Real-time immersive 3D architectural visualization
  • Save to image file (JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF)
  • Includes video tutorials, in-depth documentation, step by step guides, FAQ's
  • Access to our UK based technical support team
  • Includes Priority Support with Project Assistance. For 12 months, this service will enable you to access our support team any time during office hours with any specific project based issues.

Minimum System Requirements

Windows® 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista
Processor: Intel® Core ™ i3 or equivalent processors
Memory: 2 GB
Free hard disk space approx. 1.4 GB
Graphics card: 32-bit color depth with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
Supplied by digital download. (approx 1 GB)
PDF manuals included

For MAC users please click here

Arcon Evo Overview


Arcon Evo Webinar
Take a look at our latest house design software webinar recording. The video is intended to give you an overview on the different work modes in Arcon Evo and demonstrates some of the key features and functionality using an existing project.


All New interface

User selectable interface elements

2D to 3D instantly

Multiple views & styles

Detailed dialogue options

Plan layout mode

Database driven construction elements

Inline measurements

Drag & drop or numeric input methods

Database & Toolset

Fully customisable doors & windows

Textures and materials

3D furniture and objects

2D symbols

2D Construction Mode

New room planning option

Multiple door styles

Comprehensive window options

Fully flexible staircase designer

Complex roof designs made simple

Dormer windows

Powerful trim and edit tools

Scaled drawing with full dimension tools

Instant elevations, easy cross-sections

Metric and imperial measurement units

Powerful measuring and ruler tools

Automatic and manual dimension tools

Customisable wall construction types

Detailed stairs editor

Produce simple or complex roof designs

Integrate balconies and custom railings

Advanced wall outline editing

Modify existing walls with flexible editing tools

3D Design Mode

Automatically create a 3D model

Drag and drop objects and textures

Over 7000 furniture items and objects included

Over 10000 textures and materials for decoration

Add realism with 3D textures

Increase your library with import options

Add objects direct from Sketchup 3D warehouse

3D virtual walk through

Define the site, plot or landscape

Enhance your 3d scene with picture backgrounds

Check lighting and shadows

Plan Layout Mode

Fully integrated layout and detailing mode

Save plan layouts

General Features

Compatible with projects from classic Arcon

No previous CAD knowledge required

Easy to use interface for planning and design

Import options

Export options


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I have placed my order?

Once your order for a download version of the software is completed and processed, you will be emailed a download link and serial number for activation of your software. You will be up and running instantly.

What if I get stuck during my project?

You can send us an email with your issue to arconsupport@elecosoft.com or call us on +44 (0)1252 267788 and a friendly member of our team will be there to help you. But we are sure you won’t need any help anyway. You can also enjoy our new comprehensive interactive PDF guides and video tutorials available under the support section on our website.

How many activations do I get?

With one purchase, you will receive 2 activations which will allow for the software to be fully functional on two separate devices if you choose to. (One for home and one for work for example).

Multiple installations?

If you need to add the software to multiple machines, we have a number of options available which vary depending on the intended use, number of additional machines and the version you are running. Please contact our sales team for specific information.

Can I produce drawings for planning submission?

Plans from Arcon Evo and the 3D Architect Home Designer software range can be output to a variety of different scales, fully and accurately dimensioned, on a variety of page sizes. They are suitable for submission to your local authority for planning approval and many of our existing users have achieved this, often with no previous experience. As always, we would recommend referring to your local authority as early as possible to ensure you create plans that meet their requirements.

How are elevation and section views created?

Once you have drawn up your floor plans, elevation views are generated automatically from these. Building sections can be defined also and viewed in both 2D and 3D (Arcon Evo only). In Arcon Evo there is a new Plan Elements mode that allows you to generate individual elevation/section views that are then stored in the database. These can be easily accessed and modified to your own requirements.

What about building regs and working drawings?

Included with Arcon Evo are powerful 2D drawing and editing tools enabling fine detailed and working drawings to be created if you have the knowledge. Additionally with the ability to quickly import and edit existing CAD blocks (DXF/DWG) you can include more detail into your plans to ensure your drawings are suitable for multiple uses including building control.

Our Building Regs for Plan pack is a popular add on product to our home design software that allows you to do this more easily.

Which version of the software is easiest to use?

The 3D Architect Home Designer Basic at £79.99 would seem to be the most simple to use version, however the Home Designer Basic program, Expert floor plan software and Pro versions are based on Arcon Evo our flagship product. Arcon Evo is just as easy to use as the Basic version but higher quality and contains more features. Therefore they are all very easy to use as they function in exactly the same way.

Is 3D Architect Home Designer and Arcon Evo MAC compatible?

Our house design software programs have been written for PC’s but that does not mean you will have problems using our software on a MAC. If you are a MAC user and want to run our house design software on it you will need to have either Parallels or Bootcamp and MS Windows installed. If you are a MAC user, we recommend that you request a trial version of 3D Architect or Arcon Evo to ensure that it operates successfully on your MAC before going ahead with purchase.  The licensing system allows for up to 2 activations so you do have some flexibility if you also have access to a laptop or Windows based PC.

I have a version of Grand Designs 3D software developed by you, is there an upgrade to your new versions?

Yes for users with our Grand Designs 3D software we offer an upgrade discount on Arcon Evo and any of our 3D Architect home designer products. Please contact us for details arconsupport@elecosoft.com or +44 (0)1252 267788

I have an older version of Arcon 3D software, is there an upgrade to your new versions?

Yes for users with any one of Arcon 3D products we offer an upgrade discount on Arcon Evo and any of our 3D Architect home designer products. Please contact us for details arconsupport@elecosoft.com or +44 (0)1252 267788

How can I save money and win more jobs with your home design software?

Our software is the perfect solution for drawing plans for new-builds, loft conversions, garage conversions and every other form of house extension. Therefore you'll be able to put drawings forward to customers and win the job. If for what ever reason you may not win the work, you still save money because you won't have to pay an architect hundreds of pounds to create drawings for nothing.

Can I save my project and send the 3D design to my clients?

Yes simply save the file to your computer and when emailing, attach it as normal. Your client simply has to save the file to their computer, visit our O2C website and load the file to view their house in 3D on their screen instantly, zoom in and out, spin it around and walk through it.

If I purchase a product, how do I upgrade?

If you choose to purchase the 3D Architect Home Designer Expert for example, you can upgrade to the likes of Arcon Evo at any time for just the difference in price.

Key Features