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Arcon Evo LT

Quick Overview

Powerful, flexible 2D to 3D home design software solution. Trusted by architects and building professionals for drawing and visualising house floor plans quickly and easily.

Arcon Evo LT combines visual design, professional CAD capabilities and clear project execution in a single program. The new software development is a powerful, flexible design package offering an extensive range of architectural CAD tools 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.

We are featured on the Homebuilding & Renovating website where renowned chartered surveyors like Ian Rock use our Arcon Evo software to create plans for building regulations. Homebuilding & Renovating offers market-leading advice from independent experts, design ideas and essential information for anyone building, extending or renovating their own home.

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£449.00
Overview

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 Arcon Evo - Key Features


Suitable for architects, building professionals, developers, designers
Powerful and extensive tool-set for creating 2D floor plans, elevations, section details
Fully interactive graphics for modifying construction elements and individual component parts
Multiple toolbar variants
Instant 2D floor plans to 3D models
Create detailed drawing sets for planning application - 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
Add objects direct from Sketchup 3D Warehouse
Add realism with 3D textures
3D walkthrough function
In-line measurements for directly modifying selected elements
Advanced component editors
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 Rendering options available including 3D texture overlay
3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities
Instant elevation viewer
Break apart 2D elevation views
Plan element mode for generating and modifying detailed elevation and section views
Modify plan details e.g. 2D sections using flexible editing tools
Save unlimited plan layouts for use with  future projects
Detailing tools for working and building control drawings
Multi-thickness wall types
Scan assistant for importing existing drawing images in to plan
Advanced dormer editor
Add cavity wall detail
Layering function for adding wall hatchings and wrapping detail around windows/doors
Pre-defined multi-layered wall constructions
Advanced wall junction options
Extensive range of windows & doors including bi-folding
Join multiple roof constructions together
Room height line display
Use 2D drawings tools to create 3D models
Advanced wall outline editing
Supports mobile 3D visualisation on tablets via o2c viewer
Timber construction display in walls, floors and roofs
Automatic text display of construction element properties
Create multi-building developments
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
In-line measurements for making direct changes around selected elements in both 2D and 3D
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
Standard Email Support (30 Days)

System Requirements


PC Version (not directly MAC compatible)
Processor: at least Intel® Core ™ i3 or equivalent processors
Operating system: Windows® 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista
Memory: at least 2 GB
Free hard disk space for Arcon Evo: approx. 1.4GB
Graphics card: 32-bit color depth with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
Supplied by digital download. (approx 1Gb)
PDF manuals included
 

Details

Interface

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 8000 furniture items and objects included

Over 4500 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

FAQ

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