Arcon Evo

Quick Overview

Our best selling architectural home design software for architects, CAD technicians and building professionals includes a powerful set of CAD tools and a one-stop solution for producing detailed drawings and 3D visualisations quickly and easily.

Arcon Evo combines visual design, professional CAD capabilities and clear project execution in a single program. Produce detailed floor plans, automated 3D models, elevations, section details and working drawings to meet your client’s brief quickly and easily and exchange project-related data with partners via multiple export options.

  • Draw floor plans quickly with easy-to-use CAD tools
  • Produce architect quality construction drawings, elevations, sections and 3D visualisations suitable for planning permission 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 hatched walls around windows/doors
  • DXF/DWG import assistant and powerful drawings tools for creating working and building control drawings
  • Compatible with Building Regs 4 Plans (add-on pack containing 240 editable CAD detail blocks for building regulations)
  • Extensive range of window and door types including bi-folding
  • Manual and automatic generation of roofs with advanced editor and multi-roof merge feature for producing complex structures
  • Landscaping tools for marking out building plots, boundaries, paths, driveways, garden walls, ponds and terrains
  • 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
  • Import and export formats include DXF, DWG, PDF, JPG, BMP, PNG, 3DS, DAE, IFC, KMZ, O2C
  • Publish/Email project - email your project file, 2D plan, 3D image and 3D object of building directly to your client, builder and anyone else involved in your project. Email also contains a link to web viewer where your client can view and interact with the 3D object of building
  • Software library includes 1,000's of indoor and outdoor furnishing objects, textures and architectural symbols
  • Quick start guides, video tutorials, help system, FAQ's and detailed reference manuals
  • No subscription fee or recurring payment, just a one-time purchase with a lifetime licence
  • Dedicated after sales team ready to assist with handy tips or help via phone, email, web chat
  • Install software on up to 2 computers
  • Instant digital delivery by email

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Key features

  • Suitable for architects, architectural technologists, CAD technicians, planning departments, builders, self-builders
  • 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
  • Instant 2D floor plans to 3D models
  • Create detailed drawing sets for planning applications
  • 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/background image 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
  • Save to image file (JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF)
  • Publish/Email project - email your project file, 2D plan, 3D image and 3D object of building directly to your client, builder and anyone else involved in your project. Email also contains a link to web viewer where your client can view and interact with the 3D object of building
  • Includes video tutorials, in-depth documentation, step by step guides, FAQ's
  • Access to our UK based technical support team

Minimum system requirements

Processor: at least Intel® Core™ i3 or equivalent processors
Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, 8.1 or 7
Memory: at least 4 GB
Free hard disk space: approx. 2 GB
Graphics card: standard, 3D capable

For MAC users please click here


Arcon Evo overview

Arcon Evo Professional 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

Are your products Mac compatible?

Arcon Evo and 3D Architect Home Designer are Windows applications but we have many customers successfully running these on a Mac. If you would like to try and run our home design software on your Mac then you will need to have either Parallels or Bootcamp and Windows installed. Please take a look at Parallels Desktop, a fast, easy and powerful application for running Windows on your Mac without rebooting. See https://www.parallels.com where you can download a trial version.

Before going ahead with purchase, we recommend that you request a trial version of our home designer software to ensure that it operates successfully on your Mac.

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 download instructions together with a serial code to activate your software. You will be up and running in no time.

What if I get stuck during my project?

Arcon Evo & 3D Architect support includes Technical, Installation & Activation support via email plus access to our web based tutorials. We are UK based and aim to respond as soon as possible subject to support request and availability. You can also enjoy our latest comprehensive and interactive PDF guides and video tutorials available under the support section on our website. See Technical Support pages for more information.

How many computers can I install the software on?

When you purchase a single user licence of our software, you will receive unlimited access to the download and an activation key that will allow you to install our software on two computers e.g. home pc and work laptop.

Can the software be installed on multiple computers for others to use?

If you require extra licence(s) for additional users then we have several options available which vary depending on intended use, number of licences required and the version you are running. Please email us at 3darchitect@elecosoft.com for more details.

Can I produce drawings for planning submission?

Plans amd elevations drawn up in Arcon Evo or 3D Architect Home Designer software are accurate and suitable for submission to your local authority for planning approval. Many of our existing users have achieved this with no previous experience. We 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 and viewed in 2D (3D sections can be viewed in Arcon Evo only). In Arcon Evo there is an advanced mode that allows you to generate and modify individual elevation/section views quickly and easily before entering Plan Layout mode for creating detailed plan sets.

What about building regs and working drawings?

Our software includes a set of drawing and editing tools for fine detailed and working drawings to be created if you have the knowledge. Additionally you can easily import and edit existing CAD blocks (DXF/DWG). Our Building Regs 4 Plans 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 edition would seem to be the most simple-to-use version being at the low end of our product range! However, all our home designer prroducts including Arcon Evo work in the same way in terms of the basic functionality e.g. drawings walls, placing windows etc. Of course, the more you spend the more features there are so there will be more to learn over time!  Because our software products function in the same way, this makes upgrading easier because you will already be familiar with how the software operates.

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

Yes. For users who own a copy of our popular Grand Designs 3D software we can offer an upgrade discount on any of our home designer products. For an upgrade price, please email your existing order number, serial code and product title you would like to upgrade to. Please email us at 3darchitect@elecosoft.com

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

Yes. For users who own a copy of our old system we can offer an upgrade discount on any of our home designer products. For an upgrade price, please email your existing order number, serial code and product title you would like to upgrade to. Please email us at 3darchitect@elecosoft.com

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

Simply save the image file to your computer, attach it to an email message and send it to your client. You can also save your 3D design to o2c (3D) object. This can be emailed to your client where they can view the building in 3D. Using a free o2c player, they are able to interact with the 3D building e.g. zoom, rotate, walkthrough. All they require is an o2c player - see https://www.o2c.de/en.html for more details.

Do your prices include VAT?

For digital products delivered via download, VAT is charged in accordance with EU rules and is charged at your local VAT rate for all countries in the EU Vatable area. Our product pages display prices with VAT included however, if you are buying from outside the UK / EU Vatable area then tax will not be applied to your order and this will be automatically adjusted in the cart.

If I purchase a product, how do I upgrade?

You can upgrade your current version of 3D Architect Home Designer or Arcon Evo at any time.
For an upgrade price, please email your existing order number, serial code and product title you would like to upgrade to. Please email us at 3darchitect@elecosoft.com

Key Features