Software Comparison

Whether it's a self-build, house extension, loft conversion or home renovation project, we have a range of 3D house designer products dedicated to architects, self-builders, developers, builders, interior designers, building design professionals and home improvers.

Please take a look at the features below to help you choose the right 3D House Design software.

Extensive toolset for creating professional house floor plans

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Interactive dialogue boxes and tool options
Different icon displays to choose from x x x
Landscaping tools for marking out plot, paths, ponds etc and for setting height levels
Terrain brush for fine ground detailing x
Library containing 1,000's of furnishing objects and  textures
Add new objects from Sketchup 3D Warehouse
Add realism with 3D textures
Explore the inside & outside of your building with our 3D walkthrough function
On-screen measurements in 2D & 3D for directly modifying selected elements
Advanced component editors for windows, doors, walls, stairs, roofs etc x
Set geographic position through Google Maps x
Set time of day and simulate lighting effect x
Add 3D model to Google Earth to view in situ on the correct plot x x x
3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities
Instant elevation viewer x
Break apart 2D elevation & section views for further editing x
Display cross-section of building in 3D x x x
New Plan Element mode for producing elevations, sections & drawing details quickly & easily x x x
New Plan Element mode for modifying 2D elevation & section views quickly using advanced drawing and editing tools x x x
Plan mode for producing drawing sets for planning applications x
New Plan Layout mode for producing consistent professional plan sets e.g. applications, building regulations, working drawings, site plans, plumbing/heating/electrical layouts etc x x x
Detailing tools for working and building control drawings x x
Includes 240 CAD detail blocks for the most common building regulation requirements x x x x
Editable construction detail drawings for loft conversions, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, timber frame, drainage, windows & doors, internal works, structure etc. x x x x
Trace over existing paper copy of a plan or drawing with our Scan Assistant x
Advanced dormer editor x x x
Create multi-layered walls inc. cavity walls. Save your own wall construction detail to library x x
Layering function for adding wall hatchings and wrapping detail around windows/doors x x
Advanced wall junction options x x
Extensive range of windows & doors including bi-folds x
Merge multiple roof intersections. Create complex roof structures x x
Room height line display x x x
Use 2D drawings tools to create basic 3D shapes x
Timber construction display in roofs
Advanced timber construction editor x x x
Timber construction display in walls & floors x x x
Automatic text display of construction element properties x x x
Create multiple building drawings x x
Modify wall levels at varying heights x
Separately texture sections of walls x
Live real-time rendering
Large database of construction elements
Supports metric and imperial measurements
Import and Export DXF/DWG files x
Exchange project-related data via the IFC BIM interface x x x
STL export for 3D printing capabilities
x x x
Other supported formats include 3DS, DAE
x x x
Compatible with Twinmotion 2020 - Real-time immersive 3D architectural visualization
Save to PDF
Export to o2c model x
Save to image file (JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF)
Windows 10 compatible

UK based support

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PDF manuals
Technical, installation & activation support
Free upgrades for first year
x x
Access to web based tutorials & forums
Support via email & phone x


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