Software Comparison

Elecosoft have a range of 3D house designer products dedicated to architects, self-builders, developers, builders, interior designers, building design professionals and home improvers.

Our home designer products have been specially tailored to each profession or project type with a toolset that will allow you to get the most out of our products.

Compare features below to help you choose which one of our 3D House Design applications is right for you.

Are you a self-builder, architect or builder? Take a look at the profession type below to help you choose the right product

 

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition

Arcon Evo Pro

Home Designer Pro Home Designer Expert Home Designer Basic
Self-Builder x x x x
Home Improver x x x x
Renovator x x x x
DIY enthusiast x x x x
Builder x x x x
Property Developer x x x x
Interior Designer x x x x
Architect x x x
Building Technologist x x x
Building Professional x x x
Planner x x x x

Easy-to-use toolset

  Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Arcon Evo Pro Home Designer Pro Home Designer Expert Home Designer Basic
Interactive dialogue boxes and tool options
Multiple toolbar variants 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 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 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 Rendering options available including 3D texture overlay
3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities
Instant elevation viewer x
Break apart 2D elevation views for further editing x
New Plan Element mode for producing 2D sections, elevations and drawing details quickly & easily x x x
New Plan Element mode for modifying section & elevation views quickly  using advanced 2D drawing and editing tools x x x
Plan mode for producing detailed drawing sets for planning applications x
New Plan Layout mode, save selection of layouts for different purposes (planning submissions, building regulations, site plans, plumbing, heating and electrics plans etc). Apply a layout to any project to produce consistent professional drawings quickly. x x x
Detailing tools for working and building control drawings x x
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
Multi-thickness wall types x
Scan assistant for importing existing drawing images in to plan x
Advanced dormer editor x x x
Add cavity wall detail 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-folding x
Merge multiple roof intersections x x
Room height line display x x x
Use 2D drawings tools to create basic 3D shapes x
Advanced wall outline editing x x
Supports mobile 3D visualisation on tablets via o2c viewer x x x
Timber construction display in walls, floors, roofs x x x
Automatic text display of construction element properties x x x
Create multi-building developments x x
Modify wall levels at varying heights x
Separately texture sections of walls x
Live real-time rendering
In-line measurements in 2D and 3D
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 (inc. 3D Hubs interface) x x x
Other supported formats include 3DS, DAE
x x x
Save / Print to PDF
Windows 10 compatible

UK based support

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

Pricing

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition  Arcon Evo Pro Home Designer Pro Home Designer Expert Home Designer Basic

£499

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£449

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£309

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£154

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£79