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Ideal for Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Arcon Evo Lite 3D Home Designer Pro 3D Home Designer Expert 3D Home Designer Basic

Self-builders

- yes yes yes -

Home improvers

- - yes yes yes

Renovators & re-modellers

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yes yes yes

DIY enthusiasts

- - - yes yes

Builders

yes yes yes - -

Property developers

yes yes yes - -

Designers

yes yes yes - -

Architects

yes yes - - -

Planning departments

yes yes - - -
Easy to use toolset  

Interactive dialogue boxes and tool options

yes yes yes yes yes

Multiple toolbar variants

yes yes  -  -  -

Instant 2D floor plans to 3D models

yes yes yes yes yes

Landscaping tools for marking out plot, paths, ponds etc and for setting height levels

yes yes yes yes yes

Terrain brush for fine ground detailing

yes yes yes yes -

Library containing thousands of furnishing objects and  textures

yes yes yes yes yes

Add objects direct from Sketchup 3D Warehouse

yes yes yes yes yes

Add realism with 3D textures

yes yes yes yes yes

3D walkthrough function

yes yes yes yes yes

In-line measurements for directly modifying selected elements

yes yes yes yes yes

Advanced component editors

yes yes yes yes yes

Set geographic position through Google Maps

yes yes yes yes -

Set time of day and simulate lighting effect

yes yes yes yes -

Add 3D model to Google Earth to view in situ on the correct plot

yes yes - - -

3D Rendering options available including 3D texture overlay

yes yes yes yes yes

3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities

yes yes yes yes yes

Instant elevation viewer

yes yes yes yes -

Break apart 2D elevation views for further editing

yes yes yes yes -

Plan elements mode for producing 2D sections, elevations and drawing details

yes yes - - -

Easily modify sections, elevations and drawing details using flexible 2D drawing and editing tools

yes yes - - -

Plan mode assistant for producing detailed drawing sets for planning applications

yes yes yes yes -

Save unlimited plan layouts for use with  future projects

yes yes yes - -

Detailing tools for working and building control drawings

yes yes yes - -

240 CAD detail blocks for the most common building regulation requirements

yes - - - -

Editable construction detail drawings for loft conversions, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, timber frame, drainage, windows & doors, internal works, structure etc.

yes

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Multi-thickness wall types

yes yes yes yes -

Scan assistant for importing existing drawing images in to plan

yes yes yes yes yes

Advanced dormer editor

yes yes - - -

Add cavity wall detail

yes yes yes - -

Layering function for adding wall hatchings and wrapping detail around windows/doors

yes yes yes - -

Advanced wall junction options

yes yes yes - -

Extensive range of windows & doors including bi-folding

yes yes yes yes -

Merge multiple roof intersections

yes yes yes  - -

Room height line display

yes yes  -  - -

Use 2D drawings tools to create 3D models

yes yes yes yes -

Advanced wall outline editing

yes yes yes - -

Supports mobile 3D visualisation on tablets via o2c viewer

yes yes - - -

Timber construction display in walls, floors and roofs

yes yes - - -

Automatic text display of construction element properties

yes yes - - -

Create multi-building developments

yes yes yes - -

Modify wall levels at varying heights

yes yes yes yes -

Separately texture sections of walls 

yes yes yes yes  -

Live real-time rendering

yes yes yes yes yes

In-line measurements in 2D and 3D

yes yes yes yes yes

Large database of construction elements

yes yes yes yes yes

Supports metric and imperial measurements

yes yes yes yes yes

Import and Export DXF/DWG files

yes yes yes yes -

Exchange project-related data via the IFC BIM interface

yes yes - - -

STL export for 3D printing capabilities (inc. 3D Hubs interface)

yes yes - - -

Other supported formats include 3DS, DAE, PDF

yes yes - - -

Windows 10 compatible

yes yes yes yes yes
UK based support Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Arcon Evo Lite 3D Home Designer Pro 3D Home Designer Expert 3D Home Designer Basic

Getting Started Guides

yes yes yes yes yes

Standard Email Support

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