The Most Powerful Design Tools
Home and Landscape Design Architectural Series is the flagship product combining powerful design tools and how-to tips to complete your projects. Tackle any remodeling, refreshing, or new construction design for both indoors and out.
Create architectural level designs. Add realism to your projects and visualize every detail.
Architectural Series' exclusive LightWorks Technology lets you visualize your work immediately with the most photo-realistic rendering.
What's New for v17.5
- Instant room additions
- Room view
- Estimate by rooms
- Integrated 'How-To' tips
- Smart leader call-out tool
- Integrates with mobile Landscape Quote
- Easier menu access to project setup, recent projects, sample plans, and training materials.
- Total of 20 floors allowed in Floor (level) Management
- Easily set up a basement
- New Column Tool automatically finds elevation
- Drag and drop 3D objects and plants directly into 3D
- Customization and expansion of electrical switch and outlet types set through library selection
- Drawing editing improvements, add points to curved segments
- Dimensioning Improvement, more control over placement of text, visibility and fonts.
- More precise room dimensions, improved metric options.
- Enhanced decorating library, over 300 new 3D furnishings object list
- Improved automatic elevation detections allowing users to quickly set the elevations of design elements in 3D space.
- LiveView Multiple Monitor Support
- Open up a 3d view of the QuickStart layout and see inside your plan and adjust your rooms before building the walls and roof.
RoomView - With this new 3D navigation tool, select a room in 2D and get an instant aerial view looking down in to the selected room or rooms. Useful for working in confined spaces like bathrooms and closets.
Room Addition - New tool that will add a room addition on the perimeter of the house. Perfect to extend your living space, add a solarium or sun room, or perhaps a screened in porch.
QuickPalette - Customizable sets of materials and colors that can be applied to a room instantly. Create a tropical color scheme, a light and bright color scheme, a bold in reds color scheme, etc. When you drag a QuickPalette in to a room, it will apply all of the colors to the appropriate surfaces in the room instantly.
Room Estimating - A new extension to the Estimating tool, estimator now estimates by room to help with your remodeling or decorating projects.
Leader Dimension Tool - When you click on an object in the drawing, it will automatically insert a call out label which you can customize.
Save 2D Plan to Image - Share your 2D plan easily by exporting it to a 2D image (bmp, jpeg, png, tiff) with options to set the size and control how large the file will be.
Export to Landscape Quote - Export data for use in the new mobile Landscape Quote app.
LightWorks Photo-realistic Rendering - Architectural Series includes photo-realistic rendering to add stunning realism to your designs. Spectacular lighting and shadow effects, combined with reflections, will make your 3D renderings come to life. Use special effects options to create art from your designs!
Elevation Editor - Dynamically edit within elevation views. Elevations can be viewed as line drawings, shaded line drawings, full color, and more. Edit Smart Object positioning and easily place or stack windows in 3D. Top down viewpoint allows you to view walls, furniture or plant placement for a unique perspective of your design.
Professional Home Plan Layers - Electrical Plan, Foundation Plan, Plumbing Plan, Heating/Ventilating/Cooling
Estimator - Estimator produces a handy report in an editable, printable spreadsheet format, tabulating and updating as you draw.
ProjecTape Precision Measuring - Instantly measure distances anywhere from within your drawing. Ideal for quick reference or planning furniture placement.
Doors, Walls, Windows, and Fixtures - Custom sizing to fit your plan, create custom grills, includes cased door openings.
Storage Designer - Transform cluttered space into the ideal storage space. Our library also includes storage systems for closets and garages.
Design Defaults - Choose default materials and colors for doors, windows, and more, before you start designing. A real time-saver!
Decorator Palette - Try different paint and trim color combinations. Save favorite palettes, then click to automatically change and view combinations.
Fireplace Designer - Automatically creates your fireplace to spec.
Mantel Designer - Quick and easy! Choose custom styles and trim to create a unique and fully detailed mantel design.
Ceiling Designer - Auto-generate custom tray and recessed ceilings to your specs. You can even add customizable trim to your design.
Kitchen and Bath Design
Kitchen & Bath Design - Turn your drab bathroom and dull kitchen into a sparkling new space with helpful decorating ideas. You can shop from a vast catalog of interior design elements to determine the best choices for your kitchen and bathroom.
Customize your cabinets with shelving, pantries, drawers, and appliances. Also perfect for media centers and garage organization.
Growth Tool - See how your plantings will look years from now! Add even more detail...Use the grow tool with global sun positioning to view how shade affects your landscaping as it grows
Site Planner - Lay out your lot from a plot plan or legal description. Automatically draws your property line, as you enter the coordinates, then exports your lot into your landscape design.
Plant Finder - PlantFinder searches plants for your area, using parameters YOU specify, ensuring growing success.
Pool & Deck Design
Design Custom Pools - Pool Designer can auto-generate a pool to your specs or you can create your own design from scratch. Pool shape library includes over 30 styles. Choose in or above ground, vinyl lined or composition, multiple depths, shapes, spa combo & more.
Pool Accessories - Use the included accessories library to help plan for pumps & filters, slides, ladders, railings, and pool games...adds even more realism to your design.
Deck Templates - Get started FAST! Editable designs you can use as-is or customize!
Intelli Deck - Intuitively follows the shape of your house, as you draw. Create simple or complex shapes in seconds.