For all aspects of residential and light commercial design. As
you draw walls and place smart architectural objcts like doors and
windows, the program creates a 3D model, generates a Materials
List, and with the use of powerful building tools, helps produce
Construction Documents with Site Plans, Framing Plans, Section
Details, and Elevations.
Chief Architect is 3D architectural software for residential and light commercial design. Discover why millions of people use Chief Architect as the home design software product of choice for 2D and 3D design.
Use powerful building and drafting tools to quickly create plans
according to standard building practices and make the design
process efficient and productive. Automatic and Manual Building
tools allow you to create a variety of Roof styles, Stairs, Framing
- both stick and truss, Schedules and Materials Lists for Cut, Buy
and Estimating, Dimensioning, Cross-Sections, Elevations and CAD
tools. More on Building Design features.
Chief Architect uses smart design objects, such as cabinets, to quickly and easily create various styles, shapes and sizes. Chief Architect partners with specific manufacturers (cabinets, appliances, doors, windows, countertops and flooring) so that styles, finishes and other product-specific design details can be accurately drawn and rendered. Learn more about Kitchen, Bath & Interior Design features.
As you draw walls, the program automatically creates a 3D model and supports full 3D editing. With Chief Architect, you can design in any view for seamless and simultaneous editing between 2D & 3D. Advanced rendering provides both Photo Realistic and Artistic styles such as Line Drawing and Watercolor. An extensive 3D Library of architectural objects and tools make it easy to detail and accessorize your designs so that styles, finishes and other product-specific design details can be accurately rendered. See our Samples Gallery.