Whether you intend to plan a single room, an apartment or even an entire house, this software helps you realise all your creative ideas. Even planning a garden is child’s play with this software.
The ability to position objects using numerical reference points and guidelines, as well as with the aid of program assistants, enable you to plan, on different layers, your own four walls down to the smallest detail.
A comprehensive library of 3D objects from all areas of life makes possible a realistic presentation of your dream home. Further objects, which for instance are often offered by manufacturers on the internet – with various formats such as 3DS, 3D-DXF, etc being catered for – can easily be imported should the objects provided with this software not suffice.
By specifying the geographical location of your building, the program can simulate lighting conditions in the building at various times of the day. Other light sources such as punctual lighting, spots and ambient lighting can also be defined. Thus you can obtain in advance a picture of the lighting conditions and help avoid the costs of superfluous lighting.
You can decide yourself with which view you would like to plan, choosing between a 2D plan view, a 3D view and a cross-section view.
A special feature is that different views can be shown simultaneously. For example, during definition of the floor plan in a 2D view, the results can also be viewed in the third dimension.
Various materials such as insulation, plaster, concrete and many others can be allocated to the structural layers used to define brick walls, ceilings and floors. The building materials used in planning, including quantities and assigned task items, can be exported as PDF lists.
Once you have completed planning, you can then place or reposition each object, and add 2D graphic elements to your plans as desired. Finally, you can export the entire project in one of many standard formats, to send for instance to an architect or friends – or simply print it out.
Virtual project planning, visualisation and costing based on manufacturer’s catalogs, i.e. as far as possible not abstract objects, materials and components but real, existent and obtainable products, enable the house owner him- or herself to plan and furnish his or her future home. Furthermore, the manufacturer reaches the consumer directly through the software, with no additional marketing costs.
In this respect, information concerning manufacturers is not limited to the building industry, but applies to any product whose depiction and usage is meaningful in a spatial context. This Information helps the user in assessing advice, in deciding what to purchase, to evaluate offers and in further dealings with the suppliers of a product. We are therefore not only interested in professional planning, but in a combination of planning and product presentation.