Home Designer Architectural 24 Mar 2016

Powerful design tools for 3D models, scaled plans, and elevations.


Developer website: Chief Architect

Home Designer Architectural is powerful home-design software for DIY home enthusiasts. Created by Chief Architect, it offers you the same type of tools that the professionals use for home design, remodeling, interior design, outdoor living, and cost estimation. Home Designer Architectural offers powerful design and smart building tools to create 3D models, scaled plans, and elevations for your home projects.

What's New

Version (2017):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Set Heights by Absolute or Relative Position - When editing objects, specify heights or offsets based on Absolute location in plan, or the object's relative position to other plan locations.
  • Sun and Shadow Controls per Camera - Using the "Sun Rotates with the Camera" setting, you will always have a bright scene without being in shadow.
  • Cross-Section Slider with Multiple Cutting Planes - Choose up to six cutting planes in the Cross-Section Slider view and adjust the cutting distance for each plane to create unique and detailed views.
  • Paint One Wall - Quickly change the material on the surface of a single wall in a room.
  • 3D Mouse Support - Use a 3Dconnexion Mouse as your input device to efficiently navigate camera views.
  • 3D Navigation Overhaul - As you navigate in 3D, the camera follows your movement.
  • Cabinet Face Item Locking - Lock editing on cabinet face items as you modify a cabinet to more easily control the manipulation of the cabinet front. Size of appliances inserted into cabinet fronts are given higher
  • Cabinet Doors on Narrow Cabinets - Specify doors or drawers on cabinets narrower than 6".
  • Objects Bump at Casings - Move cabinets, furniture, or other objects and bump to stop their movement when encountering door and window casings.
  • Export Entire User Library - Easily backup and transfer User Library at the top level of the User Library Tree.
  • Symbol Object Specification Editable from Library - In addition to adjusting the Symbol Properties for unlocked library objects, edit the specifications like Layer and Label and save with the object in the Library.


  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 2.4 GHz processor or multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 5 GB of available disk space
  • Internet access


Current Version (18.x)


Version Downloads
Graphics and Design / Designs and Graphics
24 Mar 2016
Intel 64 / OS X