Virtual Architect Ultimate Home Design with Landscaping and Decks Design is currently on its 10th edition. They have continued to improve its features and add more content to the application to make it better for usage. This application is specifically catered towards engineers, interior designers, and architects who want to convert their blueprint into an actual home. This can then be rendered for users to be able to do a virtual house tour of their design that is fully realized using the best lighting, accurate materials, and best colors.
The application was developed by Nova Development which is owned by the Avanquest group. They are known for both their creative applications and those that are aimed towards improving system performance. They consistently gain high ratings in Amazons because of the high quality of their products.
The application can be used for designing the exterior and interior of the house.
Modelling the house is easy with their abundant features. First, the walls of the house are intelligently laid down to be easy to connect and to repair. Inserting them does not take too much time as users can just click and drag. The measurements for these are also accurate if you will be basing it from a blueprint.
Doors can be easily added using a specific wizard. Options such as sliding doors, garage doors, bi-fold doors, and more are available in the application to suit specific design needs and to adjust depending on the room where it will be used.
Windows can be inserted by simply selecting the wall where it will be located. Included in the options for windows are hopper, louvered, sliding, bay, and more. Overall we were really impressed with our review of Virtual Architect Ultimate Home with Landscaping and Decks Design 10 .
For interior designers, the tools of the application have most of their needs covered. First, they have an abundant set of choices for the paint and the fabrics. In case you have very specific designs to put in the house, the application allows the user to take a digital picture of the design and incorporate it into the application to make it more specific.
They are also given an abundant library containing different types of carpets, woods, and tiles that they can add to any room of the house. There are also lots of options for the countertops which includes materials such as granites and marbles which are commonly used.
One of the best parts of the application is its visualization of the 2D design into a 3D one. This is done in a photorealistic manner made possible by natural lighting that can be controlled by the user. 3D walkthroughs are very easy to do with the use of a camera with a lot of options so that users can present their design properly.
The application has specific designs for the different rooms of the house, specifically the kitchen, baths, and more. This can be seen with the different applications and materials that are specifically catered for these rooms to make it more accurate such as granite and marble countertops, kitchen cabinets, bathrooms designed for the disable, and more.
It also has its own deck builder wizard where you can design patios and decks depending on a specific material, shape, or size. You can also insert gazebos, sheds, fences, gates, pathways, driveways, irrigation, and more. Included in the tools that you can design the outdoors with are waterfalls, barbecues, fountains, and more.
Finally, the application has a lot of features for creating the landscape. The application also has a plant encyclopedia where information about the nutrition of specific plants and trees can be seen so that users can accommodate it to fit their garden. Lastly, users can also simulate different lightings and seasons for the garden to visualize it better.
Overall we thought that this was a great digital home design software because of its ease of use, coupled with nice feature set. If you would like to find out how this title compares to the rest of the software we reviewed, we suggest you take a look at our list of the best home design software on the market right now.