Quem usa esse software?

Chief Architect software is designed for professionals, designers, architects, and remodelers. And Home Designer software is designed for the consumer DIY home design market.

Avaliações médias

41 avaliações
  • Geral 4.5 / 5
  • Praticidade 4 / 5
  • Atendimento ao cliente 4.5 / 5
  • Recursos 4.5 / 5
  • Relação qualidade/preço 4 / 5

Detalhes do produto

  • Preço inicial US$ 199,00/mês
  • Detalhes dos preços Product includes 1 year of support and software assurance
  • Versão gratuita Não
  • Avaliação gratuita Sim
  • Implantação Instalado - Mac
    Instalado - Windows
    Celular - iOS nativo
    Celular - Android nativo
  • Formação Pessoalmente
    Ao vivo online
    Webinars
    Documentos
  • Suporte Horário comercial
    Online

Dados sobre o fornecedor

  • Chief Architect
  • http://www.chiefarchitect.com/
  • Fundada em 1992

Sobre o Chief Architect

Chief Architect Software is a leading developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for builders, designers, architects and home DIY enthusiasts. For professionals, we publish the Chief Architect software product line; the most popular product for residential home design. And, for the consumer DIY home design market, we publish the top-selling and best-rated Home Designer product line.

Recursos do Chief Architect

  • Animação
  • Anotações
  • Biblioteca de componentes
  • Desenho em 2D
  • Importar/exportar dados
  • Modelagem de informação da construção (BIM)
  • Paisagismo
  • Visita virtual
  • Biblioteca de símbolos de arquitetura
  • Desenho em 2D
  • Formatação automática
  • Modelagem de informação da construção (BIM)
  • Modelagem em 3D
  • Modelos de design
  • Redação
  • Visualização de comparação
  • Cotizações e propostas
  • Desenho em 2D
  • Ferramentas de apresentações
  • Gerenciamento de contatos
  • Gerenciamento de documentos
  • Gestão de contratos
  • Gestão de projetos
  • Listas de materiais (BOM)
  • Modelagem de informação da construção (BIM)
  • Modelagem em 3D
  • Redação

As avaliações mais úteis do Chief Architect

Best instant 3D Residential Software I've ever used!

Traduzir com Google Avaliado em 28/05/2019
Todd S.
OWNER & DESIGNER
Arquitetura e planejamento, Profissional autônomo
Usou o software para: Mais de dois anos
Fonte da avaliação 
5/5
Geral
4 / 5
Praticidade
4 / 5
Recursos e funcionalidades
5 / 5
Suporte ao cliente
4 / 5
Relação qualidade/preço
Probabilidade de recomendação:
Pouco provável Muito provável

Comentários: I have been using Chief Architect since 2015. Before that I used AutoCAD for over 20 years. I've also used REVIT and Sketchup, but for what I do, which is Residential Design and Remodels, this program proved to be the most versatile. There is somewhat of a learning curve the first 6 months, but impressive when it comes to showing clients who have a difficult time envisioning 3D from 2D drawings. The customer support is really A+. They usually can figure out any problem I'm having or will consider a "work around" option that may still get me the desired effect.

Vantagens: The fact you can instantaneously see what you've drawn in 3D and that you can import models into the drawings as you need. Also it's constantly being updated with new useful features and better output results. KUDOS for the programmers. It's not flawless, but it is impressive for what the program can do. It has definitely made my work easier & faster. Also makes my services more marketable.

Desvantagens: There are simple commands in AutoCAD that are not in Chief Architect that I wish could be there, like hatch, fillet, extend, trim, stretch, rotate, hatch, etc., so it's not the greatest to use when I do have to draft in 2D at times. You can do most of these but the way you have to get there is more time consuming. The result I get when I do a section through a building results in me having to create a DWG then editing it to remove extra lines I can see to get the final image I need. However, the time to do this is offset by not having to get the base drawing of the cross section done from scratch and I can see instantly if there is a problem with roof/ceiling heights, floors or any other issues. The training classes are too expensive for me and the SSA hurts my wallet but is worth having it.

TOTALLY NON-INTUITIVE

Traduzir com Google Avaliado em 23/03/2019
Mark H.
Consultant
Construção, Profissional autônomo
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação 
5/5
Geral
2 / 5
Praticidade
4 / 5
Recursos e funcionalidades
Suporte ao cliente
Relação qualidade/preço
Probabilidade de recomendação:
Pouco provável Muito provável

Comentários: The speed of generating a 3D building for a client to see can be very quick, but the learning curve and the inherent limitations just made it not worth the effort. I spent 40+ hours trying to generate drawings for an existing house, while client made changes on the fly. I couldn't overcome the learning curve or the limitations in a timely fashion and not only didn't get paid, but lost the client.

Vantagens: As long as you want to do something already "canned" in the software, it's got some really sweet features. The immediate 3D renderings are outstanding!

Desvantagens: There's very little about the program that is intuitive to the way CAD has been traditionally taught. And if you need to make an exception to what it "thinks is normal", OMG what a flippin' nightmare! IF you can get it to at all do what you want. The building of custom wall types: PITA!
I didn't want a footing, but piers for a pole barn: PITA!!! Not even possible to eliminate the footings!
Make a material change from sheet siding to lap board: PITA!!! Couldn't find a way to have it change ALL THE WALLS in 1 command. It would only allow me to change ONE stinkin' wall at a time. And THEN, I had to go back and do ALL of the gables, because gable walls aren't part of the walls of a house.

Resposta dos fornecedores

por Chief Architect em 01/04/2019

Thank you for the feedback. I think we can help with the issues you have described. Feel free to reach out to us at 208-292-3400 or [email protected]
If you are changing exterior siding material you can do this easily in a number of ways depending on your preference. My recommendation is to change the siding material in your default exterior wall. This will change all the exterior walls at the same time. This setting is found here: File>Default Settings>Walls>Exterior Walls
Pole structures are a more manual process. We have a step by step help article on how to build pole buildings. Here is a link.
https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-01069/designing-a-traditional-pole-barn-structure.html

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