Who Uses This 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.

Average Ratings

30 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $199/month
  • Pricing Details Product includes 1 year of support and software assurance
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Chief Architect
  • http://www.chiefarchitect.com/
  • Founded 1992

About 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.

Chief Architect Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • BIM Modeling
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • Landscape Design
  • Virtual Tour
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Bills of material
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Quotes/Proposals

Chief Architect Most Helpful Reviews

Great Quality and Value

Translate with Google Reviewed on 9/24/2018
Aaron H.
Estimator & PM
Construction, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: They have a great customer support. They have helped me on multiple occasions. I have the SSA package and it is well worth the value. Must have they will solve any issue you have.

Pros: This software is easy to use easy to learn. You don’t have to attend their classes because they have a great library of videos to help with the learning curve. They also have a great community of people working to help you solve problems. They respond quickly and are always helpful.

Cons: Nothing to dislike for me! This is great software for anyone wanting to get into this kind of design.

Architectural Designer

Translate with Google Reviewed on 2/16/2018
Jodey S.
Owner, Operator
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I get the benefit of being able to generate a working drawing in short time compared to any other Cadd software as well as creating 3d visuals to aide in comprehension of design

Pros: Ease of learning and teaching, Fast plan creation, 3d rendering capabilities, Blocks, Symbols, All of it

Cons: Should be the industry standard above AutoCad, Priced a little on the high side, Materials takeoff is inaccurate and Import export

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