Architect 3D 2014 Mac Essentials

Architect 3D 2014 Mac Essentials


A complete solution to easily bring your dream project to life on Mac®!

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  • Effective, easy-to-use and extremely realistic 3D design solution
  • Unique nexGen™ technology to speed up construction time
  • Impressive library of decorative objects
  • Option of importing your own images or photos
  • Tutorials to guide you through each step of your project


Architect 3D is a Home Design application that allows you to design, equip and decorate your home and garden in 3D.

Design your creative project step by step and room by room, from the basement to the loft space. Draw up plans of your house, equip your interior and exterior areas and add your own personal touch to your living space. A virtual tour and extremely realistic 3D rendering allow you to review the results.

Architect 3D 2014 Mac Essentials brings you all the professional tools you need to design your home and garden.

New Features Back to the top

NEW! Over 300 new 3D furnishing objects

New ranges of windows, doors and shutters

Architect 3D 2014 Mac Essentials has over 300 new furniture and accessory options, inspired by top European furniture brands, for a more realistic and modern result. Objects categorisation has also been refined for easier navigation. 

NEW! Drag and drop objects directly into 3D view!

Plants, furniture and accessories can be dropped directly into the 2D and 3D view. The Quickstart tool will automatically find the top of the surfaces (countertops, table tops, etc.) or allow you to set the right angle so objects are flush against the wall.

NEW! Multiple monitor support

You now have greater visibility and accessibility by being able to work within the 2D and 3D windows simultaneously. Every change you make will automatically occur in both views. 

NEW! Stairs, ceilings and cellars: up to 6 levels and an easy set up tool

Architect 3D Gold 2014 is now even easier to setup with the new automation tool. You can also insert up to 6 floors on your new projects.
Another new feature is that floors can now be "linked", so that any changes you make (ceiling height, base elevation etc.) to one floor, will automatically occur on all the other floors.

New! Easier access to project setup, sample plans and training materials

Architect 3D 2014 Mac Essentials has improved navigation with access to the design tools, furniture catalogues and tutorials simplified. A new Welcome screen will also get you up and running even faster

Many more improvements

NEW! Automatic elevation detection allows you to quickly set your design up and view it in 3D

NEW! Ceiling elevation is now detected automatically when placing ceiling mounted objects (ceiling fans, vents, etc.)

NEW! Drag and drop rooms directly into your 2d Plans, no need to build them wall by wall anymore!

NEW! Sample plans of European houses.

IMPROVED! The international and metric systemaccuray has been improved along with additional readout formats

Some Functionalities Back to the top

Creation & Design:

  • Design your home in 3D, from the basement to the loft space: kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.
  • Equip your home down to the smallest details: Fireplace, cabinets, patios, etc.
  • Furnish your rooms using a 3D furniture library containing more than 3,000 objects
  • Customise textures and materials: roofing, stones, bricks, etc.
  • Design your garden and the topography of your land
  • Design a customised deck tailored to the shape of your house
  • Import and export your files to DXF/DWG formats
  • Customise your fencing and gates
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Tour & view:

  • Design your plans and visit your future home!
  • Walk through each room of your future home
  • Generate plans to create a 3D paper model
  • View the bare-bones structure and technical plans of the house: framing, beams, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electricity
  • View your project from a variety of angles and 3D renderings: topographic (changes in height/level, etc.), cut-out, 3D ClearView, Wireframe and more
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Management & Advice:

  • Advanced cost estimation tool: automatically calculates your expenses
  • Green tips module to help you save energy and money!
  • Refer to a wide selection of sample house plans for guidance
Highlights Back to the top
  • Complete: Design your entire house and garden: rooms, foundations, furniture, openings, etc.
  • Simple: Recognition of Architect 3D's quality and glowing reports in the press (No. 1 in Micro Hebdo, Micro Actuel and PC Mag).
  • A product suitable for beginners wishing to tackle the details of their project or for people with a basic grasp of the concepts
  • Universal: Architect 3D Mac runs with Macintosh® OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Architect 3D is also compatible with the most widely used 3D design tools (AutoCad®, 3DS Studio Max, etc.)

Discover nexGen™ technology!

  • An innovative technology (Quickstart™) allows you to easily design your home using "drag-and-drop"
  • A new interface with intuitive menus
  • A faster and more powerful engine
  • An extensive selection of new tools and practical and professional functionalities
Architect 3D Range 2014 Back to the top


Tools and Features
Mac Essentials 2014 (V17.5)
Mac PRO 2014 (V17.5)
Mac Ultimate 2014 (V17.5)
Help, training and miscellaneous tools
Project Tips
Estimator with Room Estimating  
NEW! Sample plans  
Home Design
NEW!  Create Additional Floors 6 Floors 12 Floors 20 Floors
NEW! Advanced Quickstart Editing
Foundation and HVAC Planner
Metric and Imperial Measurements    
Site Planner (Property Line Coordinates)      
Window Designer      
Door Designer      
Fireplace Wizard      
Mantel Designer      
Interior Design
NEW 300+ Additional 3D Furnishings
Customisation of materials, textures and objects
PhotoView: add objects/images from photographs  
Decorator Palette to change the paint colour with a click of your mouse  
Trim Designer    
Security System Tools      
Home Automation Tools      
Home Theater      
Landscape Design
Deck Layout Tools
Design tool for customised decks that follow the shape of your house    
Custom Edging and Bed Borders    
Outdoor Kitchen Custom Cabinets    
Fence Designer    
Pool Designer      
Plant Designer      
Viewing and 3D rendering
Instant 3D views
Automatic generation of 2D and 3D plans
Global Sun Positioning    
3D object design studio
Import (Pobject, DXF/DWG (floor plans only))      
Symbol Editor      
Section Detailer      
Lightworks™ Photorealistic Rendering      
2D and 3D drawing tools to design completely customised objects      
Editing and customisation of objects from the library      
2D and 3D drawing tools to design completely customised objects    
Symmetrical reproduction of 2D objects      
2D and 3D drawing tools    
Import and export of 3D files      
Export of files to external formats      
System Requirements Back to the top
Version 2014
Platform Mac OS, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Intel® Core™ Solo Processor or higher
  • 256MB VRAM
  • 3.6GB free hard disk space
  • 512MB RAM
  • Display resolution: 1024x768

The software in the Architect 3D range represents a volume of more than 1 GB. We therefore recommend that you use a high-speed connection to download this software. However, if you wish to receive a backup DVD by post, you can select the "Backup DVD" option in your shopping basket.

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