Architect 3D Gold 2016 (V18)

Architect 3D Gold 2016 (V18)


Design and equip your dream home down to the smallest details!

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  • Design, equip and decorate your dream home with the greatest of ease
  • Enjoy exceptional rendering thanks to the new-generation 3D engine
  • Easy access to project setup, recent projects, sample plans, and training materials
  • Advanced cost estimation tool: automatically calculates your expenses
  • Customise your garden with a patio, an outdoor kitchen or personalised hedges
  • NEW! 650+ 3D Objects
  • NEW! User Interface intuitive and interactive
  • NEW! Dormer Tool 
  • NEW! Heater/Radiator Tool


Create your dream house in just 30 minutes!

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 Gold 2016 brings you all the professional tools you need to design your home and garden.

Functionalities Back to the top

Design & Create

  • Easy access to project setup, recent projects, sample plans and training materials
  • Create your house in 3D, from the basement to the loft space: kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.
  • Furnish your rooms using a 3D furniture library containing more than 3,500 objects
  • Design your garden and the topography of your land
  • Insert your own images for more realistic rendering
  • You can now extend your project over 6 floors
  • Global Sun Positioning tool: use it to place your windows, terrace, bow window…
  • Customise your garden with a patio, an outdoor kitchen or personalised hedges

Tour & view

  • View the bare bones structure and technical plans of the house: framing, beams, plumbing, heating, ventilation and electricity
  • Walk through each room of your new home
  • Generate plans to create a 3D paper model
  • See your project simultaneously on 2D and 3D views

Management & Advice

  • Advanced estimation tool: automatically calculates the cost of your project
  • Tutorial video and advice to help you create your project
  • Pre-drawn plans
Product Highlights Back to the top
  • Complete design package. Create your entire house and garden: rooms, foundations, furniture, openings, etc.
  • Suitable for beginners wishing to tackle the details of their project
  • Architect 3D is compatible with the most widely used PC operating systems including Windows 8 and Windows 7. It is also compatible with the most widely used 3D design tools (AutoCad®, 3DS Studio Max, etc.)
New in version 2016 Back to the top

NEW! 650+ 3D Objects & New Paint Colors (1200+)



NEW! Roof Improvements & Tools

  • Automatic roofing now detects gable walls and builds gable roof panels.
  • Freehand roofs now handle curved edges.
  • Dormer Tool: Automatically creates roof cutout, walls, roof and windows. Tool calculates pitches and elevations based on the location the dormer is placed. Interactive tracking dimensions help user precisely place the dormer.
NEW! New content library management system (materials, objects, paint, plants, etc.)
  • Find what you need faster and easier – tag your favorite items for quick access
  • Now divided up into three sections; stock, user, and downloaded.
  • Double library previews
  • Speed of search and access is faster.
  • Easier access and management of libraries
  • No sub-category depth limitations
  • User library is accessible through all titles
  • Retain custom libraries when upgrading to new version
NEW! Interface Update
  • Easier to use interface:
- Reconfigured controls makes editing details easier.
- Size and positioning of interface elements allows easier access to controls.
- Quickly control visible elements such as HVAC, Plumbing, etc.
  • New button art for all tools. Larger buttons, tool’s function easier to interpret. 
NEW! Wall heater tool 

Quickly access variety of wall heaters and radiators.

NEW! Drawing Methods

Tools now use advanced drawing methods previously only available to certain tools. Allows user to quickly create shapes with just 2 mouse clicks (rectangles, squares, ovals, etc). These methods have been extended to: Railings, floors, freehand roofs, roof cutouts, decks, property line, ground fill, patio, edging, and topography excavation.

NEW! Intuitive interactive help system
  • Mouse over any tool for a quick tip and access to user’s guide or online tutorials.
  • Right click on any object for access to help or tutorial.
Other added features:
  • Object Description Tips – Mouse over any object on the plan to see a description of it.
  • Improvements to tracking and dimensioning behavior. Allows user to edit their design easier and with more precision.
  • Custom Workshop Pro discontinued.
  • Dynamic welcome screen
  • News feed html section
  • Access to online assets and community
  • Introduction tutorial videos
  • 25 New Sample Plans
Versions comparison Back to the top
Tools and Features
Architect 3D 

Architect 3D

Architect 3D

Home Design
NEW! Roof Designs and Tools
NEW! Content Library System
NEW! Intuitive Interactive Help
NEW! User Interface 
NEW! Floor Plans
NEW! 650+ 3D Objects  
NEW! 1200 Paint Colors
NEW! Dormer Tool
Advanced Quickstart Editing  
Advanced Floor Management  
1-Click Custom Room Additions  
Foundation Planner  
HVAC Planner  
Video Tutorials  
Instant 3D Views  
Automatic Roof with gables  
Floor Plan Trace  
Aerial Room View (3D)  
Metric and Imperial Measurements  
Create Additional Floors 6 floors 12 floors  20 floors
Estimator with Room Estimating
Interior Design
Over 4670+ 3D Furnishings Included  
Over 7640+ Materials  
Column Designer  
3D Custom Workshop  
Accessories / Window Treatments   oui
Decorator Palette  
Window Designer -  
Door Designer -  
Trim Designer -  
Ceiling Designer -  
Mantel Designer -  
Fireplace Wizard -  
Security System Tools -
Home Theater -
Home Automation Tools -
Landscape Design
NEW! Landscape and Patio Groupings  
Topography Tools  
Deck Layout Tools  
IntelliDeck Tools  
Custom Edging and Bed Borders  
Outdoor Kitchen Custom Cabinets  
Fence Designer  
Global Sun Positioning  
Site Planner (Property Line Coordinates) -  
Pool Designer -  
Extra Features
IMPROVED! Enhanced Drawing Tools  
IMPROVED! Enhanced Tracking and Dimensioning  
NEW! Heater/Radiator Tool  
Library Navigation and Preview Control  
Interface Color Customization  
Download Packs for 3D Objects, textures and more  
Point Selection Highlight Guides  
Drag and Drop into 3D  
Multiple Monitor Support  
Electrical Switch Style Library  
HVAC Register Style Library  
Elevation Editor  
PhotoView Editor -  
Animation -  
Symbol Editor -  
Section Detailer -  
Reflections -  
Lightworks™ Photo Rendering Tools and Controls -
System Requirements Back to the top
Version 2016
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 1 GHz Pentium Processor or equivalent
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5.5GB free hard disk space
  • 3D Video card (1024*768 min 32-bit)

Note: The software in the Architect 3D range requires disk space of more than 1 GB. We therefore recommend that you use high capacity hard drive.

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