Architect 3D Platinium 2014 (V17.5)

Architect 3D Platinium 2014 (V17.5)


All the tools you need to design your project like a pro!

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  • Design, equip and decorate your dream home down to the smallest details
  • View and tour your future home in 3D
  • Enjoy exceptional rendering thanks to the new-generation 3D engine – nexGen™ technology
  • Consult sample plans, video tutorials and green tips
  • Customise all aspects of your project using advanced tools


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 nexGen™ Platinum 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 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! Interior and exterior columns!

Achieve a dramatic effect by adding columns to any of your rooms. It's simple to do as they automatically resize to match the ceiling height. Set Cap, Shaft and Base styles independently from a library of column components.

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 12 levels and an easy set up tool

Architect 3D Platinum 2014 is now even easier to setup with the new automation tool. You can also insert up to 12 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 has improved navigation with access to the design tools, furniture catalogues and video 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.)

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

NEW! kitchen corner bases and top cabinets


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, swimming pool, etc.
  • Equip your home down to the smallest details: windows, fireplace, cabinets, patios, etc.
  • Furnish your rooms using a 3D furniture library containing more than 2,600 objects
  • Insert your own images for a more realistic rendering
  • Customise textures and materials: roofing, stones, bricks, etc.
  • Design your garden and the topography of your land
  • Design your swimming pool
  • Design a customised deck that follows 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:

  • Walk through each room of your future home
  • View your project at different times of day using the Sun Direction tool
  • Create a video fly-around of your project.
  • 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 to help you save energy and money!
  • Refer to a wide selection of video tutorials and 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 runs on the most widely used PC operating systems, including Windows® Vista™ and Windows 7. 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 and 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
2014 (V17.5)
2014 (V17.5)
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2014 (V17.5)
2014 (V17.5)
Help, training and miscellaneous tools
Video Tutorials &  Project Tips
Estimator with Room Estimating  
Sample plans  
Home Design
NEW!  Create Additional Floors 4 Floors 4 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      
Ceiling Designer      
Fireplace Wizard      
Mantel Designer      
Interior Design
NEW 300+ Additional 3D Furnishings
NEW Column Designer
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       oui
Home Automation Tools        
Home Theater         oui
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 and aerial room 3D views 
Automatic generation of 2D and 3D plans
Global Sun Positioning    
Virtual visits: just like a video !          
3D object design studio
Import (Pobject, DXF/DWG (floor plans only),Sketch Up, 3DS)        
PhotoView Editor        
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        
Conversion of 2D objects to 3D        
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 2013
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 8
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit) or Vista
  • 1 GHz Pentium Processor or equivalent
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5.5GB free hard disk space
  • 3D Video card (1024*768 min 32-bit)

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 backup DVD by post, you can select the "Backup DVD" option in your shopping basket.

User Reviews Back to the top
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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.
    Satisfied customer - 03 / 01 / 2013
  • By  Koyann "Yannick"
  • I'm very happy with this software which is easy-to-use and cost effective.
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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.
    I/'ve created all my construction plans with Archi - 03 / 01 / 2013
  • By  samsha "richard"
  • I have used all versions and upgrades on a regular basis. As a result all the different projects I worked on received their building permit! To see an overview visit: Great savings on this software, thanks again!
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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.
    Excellent - 27 / 12 / 2011
  • By  Papounet "Eric"
  • Very well designed software and extremely easy to use.
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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.
    Architecture software - 27 / 12 / 2011
  • By  RPZ "Richard"
  • Wonderful software with vast improvements in this latest version. The intuitive interface makes it easy to bring your ideas to life. The designs translate to full scale flawlessly.
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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.
    Great product but requires a little improvement. - 03 / 01 / 2013
  • By  valles "vincent"
  • The software allows the user to work fast and efficiently on a project. This software will meet the requirements for a building permit. No issues generating plans, however, recommended features may be to add vertical cutting plans (required for permits). The Improvements of v17 I have not yet tested yet.
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