Architect 3D Mac Essentials

The #1 Home Design Planner

Architect 3D Mac Essentials
The #1 Home Design Planner
The #1 Home Design Planner
The #1 Home Design Planner
The #1 Home Design Planner
The #1 Home Design Planner
The #1 Home Design Planner

  • Design, equip and decorate your dream home down to the smallest details
  • View and tour your future home in 3D
  • Customise all aspects of your project using advanced tools
  • Create your own objects using the 3D object design studio
  • Up to 6 floors now allowed for higher end titles
  • NEW! Material Editor
  • NEW! Double doors and mounting options
  • NEW! Window Shutters


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 Ultimate 2017 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
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 10, 8 and 7. It is also compatible with the most widely used 3D design tools (AutoCad®, 3DS Studio Max, etc.)

New in 2017 Back to the top

NEW! Material Editor
  • Easily edit materials to customize your designs
  • Edit RGB values, Hue, Saturation, Brightness, Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, and Gamma Correction
NEW! Sketchup Import

Compatible with new Sketchup formats and it's easier to edit objects within the program.


NEW! Double Door and Door Mounting Options


NEW! Shutter Tool 

Easily add shutters that automatically size to your windows.

NEW! Improved Symbols
  • Create your own custom drawn 2D plant symbols or customize existing ones
  • Use the new Auto-Symbol Generator to create more accurate 2D symbols for furniture and 3D components
NEW! Customizable Plant Sizes

Set the exact plant size needed for your design:

System Requirements Back to the top
Version 2017
Platform MacOS X 10.9 Mavericks, MacOS X 10.10 Yosemite, MacOS 10.11 El Capitan, MacOS 10.12 Sierra, MacOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • 1 GHz Pentium Processor or equivalent
  • 256MB VRAM
  • 3.6GB free hard disk space
  • 512MB RAM
  • Display resolution: 1024×768