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Designer Pro (Enhanced)

Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition is our mid-level version - Also check out designer Pro 'PLUS' edition

The Designer Pro architectural CAD series is literally the words fastest and easiest to use architectural design software for domestic and light commercial design.

Designer Pro Overview

Designer Pro Overview
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Sketch or rough-in your designs in plan or 3D, then push and pull your building into shape with exact dimensions. Explore design ideas and make incredibly fast and sweeping changes in a just a few clicks.

Assess your designs on any site. Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition is an intelligent BIM (Building Information Modeling) system as well as a rapid building design, costing and visualisation tool.

Automatically generate base plans, elevations, sections, perspectives, shadow diagrams, color renderings, walk-though animations, framing plans, footing plans, electrical layouts and more - Then when the design is complete send your views to a single sheet for printing.

Alternatively, export the views to your existing 2D CAD drafting software or email them to your chosen drafting professional to fully detail shire/city/council ready drawings and construction documents.

Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition is particularly suited to designers outside the USA to take advantage of our unique pre-set metric templates, bonus libraries, 3D content modelling software, access to our content modelling services for customised library items you may require and direct access to our expert knowlege base and support services.

Highlights

Start Fast and Easy

By remote access, with your permission, we will install, setup and activate your software for you. No expertise on your part required. Then when it's all set up simply watch the step-by-step video instructions and make use of the excellent fully comprehensive printable manuals...

...You'll be drawing 2D plans and modelling in 3D in minutes - really! Designer Pro is incredibly easy and fast to learn and use.

Get Supported

We give you 30 days support for your purchase and provide you with the option to get supported for the entire year for total peace of mind. CAD International make your experience better, faster and funner®.

Heads Up

If you already have some data for your property you can use this to accelerate your design process. Import site survey data via DXF files or lot plans and aerial photos. It can even convert the lines in a 2D imported DXF plan to full 3D. No need to completely redraw.

Templates

Begin your design by choosing from built-in style templates that range from traditional to contemporary, country to city, complete with colors, cabinets, moldings and more. You can also setup your own template parameters for every unique job. This is professional level software so it's flexible and customisable.

Domestic and Commercial

Whether you're involved in lowrise domestic projects or light commercial enterprise, Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition provides the tools to get the job done fast. When time is money - Designer Pro will be your best design buddy. You'll be using the fastest building design program on Earth.

Automatic and Manual

Enjoy powerful automated building tools like automatic roof generation, stairs, decks, framing, dimensioning, 3D rendering and more... Or take complete control of every aspect of the software with manual placement and editing of every feature. Either way, when you make a change in any view, the entire model is updated at the same time saving you countless hours.

Space Planning

Maximise the use of a site whilst maintaining a full visual understanding of proportions, access points, overshadowing and environmental impact. Rotate your design and shift individual items or complete projects to make best use of each canvas. You can even ensure your building stays within a specified 3D envelope.

Existing Floor Plans

Need some fresh ideas?. Select from over 1,500 sample plans or use the design wizard to draw the house from scratch by answering a series of questions. Alternatively simply open sample plans and customise to your clients specific needs. Leverage from the work of hundreds of designers without compromising your own artistic input.

Huge Library

Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets, and architectural objects from a core library of items built-in to the software or choose from an almost inexhaustable online warehouse.

Still can't find what you want? Have us create the items for you. (Exclusive to CAD International) or use the 3D content modeling software supplied with Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition to make your own.

Use the Library items to proportion and size your rooms, evaluate traffic flow, and create a visual model of your design.

Estimate and Check

Whilst it doesn't replace the quantity surveyor, Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition automatically generates a materials list for project cost estimating and includes a Plan Check™ tool to automatically validate the design against common building principles.

Every Style

Designer is not limited to set styles. Create the internal space that you need with the look and feel you know you or your client wants. Unlike basic retail store 'home user' products, with Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition you are not limited to preset design styles, wall types or materials.

Material Painter™

Point and click to choose from thousands of colours and textures or import your own for walls, floors, bench tops and more! Your design combinations are limited only by your imagination. Changes are instant.

Kitchen Planning Centre

Practicality and style blend seamlessly in a great kitchen. We've gathered the information you need to plan a perfect workspace, plus plenty of examples of kitchens that put those principles to work beautifully.

Design kitchens that will help sell your designs to every culinary expert in the house - it's easy to plan the perfect workspace. in fact Designer Pro is used by professional kitchen and bathroom companies to design and sell kitchens around the globe, every day.

Bathroom Planning Centre

Bathrooms may be the smallest rooms in the house, but that doesn't mean you can make them an afterthought in the planning process. We'll show you how to make the most of a limited space and explain the features that will add the most to your design.

Plan the layout of your bathrooms with custom cabinets, sinks, showers, jetted tubs etc. It's easy to visualise your ideas in 3D.

Exterior Planning Centre

Your building's exterior is the face of the building displayed to the world. Discover the secrets that other architects and designers have used to create beautiful and easy-to-maintain exteriors by using the built in Exterior Planning Centre. 

Visualisation Tools

Create a virtual walk through of your design by selecting various camera views or create a virtual tour with an AVI movie.

Create Lighting Effects and Shadow Drawings

Change from a day to a night view with a single click. Add lighting fixtures from the library and create dramatic views. Visualise in the day with realistic sun shadows.

Even create automatically generated shadow diagrams and sun studies for any time of the year, anywhere on the planet.

Deck Design Tools

From a simple single level to a multi-level, you can automatically create a deck with the specialized deck tools. Use a post and beam structure, design with or without a railing. Create the exterior shell of the building to visualise your deck design... the options are endless.

Multi-tier Decks

Sloping site? Easy, produce multi level decking to accomodate even the steepest site. Produce realistic images of your exterior projects using a plan layout and the advanced camera tools to produce realistic images you can use to market your projects.

Create Custom Landscaping

Create Plot and Perimeter Plans on flat or hillside lots and automatically generate a 3D model of the actual terrain. Use the Terrain Feature tools to create fences, gardens, driveways, paths, and more. Build a simple landscaping plan by marking the property boundaries and selecting from the landscaping items in the Library. Design in Plan View or a 3D View to create the landscaping that's right for you.

Terrain Tools

Designer Pro has hill and valley tools to help you define your unique terrain features. Use the terrain tools to create pathways, fences, ponds, gardens, and more...

 

Included in the 'Enhanced' edition

Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition is our mid-level version.

When you choose the 'Enhanced' edition you get:

  1. 1 x Home Designer Pro software license for a single user
  2. 'Install Assist' to remotely install, setup and activate your license for you
  3. A $500 discount voucher (valid for 12 months) to upgrade your software, adding the complete 2D drafting tools of RealCAD.
  4. Access to CAD International's exclusive 3D content creation service to customise your library how you want it.
  5. 30 days direct CAD International support.
  6. Bonus library content installed to your machine.
  7. A 3D library contetnt modeller so you can import or create your very own libraries
  8. Pre-Set metric template with wall types and materials typically used outside the US

Want it all?...Take a look at Designer Pro 'PLUS' Edition

Questions & Answers

[Q] I am a professional building designer and I've been using 2D CAD for drafting for a long time. Will this software replace my current CAD software?

[A] Rather than replace your current program Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition will compliment what you already use. You will use Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition to do all your plans, elevations, sections and 3D views automatically as you design in any view, then when you are happy with your design and you need to produce detailed 2D working drawing sets, you will simply export each view as a DXF file to your current 2D CAD software to edit and detail in the style and scale you desire.

 

 

[Q] What is the difference between 'Designer Pro 'Enhanced' and 'Designer Pro PLUS'?

[A] There's a big difference. 'Designer Pro PLUS' includes all the features and tools of 'Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition and it also has our most powerful 2D drafting program RealCAD LT as part of the package to allow you create detailed construction documents without paper size or sheet quantity restrictions. Designer Pro PLUS also has the ability to work with AutoCAD DWG files so commonly supplied by other CAD professionals.

In simple terms, if you need to create construction document sets for your designs or you work with other CAD users you should purchase the Designer Pro PLUS version.

 

 

[Q] Can I install Designer Pro on multiple computers?

[A] A copy of Designer Pro can be installed on as many computers as you wish, but you can only be 'active' on one machine at a time. To switch activation from one computer to another, you must deactivate your Designer Pro license.



[Q] What is included in the 'Enhanced' edition?

[A] Designer Pro 'Enhanced' edition is our mid-level version. When you choose the 'Enhanced' edition you get:

  1. 1 x Home Designer Pro software license for a single user
  2. 'Install Assist' to remotely install, setup and activate your license for you
  3. A $500 discount voucher (valid for 12 months) to upgrade your software, adding the complete 2D drafting tools of RealCAD.
  4. Access to CAD International's exclusive 3D content creation service to customise your library how you want it.
  5. 30 days direct CAD International support.
  6. Bonus library content installed to your machine.
  7. A 3D library contetnt modeller so you can import or create your very own libraries
  8. Pre-Set metric template with wall types and materials typically used outside the US
Full yearly Support Subscription is also available as an option at a very reasonable price. You can buy this online at the checkout if desired.


[Q] I don't want to compromise on what I buy. I need to be able to do everything. What version should I buy?

[A] You will need the top of the range Designer Pro 'PLUS' Edition. We feel that price difference is well worth it for the added features, tools and benefits you get.

 


Support and Training

Expert Support

In a recent marketing study we found that one of the core reasons Designers and Architects choose Designer Pro as their preferred design tool is the excellent support and ease of learning. We are very proud of our reputation and go the extra mile to ensure you get the best value from your purchase. Support is fast efficient and affordable.

Online Training Courses

The free online training materials will have you using your design and 3D modelling software immediately, but to get the most from the 2D detailing and documentation side of your software bundle enrol in our clear, concise and easy to understand CAD Level 1 and 2 certificate online training courses.

System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7 or 8 or 10 
    2.4 Ghz processor or multi-core processor
    2 Gb of Memory (32Bit) or 4 Gb Memory (64bit)
    Video Card: dedicated with 512 MB memory e.g. NVIDIA, ATI or integrated e.g. Intel HD Graphics (driver 2012 or newer)
    5 Gb of available hard disk space
    Internet access required to authenticate license or deactivate license and to download library catalogues. (You do not need to have internet access to actually operate the software once it has been activated)
    A DVD drive
    A mouse with a scroll wheel

     

    Mac OS-X v10.9 (Mavericks) or newer
    2.4 Ghz processor or multi-core processor
    4 Gb Memory
    5 Gb of available hard disk space
    Internet access required to authenticate license or deactivate license and to download library catalogues. (You do not need to have internet access to actually operate the software once it has been activated)
    A DVD drive
    A mouse with a scroll wheel

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