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Combined power and ease of use...


Discover a world where power and simplicity of use come together, blending completeness and accessibility for all. LiveCad links together technology, know-how and user-friendliness to bring to you the richest and most intuitive 3D architecture software.

3D Home Design by LiveCAD® : the solution for easily designing plans in line with regulatory standards, whilst benefitting from a range of professional tools to design, display, present and realise all your building projects!

In this brand new 3.2 version, discover an unequalled realism thanks to its new and even more powerful 3D engine. It also features an interface which is even more intuitive, an interior work wizard, materials manager, a smart project browser, and a catalogue with an even more complete range of objects...

3D Home Design by LiveCAD® : a true professional solution for all types of buildings!

 2D/3D simultaneous plans :images

 2D plans with quotations, grid, 2D/3D simultaneous views
 NEW : Import your digital plans, and use them to trace your work with automatic scaling !
 Interior work and construction done directly in the 3D view
 Editing the length of a wall with the numeric keypad: by using the wall's inside, outside or internal dimensions !
 2D and 3D dynamic interior dimensioning
 Variable wall depths
 Draw rooms in just one operation

 Indoor furnishing :

 Choose among 1 000 000* 3D objects and textures for decorating and furnishing each room...
 NEW : Tools for creating door openings in walls : design the shape and size of the openings yourself !
 Preview zone for fixture/fittings while consulting the catalogue
 Rapid creation of split levels and interior partitions
 NEW : Advanced tools for creating staircases : whether it's a straight, L-shaped or spiral design you're looking for, you can create made-to-measure staircases of all types !
 Creating beams, low walls and posts
 Intuitive application of friezes, skirting boards, mouldings, cornices and a basement to fully customise all the rooms of your home
 Creating mezzanines and balustrades is made easier, try out all of your ideas !
 Materials pipette: quickly apply textures or materials to all the elements of your project
 Personalise the placing of wall and floor coverings from various angles

 Outdoor furnishing :

 NEW : Design the garden of your dreams with the advanced terrain editing module**!
 NEW : Create intuitive garage entrance slopes** in just 2 clicks !
 NEW : Catalogue complete with trees and plants - bring your projects to life !
 Panoramic or hemispherical background for a more realistic 3D tour
 Creating terraces and balconies
 Use a range of advanced tools to modify the land area (areas of higher land, mounds, ditches, etc.)
 NEW : Add a made-to-measure built-in swimming pool*, garden furniture, and more.

 Buldings and roofs :

 Manual and automatic roof creation with a single click
 NEW : Install a mansard roof
 Gable computation for an automatic roof
 NEW : Skylight window module***: dream up and design your skylight windows with the shape, size and openings to suit your project
 Unlimited number of buildings and floors
 ECOLOGY : Installation of solar roof panels
 NEW : Fully customizable doors and windows ! (shapes, sizes, designs, types of openings)
 Parameters can be set for hundreds of models of staircases, doors and windows compliant with US standards

 Kitchens and bathrooms :

 PRECISE : Design and furnish your future kitchen to the nearest inch : Whether it's a American style kitchen, a kitchenette or corner kitchen, every design is possible ! 
 Hundreds of fixtures and fittings for bathrooms : sinks, mirrors, bidets, showers, straight and corner bathtubs, accessories etc
 COMPLETE : Complete customization of all kitchen and bathroom elements, for a made-to-measure creation ! (dimensions, handles, colour, etc.)

 Photo-realistic 3D graphics :

 PHOTO-REALISTIC IMAGES : Advanced 3D rendering tools using Raytrcing technology, for the most advanced photo-quality rendering for a consumer software
 10 different 3D rendering modes in real-time
 Export and printing of 2D plans
 Printing 3D renderings
 Real-time management for shadows, the type of lamp and the power of the lighting !
 3D multi-camera mode, view your project from 4 different angles at the same time
 Log renderings in image form
 NEW :  "Performance" mode for the 3D display

 100% Simple and powerful :

 An interior work wizard : automatically place objects on all surfaces (wall, floor, tables, etc.)
 Extremely intuitive interface for fast handling
 Smart project browser : make an inventory of your project's objects in an instant
 Tracing tools (snap, grid) that are easy to use and produce high-precision results
 Real-time 3D rendering so that you can see and check the current layout
 Automatic help lines when creating rooms
 Customise all the objects in a few clicks (dimensions, textures, etc.)
 A compete materials manager for customising all of your interior (wood, fabrics, leather, etc.)
 Discover 3D Architecture with the step-by-step illustrated guide enabling you to start using the software's immense capabilities straightaway

 Internet follow-up :

 Automatically update the software for FREE
 Get to grips with the software easily thanks to the wide range of tutorial videos available
 Access an online help and video tutorials
 Stay connected to the Live Cad community thanks to the integrated Web browser!


Minimum requirements :

Windows® XP (32 bits), Vista® (32 bits), Seven (32 bits)
Pentium® IV 2GHz processor
Available disk space : 1,4GB
Graphics card: Nvidia® GeForce 6600 or Ati X1600 or 128MB equivalent
Internet Connection

Compatibility testing for 3D Home Design by LiveCAD:

You want to make sure that 3D Home Design can run on your computer ?
Here is an ingenious little software that will allow you check in an instant whether your equipment is compatible with 3D Home Design. The software is less then 10 MB, and installs and uninstalls in the same way as any other software.

It is entirely free and can be uninstalled just after the test.
This application only applies to the 3rd version of 3D Home Design

Size : 10 Mo

(*) a number of different objects obtained by combining the available components (textures, handles, etc)
(**)Landscape editor module sold separately, only compatible with version 3 of Architecture 3D (see shop). The garage slope tool is an integral part of this module.
(***)Skylight window module sold separately, only compatible with version 3 of Architecture 3D (see shop)

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