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dktemple7

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Hello All,
I read an old post (2004) here where the member was asking advice on the best home design software. Someone suggested "3D Architect". Does anyone know anything about this software? Any other suggestions on good home design software?
I have a PC running Windows 7 (32-bit).
Thanks, Darlene

Update: It turns out 3D Architect requires and Intel Core i3 processor or faster. I only have a Intel Core2 Duo [email protected] RAM 3.00 GB, Total physical memory 2.99 GB
 
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I have decided to buy a refurbished computer: Dell 9020 with a Core i5, 500 GB HD, 4 GB RAM. I would still like to hear peoples thoughts of their favorite home design software. Software that has a lifetime license and reasonably priced.
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Thanks! Most of these had bad reviews. The Chief Architect is most likely good, but it costs $2795 or $199 a month to rent. It doesn't seem many people are familiar with 3D Architect Home Designer by Elocosoft. Probably because they are based principally in United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany. When I receive my new computer, I plan on downloading a 7-day trial on CNET. Afterwards, it says it's $150 and their website says it's a lifetime license. I will report back in a couple of weeks. Thanks again!
 
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Kinda depends on who you ask doesn't it? For example, just because I think Chevy pickups are the Cheapest Heap Ever Visualized Yet, and would probably give it a terrible review, doesn't necessarily make it the truth. Others hate Ford pickups.

FWIW, my wife's AutoCAD license runs $1,680 (USD) annually.
 

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I used to have AutoCAD, also (2010). My ex-husband bought it for me. It was a perpetual license (only had to pay one time). But, I no longer have the computer. And, I don't really need anything that extensive. I was mainly using mine for home design and landscaping for personal use.
Anyways, one of the programs was only a penny on Amazon and the reviewer said, it downloaded other things he didn't ask for and changed settings. I don't remember if it was the same software, but the reviewer said that the license/activation code wasn't any good. I just want to buy from a reputable company and less than $500 with a lifetime license.
 

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Thanks! I was hoping I would hear from people who have actually used the various software. And, advise me as to which are the best and which I should avoid.
 
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You're welcome.

Like I said, the answers will depend on who you ask. Some will swear the one they use is "hands-down the BEST in the entire universe!". And with nary a doubt, others will disagree.

Why is this? For one, what's best for you may not be the best for someone else. Different computers, different skill levels, different IQs, etc, etc., etc. To find out what's best for you, your particular setup and skill level will require you to actually try out a few until you find something that you are comfortable with.
 

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Yes...I agree. I just thought I might get some ideas to start with. I'll leave the post open for awhile and then most likely mark it solved.
 

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No, I haven't. Have you? I'll have to look into it further. They do seem to have a free version (but, it's probably a trial). The pro version seems to be $695 per year. Anyways, I don't have time to look right now. I have to edge & mow the lawns. Thanks for your help.
 
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