Chief Architect Announces New Software

Published: March 19, 2019

Chief Architect Software announced today a new version of its architectural 3D home design software. The new release was previewed at the International Builder’s Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show to an overflowing audience. Chief Architect X11 offers powerful new tools, including a key new feature to overlay as-built models over a remodel design.

Chief Architect X11 select new features include:
2D & 3D Reference Display to show how an asbuilt plan will evolve into a remodeled design. This is useful for presenting client design options or for visualizing renovation projects.
With Virtual Reality headsets, users can teleport from pointtopoint in a model for navigation mobility.
A new glass wall tool for showers, featuring full glass and half glass/half tile and a new shower door tool.
A new Parametric barn door tool, allowing users to apply custom door styles and track hardware.
A new Rope Lighting tool for lineal LED lights for applications such as undercabinet lighting

A summary video of the new features is available at

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In our newest version of Chief Architect, we spent a lot of timhelping designers overlay remodeled projects on top of as-built drawings – not only useful for clients but also fobuilding departments. It’s pretty impressive to show a client how their new kitchen project will be transformed i3D. And, speaking of 3D, we implemented a new teleportation method for customers taking advantage of virtual reality headsets.  It’s an important part of our overall strategy to support VR with and without headsets,” said Scott Harris, vice president of sales and marketing.

A summary video of the new features is available here:

Chief Architect X11 is available now for both Mac and Windows at Chief Architect Premier (for full residential design) sells for $2,995 and the Interiors version (for kitchen and bath designers) sells for $2,195.  Both products can also be rented monthly for $199. The software includes one-year of support, free upgrades, catalog content downloads and discounts on additional licenses.

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