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ProArchitect: Professional architectural design software with easy to use design modeling and drafting tool. Recommended for design professionals.

ProArchitect 13 is easy to use BIMsoftware helps you improve design productivity, deliver innovative 3D design ideas to clients, and create enhanced construction documentation quickly and accurately. ProArchitect 13 will help you perform the multiple functions of your business, while satisfying the needs of your most discriminating clients.

Features & Benefits

Get To Permit Approval Faster
Extract drawing information such as elevations, plans, sections and details directly from your model or choose from a customizable built-in library of standard details. Additional CAD features are available to create your own from scratch, or upload libraries from a wide variety of sources including AutoCAD DWG and DXF files.
Impress Your Clients
Take your models to the next level with stunning 3D presentations using 3D RealView and VR technology. This state of the art system lets your clients see the final results and make smart design choices with your professional guidance, helping you avoid costly errors and ultimately win more commissions.
Refine Endless Options
Expand your existing catalog of features by importing a variety of 3D models from different formats like SketchUp or 3D Warehouse, then export to social networks like Sketchfab.

What's New

Introducing VR Mode
With VR and ProArchitect 13 technology enables Design a home and be inside it instantly, experiencing a sense of scale like never before. Use Virtual Reality it while you're designing to confirm your design choices and show clients as a virtual showroom of what they will get after construction. Designers, builders, homeowners, and developers can all benefit from a virtual reality setup. Gain an edge over the competition and impress clients with virtual reality tours of their design. Have an informed conversation about their home and the changes they would like to see, before problems arise on site.
Pivot Doors
Cadsoft ProArchitect 13 offers Pivot Doors as an available door style types. When specifying a pivot door you have all of the customization options available for other doors plus you can specify the distance away from the edge of the frame where the pivot origin is fastened. A great feature to accurately designate your customized designs in ProArchitect 13.
Custom Door Leaf
There are thousands of great door leaf styles available on the market and ProArchitect 13 opens the door for you to use any style you can imagine for both man doors and cabinet doors. By importing a door leaf block you can create any custom style of leaf you require for a project and save it to use in future projects as well. Each part of the door leaf can be mapped to components available with ProArchitect 13 doors to retain the custom features of the door leaf. This is a great feature to enhance customized designs in ProArchitect 13.
Schedule Updates
In an environmentally conscious world we need to ensure that the U factor for doors and windows is an influence in home design. In Envisioneer, you can record the U factor of a door or window in the automatic schedules. This ensures that all of the relevant information is well documented for the final working drawings easily in ProArchitect 13.
Room Dimension
The room dimension tool in ProArchitect 13 displays the dimensions of a room by your specified preferred layout and dimension style, giving you the flexibility you need when documenting a presentation plan. ProArchitect 13 provides the flexibility you need for your drawings.
Add/Remove Node
After inserting a surface, ceiling, floor or deck in ProArchitect 13 you can continue to reshape the structure by adding and removing node points, like a hinge point, to the outline. This allows you to pull the shape into new directions for advanced modeling capabilities. A great way to customize your designs inProArchitect 13.
Roof Framing Board Designations
Stick framing a roof in ProArchitect 13 is very accurate. Not only is the roof easy to insert but custom options allow you to specify each board used when stick framing. This increases the accuracy of material reports and the information can be retained so it can be used for all future work as well. This is a great way to add accuracy to your material reports in ProArchitect 13.
Roof Framing Point
ProArchitect 13 automatically stick frames a roof that has been inserted with boards that you specify. You can manually move the framing start point to accommodate custom framing layouts and ensure the design matches the finish product. This is a great way to add accuracy to your design using ProArchitect 13.
Gable Edge Details
ProArchitect 13 has the flexibility of taking a roof and breaking it into individual surface planes so any custom roof can be accomplished. When you convert a roof to surfaces it can retain the original gable end return specifications and it can use those for the basis of any further modifications that you want to make in the roof edge editor. This is a great way to quickly customize your design in ProArchitect 13.
View Filter
Creating a home design incorporates many pieces but you don't necessarily want every element in your model showing at once for clarity. In ProArchitect 13, the View Filter allows elements visibility to be turned on and off to add clarity to different views. Now you can save your choices in a template so you can quickly restore the view you wanted. This is an efficient way to view framing, electrical or furniture layout views in an ProArchitect 13 model without a lot of extra setup work.
Members
ProArchitect 13's member and advanced member commands are perfect tools for inserting individual beams and other framing members to a design. When you insert the member you can designate that it is associated with either the roof, ceiling, floor or deck to ensure that it can be viewed with the other appropriate framing components. This will add clarity to your ProArchitect 13 design work.
Marks
Once you have completed your home design in ProArchitect 13, you can then prepare it for working drawings by applying marks to the various items. Marks can be applied to doors, windows, openings, members, cabinets and any other element type. The marks can help to document the required work and ensure your ProArchitect 13 working drawings are detailed.
Textures
When creating a home design project in ProArchitect 13 you may change the size of furniture and cabinetry as the design progresses. These elements may have custom fabric or finishes applied to them. ProArchitect 13 has automatic texture remapping to ensure that the texture applied to the object adjusts correctly as you stretch and shrink an object. This is a great time saver in your ProArchitect 13 design work.
Spacer Cabinet
Envisioneer incorporates a spacer cabinet as a choice when inserting a cabinet so it can accurately reflect what you will need to order. The filler piece can be labeled with the correct sku and ordering information. This is a great design tool in Envisioneer.
Countertop
ProArchitect 13 has flexibility when designing the countertop for a cabinet. It can be automatically inserted with individual cabinets or it can be inserted separately as a seamless piece. By picking points to designate the back edge of the countertop you effortlessly insert it. You can customize the edges and backsplash for a detailed design and even curve out the individual sides. A great way to customize your designs in ProArchitect 13.
Cabinet Edges
ProArchitect 13 offers flexibility when displaying cabinets in plan views. If you prefer to have the edges of the cabinets displayed or turned off, you can make that choice for your drawings. ProArchitect 13's flexibility is great for your documentation work.
ERP Uploading
ProArchitect 13's ability to import and export to many different applications makes it a true BIM platform. Uploading ProArchitect 13 drawings and material information to an [[Enterprise Resource Planning|ERP]] system is one of the options available to further the integration capabilities. ProArchitect 13's integration to ERP is a great time saver for those using Enterprise Resource Planning tools in their business.
Text Background
When inserting text onto a hatched or rendered view in ProArchitect 13's drawing sheets, you can now specify a colored background. This makes the text stand out and not blend in with the background. ProArchitect 13's advanced text tools makes working drawings more professional.
Importing Bloks
ProArchitect 13 imports a variety of file formats to ensure that you can integrate with all of the latest technology. When you bring in a block to the ProArchitect 13 worksheet environment it will name the block and properties in the side panel when you select it. This great tool makes working drawings efficient.
Skybox
ProArchitect 13 uses Skybox 3D images for backgrounds giving a very realistic representation of the site. Viewing from any vantage point this scene represents accurately and isn't a static display of a single image. This is a great feature to enhance customized designs in ProArchitect 13.
Realistic Mode With Real Time Shadows
When presenting a plan to a client you want it to be as realistic as possible so you can engage them in the proposal. ProArchitect 13 uses real time shadows in the realistic representation mode to ensure everything looks as it would at that time of day. This is a great feature to enhance your presentation designs in ProArchitect 13.
Scene Settings
Each scene in an ProArchitect 13 model can have their own settings. This allows you to customize the appearance of each view by setting the time of day, the type of background used and the sky and sun settings. ProArchitect 13 provides fantastic tools to give a winning first impression.
Ligths
Each light fixture in ProArchitect 13 has illumination properties so you can change the brightness and wattage of each light. To easily turn off an individual light in a scene you simply right click on the light and turn the light on or off. This is a great way to enhance your presentations using ProArchitect 13.
Presentation Mode
It's all about the presentation to engage the clients and win over their business. In ProArchitect 13's presentation mode the realism of the model is enhanced even more and introduces global illumination and collision controls so as you navigate through a scene it will easily allow you to climb stairs and stay within the building. This level of realism in ProArchitect 13 will set your presentations above the crowd.
Integration
ProArchitect 13 is dedicated to ensuring that it is a universal platform that easily integrates with other applications. ProArchitect 13 has the latest support for AutoCAD DWG and SketchUp skp formats. Importing and exporting is a seamless process.
4K Monitors
As hardware technology moves forward you can be assured that Envisioneer will be right there. ProArchitect 13 supports 4K monitor technology to enhance your onscreen visuals.
Smooth Shading
Rendered views are much more realistic and natural in appearance because ProArchitect 13 smooths the edges of complex geometry. Couches, chairs, pillows, and even columns appear curved rather than "faceted".

Support & Maintenance

ProArchitect 13 includes toll free technical support in North America directly from Cadsoft. Fax and email support are available directly from Cadsoft in English only.

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