Along with the times, architects are now designing houses, interiors of houses and buildings with the help of special software/applications. The software used for this design supports 2D and 3D designs of various buildings. This software also offers a number of automated features that make it easier for users to design. With this convenience, this software can also be used by beginners who are learning the world of architecture. For those of you who work in architecture or want to learn to design, here is the best design software for you. This software can be run offline on your PC device.
1. Home Designer Pro
Home Designer Pro, It doesn’t matter if you are not a pro in the design industry. You can still design professionally thanks to Home Designer Pro. Guaranteed, the various tools in it will make you feel like a real architect. And because it is intended for those who are not yet professionals, navigation and how to operate it will feel so easy. Whether it’s in designing a house, remodeling, renovating, and calculating cost estimates, Home Design Pro is here to solve your problems in building a house. You can use it for Windows (7, 8, 10) or Mac. Prior to installation, at least 5 GB of space is required on the HDD and a VGA with 1 GB of memory that supports OpenGL 3.3 and above for Windows or 4.1 and above for Mac. When it comes to RAM, it only takes at least 4 GB of capacity.
2. RoomSketcher Pro
RoomSketcher is a free app but also offers several paid plans. One of them is the Pro version which offers all the VIP features plus some additional features. This Pro version allows you to label the floor plan with a brand name, especially for those of you who represent a company. The Pro version also has a more stunning 3D floor plan customization, and allows users to view the design in 360 degrees. There are also many other exclusive features, such as performing calculations on the total area and measurements. Available for Windows, Mac, and Android and iOS tablets.
3. SketchUp Pro
SketchUp Pro is a 3D modeling program for various drawing applications such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. SketchUp Pro is available for Windows 10 and MacOS operating systems. For Windows users, try to have a discrete VGA (not onboard) with 1 GB of memory. Then make sure the laptop’s hard drive remains 700 MB to accommodate the program. Oh yes, the developer also recommends that you have a 2 GHz CPU and at least 4 GB of RAM.
4. Chief Architect Premier
Chief Architect Premier is guaranteed to make it easier to sketch a house. Sometimes it is difficult for architects to explain projects with their clients, so Chief Architect Premier is here as a home design drawing solution, complete with detailed information, sizes and 3D illustrations that can appear automatically. This application is also fairly light, it only takes 5 GB of remaining storage on your HDD or SSD. Additionally, Chief Architect Premier is available for Windows 64 bit (7, 8, and 10) as well as MacOS. Make sure your laptop or PC has 4GB of RAM and VGA with 1GB of VRAM.
5. FloorPlan 2020 Home & Landscape Pro with Lightworks
Floor Plan 2020 Home & Landscape Pro which also acts as a house simulation. Users don’t need to be confused about what the design results will look like, because the Floor Plan 2020 Home & Landscape Pro is already available with the 360 degree Online Viewer feature. With this, you can explore the contents of the house and have a clear visual picture.
This application is intended for professional architects, but those of you who are just learning can also enjoy its features. If you want to use this application, make sure your laptop uses a dedicated VGA card with a minimum of 64 MB VRAM. As for the CPU, it’s free to use anything as long as it’s above 1 GHz and runs on a 64 bit architecture. This application is also specific to some of the latest versions of Windows such as 7, 8, and 10.