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Chief Architect Software

Chief Architect Software

Chief Architect Software creates 3D architectural design software for builders, designers, architects and DIY home enthusiasts. Remodeling projects or home additions typically begin with as-built measurements. You can gather these with Chief Architect on a laptop PC, Mac, or Microsoft Surface. With a DISTO Bluetooth laser meter, you can directly input the measurements into Chief Architect. The DISTO allows you to easily measure as-built projects with accuracy. Sketch out the rooms, add doors and windows, and then apply your dimensions with a laser meter. Once you capture the as-built floorplan, you can move forward with the remodel design options. Chief Architect offers realistic 3D rendering technology that makes your ideas come to life and helps your clients visualize their remodel project. You can export any 3D rendering as an image, a 360° image, or a full 3D virtual model that your clients can experience with a VR headset, on a tablet, or through a web link. If you need to do cost estimating or submit building permits, Chief Architect offers easy-to-use tools for all aspects of remodeling. Learn more or download a free trial at chiefarchitect.com

Chief Architect Disto Tip: Disto Plan app dxf exports will import directly into Chief Architect software.


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  • Work with the most accurate dimensions possible.

  • Save time by letting your Bluetooth® DISTO™ input dimensions for you.

  • Create realistic floor plans and 3D models in minutes for your next room or home design project on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.

  • Visualize rooms and furnishings — choose from hundreds of colors, materials, textures and 3D objects to design and decorate your room or house.

  • Room Planner files can be imported into Chief Architect desktop software (Mac or PC) to further detail a design or create construction documents.