Tag: architectural design software

Chief Architect 8

The last time I looked at Chief Architect it was version 4.  It has zoomed ahead since then!  At that time, my opinion was that it was amazingly good for very quickly developing house designs and showing clients what they will really look like, inside and out, as you proceed, but that it fell short when it came to producing the final drawings for builders to use and authorities to scrutinise.  They’ve certainly filled in the gaps since then.  This current version 8 has a very complete set of tools, including some uncommon facilities, and can handle multi-level buildings such as apartment blocks as well as houses. [Ed: This review is now quite dated and Chief Architect has progressed significantly since the time of writing.]

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