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Compare the features and choose the best 3D home designer product that's right for you.

 

Suitable for

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Arcon Evo Pro 3D Home Designer Pro 3D Home Designer Expert 3D Home Designer Basic

Self-builders

-  -  - yes -

Home improvers

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- - yes 

Renovators & re-modellers

- - - yes -

DIY enthusiasts

- - - - yes

Builders

- - yes - -

Property developers

- - yes - -

Designers

- - yes - -

Architects

yes yes - - -

Architectural technologists

yes yes - - -

CAD technicicans

yes yes - - -

Planning departments

- yes - - -

Easy-to-use CAD tools

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Arcon Evo Pro 3D Home Designer Pro 3D Home Designer Expert 3D Home Designer Basic

Interactive dialogue boxes and tool options

yes yes yes yes yes
Multiple toolbar variants yes yes - - -
Single layered walls yes yes yes yes yes

Multi-layered walls inc. cavity walls, timber construction

yes yes yes - -

Save your own wall constructions to library

yes yes yes - -

Layering function for adding wall hatchings and wrapping detail around windows/doors

yes yes yes - -
Advanced wall junction options
yes yes yes - -

Fully customisable building elements for walls, windows, doors, skylights, roofs, stairs, beams, dormers, balconies, ceilings, columns, chimneys

yes yes yes yes yes

Different stair types including flexible staircase designer for defining all elements of the stairs, balustrades, risers, treads, construction type

yes yes yes yes yes

Universal stair tool for defining own outline/shape of staircase

yes yes - - -

Explore the inside & outside of your building with our 3D walkthrough function

yes yes yes yes yes

Landscaping tools for marking out plot, paths, ponds etc and for setting height levels

yes yes yes yes yes

Terrain brush for fine ground detailing

yes yes yes yes -

Library containing 1,000's of furnishing objects, textures & materials

yes yes yes yes yes

Load additional objects from Sketchup 3D Warehouse

yes yes yes yes -

Add realism with 3D textures

yes yes yes yes -

In-line measurements in 2D & 3D for directly modifying selected elements

yes yes yes yes yes

Set geographic position through Google Maps

yes yes yes yes -

Set time of day and simulate lighting effects

yes yes yes - -

Add 3D model to Google Earth to view in situ on the correct plot

yes yes - - -

3D textures and bump-mapping capabilities

yes yes yes yes -

Instant elevation viewer

yes yes yes yes yes

Break apart 2D elevation & section views for further editing

yes yes yes yes -

Display 2D cross-section of building

yes yes yes yes -

Display 3D cross-section of building

yes yes - - -

Plan Element mode for generating library of elevations, building cross sections, individual plan views & drawing details

yes yes - - -

Plan Element mode for modifying elevation & section views quickly with advanced drawing and editing tools

yes yes - - -

Easily remove unwanted detail on elevations and section views with the hide line feature

yes yes - - -

Standard Plan mode for producing planning applications

- - yes yes -

Advanced Plan Layout mode for producing planning applications, building regulations, working drawings, site plans, plumbing/heating/electrical layouts

yes yes - - -

Detailing tools for working and building control drawings

yes yes - - -

Includes 240 CAD detail blocks for the most common building regulation requirements

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Editable construction detail drawings for loft conversions, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, timber frame, drainage, windows & doors, internal works, structure etc.

yes - - - -

Trace over existing paper copy or image of a plan with our Scan Assistant

yes yes yes yes -

Large selection of dormers

yes yes yes yes yes

Advanced dormer editor

yes yes - - -

Extensive range of windows & doors including bi-folds

yes yes yes yes -

Manual and automatic generation of roofs

yes yes yes yes yes

Merge/trim multiple roofs together to create complex structures

yes yes yes - -

Room height line display

yes yes - - -

Convert basic 2D shapes to 3D objects

yes yes yes yes -

Timber construction display in roofs

yes yes yes yes yes

Extended timber display detail in roofs

yes yes - - -

Advanced timber construction editor

yes yes - - -

Timber construction display in walls & floors

yes yes - - -

Automatic text display of construction element properties

yes yes - - -

Create multiple buildings in same project

yes yes yes - -

Modify wall levels at varying heights

yes yes yes yes -

Add individual material areas to wall

yes yes yes yes -

Live real-time rendering

yes yes yes yes yes

Large database of construction elements

yes yes yes yes yes

Supports metric and imperial measurements

yes yes yes yes yes

Import and Export DXF/DWG files

yes yes yes yes -

Exchange project-related data via the IFC BIM interface

yes yes - - -

STL export for 3D printing capabilities

yes yes - - -

Other supported 3D formats include 3DS, DAE

yes yes - - -

Compatible with Twinmotion

yes yes - - -

Save project to PDF

yes yes yes yes yes

Export design to 3D object for anyone to view in our free standalone o2c player

yes yes yes yes -

Save design to image file (JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF

yes yes yes yes yes

Publish/email project file, floor plan, 3D image and 3D object of building directly to your client, builder and anyone else involved in your project

yes yes - - -

Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 11, 10, 8, 8.1 or 7

yes yes yes yes yes

Support

Arcon Evo Building Regs Edition Arcon Evo Pro 3D Home Designer Pro 3D Home Designer Expert 3D Home Designer Basic

Interactive help, tooltips, manuals

yes yes yes yes yes

Technical, installation and activation support

yes yes yes yes yes

Access to online tutorials

yes yes yes yes yes

Support packages available

yes yes yes yes yes

Online training available

yes yes yes yes yes

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