Architectural Home Design Software

Chief Architect software brings home design projects to life. Automated building tools for home design, interior design, and kitchen & bath design make it easy to create construction drawings, elevations, CAD details, and 3D models.

Download a Trial and see why Chief Architect is the best residential home design software for architects, home builders, and remodeling professionals.


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Chief Architect Virtual Training

  • Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10%
  • Training Dates:
    8:30 AM–12:30 PM PDT
    Residential Introductory
    - June 1, 3, 8, 10 (Mon/Wed)
    Residential Intermediate
    - June 2, 4, 9, 11 (Tues/Thurs)
    Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
    - June 15, 17, 22, 24 (Mon/Wed)
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Chief Architect virtual training

Software Sale — Save 20%

During these uncertain times, Chief Architect is offering a 20% discount on software licenses and virtual training courses through June 1, 2020. Student licenses are free through June 30, 2020.

We hope you are safe and can use this time to become more productive with Chief Architect software.

See our special offers and our response to COVID-19 for more information.

Software sale, save 20%.

New Catalog Downloads

Find these new cabinet-related catalogs in the 3D Library and diversify your designs.

New 3D Library catalogs available for download

Chief Architect X12
Now Available

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  • See a detailed New Features list.
  • Have SSA? Download X12 today!
Chief Architect X12 is now available!

Software for Home Design Professionals

Chief Architect software is the professional tool of choice for architects, home builders, remodelers, and interior designers. Smart building technology makes it easy to create construction drawings, floor plans, elevations, 3D renderings, and 360 panoramic renderings. Chief Architect's software is purpose‑built for residential design with building tools that can automatically generate roofs, foundations, framing, and dimensions. As you draw walls, windows, and doors, the program simultaneously creates a 3D model. These 3D models can be shared with homeowners, structural engineers or subcontractors using its 3D Viewer app.

Chief Architect Premier and Interiors

Chief Architect Software offers two professional design products—Premier and Interiors. Both software products include 2D design, elevations, cross‑sections, 3D design, 3D visualization, and construction drawing tools. Chief Architect Premier is the best software product for full residential or light commercial design—everything inside and outside the house. Chief Architect Interiors is ideal for kitchens, baths, and interior design—everything inside the house. Framing and exterior tools such as terrain are excluded from Chief Architect Interiors.

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