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.

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Home design Time lapse of the Grandview design project


The 2017 Chief Academy is now full.

The 2017 Chief Academy consists of a 1-day User Group Meeting, 2-day Training seminar, reception and dinner cruise. It is hosted every two years in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (headquarters of Chief Architect).
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Combined User Group Meeting & Training, August 29-31, 2017, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Featured Catalogs – Beds No.5 & Cactus Stone

Visit the 3D Library to download the 5th Beds catalog and find just the right fit for next bedroom design. You'll also find Cactus Stone's selection of slabs perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry areas, or any surface that showcases the unique character of natural stone.

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Download the latest Beds No. 5 and Cactus Stone catalogs for your next home design.


Experience home virtual reality

Export 360° Panorama Renderings and full 3D Viewer Models that can be shared with clients or embedded on your website to experience home design with virtual reality. To learn more about embedding, see the Sample Home Builder or Interior Designer web page. This is a great way to add more depth about your portfolio and your design capabilities to help you sell the job and engage clients. Learn more about 360° Panorama Renderings and the 3D Viewer.

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360° Panorama Renderings
3D Viewer
Sample Home Building / Interior Designer web page

3D Viewer share home designs with clients