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


Chief Architect 2-Day Training — Boston

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Chief Architect 2-day Training — St. Louis

  • 2-day Chief Architect Training
    Introductory // Intermediate // Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
  • Training Dates:
    May 17–18
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  • Chief Architect Evening Reception
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Chief Architect X10 Now Available

For current customers with SSA, download the latest version of Chief Architect X10 in your Digital Locker.

See the new X10 features

Chief Architect X10 is now available!

New 3D Viewer Available

With the 3D Viewer (ver. 4.5) you can share your designs with clients and they will have similar 3D navigation tools you have in Chief Architect. These models are a great way to help your clients or subcontractors visualize in 3D. Share models via: a simple web link, embed them on your website or on a mobile device. With mobile devices, the app is VR enabled — hands free or with VR goggles.

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Chief Architect 3D Viewer


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