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3D Home Architect Deluxe 5.0

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Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00006I50N
  • Item model number: 381541
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 5, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,240 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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The home of your dreams starts here! Every great home begins with a great plan. Create yours quickly and easily with 3D Home Architect Deluxe 5.0. Based on professional CAD engine, 3D Home Architect Deluxe 5.0 puts you in control of every design detail. With a little imagination, anyone can create precise, contractor-ready plans. Easy! Get started in minutes with sample plans & templates. Powerful! Smart design and viewing features. Complete! A floor-to ceiling home design resource Whether you're designing a home from scratch, remodeling, building and addition - or simply daydreaming! - 3D Home Architect Deluxe 5.0 is the fast, easy way to turn a fantasy into a finished masterpiece.

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Based on professional-grade CAD software, 3D Home Architect Deluxe 5.0 makes it easy to create contractor-ready plans. Start your plans from scratch, use a sample plan, or re-create your home to begin your building, remodeling, or addition project. Choose from six rendering modes and a wide selection of floor plans. Integrated 2-D and 3-D editing tools let you make changes with ease, while fluid navigation capabilities let you view your project from every angle. A fully customizable library of more than 500 doors, windows, furnishings, and appliances helps you envision your final project. Built-in budgeting tools and materials lists let you cost out every facet of your project with confidence. Plus, 3D Home Architect Deluxe 5.0 also comes with 3D Home Interiors 2.0 software and 50 bonus 3-D objects.


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191 of 206 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Consumer Alert November 4, 2002
By Hutch
I found this alert on the manufacturers website:
Consumer Alert!
Attention 3D Home Architect 4.0 Users:
Buyer beware is the watchword when considering the purchase of 3D Home 5.0, the so-called "upgrade" to our (ART, Inc) award winning 3D Home 4.0 software. We are the developers of 3D Home Architect 4.0, but we did NOT produce 3D Home 5.0 and we are NOT responsible for its content or its missing features. 3D Home 5.0 IS NOT A TRUE UPGRADE TO 3D HOME ARCHITECT 4.0!
The Problems with 3D Home 5.0
3D Home 5.0 is now on the shelves BUT IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH 3D HOME 4.0! This means that any plans you worked on in 3D Home 4.0 become wasted effort. Not only that, but all the time you invested learning how to use 3D Home Architect 4.0 is lost. This "new" version of 3D Home 5.0, authored by another company has a totally different interface.
Chief Architect Home Edition 5.0: The True Upgrade!
DON'T PANIC! We feel your pain and have rushed to offer you a real solution to this problem. We are now offering Chief Architect Home Edition 5.0, which is based on our powerful, award winning professional grade Drafting & Design software. This is not only the best do-it-yourself home design software on the market today, BUT CHIEF ARCHITECT HOME EDITION 5.0 IS FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH 3D HOME 4.0! This means that you can use all of your 3D Home Architect 4.0 house plans in Chief Architect Home Edition 5.0! And, because you already know 3D Home Architect 4.0, you will feel right at home with the familiar interface of Chief Architect Home Edition 5.0.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not an upgrade. Downgrade is more like it. January 6, 2003
By J. Eby
I have been using 3D Home Architect 3.0 and the 3D Home Design Suite Deluxe SE 3.5 for over a year now. I bought (and returned) 3D Home Architect 5.0 thinking it was an upgrade. It is a totally new program with only the slightest similarity in layout. You cannot even open or import a home plan designed in a previous version.
You cannot lay out a room with even diminsions. I tried to space walls 8', 12' and 20' apart to no avail. The closest I could ever come to an exact foot was (x) feet and 11 7/64".
The default walls all have brick on one side which makes one annoying interior. You can switch to having an interior wall with moulding on either the left or right side of the wall but not both sides. You can no longer select a room, so you cannot decorate it and name it.
Forget about incorporating a pool into your design. There is no pool in the entire program. I searched the useless manual and help section. There is no pool. There is a fire hydrant.
One of the greatest things about 3D Home Architect was the great 3D shots. They should call this program 2D Home Architect 5.0 because the 3D views were too complicated to control that it was useless. If you hate pop-ups, don't try to use the 3D views. Everytime I tried to change a view angle another window opened.
I really cannot find one thing worth buying this.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Upgrade?" - NOT March 24, 2003
When Broderbund, the distributor of the 3D home series moved to Version 5.0, they also switched authors of the software. This program is completely different than all previous versions AND incompatible. It is harder to use as well. Stick with 4.0, or better yet, upgrade to the home version of Chief Architect, which is the compatible upgrade to all previous 3D Home Architect products.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad, bad upgrade. January 20, 2003
This version (done by a different developer) is counter intuitive, buggy and missing many of the most important features of the previous versions. STAY AWAY! I bought the "professional" version, spent many hours trying to learn how to use it and found it to be a complete waste of money. If you can find it in a store Version 4 is a great buy. Broderbund has made a huge mistake with this one.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's really Version 1.0 not 5.0 February 11, 2003
By PacAce
Several years ago, my brother bought me 3D Home Architect version 1.x. It was a great little program and I used it to design all the floor plans of the house I'm living in now.
I bought 3D HAD 5.0 for a basement refininishing project, thinking it would be the same high quality program as it's predecesor. Boy was I wrong. First of all, 3D HAD 5.0 isn't even a new release of the older 3D HA releases. It's a completely new program written by some other outfit (not the one that wrote the original). In other words, it's a version 1.0 program, not a version 5 of the original 3D HA.
Within hours of using 3D HAD 5.0, the program started crashing on me. Initially I thought it was something I was doing wrong so I kept rebooting my computer and trying again. It eventually got to a point where it would crash no matter what I did.
This is the worst software I have ever come across. One thing is for sure...it never passed through QA because if it had, the product would never have made it out their door.
I returned the software to Bruderbund who refunded my purchase price in a timely manner. However, I never got back the tax I paid on it and I also lost out on the shipping.
I'm surprised that a company like Bruderbund would even put out a product like this one. But then again, this is the same company that installed a "spy" program on my computer without my knowledge several years ago when I bought and installed their Geneology program.
BTW, after uninstalling 3D HA 5.0, I installed the old 3D HA 1.x and it still works like a champ on my Windows 2000 Pro computer. It looks a little archaic (it was written for Windows 3.1 and 95) but it still runs great, never crashes and more importantly, I now have my basement floor plan for my project!
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Published on May 14, 2007 by Linda H. Satterfield
1.0 out of 5 stars No substantial support, product does not perform properly
In installed this product on a Dell Optiplex GX110 (admittedly not the latest, but still a very standard machine) running Windows 2000 with 512MB of memory. Read more
Published on January 24, 2005 by wizard_chef
1.0 out of 5 stars CRASH
I've used CAD programs written in the 80's that are better than this. I'll go back to Drawing Board 1.0 over this thing. Not user friendly. Read more
Published on January 13, 2005 by Tom Coenen
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