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3D Home Architect Home Design Deluxe Version 9 [Old Version]

by Encore
Windows XP / XP Professional / XP Home Edition, Mac OS X
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Price: $80.99
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Product Features

  • Intuitive interface provides you with tools to plan, visualize and execute your home design ideas
  • Choose from thousands of furnishings, textures, and color combinations
  • When your home design is complete, take a 3D walk-through tour
  • View various remodeling options using the wide variety of material templates
  • Includes ready-made home plans and rooms and a large library of appliances, furnishings, and more

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / XP Professional / XP Home Edition, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000PIHT7E
  • Item model number: 13920
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,879 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Product Description

Are you longing for a bigger, better, or brand-new home. Stop dreaming and start designing! Featuring professional grade drafting tools in an easy, intuitive interface, 3D Home Architect Home Designer 9 is the jump-start you've been looking for. Convenient wizards help you create basic plans fast, while 3D walk through tours guarantee a flawless finished project. It's easier to get started, easier to access and use your tools and easier than ever to design the home of your dreams -- down to the very last detail. This DVD based design solution is Powered by Punch! Software the leader in high-end home design software. Home Designer v.9 is Windows/Mac compatible.

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3D Home Architect Home Design Deluxe Version 9 is the ultimate, high quality home design tool that will assist you transforming the idea of your dream home in a reality--all at a value price. Taking home design to the next level, Home Design Deluxe offers a wide variety of features that utilize the latest design techniques and technologies.



Take a 3D walk-through of your design


Design any room to your specifications


Drag-and-drop textures, colors, and objects into any room

Design Your Dream Home With Ease & Accuracy
Whether you're designing the home of your dreams, decorating a bathroom or just updating your kitchen, the new intuitive interface provides you with tools to plan, visualize and execute your design ideas. You also have the option of looking through ready-made home plans and rooms.

Product Features

  • Create a structural frame for your home use the Framing Tool.
  • Use the Roofing Tool to decide on roofing styles and materials.
  • View various remodeling options using the wide variety of material templates.
  • Browse through the large library of appliances and choose the one that's right for you.

Additional Helpful Capabilities

  • Choose from a wide variety of viewing options as you design your home.

This DVD based design solution is Powered by Punch! Software--the leader in high-end home design software. Home Designer v.9 is Windows/Mac compatible. The possibilities are endless with this all-in-one home design solution.

Interior Design & Decor
Design any room in your home to your exact specifications. Choose from thousands of furnishings, textures, and color combinations. Your design options are endless!

3D Home Tour
When your home design is complete, take a 3D walk-through tour of the inside or a 3D fly-around tour of the outside.

Doors & Windows
Customize the size of each window and door using the design tools.



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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Low value product October 17, 2007
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
Over the last several years I have used 3D Home Architect to design offices and homes. The version being reviewed has deteriorated significantly from prior versions in functionality and features. It seems the company buys a new version of the software from 3rd parties and calls it "3D Home Architect" resulting in absolutely no file compatibility with prior versions. I'm pretty disappointed with the current version and would not have purchased it if I had known how bad the product is. Don't waste your money!
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unusable! February 9, 2008
Format:DVD-ROM
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, my disc was not blank (I didn't read the reviews first), but it didn't help much because the first step before you can use the product is to register it, using the license code.

Unfortunately, there is no license code anywhere to be found. Not on the box, not on the disc, nor on the website.

There is no customer support to ask.

Hence, the product is totally unusable. Thirty bucks down the toilet.

[Edit February 10th]: Okay, in all fairness I did manage to get the program to load and run today. Let me explain how, in case anybody else comes up against this. The fine print in the installation instructions indicates that you have to provide an "organization" name, even if you're just a private individual. If you fail to do so, your registration will fail at the very end, without any explanation as to why. The only opportunity you get to enter an organization comes at the very beginning of the registration process, and it is not marked as mandatory at that point -- but it is.

Once I entered a fictitious organization, and typed in the 9-character code on the box (which is not labeled as a "license code" and hadn't worked before so I assumed it wasn't), my registration finally went through. Geez, would it have killed them to make this the least bit obvious?!?

After all that, I've been playing with the program and have managed to make it work, after a fashion. It took me a couple hours to find the "objects" (furniture, fixtures and appliances shown on the box), but they ARE in fact included (hidden under the "library" option). The software is pretty basic and it's buggy and it renders kind of slow, but I guess I have to retract my earlier statement that it's "totally unusable.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I should have researched more! December 23, 2008
Format:DVD-ROM
I too am among the many (sadly) who purchased the program. I agree with all the previous comments about shortfalls. I too had a problem with registration, but you would think adding a short note explaining the registration procedure with my order confirmation would save time and frustration. I have used several superior PC based architect programs and know quite a lot about design. This program is primitive, unintuitive and slow. The roof defaults to a set height, not connecting to walls. Adjustments to height had to be made with all objects. The "object" library is limited and until you experiment several hours; hard to use. Rotating object is difficult and inside details are lacking. Selecting or changing material coverings/looks is challenging. The manual is of minimal help as well. $30 isn't a lot to spend, but it is a good deal to waste. If you own an Macintosh, consider using a PC based program first. Sorry, but since they aren't any I can find, Mac users are left out in the cold.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not So Great October 17, 2007
Format:DVD-ROM
I purchased this software after extensive research and trade reviews. I wanted to use it to design a basement finishing project. Although it draws wall lines ok, it is not very useful for depicting an electrical or plumbing plan. I had hoped to provide a useable plan to my contractor but am disappointed in the result. Also, the 3D view is very limited and almost useless. I am very disappointed in this product.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too bad 2 Rate. July 4, 2009
Format:DVD-ROM
It's too bad you don't have a minus scale to rate this product. Punch is the worst fraud in the pack. It is amazing that they are still allowed to sell this useless program. It is cartoonish and a waste of time and money. Broaderbund should be very careful about allowing other companies to use their name on these sorry programs. As a 10 year user of the 3DHA 4 program it is sad to see the name misrepresented.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How do I rate this MINUS 5? March 3, 2010
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
I've used an older version of this software for years designing kitchens and bathrooms for my customers. New version will not open old files and this is NO improvement over version 1 through 8. All the good old features that were easy to use are gone. I understand Encore might be owned by Microsoft, so you may need to take classes to learn to use the features; no more using intuition to use the software. I downloaded the software for $39.00 from their website, then demanded and got my money back. Bought it from Amazon, wishing it would work better...What a dreamer ;-( Don't buy it at any price. I may try to buy the old software so I can open my saved files.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What Software? August 17, 2007
Format:DVD-ROM
Received our first order. Software would not load. We run Windows XP, so it was not our system. Received a second order, software again would not load. Second disk also appeared to be blank. Would have liked to review the product, but the manufacturer did not bother to make sure disks actually contained software. Avoid this product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny software to design a home with. Great price
Published 19 days ago by Charles John Shackewyc
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk
Without a manual, or online help this product is worthless. The sellers generally don't know what they are selling. The reviews on this product say it all. Read more
Published 3 months ago by WilliamTell
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for planning rooms
Great for helping me plan my rooms.
Published 4 months ago by Jye
3.0 out of 5 stars It's, more difficult to use than older versions. ...
It's ,more difficult to use than older versions. Libraries have less in them.
Published 5 months ago by Virginia Whittaker
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not what I was looking for.
Published 9 months ago by Stewart Burchell
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
ok
Published 9 months ago by Dan Boyce
2.0 out of 5 stars Home Utilities Left Out
There is no provision for things like furnace, water heater, and water softener objects. How do you design a home without these? Read more
Published 14 months ago by mrdbekken
1.0 out of 5 stars Ok for the average person
I needed a professional type of program that allows me to make an actual blue print. this program is good for people that have not been trained in drafting. Read more
Published on April 22, 2013 by Ralph Boll
5.0 out of 5 stars Want a better upgrade?
I bought the earliest version of this product, but after Version 4 (the first Better Homes and Garden version) quality went out the window. Read more
Published on January 29, 2013 by Johnny
1.0 out of 5 stars 3D Home Architect Home Design Deluxe version 9
No I am unable to register the program due to it being a copy and no registration instructions were included. Therefore I could only use it free for 7 days. Did not do me any good.
Published on October 23, 2012 by Elwood
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