What to Look For in Design Software
A crucial element of home design is visualization.
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As the building industry’s need for high performance house designs has grown, so has the need for more capable design software. For example, modern building practices require a wide range of different wall types to achieve the advanced building techniques needed to create highly efficient homes. SoftPlan’s comprehensive wall definition feature provides the flexibility to create these custom wall types quickly and accurately. Energy values are stored in SoftPlan’s wall definitions, providing designers with the ability to check their designs for energy efficiency.
Another crucial element of home design is visualization. From the site plan to the roof framing, having the ability to render a project in 3D is massively important for everyone involved. SoftPlan offers an assortment of 3D modes and styles, as well as hundreds of rendering, lighting, and camera options that provide complete control over the creation of intricately detailed 3D models and walkthrough animations. SoftPlan’s powerful 3D capability is an indispensable design and sales tool that benefits visualization and review during any stage of the design process.
3D visualization is enhanced with realistic symbols and textures that accurately represent what the finished product will look like. Through SoftPlan’s manufacturers’ libraries, hundreds of symbols and textures are available to customize a model with brand name content that removes any guess work for the client while viewing their future home. Access to manufacturer content allows a level of personalization needed to create high-quality, realistic images that keep clients happy and help dovetail efforts for everyone on the project.