Chief Architect

Chief Architect

von Chief Architect

Wer verwendet Chief Architect?

Chief Architect-Software ist für Profis, Designer, Architekten und Sanierer konzipiert. Und Home Designer-Software ist für den Heimwerker bestimmt.

Was ist Chief Architect?

Chief Architect Software ist ein führender Entwickler und Herausgeber von 3-D-Architectural Home Design-Software für Bauherren, Designer, Architekten und Heimwerker. Für Profis wurde die Chief Architect Software-Produktlinie veröffentlicht; das beliebteste Produkt für Wohndesign. Und für den DIY-Home-Design-Markt für Konsumenten kam die meistverkaufte und bestbewertete Home Designer-Produktlinie auf den Markt.

Chief Architect – Details

Chief Architect

http://www.chiefarchitect.com/

Gegründet 1992

Chief Architect – Preisübersicht

Chief Architect ist verfügbar ab 199,00 $/Monat. Chief Architect bietet keine Gratisversion, aber eine kostenlose Testversion. Weitere Preisinformationen für Chief Architect findest du unten.

Startpreis

199,00 $/Monat

Kostenlose Version

Nein

Gratis Testen

Ja

Einsatz

Installiert - Mac

Installiert - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Persönlich

Live Online

Webinare

Dokumentation

Kundenbetreuung

Support während der Geschäftszeiten

Online

Chief Architect Funktionen

3D Architektur Software
2D-Zeichnung
Animation
Anmerkungen
BMI-Modellierung
Daten-Import / -Export
Komponentenbibliothek
Landschaftsdesign
Virtueller Rundgang
2D-Zeichnung
3D-Modellierung
Abfassung
Architektur-Symbolbibliothek
Automatische Formatierung
BMI-Modellierung
Designvorlagen
Vergleichsansicht
2D-Zeichnung
3D-Modellierung
Abfassung
Angebote / Vorschläge
Dokumentenmanagement
Gebäudedatenmodellierung
Kontaktmanagement
Projektmanagement
Präsentations-Tools
Stücklisten
Vertragsmanagement

Chief Architect – Nutzerbewertungen

Zeigt 5 von 49 Nutzerbewertungen

Gesamt
4.5/5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4.2/5
Kundenservice
4.5/5
Funktionen
4.3/5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4.3/5
Mark H.
Consultant
Bau, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
  • Gesamtbewertung
    5/5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit
    2/5
  • Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
    4/5
  • Kundenbetreuung
    Nicht bewertet
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
    Nicht bewertet
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung
    3/10
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  • Bewertet am 23.3.2019

"TOTALLY NON-INTUITIVE"

Kommentare: The speed of generating a 3D building for a client to see can be very quick, but the learning curve and the inherent limitations just made it not worth the effort. I spent 40+ hours trying to generate drawings for an existing house, while client made changes on the fly. I couldn't overcome the learning curve or the limitations in a timely fashion and not only didn't get paid, but lost the client.

Vorteile: As long as you want to do something already "canned" in the software, it's got some really sweet features. The immediate 3D renderings are outstanding!

Nachteile: There's very little about the program that is intuitive to the way CAD has been traditionally taught. And if you need to make an exception to what it "thinks is normal", OMG what a flippin' nightmare! IF you can get it to at all do what you want. The building of custom wall types: PITA!
I didn't want a footing, but piers for a pole barn: PITA!!! Not even possible to eliminate the footings!
Make a material change from sheet siding to lap board: PITA!!! Couldn't find a way to have it change ALL THE WALLS in 1 command. It would only allow me to change ONE stinkin' wall at a time. And THEN, I had to go back and do ALL of the gables, because gable walls aren't part of the walls of a house.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Chief Architect an 1.4.2019

Thank you for the feedback. I think we can help with the issues you have described. Feel free to reach out to us at 208-292-3400 or sales@chiefarchitect.com
If you are changing exterior siding material you can do this easily in a number of ways depending on your preference. My recommendation is to change the siding material in your default exterior wall. This will change all the exterior walls at the same time. This setting is found here: File>Default Settings>Walls>Exterior Walls
Pole structures are a more manual process. We have a step by step help article on how to build pole buildings. Here is a link.
https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-01069/designing-a-traditional-pole-barn-structure.html

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  • Bewertet am 23.3.2019
Todd S.
OWNER & DESIGNER
Architektur & Planung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
  • Gesamtbewertung
    5/5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit
    4/5
  • Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
    4/5
  • Kundenbetreuung
    5/5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
    4/5
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung
    9/10
  • Quelle des Nutzers 
  • Bewertet am 28.5.2019

"Best instant 3D Residential Software I've ever used!"

Kommentare: I have been using Chief Architect since 2015. Before that I used AutoCAD for over 20 years. I've also used REVIT and Sketchup, but for what I do, which is Residential Design and Remodels, this program proved to be the most versatile. There is somewhat of a learning curve the first 6 months, but impressive when it comes to showing clients who have a difficult time envisioning 3D from 2D drawings. The customer support is really A+. They usually can figure out any problem I'm having or will consider a "work around" option that may still get me the desired effect.

Vorteile: The fact you can instantaneously see what you've drawn in 3D and that you can import models into the drawings as you need. Also it's constantly being updated with new useful features and better output results. KUDOS for the programmers. It's not flawless, but it is impressive for what the program can do. It has definitely made my work easier & faster. Also makes my services more marketable.

Nachteile: There are simple commands in AutoCAD that are not in Chief Architect that I wish could be there, like hatch, fillet, extend, trim, stretch, rotate, hatch, etc., so it's not the greatest to use when I do have to draft in 2D at times. You can do most of these but the way you have to get there is more time consuming. The result I get when I do a section through a building results in me having to create a DWG then editing it to remove extra lines I can see to get the final image I need. However, the time to do this is offset by not having to get the base drawing of the cross section done from scratch and I can see instantly if there is a problem with roof/ceiling heights, floors or any other issues. The training classes are too expensive for me and the SSA hurts my wallet but is worth having it.

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  • Bewertet am 28.5.2019
Gregg C.
President
Bau, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
  • Gesamtbewertung
    5/5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit
    5/5
  • Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
    5/5
  • Kundenbetreuung
    5/5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
    5/5
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung
    10/10
  • Quelle des Nutzers 
  • Bewertet am 16.2.2020

"Presentation Game Changer"

Kommentare: Great program that we update annually.

Vorteile: Very powerful program that we use for modeling l, space planning and design presentations.

Nachteile: It’s a little pricey but well worth it because clients love it.

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  • Bewertet am 16.2.2020
Dixon P.
Chief Internal Auditor
Bankwesen, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
  • Gesamtbewertung
    5/5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit
    3/5
  • Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
    5/5
  • Kundenbetreuung
    5/5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
    5/5
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung
    10/10
  • Quelle des Nutzers 
  • Bewertet am 31.1.2020

"Definitely Chief !!!"

Kommentare: With Chief Architect, the system does most of the work for you so you can focus on the floorplan and even in the placement of objects in the rooms, the walkthrough view is also excellent for showing a client the finished project so there is buy-in for the proposed construction or remodel. Landscaping is also easy as the Cadastral can be transferred into the plan allowing for accuracy in placing building on lot

Vorteile: Found the software easy to understand and use especially with the 3d vies available which can be seen in split screen beside the floorplan, also with the detailed QS breakdown, estimating materials needs accurately is a cinch. The online tutorials and ideas will have you designing in no time

Nachteile: With all software there is a bit of a learning curve especially with the rapid changes in versions which add substantial changes to the software in terms of materials and objects that can be utilised.

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  • Bewertet am 31.1.2020
Rachel J.
Project Manager
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
  • Gesamtbewertung
    3/5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit
    4/5
  • Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
    3/5
  • Kundenbetreuung
    3/5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
    4/5
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung
    7/10
  • Quelle des Nutzers 
  • Bewertet am 22.7.2019

"Do you have to release a new verion earch year?"

Kommentare: In the X11 version, views glitch when I zoom in and out, window labels display 2 (") inches measurement symbols when the " use default formatting" box is checked, material regions work on occasion, curved roofs are very finicky. There are other issues as well but the list is too long for this comment box.

Vorteile: It is a great software with a great many features.

Nachteile: I don't like that major bugs and kinks are never ironed out of the software before the release of a new version. I wish they would fix what is broken first. Each new release for the past 3 years seems to be worse and worse....

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Chief Architect an 23.7.2019

Thank you for the review and comments. I think we can help. There is an optimization you can make in preferences to fix the zoom and pan issue. For the double inch symbol is sounds like you may have inadvertently added that symbol to the macro in the label and have the use default formatting checked. You can reach out to our in house Tech Support for assistance with getting this resolved if needed.

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  • Bewertet am 22.7.2019