Chief Architect

von Chief Architect

4.5 / 5 41 Bewertungen
Chief Architect

Wer nutzt diese Software?

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

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

41 Bewertungen
  • Gesamt 4.5 / 5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit 4 / 5
  • Kundenservice 4.5 / 5
  • Funktionen 4.5 / 5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4 / 5


  • Startpreis $199/Monat
  • Kostenlose Version Nein
  • Kostenlose Testversion Ja
  • Einsatz Installiert - Mac
    Installiert - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training Persönlich
    Live Online
  • Kundenbetreuung Support während der Geschäftszeiten

Angaben zum Hersteller

  • Chief Architect
  • Gegründet 1992

Über 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 Funktionen

  • 2D-Zeichnung
  • Animation
  • Anmerkungen
  • BMI-Modellierung
  • Datenimport/-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

Die hilfreichsten Reviews für Chief Architect

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

Mit Google übersetzen Bewertet am 28.5.2019
Todd S.
Architektur & Planung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
4 / 5
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

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.


Mit Google übersetzen Bewertet am 23.3.2019
Mark H.
Bau, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
2 / 5
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

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
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.

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