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3D House Design Software - Design a Home

Updated on July 29, 2017

3D House Design Software

3D House Design Software are programs that allow you to build a house virtually. A better name for this is Cad (computer aided design). Personally, I took a course in Cad for Architecture and built a house before on a much more expensive (30,000 dollars a license!) software program that required a dongle to run. There are many different options for house building software out there, some are easy and others take a lot of work. Most homeowners (or anyone who isn't an architect) aren't required and have no need of having the highest end software in this field. There are better options out there.  Here are a few programs, ranging in price from free to...well costing money. The free ones might be harder to use and have less options, and the more expensive ones will be easier to get exactly what your vision is. Regardless of what you plan on choosing, here are the 5 I think prevail enough to be recognized as choices.

Design Workshop Lite

Design Workshop Lite is a free program with the option to upgrade for $9.95. This is a dated program but can complete the tasks needed. Graphics got better since the time of this product was released. The famous saying I like to think about is "Beggars can't be choosers".

Found at: Design Workshop Lite

Punch Design Software Suite

Punch is a great program for easily laying out the plan. Any home or landscape project can be only a few clicks away as its large database and simple commands make it very highly praised for consumers. Prices and products range from $9.99 for Bathroom only to $179.99 for the mega- everything they make included version.

Found at: Punch Design Software

IMSI Turbofloorplan Instant Architect 12

IMSI Turbofloorplan Instant Architect 12 is excellent at designing floor plans and 3d models quickly. Turbofloorplan Instant Architect 12 gives you everything you need to design your home! Quickly design realistic 3D models of your home or remodeling project with no experience necessary! Create the perfect home exactly how you dreamed it would be. Great for home re-modelers and do-it-yourselfers.

Buying and more information and Free Trail located at: IMSI Turbofloorplan


Plan3D is the online option for busy people! It is great for home deisgn, interior design, and landscape design work. The program is paid by month. Design one room, create a three story home, remodel a bathroom or kitchen, or redo your yard. Plan3D lets you see ideas with dimensions in blueprint-like mode. Best of all, you see your ideas come to life in realistic 3D.

Found at: Plan3D

Google SketchUp

Google is breaking into every imaginable thing the world has to offer it seems like. Google SketchUp can be used to create houses and landscapes. This is the most difficult of all the other programs here to use as you must be the artist and make what you want yourself. The program is free and fun to play with for all reasons.

Found at: Google SketchUp

3D House Design Software created house

Example of a Cad House Plan.
Example of a Cad House Plan.


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    • Vector design profile image

      Saim 4 years ago from California

      You share some good software which helpful for designing 3d houses.i like your idea thanks for sharing.

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      imkd 6 years ago

      nice writing... good quality work. linked it back from my hub.

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      Kario 7 years ago

      Try Flow Architect Studio 3D from . You can design about everything in this program and than have a 3D walk inside your design and even produce redistribution visualization with it.

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      theboxmeister 7 years ago

      Great hub! I just want to ad another software to this list.

      Sweet Home 3D is free. It creates one level plans. It has lots of interior and exterior objects that will ease designing your house. You can also import other objects too.

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      Nik Aberle 7 years ago

      Wow! Hadn't heard of half of those, main one I've used is SketchUp and that's only been minimally. I've been doing all my building design in Maya and 3DS Max, and while I love both of those, programs designed for building design will make my hobby much easier. Thanks!

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      Cagsil 8 years ago from USA or America

      Excellent Hub. Nicely detailed. I learned something else new today. :) I am glad I read it. Thank you very much. :)