· The Training Center now can help you tackle your home projects.
· Change the color scheme in an entire room instantly with a QuickPalette.
· QuickStart 3D view: Preview your room layouts as you drag and drop rooms together to create the perfect floor plan
· New Room Estimating keeps track of materials like paint, wallpaper, counterop materials, cabinet stain and more.
· Send your plan ideas to builders and architects.
Create the perfect outdoor entertaining and living space. Experiment with new landscape ideas before lifting a shovel. With over 4,000 plants and 5,000 stones, pavers, and outdoor materials your designs can come to life with just a few clicks of the mouse. Need Help? Integrated Videos guide you step by step and project Do-It-Yourself articles will help you complete your projects. Unsurpassed realism helps bring your ideas to life. Designing your outdoor living space is easy and fun! No experience needed!
What’s new in Version 17:
- The Training Center now can help you tackle your home projects. Hundreds of Do-It-Yourself tips, articles and videos integrated into the software.
- The new RoomView tool provides an instant 3D topd-down view in to even the smallest rooms like sun rooms and pool houses. See how changing materials for floors, walls, fixtures and cabinets changes the room.
- QuickPalette: Change the color scheme in an entire room instantly with a QuickPalette. Complete groupings of decorating materials like flooring, wall coverings, countertops, cabinet colors, and more. One mouse click will change the materials for the whole room.
- QuickStart 3D view: Preview your room layouts as you drag and drop rooms together to create the perfect floor plan. Users can see inside their plan and adjust the rooms before automatically building the walls and roof.
- Room Addition: Extend your living space with the new Room Addition tool. Add a solarium or sun room, or perhaps a screened in porch with the click of a mouse. Change the shape of your room, door and window styles and roof to customize your new space. Perfect to combine indoor and outdoor living.
- Project Costing tool: New Room Estimating keeps track of materials like paint, wallpaper, counterop materials, cabinet stain and more. Each material is listed with coverage area and plumbing fixtures, cabinets and furniture will also be added to the room estimate. Perfect for planning an unattached garage or poolhouse.
- Send your plan ideas to builders and architects. NEW: Save your 2D plan as an image to share. Save the entire plan or a custom view.
- Integration with Punch! Landscape Quote: Take your planting projects to the garden center to estimate cost. Punch! mobile Landscape Quote will import plant names and quantities from your Punch! drawing as well as mulch planting bed sizes. Just add prices as you shop at the garden center to see a real-time estimate of plant and mulch costs. The perfect tool to help you stay under budget for your small or large planting projects.
Other features to help you design your new outdoor living spaces:
· Includes a comprehensive library of over 4,000 plants.
· Plant Finder aids in selecting plants for your area
· The Growth tool will show you your landscape as it grows over time.
· Merge your outdoor and indoor living with the new Room Addition tool. Add a screened in porch or indoor/outdoor room with a single mouse click.
· Outdoor kitchens: Add drag and drop pre-made outdoor kitchens to your patio for entertaining.
· Outdoor cabinet tool: Create your own custom outdoor kitchen with the outdoor cabinet tools.
· Choose from a wide selection of outdoor furniture, gazebos, and accessories.
· Add outdoor lighting to lengthen your time outdoors and upgrade your evening curb appeal.
· Pool Designer: create a custom pool or pond of any shape. Choose from a variety of editable templates.
· Deck Designer: Intuitive deck design tools will help you create a simple deck or a multi-level entertaining space.
· SmartWand: Paint the exterior of your house with a mouse click. Change mulch in one or all of your planting beds instantly.
· Decorator Palette™ – Create customized color and material combinations for your exterior and switch between them instantly to compare.
· Drag and drop materials for your landscape and exteriors. Choose from Pavers, decking, paints, siding, concrete stains and much more!
· Decorating defaults: Start each design with your own preferences for patios, siding, retaining walls and more.
· Animator with special effects, fades, etc. (Lets you record walk and fly throughs to share.)
· 3DS Import – import predrawn objects- thousands available on the web.
· Detail Creator™ – convert shapes to Punch! Features.
· PhotoView Editor™ lets you edit your photos right in the program.
· Estimating – Entire Plan, including house.
· Comprehensive Plan Layers – foundation, floor, roofing, deck, landscape, etc. – view in whatever combination you like.