Are you struggling to decide on which interior design 3D software is right for business?
Do your clients ask you why you can’t show them beautiful 3D renderings like the Property Brothers or Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame?
Do you want to streamline your drafting process and update your branding?
Do you want to create professional looking floor plans and elevations for your clients?
The right software program can help you satisfy clients with 3D perspectives of their space and be cost effective and easy to use. It can also enable you to create a signature look and feel to your presentation imagery as well as construction drawings.
But how do you know which software is right for you and your business?
Purchasing an interior design software program for drafting and rendering is a difficult decision. The wrong decision could cost you hours of time and hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars, as well as lost productivity and frustration.
Whether you are fresh out of school or an established designer, you should conduct thorough research before committing to one program.
SketchUp Pro Vs. Chief Architect vs. Revit
There are several programs available today that allow interior designers to develop three-dimensional models as well as construction drawings like plans and elevation. Three of the most commonly used programs are SketchUp Pro, Chief Architect and Revit. I have used all three of these programs extensively and am comfortable designing and drawing in each one.
Chief Architect 3D Perspective
After I graduated with my masters degree and began taking clients, I wasn’t sure which program was right for me. I had been using Revit for the past three years because it was required in my courses. I also had experience with SketchUp from personal projects, and I kept hearing about Chief Architect in a LinkedIn group for interior designers. Each program represented a significant investment, and I wanted be confident in my choice.
I conducted many web searches and read through many web forums and reviews trying to decide which program to purchase and use. I eventually decided on Chief Architect for my own business, but I still use and teach SketchUp and Revit to my students.
SketchUp Kitchen Concept
I realized that other designers were probably debating this same question. I wanted to share my knowledge and experience to make the decision easier, so I wrote an e-book that summarized my experience with all three of these programs.
Download my free guide today and gain insight into the top three interior design 3d programs so you can make an informed decision for your business.