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Home And Landscape Design Suite

Product No: 59512

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Availability: 231 In Stock

UPC: 664446328205
Category: Applications & Productivity - Home Improvement
Unit Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Publisher: Punch Software
Packaging: Retail Box
Operating System: Windows Xp/Vista/Windows 7
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Punch Home and Landscape Design Suite with NexGen Technology is simple-to-use software that provides superior results for your home design or remodeling projects. Featuring the shortest, most enjoyable learning curve, you'll ever have, it is fast, easy, and uses superior rendering. Templates and smart building tools make it easy to design home plans, landscape ideas and more in just minutes, making your design time more enjoyable and more productive. Take on your next building or remodeling project with the quality, easy-to-use tools of the Punch! Home and Landscape Design Suite with NexGen Technology.

Product Benefits

Easy to Use - QuickStart and NextGen technologies let you automatically create a finished, dimensioned floor plan within minutes. New home plan, landscape, and furniture groupings make designing easy.

Fast - Home and Landscape Design Suite is up to 26 times faster than the competition to make designing more enjoyable and productive.

Superior Rendering - Flexible controls for real-world lighting make Punch! images stand out. All images on this package are exactly as they appear on the computer screen.

Product Highlights

Home Design - Get past the blank page fast with four easy steps, or start your project from scratch.

QuickStart - Simply select a room, click and drag it to your custom size. Then use simple and powerful tools for your hands-on approach, including auto-snap alignment, multiple floors, and automatic roof generation as you draw.

Professionally Designed Home Plan Templates - This easy starting point provides editable house plans that put you on a design fast track.

Floor Plan Trace - Scan your favorite floor plan or one you've sketched, and trace it into the program then scale with precision controls.

PhotoView - Just need to add a deck or landscaping to your existing house? Take a picture and add it easily with PhotoView.

Remodel and Decorate - Smart, easy to use tools provide the easy way to design your home without a learning curve.

Included Templates - Editable house plans, furniture groupings, and landscape beds all feature drag-and-drop control, letting you jump start your creativity in just a few mouse clicks. Just open the file and you're designing. You can easily modify, expand, and embellish to suit your taste.

Technology Partners with You - QuickStart's superior technology gets you designing immediately while Build Green provides energy-saving and green building tips and advice. Fast Rending makes designing a breeze and LogiCursor Technology provides laser-line, CAD-based automatic alignment and snaps for precision drawing.

Service Links - Support provides online help so you get the most from your software while Plot printing service outputs your design as full-size blueprints. Shop provides integrated online shopping for building products, accessories, and decorating items, and Design brings you right back to your drawing with one click.

Smart Rooms - All dimensioning and other attributes are automatically contained within SmartRooms, making painting, flooring, and resizing easier and faster.

Custom Themes - Define the color of the user interface to suit your preferences - choose a favorite color or a neutral shade as your personal workspace.

Landscape and Decks - Design your dream home with tools for creating the perfect deck or enhancing with landscaping.

One-Click Repainting with Decorator Palette - Try different materials and trim combinations. Save favorite palettes, then click to automatically change combinations.

Automatic Roofs or Customize Your Own - Standard or complex, preset roof tools make any roof style easy to create.

Estimator - Estimator produces a handy report in an editable, printable spreadsheet format. Enter the labor and material costs for your locality and Estimator does the rest.

AutoFraming with Framing Editor - View rough-in framing with one mouse cluck, including custom stud spacing and size; metal, wood, or custom framing options; custom and standard decks, and even add insulation with one mouse click.

Fence Designer - Versatile tool lets you design fences with any custom material, color, or photo object - even draw your design freehand.

Landscape Templates for Instant Curb Appeal - Professional-designed, zone-specific plant groupings with simple drag-and-drop placement provide attractive landscape design in a variety of shapes.

Plant Finder - Sort from thousands of plants to match your needs. The sorting feature lets you select growing parameters, International zones, sunlight, climate, water, and soil conditions with photo-realistic images of real-world plants.

Automatic Growth Tool - See how your plantings will look years from now. View plant spacing and heights with a single mouse click.

Get a Bird's Eye View - Perfect for assessing your planting design, this view can be combined with the review and inventory of your plants with Estimator to make the best plan.

Outdoor Living - Design it your way to create the perfect outdoor living scene you want for your home.

Elevation View - Dynamically edit within elevation views. Elevations can be viewed as line drawings, shaded line drawings, full color, and more. Edit Smart Object positioning and easily place or stack windows in 3D.

Create a 3D Model - Punch! RealModel takes your home design and automatically creates needed templates to build a 3D model. Choose a scale, print out, and assemble the numbered sections.
Window Treatments - A full library of drapes, blinds, shades, and more, to add the decorator touch to your design.

Doors and Windows - Select a door or window style and customize to fit your plan. Choose from hundreds of combinations.

Add Functionality for Outdoor Space - Add sitting or entertainment areas, design outdoor storage, grow plants over time, and view the effects of shade. Use custom edging, fencing, paths, outdoor furniture, and more.

Global Sun Positioning - Precision tool aligns your property to any location your specify, including time of day. View the effects of sun angle, positioning, location, and shadows on your design before you build.

Storage and Media Rooms - Design every detail for a home that is just right for you.

New Storage Design Options - Turn storage areas into functional, organized spaces. Design custom closets and garage spaces with included brand-name materials.

Plan Views - Work with various plan views including Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Foundation. The plan layer views show any or all elements of your design.

Entertainment Centers and Media Rooms - Showcase your media area with cabinetry easily designed with Cabinet Designer, or design your entire media room with furniture and components from the library.

Furniture Showroom Templates - Add furniture groups with simple drag and drop. Easily arrange or edit your selections to suit your design.

Brand Name Product Libraries - Thousands of possibilities are featured in the Product Libraries, including faux finishes, interior and exterior paint, wood floors, solid surfaces, blinds, stone, and much more. Brand Name Product Libraries include nationally recognized decorating materials you can try out in your design.

Remodel for more usable space - Transform cluttered space into a home office, media, or rec room.
Plan all phases of your remodel including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and more.

Interior Design - From kitchen and baths to all areas of the house, Home and Landscape Design lets you customize the perfect look.

Dream Kitchens - Try out your best ideas for kitchen design and vie them instantly.

Wall Trim and Coverings - Choose from headboard, library paneling, faux finish, paint, wallpaper, and other materials.

Fixture Library - The Fixture Library includes a complete library of styles for your new kitchen or bathroom.

Elegant Baths - Easy tools plus drag-and-drop functionality let you explore design ideas and combinations of color and materials.

Automatic Cabinet Designer - Customize your cabinets with shelving, pantries, drawers, and appliances. Also perfect for designing your entertainment center or garage organization.

Decorator Palette - Try different pain and trim combinations. Save favorite palettes, then click to automatically change and view combinations.

3D Custom Workshop - Build virtually any object or modify existing objects from the library. Use photo-realistic materials including wood, fabric, paint colors, stone, brick, and more.

Product Features

Overview

  • Clean, uncluttered user interface
  • Themed UI - customize color scheme
  • Green tips for eco-friendly building and energy savings
  • Seamless integration of major tools
  • Visual feedback during use
  • Collapsible palettes and toolsets
  • Video tutorials
  • Training Center
  • LogiCursor
  • Snap tools - snap on segment, center, and endpoints
  • Open/clear recently accessed project list
  • Multiple floor home design
  • Virtual Ruler for easy measurements
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Tool tips
  • Detailed floor plan notations
  • Draw in 3D, see photo-realistic 3D
  • Open files from previous Punch! products
  • Auto-Save, in the event of power failure
  • Mouse options for 3D navigation, viewpoint, and zoom
  • Windows 7 certified

System Requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Intel Pentium 3, Celeron, or compatible 1.0 GHz processor or higher (multi-core processors supported)
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 5.25 GB of available hard disk space
  • VGA Video Card displaying at least 1024 x 768 with 32-bit color
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Two button mouse, three-button mouse with wheel recommended
  • 64 MB of video card memory
  • Internet access required to use some features

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