Plan the house of your dreams, deck, landscape or any remodel project with Punch! Essentials. Design your new spaces for outdoor living, room makeover, the perfect gourmet kitchen or even a game room. Save money by planning changes to your interior and outdoor living spaces before you invest in building materials. FastEasyPowerful award-winning software helps you through every step!
Fast Start Up
- Start with an existing floor plan or create your own dream home from the ground up; quickly and easily.
- QuickStart™ the easiest way to start from scratch! Drag & Drop rooms make it simple to create your ideal living space. You can also toggle between floors for multi-level designs.
- Begin with a professionally-designed home plan template as inspiration.
- Floor Plan Trace lets you scan your favorite floor plan, or one you've sketched, and trace it.
- Use PhotoView™ to import a picture of your home and landscape around it in 3D.
Design tools are organized on easily-accessible plan tabs, so whether you are planning a bathroom remodel, adding a room, putting in a new flowerbed or even finishing an outdoor kitchen project, all tools are available all the time!
- Extend your living space with the Room Addition tool. Add a solarium or sun room or screened in porch with the click of a mouse.
- Includes tools for building, electrical, plumbing, roofing, HVAC, decks and landscape.
- Precision Lighting Planner™ adds realism to your 3D view and helps you plan lighting inside and out.
- Custom Cabinet Assistant™ helps you create the perfect kitchen cabinetry, pantry, media center, vanity and more!
- Organize and design custom closets and garage spaces.
- Save energy and money with integrated "Building Green" design tips and objects.
- Estimator lets you track costs for room, landscape or whole home projects.
- Fast rendering advanced rendering technology makes viewing your design changes a breeze.
Decorate the fast and easy way! You can customize your designs to suit your taste with drag and drop furniture, paint and materials. Drop in entire groups of furniture with the click of a mouse.
- With SmartWand technology you can apply building materials to a single surface or the whole house with a mouse click.
- Customize your design using a vast library of decorating and building materials from well-known manufacturers.
- Decorator Palettes let you experiment with different decorating combinations and easily switch back and forth to compare.
- Personalize your designs with sofas, chairs, tables, lighting, outdoor kitchens, patio furniture and much more.
- Enhance the design with hundreds of combinations of doors, windows and trim. .
Create outdoor living spaces, entertaining areas, decks and landscape designs. Customize every detail of the property, including making modifications for the sun direction to plan shade plantings.
- Drag and drop plants from a massive library that includes thousands of trees, shrubs and flowers.
- Use the Automatic Growth tool to see how your landscape will look in a few years.
- Personalize the topography with slopes and berms.
- Add pre-made landscape gardens with a single mouse click.
Help When You Need It
- Unlike other products, Punch! provides an integrated Training Center. With Essentials 17.5 Software, you can easily access videos, written instruction and real-world tips for your design projects.
All the tools you need! Work smarter and faster with simple tools that make designing as fun as it is powerful!
Start designing right out of the box with the intuitive interface, assistants for cabinets, roofs, editable room & deck templates, plus the extensive drag & drop library. Add ambient realism with Precision Lighting Planner™. PhotoView™ lets you personalize your design with imported photos. Design your house inside and out. Includes a massive plant library along with our popular automatic growth tool, so you can plan spacing and see what your landscape will look like a few years down the road. Draw your design in 2D; take a 3D Hollywood-style walk through as your 2D creative changes auto-update in the 3D view.
Enhanced Floor Management
With Home Design Essentials you can create up to 6 floors. Create independent structures such as outbuildings and detached garages. When you change the elevation on one level, other connected levels will also change.
Drag and Drop 3D Objects and Plants
Drag and drop 3D objects and plants while using the 3D viewpoint. Objects will automatically position themselves on the top of surfaces like countertops and tabletops. Objects placed on walls, will automatically rotate to match the surface's angle.
New Welcome Screen
Easily create new projects, access recent projects, sample plans, and training materials. Get started quickly with QuickStart and in 60 seconds learn how to create a complete floor plan.
Endless Electrical Switches and Outlets
Choose from an extensive library of electrical switches and outlets, fully customizable using paint or other materials. Wall, floor, or ceiling mounted supply registers and return vents also now available.
QuickStart Is Even Better
Set exact dimensions in inches AND centimeters. New snap feature ensures that rooms line up quickly by snapping them together.
And Much More!
- Drawing editing improvements, add points to curved segments.
- More precise room dimensions and improved metric options.
- Enhanced decorating library, more than 500 new 3D furnishings
- Punch! Plotter Printing Service
SmartWand Apply Materials & Colors Quickly
This tool allows you to apply a material to a surface, similar surfaces in the room, or the entire house with a mouse click.
QuickStart 3D View Preview Your Room Layouts
You can now see inside your plan and adjust dimensions as you drag and drop rooms together. Create the perfect floor plan before automatically building walls and adding a roof.
RoomView 3D Navigation Tool
Select a room in 2D and get an instant aerial view looking down in to the selected room or rooms. This tool will let you get an overall 3D view inside a small room for decorating and design. Perfect for working in confined spaces like bathrooms and closets.
Room Addition Tool Extend Your Living Space
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.
Room Estimating Estimate Your Project's Cost
A new extension to the Estimating tool, Room Estimating keeps track of all the materials you will need. Keep track of paint, wallpaper, countertop 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.
Video Tutorials - Watch & Learn
Tackle your home design projects with articles and videos integrated into the software.
Leader Dimension Tool Now a Smart Leader Tool
When you click on an object in the drawing, it will automatically insert the text for you. Add a callout to a plant, and the common and Latin names are displayed for you to enter. The same will be true of objects, doors, windows, etc. The text is customizable but the initial text is pulled from the object you select. You can also select the Marker option that will put a numbered box in the drawing to mark the text location (to lessen the clutter in a complicated drawing).
PhotoView™ - Visualize your creation with your existing home
Add real-world objects, scanned or photographed, object to your design. Choose your favorites or experiment with something new.
Editable deck designs you can use as-is or customize
Powerful tools and features to add detail to your design. Multi-story or multi-level decks. Precisely control your deck's details.
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