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  1. Hello and thank you for the question. The new rendering engine has migrated from being based on OpenGL over to Direct X 12 for Windows and Metal for Mac. If your graphics card supports real time raytracing you will see benefits in the rendering quality. Specifically, there will be improved ambient occlusion. This provides more realistic shadows, soft shadows and enhanced detail that result from shadows created by ambient light in the scene. There are also speed improvements to the watercolor rendering technique (this process has been moved over to the graphics card rather than the CPU) and there are general speed improvements to rendering if your graphics card supports real time raytracing. You can test our the new 2022 version by downloading the trial. In the 2022 trial version, you can see if your video card supports the enhanced rendering by clicking on the dropdown menu "Edit>Preferences" then click on the "Video Card Status" panel. In this panel you will see a listing for "Hardware Ray Tracing." If there is a "yes" next to this item you will see the ambient occlusion improvements. There are significant improvements to the walkthrough feature including efficiencies in producing walkthrough videos, the ability to preview the video and edit keyframes more efficiently. You can't record a walkthrough in the trial but you can see the new walkthrough preview and editing features. Feel free to contact us in sales at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com with any questions. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Software
  2. Our Next Contest is Remodel/Additions! Share one of your Remodel/Addition Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-remodel-addition/ The entry deadline is August 13.
  3. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – John Rahall of JHR Design 2nd Place – Alan Lehman of Lehman Design Studio 3rd Place – Aaron Swearengin of Oak River Design Group View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4859551820740698 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  4. Hello, Thank you for the question. Yes the Home Designer Pro version 6 is still eligible for upgrade pricing. To purchase online, you would need your original CD Key found on the product package to receive the upgrade discount. Here is the link to the upgrade page. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/whats-new/?from-version=6&from-product=pro&to-product=pro If you can't find your CD Key, you can call our sales department and we can try to look up your product in our database. You can call us at 208-292-3400. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
  5. We are excited to announce the latest release of Home Designer Software products! See What's New Ready to Upgrade? New user, or looking to change product, check out the Product Chooser. Visit our website, or give us call (208-292-3400), to learn more!
  6. Our Next Contest is Residential! Share one of your Residential Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-residential/ The entry deadline is July 16.
  7. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest. 1st Place – Rodante Bernabe of R. H. Bernabe Enterprises 2nd Place – Lara Wasylyshen of Lacey Homes 3rd Place – Petra Tobias of Pinnacle-Interiors with Love View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4755325767829971 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  8. Our Next Contest is Kitchen/Bath and Interiors! Share one of your Kitchen/Bath and Interior Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-kitchen-bath-interiors/ The entry deadline is June 18.
  9. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Remodel/Additions Design Contest. 1st Place – Javier Montenegro of DSGN Smith Studio 2nd Place – Rodante Bernabe of R. H. Bernabe Enterprises 3rd Place – Jorge Arreola of Greymark Construction Company View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4671056596256889 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  10. Dear 

    recently I have reseted my MacBook to Factory, accordingly I have lost the product key of the purchased product ( home designer suite 2016) , your support is highly appreciated.

    regards

    Saeed Al Hosni

    Saidkhb@gmail.com

    1. saidkhb

      saidkhb

      note: the key is not availibal in the digital locker

  11. Our Next Contest is Remodel/Additions! Share one of your Remodel/Addition Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-remodel-addition/ The entry deadline is May 14.
  12. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Nick Spokes 2nd Place – Ruth Jones 3rd Place – Michael Norpell of Michael Norpell Wall To Wall View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4583425205020029 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  13. Our Next Contest is Residential! Share one of your Residential Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-residential/ The entry deadline is April 16.
  14. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Tasnim Said 2nd Place – Justin Brey of Justin B Designs 3rd Place – Nidhi Shrivastava View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4502796333082917 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  15. Hello, Thank you for the question. Here is a help article link that shows you how to run Home Designer on more than one computer. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-01028/using-home-designer-on-multiple-computers.html If you have any trouble, feel free to reach out to us for assistance at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Sales