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  1. 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 November 12.
  2. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Chris De Martino of Elite 3D 2nd Place – Rene Costabile of Design Line Kitchens 3rd Place – Alexandra Aldrich of Envizion Designs View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.5024218334274045 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.
  3. Did you know we host an occasional "Takeover Tuesday" on our Instagram Account? We hand over the reins to an experienced Chief Architect user and let them guide us through their day via Instagram Stories. Not only do they share how they leverage the software, but also give a peek into business operations, design processes, and their general industry story. We love seeing what our customers are doing! You can see past takovers on IGTV. Stay tuned for upcoming shares! Shout out to fellow Chief Architect users who have put themselves into the Takeover seat: Guthrie Design Co. Koda Interiors Virtual Design by Natasha Goesling Group Willaby Way Eckstrom Home Designs Liz Walton Home Studio M Kitchen & Bath Tiny Anchor Studios The Hayhurst Brothers
  4. 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 October 15.
  5. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Remodel/Additions Design Contest. 1st Place – Alan Lehman of Lehman Design Studio 2nd Place – Cody Corbin of Drafting & Design Solutions 3rd Place – Mark Lemond of Sinatra Homes View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4939941859368360 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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