"Quick and mostly intuitive good quality, well featured."
Version: Live Interior 3D Pro 2.7.1
Fast to learn how it works for most features. Fairly fast to setup a layout at least on the blueprint level with very little help-file usage and even 3-D real-time manipulations of object relationships in 3D space do not require being a rocket-scientist, super-geek, or reading a manual first even.
Texture mapping features are setup in a confusing manner that makes alterations from pre-set textures on objects to other choices or user-imports a process that isn't very user friendly or easy to master without some help file consultations.
Doesn't come with enough pre-made types of windows, doors and appliances that match real homes in my area (California no less), although it does directly connect to Google model warehouse which saves the day usually, but not always.
Needs to make better use of graphics card accelerations on higher end machines and needs to make better use of extra cores available on multi-processor/multi-core machines. Right now it just doesn't seem to take advantage of them.
For the most part, this program is very fast to learn and easy to use for any intermediate to expert level computer user. Some features are however confusingly buried or only available (or even mentioned onscreen) during set circumstances which may not be obvious or sometimes don't even seem relevant (for example: Overly complicated approach as to how to add name labels visibly to rooms as viewed on the 2D map), whereas an easier, more intuitive approach should be implemented (for example: like double-clicking on anything visible on the map and being presented its additional options like adding a name to a room clicked on). A few instances of this kind of time-wasting "where is this command?" difficulty will present themselves to anybody trying to do a detailed model within the first few hours of use. IMHO, these GUI refinements needed and apparent lack of any true multi-core support for 3-D walkthroughs and renderings, are things that need to be improved for any version 3.0 that demands yet more money to "upgrade"...
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