Punch Professional Home Design Platinum Suite
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Full user review
"Good "rough-in" Software"
the software really isn't all that difficult to use and the video tut's ARE helpful, you just have to take the time to learn your way around - just like any other software out there. the rendering and walkthrough modes are far better/easier to work with then alot of pro CAD softwares. the library is fairly extensive and the object editor isn't too difficult to use (especially for changing materials)
these are more requests for items to be fixed or improved, but... light colors tend to come in more greyish and often two items next to each other with the same material will look completely different - no matter the lighting (i.e. the drive way and sidewalk - both paths with the same material applied, one looks medium dark grey the other very light grey. wall openings have a wood pattern/color inside of the wall that cannot be changed. cant rotate floor/wall tile patterns. when laying out exterior walls, stopping to fix a mistake will cuase to floor outline to irreversibly close - often into something twisted and unworkable - hence you must start from scratch or finish off the walls and fix the mistake later. the roof (as expected) can be *very* difficult to layout accurately if is anything more than simple. needs better plant manipulation tools; to be able to control the trim and shape of tree's and hedges. working elevation reverts back to 0" very often - painful if your home is on a hill. "float above topography" materials dont work well with shapely terrian - tends to dive above and below the green. very difficult to make things like coffered or tray ceilings (no standard features for this at least) too little varity for things like sinks and tubes while having too much for things like towel bars and racks. cabinet wizard lacks sinks and has only one style of island. many items, like ground fill regions, lack the ability to smoothly control the locations of points - rather its tries to force them into certain locations.