ARCHLine.XP for Interior Architecture

ARCHLine.XP is a powerful 2D/3D CAD/BIM software designed to enable architects and building professionals to produce accurate floor plans, sections, elevations, 3D views and quantities. 
This is an ideal and economical companion to your existing CAD software.
 
ARCHLine.XP has also been specially adapted for use by interior designers to help them visualise and communicate their interior design ideas in a client friendly 3D environment.
No previous CAD experience is required, allowing interior designers to create their own designs or amend existing plans. 
 
Produce scaled plans, elevations suitable together with stunning 3D visuals and 360 panorama virtual home you can walkthrough.
Easy to learn, easy to use, fast and accurate!
 
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2D Plans to 3D Model

•Draw accurate 2D scaled floor plans
•Work in metric and imperial measurements, 
•View everything you do in 3D at the same time 
•Multiple viewing modes from wireframe to realistic 
•Create complex designs using buildings and floors per building
•Fully dimension floor plans, wall views, sections and elevations
•Calculate room sizes and volumes automatically
•Stair editor automatically creates staircases including ceiling cut-outs
•Various roof types including automatic roof generator
 

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Interior design tools 

•Survey an existing home to create the accurate 2D scaled floor plan
•Room Maker - Great tool to design and visualise the room in 2D/3D 
•Effects of colour changes to walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and many more 
•View the effects of lighting including shadow and reflections
•Effective one-click or path definition to add sophisticated mouldings
•Drag and drop colours and materials from the catalogue, add your own textures
•Insert, position, edit furniture from 3D Warehouse, BIMObject or internal object catalogue
•Create kitchen and bathroom layouts 
•Regular and custom tile designs and patterns
•Combine objects to create new furniture, or create your own using the 3D modeller tools

•Import SKP, 3DS, OBJ, RFA models to add to your object library.

 

Watch the video - Tiling

Watch the video - Lighting
 

Furniture design

Kitchen design

ARCHLine.XP is has been designed as a professional multipurpose interior design software, and it is not a specifically kitchen design application. However it is capable of creating wardrobes, drawers, cabinets and other standard and bespoken furniture. The kitchen design wizard helps you to configure the desired furniture in minutes and to save it into the object library.

How it's made? KBB Cabinets Video Tutorials

Watch the downloadable kitchen samples

Loft

The loft tool allows you to create complex models by simply defining a 3D path and several cross-sections along that path. The software will morph these cross sections into each other creating a 3D object.

Smart Object Parts

Smart Object Parts is an easy to use tool that gives you an efficient interface for creating complex furniture parts such as legs, chair backs, seats, and so on. You can create elaborate furniture even without having experience in traditional 3D modelling!

Furniture Assembler

Using the components created by the Loft tool and the Smart Object Parts, the Furniture Assembler can merge them together and produce various types of upholstered furniture. The result is modular, so you can freely exchange parts of the final piece of furniture and replace fabrics with one click.

Watch the video - Modelling Wenga Amboise Chair

Watch the video - Modelling Wenga Brionne sofa
 

 

Styles and Finishes

Real Textures, Colours and Fabrics

Whatever your design style, you can create beautiful textured walls, floors, curtains and other elements. As a result the room will take on a whole new dimension.

Product catalogs

The  ARCHLine.XP Showroom contains high-quality fabrics, 3D models from leading product manufacturers and retailers. You can download and visualize realistic fabrics, colours, 3D models - instead of generic ones - within your project.

Categories

The textures in ARCHLine.XP can be managed using categories instead of using real existing folders. The Categories tool allows users to handle materials with greater flexibility.

 

Architectural design tools

Multi-Storey Structures

ARCHLine.XP comes with a Floor Manager application that can be used to define the level structure of the building and the heights associated with floors.

It means that if you activate the floor named Ground Floor in the building structure and start placing walls, slabs, stairs, columns and furniture the elements will automatically get their base elevations and optionally their heights from the Floor Manager settings.

To move or copy to another floor, you need to activate that floor and insert the elements—they will be correctly placed at the right elevation of the new current floor. This way you design your building as if you were building it in reality. It works the same way as buildings are constructed in reality. You can modify the height property of any elements if you wish to use a column or a window that needs to cross through multiple floors. The model will automatically be updated to follow the change.

Walls with doors and windows

“How do you create walls in 3D?" This is one of the most frequently asked question we receive.
We design walls without limits either in 3D or 2D floor plan. The flexibility of wall structure allows to create complex wall styles with layers, adding any shape of cross-section, automatically connecting doors and windows to the walls including rounded windows, curved arches, etc.

Watch the video - Doors, Windows

Build 3D models from 2D drawings

Using the Wall command on DWG drawings allows you to convert lines from imported DXF/DWG drawings into 3D walls. There are also a number of techniques to be used for placing doors and window openings.

Stairs and Balustrades

ARCHLine.XP uses two stair definition methods. You can create and manipulate 3D parametric stairs with either regular or irregular shapes. Irregular or sketched stairs, are created with a step by step method providing a group of boundary curves. Balustrades are associated with stairs and freely editable with any form of handrails, and puppets.

Slabs, Ceilings and Foundations

The software allows you to create  regular or irregular slabs, sloping slabs, and foundations. A slab can be a single layered or multiple layered one with beams inside. The slab profiles helps to create custom made slabs, such as annular vaults, cross vaults, etc.

Watch the video - Floors

Roofs

Automatic roof definition makes it easy to define complex roofs. You only have to select external walls with enclosing rectangle to add a roof over.

Roof Tiling, Rafter and Batten, Gutter and Downspout

Roof Tiling with solid 3D tiles, displayed in 2D and 3D, quantity take-off, visuals, and complex rafter and batten structure definitions together with interactive gutter and downspout designs.

Door/Window custom design

From the basic door types to specialized ones, the door wizard enable the design of new door types as interior, entry, glass and steel doors. You can add producer and product information as well to come up with real quantity take-off later.

 

Printing

Print Layout

You can create professional documents using the Print Layout mode to collect floor plans, sections, perspectives, detailed drawings, photorealistic images and photos into one paper sheet. You can add a part of a drawing to the layout including other scaling (details) or your personal stamp, a north sign, notices, etc.The work can be printed in high resolution or saved as a PDF file, ready to be emailed to the customer.

Print to scale

Printing a floor plan, a wall view with measurements or a 3D view is a simple and easy process. Choose Print and set up the physical paper size and the scale factor. And that’s it!

Print to PDF

Printing from PDF provides the industry-standard solution to publish the document in that popular file format.

Print Queue

Print queue lets you collect all the printing jobs into one list and print them in one PDF file with multiple pages.

 

Visuals

Rendering, photorealistic images

To create stunning images, ARCHLine.XP has first-class Render engine.

You can easily render lifelike fabrics, textiles, leathers and wall finishes with excellent light effects in daytime and night scenes.

Just in a few minutes.

Shadow Studies

ARCHLine.XP's real-time Shadow Engine lets you perform accurate shade studies on your models. Switch on the sun to see how it will affect your space at any time and date. Drag the time slider to watch the daylight move across your space.Watch the video - Rendering

Perspective/Orthographic views

Perspective and Orthographic (top, side, front) views are all available. Perspective views provide an in-depth look on the design, very  similar to real life. With the orthographic view, all objects appear at the same scale.

Walk-through

ARCHLine.XP lets you get inside your model and take a walk-through. Using the keyboard or mouse you can easily navigate in the interior space as you do in a video game. You can look around in a room, go through other rooms, climb and descend stairs and ramps.

Wall views

The Wall elevation command shows items that cannot be clearly seen in a floor plan i.e. mouldings, signs, window sizes, or a decorative pattern. You can create it with a simple rubber band line crossing on the selected wall and placed automatically as a colourful textured but quotable image on your floor plan.

 

Virtual Home Staging

The new way to illustrate home furnishings and real estate sales

Virtual Staging is a great tool to showcase your vacant property as an attractive virtually staged home. You can add quickly furniture and other decorative elements to your photo.

No need to rent furniture, organize the staging, or take good quality photos, etc. This tool saves so much time and hassle!

Furthermore ARCHLine.XP INTERIOR’s new Virtual Staging module allows you to create realistic images using photographs of the vacant property  by simply adding furniture and other decorative elements to the photos in 5 easy steps.

Details

 

Export / Import features

Import & Export CAD Files

Frequently you have to send your project to someone who needs a CAD file. You can save your work as DWG and DXF files even if your project is a multi-storey building in one step. The geometry remains intact through the import and export operation and layers are also preserved.

Import & Export PDF

ARCHLine.XP imports multiple-page PDF files as images, so you can use them as a source file for your work when processing existing drawings. The imported PDF is converted into an image file and you can scale it precisely to work with real measurements. PDF export helps to share your design and rendering images with your clients directly or via email.

Import & Export 3D models

ARCHLine.XP supports 3D file formats such as 3DS, SKP, OBJ, ATL, C4D, VRML, Indigo, and Autodesk FBX. Using this export feature you can establish a good direct connection with some of the most popular professional rendering software.

Import & Export raster images

This tool allows a quick start of the work on a project by making it possible to trace over walls and other elements on an imported image of your floor plan. ARCHLine.XP supports various raster image formats like BMP, TIFF, JPEG and PNG.

 

User interface

Modern user interface

ARCHLine.XP comes with an improved modern user interface that highly increase the speed at which you can work around your drawing.
The interface combines interactive menus, buttons and other UI elements, making it simple to switch between individual drawing and OpenGL and DirectX graphic engines are also supported.

Watch the video - ARCHLine.XP Interface

 

64-bit and multi-core processor support

Why 64-bits?

The ARCHLine.XP 64 bit version is recommended for users who deals with large projects or renderings as the 32-bit system means memory limitation.

Benefits of the 64 bit version

Modern software development and data processing is running up against a built-in memory limitation. 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows can only allocate a maximum of 2 GB of memory to each running process, regardless how much real or virtual memory is available on a particular device. It means that large projects over this limit cannot be opened at all. The 64-bit system is not subject to the same memory limitation.

 

Help & Ease of Use

Video Tutorials

If you're struggling to adjust to the software, you can access many of the video tutorialsonline. Browse through Beginner, Familiar or Expert level videos. You can also watch the workshop tutorials or watch videos of the other users’ presentations.

Online Help

For online help, pressing the F1 button will link you directly to the ARCHLine.XP user manual with hundreds of pages of technical information and instructions.

Workshops

Interior Design workshops are designed to give you the practical advice you need to be an expert designer using CAD software designer. You can take one of our in-person or live online workshops, which are capped at 5 participants so you'll have lots of opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need.
Duration: In-Person or Online workshop - 2 hours

Tech Support

All purchased software comes with a no questions asked, 14-day money-back guarantee and online support for the subscription time or 12 months from the date of purchase.Technical Support via phone, e-mail,  TeamViewer and Skype is also part of the package.

 
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