Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
3D Home Architect Home & Landscape Design Suite 10.0 from Encore is a more simplified home design software that is powered by Punch! Software. However, it does not share the same interface as Punch!’s other products.
Ease of Use
Even though this product does not have the usual fancy features that Punch! products have, it does provide the basic tools that will enable you to get the job done. It does not have as many tools as the more expensive products. If you are looking for simplistic software that will give you a quick and rough model of a home and landscape design, then this product is for you.
Home & Floor Plan Design
With this software, you have access to tutorials and help instructions that will put you on the right track. It does have a lot of features for a small price tag, and the aesthetic appeal is not too bad. However, with a few alterations and more features, Encore would have been able to make this a first-rate home design product.
3D Home Architect & Landscape Design Deluxe Suite 10.0 is a good product helping beginners get a realistic view of their projects for the home and landscaping. You will have no trouble getting comfortable with the designing process, and the 3D finalized view looks great. If the interface would have been more user-friendly, then this product would have been higher in the rankings.
For more advanced features and tools, check out the other home design software.