Chief Architect vs MacDraft Professional 7

Starting Price

$199.00/month/user

$399.00/one-time/user

Best For

Chief Architect software is designed for professionals, designers, architects, and remodelers. And Home Designer software is designed for the consumer DIY home design market.

Floor plan designers, engineers and architects needing to create, edit or send 2D CAD drawings to others in their industry.

Ideal number of Users

1000+

1 - 1000+

Rating


4.5 / 5
(49)
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4.5 / 5
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Ease of Use


4.2 / 5


  • "Small construction business values Chief Architect everyday. Great software for everyday simple easy to use."

  • "Rendering capabilities far exceed any other design software I've ever used. Very user-friendly and easy to use."


4.4 / 5


  • "It was also easy to use with lots of easy to use features and quite robust. I could not have accomplished my work without MacDraft."

  • "It is a great tool you can use to save time and money, easy to use but it need a little improvements."

Customer Support


4.5 / 5



4.6 / 5


Features & Functionality


4.3 / 5


  • "Chief Architect has quickly made creating models and layouts easier than ever before for us."

  • "If I ever have a question on how to do something, I can contact easily and get an answer quickly."


4.3 / 5


  • "I like the user friendly interface and the wide assortment of tools."

  • "Program is easy to use, seems pretty intuitive for a non-CADD trained person. The online manual very helpful and detailed."

Value for Money


4.3 / 5



4.7 / 5


  • "A lot of value for the money and a great alternative to Auto cad for mac users."

  • "The title "PHD Mac" indicates a 'Push Here Dummy'--- Mac User. We are supposed to feel 'less' for using an advanced machine that costs more."

Product Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting

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Platform

Web/Installed

Mobile

Web/Installed

Mobile

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online
  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Training

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  • check Webinars
  • check Documentation
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