Who Uses This Software?

Cadsoft is a premier home design software developer for Architectural Designers, Builders, Remodelers, Lumber and Building Material (LBM) Dealers and Consumers.


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 2.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 2 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $895.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Cadsoft
  • www.cadsoft.com
  • Founded 1984
  • Canada

About Envisioneer

Cadsoft is an award winning developer of Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for: Builders & Remodelers Architectural Designers LBM Dealers & Suppliers Developed for the residential & light commercial sectors, our programs are true BIM solutions that take you from concept to construction in one, seamless environment. Its easy to create a digital 3D model, and derive automatic elevations, sections, details, Bill of Materials and export out in other file formats


Envisioneer Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Visualization / Presentation
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Drag & Drop
  • Floor Plans & Maps
  • Flyer Templates
  • For Real Estate
  • Lead Capture
  • Panoramas
  • Social Sharing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Voice-Over / Audio

Envisioneer Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Used from version 2.0 to Version 8.2

May 30, 2017
1/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Once you learn how it operates it is Quick to get a structure up in 3d
They started as a great small caring company.

Cons: Customer Service is horrible if you are having a problem, Non Existent Really.
They stall on you and then have you buy the next version.
Eventually the old adage ... "Fool me Once ...Fool Me Twice " comes to light
3d is fairly inaccurate and you must learn many workarounds to get it to a production drawing.... you must Export to AutoCad for best accuracy and performance
Currently they will not give me an authorization key for me to use the software i purchased from them a few years ago, Their key codes run out after a short time and you must acquire another from them.
Overall Don't waste your money ... Go for Revit LT or Archicad and keep up with the industry

Cadsoft Envisioneer

May 29, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Simple design allows you to draw as you would construct a building. The detail that you put into a model pays well at the drafting stages. Changes that need to be made are reflected in the worksheet view (drafting), and are usually simple to implement.
Keyboard shortcuts input similar to autocad make for speed use.
There is a good rendering engine in the program, as well as a deadly accurate cost and quantity estimator, suitable for both metric and imperial.

Cons: Drafting is a little slower than it could be. Commands are not as efficient as autocad.
Some modelling shortcomings are more than made up for by importing Sketchup models directly into the program. Examples may be skirting, or cornice mouldings.

Overall: Definitely worth a look at. As a direct competitor of Revit, it certainly would capture the design/builder or architect not wishing to outlay the same money as Revit.