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Haley James, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / June 19, 2013

Have you ever dreamed of creating a design for a building applying all your creative abilities? With any application presented in this set, you can draw your dream building design absolutely free of charge. You will be able to model whatever building you like, design your own plans and visualize all your design ideas.

Download solution synonyms: Free Building Design App, Freeware Building Designer, Freeware Building Design Program, Free House Design

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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Google SketchUp
Google SketchUp
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(367 votes)
Freeware

Google SketchUP is software that allows you to build incredible 3D models in a fast and simple way. It has a complete tutorial in which you can learn how to use all its tools in no time. You can give your first steps exploring the tridimensional design world. Thanks to its simple tools, you can create 3D models of buildings, cars or any other thing you can think of.

Pros:
  • Easy to use, Great support for users.
Cons:
  • There are many ways of finding help and support, sometimes it can be overwhelming.
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Autodesk Design Review
Autodesk Design Review
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(132 votes)
Freeware

For measuring, marking up, and annotating 2D and 3D without using the original software that produced them, easy-to-use application Autodesk Design Review can be used as it is both money and time saver. With every Autodesk design product, this easy-to-use tool is attached, and time is also saved in the approval and mark up processes.

Pros:
  • Mark up, design review can be done easily
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Sweet Home 3D
Sweet Home 3D
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(116 votes)
Open source

Sweet Home 3D is a home and interior design program that can help you to place all your furniture, walls, doors and appliances in minutes and gives you a real time 3D preview of all your plans. You can create walls of desired dimensions and directions, use textures for your walls, hang paintings on them and much more.

Pros:
  • Very good application for beginners in interior designing.
  • You can use your own 3D furniture and objects in your design.
  • Easy to use, but with professional features.
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MyVirtualHome
MyVirtualHome
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(6 votes)
Freeware

MyVirtualHome is a program that enables you to design and visualize your dream home. You can use real decorator products for inside and outside your home, style the house with accurate colors and textures, share your designs with friends. You can also load a photograph of the floorplan onto your computer and MyVirtualHome can place the image as a guide for you to build from.

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OpenFX
OpenFX
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(1 votes)
Open source

OpenFX is a program for 3D design and animation. This software provides the necessary tools to model and animate 3D objects with a great quality and detail. The program is divided in two utilities: 3D Designer and Animator. Its GUI is very useful offering 4 views: a main view and 3 additional views (top, rear and side).

Pros:
  • OpenFX is offers many features for creating models and animations on 3D.
Cons:
  • Not recommended for users that have no background on 3D design and animation.
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Scalextric Track Designer
Scalextric Track Designer
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(2 votes)
Freeware

Scalextric Track Designer is the ultimate track building tool! This excellent 3D software includes the full Scalextric track inventory and comes complete with a built-in room designer. It offers Scalextric fans the chance to plan workable tracks, including multi-lane layouts, before getting down to actually building them!

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StoneCAD
StoneCAD
Freeware

StoneCAD is a program intended for designers who have professional applications used to visualize and document building designs - like CAD, or 3D image creation and editing applications. This program allows you to easily view and select product alternatives from the full range of textures and colors, tour the photo gallery of more than 300 Cultured Stone applications.

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Building Design and Construction Systems

It contains 37 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for three sample vignettes, and a list of references. You have to apply with knowledge and skills of building design and construction, including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management.

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ENVI-met
ENVI-met
Freeware

ENVI-met is a three-dimensional microclimate model designed to simulate the surface-plant-air interactions in urban environment with a typical resolution of 0.5 to 10 m in space and 10 sec in time. Typical areas of application are Urban Climatology, Architecture, Building Design or Environmental Planing, just to name a few.

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Desktop Radiance
Desktop Radiance
Freeware

Desktop Radiance is a Windows 95/98/NT software package that integrates the Radiance Synthetic Imaging System with AutoCAD Release 14. Desktop Radiance includes libraries of materials, glazings, luminaires and furnishings so you can quickly create realistic lighting models.

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EE4 CODE
EE4 CODE
Freeware

EE4 Code will provide you with the energy consumption levels for your building and the reference building, which meets Energy Code requirements, and will offer a breakdown of the differences in energy performance for the key energy elements: HVAC, envelope, lighting and service hot water.

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