The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
3D Architecture Software For Mac OS X To Come Soon

MWSF - 3D Architecture Software For Mac OS X To Come Soon

by , 11:30 AM EST, January 9th, 2001

Abracadata Inc. has announced that their new 3D architecture program, Premier Home Architect, will run natively in Mac OS X. This new product will allow all users to easily create anything from a simple home to a complex office structure. According to Abracadata:

Users will be able to render their ideas in beautiful 3D and actually walk through their design, as if they were in the room.

Features:

  • Premier Home Architect will utilize a brand-new proprietary Open GL 3D engine.
  • Users will be able to place lights in 2D/3D space and set their properties (type of light, brightness/color, direction/angle, location/elevation, etc.) with an adjustable slider.
  • Premier Home Architect will support a variety of American and metric measurement units, including inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, and meters. Japanese units (e.g. Shaku, Ken and other applicable units), will also be supported.
  • Precision to thousandth of an inch with the ability to zoom in on any part of your drawing. Specify precise object sizes through a properties dialog or by other means.
  • Ability to generate and print material reports (cost estimates).
  • Tools for drawing smart walls and rooms, including curved and polygonal walls. Users will be able to cut walls and to make walls associative and 'self aware' of one another. The walls will automatically cut out openings for the windows and doors that are placed on them. Walls can be viewed in 3D as solids or as studs only. Users can set stud spacing and stud size in the wall properties dialog.
  • Much much more...

Pricing and availability is not available yet on Abracadata's Web site. You can stop by booth #547 at MACWORLD Expo in San Francisco for a live demonstration of the soon to be released product.

Recent Headlines - Updated July 28th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Mon,10:42 PM
Google Brings Higher Resolution Satellite Imagery to Google Earth and Maps
9:10 PM
Google Bloks Will Offer Kids Hands-On, Collaborative Programming Concepts
8:44 PM
PRE-SALE: The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course at $29
5:15 PM
Game Foul: Ford Dealership Steals Firewatch Art
5:04 PM
TMO Background Mode: Interview With Symply Co-founder and President Alex Grossman
3:20 PM
iPhone 7 Sans Headphone Jack: The Debate Continues
1:58 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-27: AAPL, Brexit, Google Blocks
11:58 AM
Google Ready to Try Apple’s Tactics with New Smartphone
9:33 AM
Apple gets its Rainbow on for SF Pride Parade
Sun,12:18 PM
MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues
Fri,7:00 PM
Apple Kills the Thunderbolt Display - Will the Mac Pro Be Next?
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!