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Pro Architect 13 - Australia & New Zealand Edition

Pro Architect 13 - Australia & New Zealand Edition

Pro Architect 13 - Australia & New Zealand Edition

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As a design professional, you appreciate the importance of bringing your ideas to life, showing your clients winning ideas with clarity and completing the project on budget. This robust, easy-to-use Building Information Modeling (BIM) software helps you improve design productivity, deliver innovative 3Ddesign ideas to clients, and create enhanced construction documentation quickly and accurately.

Envisioneer will help you perform the multiple functions of your business, while satisfying the needs of your most discriminating clients.
Pro Architect V13 Perpetual License will help you perform the multiple functions of your business, while satisfying the needs of your most discriminating clients.

Extract drawing information such as elevations, plans, sections and details directly from your model or choose from a customisable built-in library of standard details. Additional CAD features are available to create your own from scratch, or upload libraries from a wide variety of sources including AutoCAD DWG and DXF files.

Take your models to the next level with stunning 3D presentations using 3D RealView and VR technology. This state of the art system lets your clients see the final results and make smart design choices with your professional guidance, helping you avoid costly errors and ultimately win more commissions.
Expand your existing catalog of features by importing a variety of 3D models from different formats like SketchUp or 3D Warehouse, then export to social networks like Sketchfab. 


ProArchitect includes the most comprehensive catalogue of Australian and New Zealand standard elements including roofs, walls, doors, windows, ceilings, floors, columns, footings, openings, solar panels, water tanks, plants and much more.  
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Pro Architect is part of the Envisioneer suite of products.  Envisioneer Version 13 is a unified creative workspace and design platform where everyone uses the same 3D BIM model to design and build from concept to construction.  Each of Envisioneer’s 4 products works seamlessly with integration partners like Autodesk, SketchUp, Mitek, 2020 and more, and each comes packed with the right amount of functionality to match your project requirements and budget.
NOTE:  This Product is also known as Pro Architect & Envisioneer ProArchitect.



When creating a worksheet, you will insert many items onto the sheet like SmartViews of your model, image files, text and line work. When you want them to overlap each other you need to specify which element is on top and which are in the back. In Envisioneer V13 you can prioritise the order of the items by their layers. Each layer has a priority number and the higher the number the more the element will be pushed to the top and those with a lower number will appear underneath those elements with a higher number. This is a great way to ensure your working drawings look professional every time.
As you work on a plan you can highlight a room. This is a great feature when inserting elements in a room to see the actual boundaries of the room. Inserting elements by room is used by various utilities in Envisioneer, like floors and ceilings. Now, with the room highlight feature, it is easier to see which room you are inserting the element in as it highlights. Makes inserting elements easier!
File and Project sharing is a big part of modern business practices and Cadsoft recognises the importance of making sharing as clean and easy as possible. Now in Version 13 when you save a project you can also “Pack Resources” with the project file. The resources include any textures and line styles that someone else may not have on their system so by packing the resources you can share them easier.
Envisioneer has increased the compatibility and collaboration efforts by expanding the Universal Block Importer to now accept IFC files. Now you can import blocks in the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standard file format. This increases Envisioneer’s BIM capabilities.

The Industry Foundation Class (IFC) is a standard file format for all CAD packages to make file sharing easier. Envisioener has expanded the IFC capabilities by importing IFC models and recognising walls, doors and window elements during import. This is a great new enhancement for those that share their work with other industry professionals. 
The Auto Insert Electrical tool that is new for version 13 makes inserting electrical outlets an easier task. Now you can set the document settings to reflect your preferred electrical layout settings regarding the distance between outlets and the distance from an opening. Using these settings the auto insert tool lets you insert the outlets in a room in one easy routine.
Envisioneer version 13 now has advanced material property settings so you can create an even more photorealistic appearance to your projects. Take advantage of Bump map settings to give materials the illusion of crevices and elevations in the texture so it looks realistic. This will be a great way to elevate the look of renderings in a project.
The View Filter dialog box now includes Section symbols, Elevation Symbols, Cameras & Animation Paths for a comprehensive dialog box to control the visibility of all items. This will be also helpful when inserting views onto a worksheet for ProArchitect, Building Essentials and Construction Suite.
Envisioneer has hatch that can be automatically applied to walls and various other elements. That hatch can now be designated to its own unique layer so it can have separate line weight, line colour and visibility options separate from the element it was attached to. This will enhance the appearance of Envisioneer models.

The setback lines, boundary lines and pegs can now be on their own unique layer so you can give them separate line weights, line colours and turn them on and off as necessary. Great enhancement in V13 for professional looking site plans.
The Program Settings and Document Settings have been separated for clarity. Find all the settings that effect a project in the document settings and find the general program settings in the Program Settings dialog box. This makes it easier to find the settings you want to personalise.

Envisioneer has some great footing and foundation tools to stream line the work to design a foundation plan and now it is easier! When you have many columns in a plan that require footings beneath them you can now take advantage of the “Attach to All Similar” option to insert the same footing under all similar columns. Takes extra work out of a project to save you time.
Envisioneer includes many pieces of information that can be attributed to the various elements. One of those variables is “Supplier”. When you create a quantity report you can sort the elements listed in the report by many different fields including phase of construction or usage of material. Now, In V13 of Envisioneer you can also sort by the Supplier so the report is logically grouped by the suppliers you will use.
Envisioneer V13 has expanded the setting options for both Cathedral and Tray ceilings to include the same slope definition options that are available with a roof. Specify the slope in a variety of formats so you can work with the information that you have available.
When inserting datum lines with an elevation or a section, you can now indicate which locations you want to include and disregard so only the locations you want to label are included in the datum lines.
Images that have been imported into Envisioneer are now compressed so they don’t inflate your file size. This will help reduce lag in a model that has incorporated a larger image files, increasing your productivity.

The Envisioneer VR app, available in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store, has been enhanced to include touch navigation controls, so you can navigate through a immersive panoramic view easier. The interface of the App has also been refreshed to include graphical previews of the panoramas so it is easier to select the one that you want to view.


With VR and ProArchitect V13 technology enables you to design a home and be inside it instantly, experiencing a sense of scale like never before. Use Virtual Reality it while you're designing to confirm your design choices and show clients as a virtual showroom of what they will get after construction. Designers, builders, homeowners, and developers can all benefit from a virtual reality setup. Gain an edge over the competition and impress clients with virtual reality tours of their design. Have an informed conversation about their home and the changes they would like to see, before problems arise on site.
ProArchitect V13 offers Pivot Doors as an available door style types. When specifying a pivot door you have all of the customisation options available for other doors plus you can specify the distance away from the edge of the frame where the pivot origin is fastened. A great feature to accurately designate your customised designs in ProArchitect V13.
There are thousands of great door leaf styles available on the market and ProArchitect V13 opens the door for you to use any style you can imagine for both man doors and cabinet doors. By importing a door leaf block you can create any custom style of leaf you require for a project and save it to use in future projects as well. Each part of the door leaf can be mapped to components available with ProArchitect V13 doors to retain the custom features of the door leaf. This is a great feature to enhance customised designs in ProArchitect V13.
In an environmentally conscious world we need to ensure that the U factor for doors and windows is an influence in home design. In Envisioneer, you can record the U factor of a door or window in the automatic schedules. This ensures that all of the relevant information is well documented for the final working drawings easily in ProArchitect V13.
The room dimension tool in ProArchitect V13 displays the dimensions of a room by your specified preferred layout and dimension style, giving you the flexibility you need when documenting a presentation plan. ProArchitect V13 provides the flexibility you need for your drawings.

After inserting a surface, ceiling, floor or deck in ProArchitect V13 you can continue to reshape the structure by adding and removing node points, like a hinge point, to the outline. This allows you to pull the shape into new directions for advanced modeling capabilities. A great way to customise your designs inProArchitect V13.

Stick framing a roof in ProArchitect V13 is very accurate. Not only is the roof easy to insert but custom options allow you to specify each board used when stick framing. This increases the accuracy of material reports and the information can be retained so it can be used for all future work as well. This is a great way to add accuracy to your material reports in ProArchitect V13.
ProArchitect V13 automatically stick frames a roof that has been inserted with boards that you specify. You can manually move the framing start point to accommodate custom framing layouts and ensure the design matches the finish product. This is a great way to add accuracy to your design using ProArchitect V13.

ProArchitect V13 has the flexibility of taking a roof and breaking it into individual surface planes so any custom roof can be accomplished. When you convert a roof to surfaces it can retain the original gable end return specifications and it can use those for the basis of any further modifications that you want to make in the roof edge editor. This is a great way to quickly customise your design in ProArchitect V13.
Creating a home design incorporates many pieces but you don't necessarily want every element in your model showing at once for clarity. In ProArchitect V13, the View Filter allows elements visibility to be turned on and off to add clarity to different views. Now you can save your choices in a template so you can quickly restore the view you wanted. This is an efficient way to view framing, electrical or furniture layout views in an ProArchitect V13 model without a lot of extra setup work.
ProArchitect V13's member and advanced member commands are perfect tools for inserting individual beams and other framing members to a design. When you insert the member you can designate that it is associated with either the roof, ceiling, floor or deck to ensure that it can be viewed with the other appropriate framing components. This will add clarity to your ProArchitect V13 design work.
Once you have completed your home design in ProArchitect V13, you can then prepare it for working drawings by applying marks to the various items. Marks can be applied to doors, windows, openings, members, cabinets and any other element type. The marks can help to document the required work and ensure your ProArchitect V13 working drawings are detailed.

When creating a home design project in ProArchitect V13 you may change the size of furniture and cabinetry as the design progresses. These elements may have custom fabric or finishes applied to them. ProArchitect V13 has automatic texture remapping to ensure that the texture applied to the object adjusts correctly as you stretch and shrink an object. This is a great time saver in your ProArchitect V13 design work.

Envisioneer incorporates a spacer cabinet as a choice when inserting a cabinet so it can accurately reflect what you will need to order. The filler piece can be labeled with the correct sku and ordering information. This is a great design tool in Envisioneer.

ProArchitect V13 has flexibility when designing the countertop for a cabinet. It can be automatically inserted with individual cabinets or it can be inserted separately as a seamless piece. By picking points to designate the back edge of the countertop you effortlessly insert it. You can customise the edges and backsplash for a detailed design and even curve out the individual sides. A great way to customise your designs in ProArchitect V13.

ProArchitect V13 offers flexibility when displaying cabinets in plan views. If you prefer to have the edges of the cabinets displayed or turned off, you can make that choice for your drawings. ProArchitect V13's flexibility is great for your documentation work.

ProArchitect V13's ability to import and export to many different applications makes it a true BIM platform. Uploading ProArchitect V13 drawings and material information to an [[Enterprise Resource Planning|ERP]] system is one of the options available to further the integration capabilities. ProArchitect V13's integration to ERP is a great time saver for those using Enterprise Resource Planning tools in their business.
When inserting text onto a hatched or rendered view in ProArchitect V13's drawing sheets, you can now specify a colored background. This makes the text stand out and not blend in with the background. ProArchitect V13's advanced text tools makes working drawings more professional.

ProArchitect V13 imports a variety of file formats to ensure that you can integrate with all of the latest technology. When you bring in a block to the ProArchitect V13 worksheet environment it will name the block and properties in the side panel when you select it. This great tool makes working drawings efficient.

ProArchitect V13 uses Skybox 3D images for backgrounds giving a very realistic representation of the site. Viewing from any vantage point this scene represents accurately and isn't a static display of a single image. This is a great feature to enhance customised designs in ProArchitect V13.

When presenting a plan to a client you want it to be as realistic as possible so you can engage them in the proposal. ProArchitect V13 uses real time shadows in the realistic representation mode to ensure everything looks as it would at that time of day. This is a great feature to enhance your presentation designs in ProArchitect V13.

Each scene in an ProArchitect V13 model can have their own settings. This allows you to customise the appearance of each view by setting the time of day, the type of background used and the sky and sun settings. ProArchitect V13 provides fantastic tools to give a winning first impression.

Each light fixture in ProArchitect V13 has illumination properties so you can change the brightness and wattage of each light. To easily turn off an individual light in a scene you simply right click on the light and turn the light on or off. This is a great way to enhance your presentations using ProArchitect V13.

It's all about the presentation to engage the clients and win over their business. In ProArchitect V13's presentation mode the realism of the model is enhanced even more and introduces global illumination and collision controls so as you navigate through a scene it will easily allow you to climb stairs and stay within the building. This level of realism in ProArchitect V13 will set your presentations above the crowd.

ProArchitect V13 is dedicated to ensuring that it is a universal platform that easily integrates with other applications. ProArchitect V13 has the latest support for AutoCAD DWG and SketchUp skp formats. Importing and exporting is a seamless process.

As hardware technology moves forward you can be assured that Envisioneer will be right there. ProArchitect V13 supports 4K monitor technology to enhance your onscreen visuals.

Rendered views are much more realistic and natural in appearance because ProArchitect V13 smooths the edges of complex geometry. Couches, chairs, pillows, and even columns appear curved rather than "faceted".


  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista
  • 64 bit operating system (32 bit also available)
  • 2.0 GHz or faster processor
  • 6 GB RAM (4 GB minimum)
  • 10 GB available hard disk space minimum
  • DVD-ROM drive or internet connection for install
  • 1024x768 display
  • 2 GB dedicated video card (1 GB minimum)**
  • Windows-compatible mouse
  • Internet connection for online features
  • Internet browser to view online help***

Your user account should be set to Computer Administrator (not Limited) to install the program.

*System Configuration: May require minor adjustments to the configuration of your operating system and /or updates to the hardware component drivers.

**Additional system and video memory will improve speed and 3D RealView™ rendering capabilities.

***User is responsible for all Internet access fees and phone charges.

Additional VR Requirements
If you are using Envisioneer in conjunction with VR, you will have the additional hardware requirements below based on the system that you use.

HTC Vive

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD FX 8350 or greater
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Video port: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, or better
  • USB port: 1 USB 2.0 or faster port
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • See HTC Vive website documentation for performance tests and updates as available.

Oculus Rift

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or greater
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • Video port: HDMI 1.3
  • USB port: 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • See Oculus website documentation for performance tests and updates as available