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VA HouseDesigner - DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS
Actual cost estimation
Remodeled surface in 3D Touch
SCHLAFKULTUR 3D Objects included.
import and export
3DS-Files into the VA
continue work in other
Dramatic speed increase when working in the design mode
of the VA HouseDesigner
The VA HouseDesigner provides
Real-time Shadow when walking
through, additional an
adjustment to soften the
Selecting of furnishing objects
in the construction mode.
Furnishings can be selected,
changed or moved (also with
entire area moving, see above)
Automatically outside measures in
the VA HouseDesigner
: All outside
measures incl. windows and doors
will be generated with a push of
a button and automatically
updated when changes occur.
Additional 3D-window in the
construction mode, freely
re-positioning , for the
simultaneous 3D-view when
Free definition of texture
measures ( size, origin,
direction ) on walls, floors,
ceilings, plates, chimneys and
supports like with the plate
designer of the version ArCon +6
Measure function for measure
information in the construction
New input variant for round
walls: Circular arc tangential
Overview measures in the
construction mode when
generating walls, beams,
screeds, windows, doors and wall
Different, given terrain models
can be selected and edited.
True to scale input True to scale input of any complex floor
plans, supported by raster, support
lines and ruler
are possible in the VA HouseDesigner
and Design It is possible to plan and design
endless floors including basement and
Floors can be shown / hidden in the VA
HouseDesigner . Walls will
be generated and blended as
3D-models.Windows and doors can be
selected from given pallets or can be
designed by intelligent assistants. Necessary wall openings will be
automatically generated when placing.
Ceilings will be moved in automatically.
holes It is possible to cut any rectangular
holes into walls.
There is a check box in the dialogue “advanced window design” to show
or to hide the window frame (incl.
Automatic stairs construction The VA HouseDesigner has an
automatic stairs construction incl.
handrails for L-and U shaped pedestals
as well as for straight, coiled,
half-coiled stairs and for
and circular arc stairs.
All stairs can be selected either as
solid- or wood construction. The
surfaces are freely designable and at a
push on a button the optimum safety
after DIN 18065 can be calculated. A
lower and a top level displacement can
be calculated for every stair.
Furthermore, for every straight single
run stair can be the inclined accession
and egression be selected via angle
input. With the help of this special
„stair types“, ramps can be included
into the planning, for example to design
apartments for handicapped people. To
generate any polygonal stairs and to
select different handrail types use the
polygonal coiled stair. The many setting
possibilities allow the adaptation to
different styles. Any 3D-objects can be
used as poles. The filling of the
handrail can be done with vertical
alternatively horizontal bars or with a
Automatic and free roof constructions The VA Housedesigner includes an
automatic and also free roof
-hipped-,mansard- and barrel-shaped
roofs, as well as a combination of all
including roofing and drip details. The
VA HouseDesigner generates
automatically a construction suggestion
for the truss, including rafter and jack
and valley rafter, as well as ridge
beam, inferior purlin and middle purlin. The roof editor supports in a simple way
the definition of new, complex roof
shapes. For every roof wall can be
decided , if it is a simple roof wall ,
a gable wall, partial hip wall, a
mansard roof wall or a pent roof wall.
Depending on the selection, the needed
parameter will be requested and with a
drawing explained. The truss will be adapted automatically
to the construction. With the help of
the included Undo-and Redo functions in
the dialogue box can every step of the
construction be withdrawn or rebuild. The advanced sill of a lock gate
assistant simplifies the connection of
different drip levels. At visible roof
beams tops you can select different roof
Dormer Three different dormer types (incl. the
truss construction) are supported. The
front dormer wall can be stand on the
floor (not attached dormer) or just
reach to the roof area (attached
The following dormer types are
supported: shed dormer ,saddle roof
dormer and triangle dormer. You can put
windows into the dormer walls, like in
Skylights All about the windows for the attic
conversion is perfectly edited in the VA
A huge selection of skylights can be
used for planning with the VA
HouseDesigner . Also
following skylight selection of VELUX
- GDL – the double wing skylight with
roof exit - GPL – the retractable – oscillating -
window - GHL – the retractable – oscillating -
- GTL – The living – and exit window.
cross-section It is possible to define all wood
cross-sections for a roof construction
with a dialogue.
information box shows all relevant data
about the roof (roof area, Ifdmcullies,
gable board, etc.). Complete furnishing in 2D and 3D mode Planning of the complete furnishing up
to wall papers and floor covering in
different style catalogues, which include
more than 3000 objects and textures
(textures are used for surface structures
)with the enclosed standard catalogue in the
Furthermore, you have the choice to
generate any own textures. Besides Windows – BMP –Files also
following files will be supported: JPEG,
TIF, PCX, GIF and PNG. Also moving objects can be now displayed
in the VA HouseDesigner .
With the moving objects is it possible
for example to open the door of a
Terrain modelling The terrain will be marked by an
Afterwards you can put height points and
also you are able to cut holes into the
terrain (for example for swimming
pools). The terrain can be separated
into different areas (Patio, ways, lawn,
garden, etc.) and afterwards be textured
Consideration of sun and moon position With the help of a dialogue box you can
determine longitude and latitude (the
input can also be done by country and
daytime determines the exact position of
sun or moon, which can be shown in the
background when wished by the user. In
reference to the time of the year and
day a determination of the daylight
colour will be shown. A north arrow can
be positioned on the construction plan.
This north arrow determines the
direction of sun and moon.
Photo realistic presentation with
Ray-Tracing A special function of the VA
HouseDesigner is the photo
realistic simulation of the light
conditions with the help of Ray-Tracing.
Light, shadow, transparency and
reflection will be calculated
realistically. The VA HouseDesigner
contains of course a generation of high
quality pictures for your presentation.
Building-/Object shadow The user has the possibility to
determine, if the house shows a shadow
or not (for example a building shadow
for outside videos with patio shadow). For
objects can be chosen as well, if they
should show a shadow or not. This is
sometimes important when generating
pictures to use shadows. This function
is an addition to the already existing
function “lamp generates shadow”.
Labelling, dimensioning and output The dimensioning of floor plans with
single- or chain measures is another
feature of the VA HouseDesigner
. An effective and scale
output for every floor, including frame
and writing field can be done with every
to windows connected printer or plotter.
Floor plans, views and pictures can be
included into Microsoft Word for Windows
for presentations of all kind.
Foreground / Background - Bitmap A Bitmap as a foreground or background
can be shown at any place in the design
mode (for example the VA Virtual
Architecture logo, company logo, etc.).
This bitmap is also shown on the
generated pictures and videos.
There is the possibility to insert a
bitmap for the background presentation
(horizon, view angle).
dialogue A cost estimation can be done
with the 7 cost groups of DIN 276.
Numerical input At the coverage of the floor plan in the
VA HouseDesigner there is
the choice besides the input via cursor
and raster also to do it numerical
(addition to „dimensioning input).
that, the polygon will be captured only
rough and will be determined exactly
afterwards. This function helps
extensively for the coverage of the
Import of DWG, HPGL- und 2D-DXF-Files DWG,
HPGL- and 2D-DXF files can be used and
shown as foils for the floor plan input.
Also our VA Software versions include as
a standard the export of HPGL-and
2D-DXF-files and ProCAD-foils as 3D mode
for further use in other CAD-programs.
Planning and construction of several
buildings with different levels It is possible to plan and construct
several buildings with different levels
with the VA HouseDesigner
(for example for nested town houses ).Beams
and coatings, also wall holes are
Creating of videos as AVI-files The VA HouseDesigner can
create videos with the common Windows
video format AVI.
Create videos for the builder and
set a new standard in the presentation
of your building project.
Detailed room information At the push of a button detailed room
information can be created as a text
document including room identification,
information text and automatically
calculated data, like floor area,
volume, ad measurement and wall area. A
listing of all rooms as RTF-file can be
created with Microsoft Word for Windows,
which additionally if you like includes
a listing of the furnishing per room.
The complexity of the data can be chosen
by the user.
Cuts and views You can define any horizontal, vertical
and diagonal cuts in the construction
Every cut can be placed into the actual
plan as a picture or can be defined as a
separate sheet. The cut areas will be
shown as hatched. The same applies for
Cuts in the design mode The created cuts in the construction
mode can also be displayed in the design
mode. This gives you the opportunity to
look into the house like into a
Calculation of floor areas and volumes The rooms can be assigned for the
occupancy according to DIN.
The calculation of the areas and volumes
can be done with the help of the
function “room info” as a word document.
All articles of DIN 277 will be taken in
consideration for the calculation of the
ground areas and volumes ( for example
room heights lower or higher than 1,50
Virtual walls With the help of virtual walls you can
create rooms, which sides are not
completely surrounded by walls, that
means, you can create logical rooms
which will be taken into consideration
for the area calculation, or continues
walls can be separated for separate
Also you are able to create floors with
different levels with the help of
Export of pictures The export of pictures in the design
mode is not only possible as a bitmap,
also vector orientated formats can be
exported (HPGL, DXF, Windows-Metafile,
etc. ).The request can be activated in
the design mode under the menu
“file-vector graphics export”. All of
the offered VA Software versions use as
a standard „covered edges” for export.
Whenever the presentation mode “wire
model” is chosen, it will be used for
Two Standard-Macros for exporting
Two standard-macros for exporting the
files of VA-projects according to ProCad
and speedikon (HLI-format) provide a
simple and almost complete export of
projects in the mentioned programs.
Further VA - Virtual Architecture Software offers:
For everyone who wants to remodel their apartment..
planning up to the building application with
architectural graphical presentation
either with credit card or online banking and receive a download link
immediately. On request you also can receive the advanced download, it provides
you the opportunity to redownload the software, to protect you against data
loss, theft and in case of a total crash of your computer. Your personal
download link is available for the next 2 weeks.
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you also can order a backup CD. At the online store you will be asked
automatically, if you want to order the optional offers like ‘advanced
download ‘ or backup CD. Unfortunately at this time this option is not
available for single 3D objects.
already own a VA Version and you like to use advanced functions of VA.