Pro Architect v13 (ESD)

Pro Architect v13 (ESD)

Part Number: PROA13


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.

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Imagine being fully immersed in a space before a single 2×4 arrives on site. With Virtual Reality and Envisioneer technology, that is a possibility. Design a home and be inside it instantly, experiencing a sense of scale like never before. It really is a technology that needs to be experienced, but we’ve collected a few resources to shed some light.

Pivot Doors
Cadsoft ProArchitect 13 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 13.

Custom Door Leafs
There are thousands of great door leaf styles available on the market and ProArchitect 13 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 13 doors to retain the custom features of the door leaf. This is a great feature to enhance customised designs in ProArchitect 13.

Schedule Updates
In an environmentally conscious world we need to ensure that the U factor for doors and windows is an influence in home design. In ProArchitect 13, 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 13.

Room Dimension 
The room dimension tool in ProArchitect 13 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 13 provides the flexibility you need for your drawings.


Add/Remove Node
After inserting a surface, ceiling, floor or deck in ProArchitect 13 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 in ProArchitect 13.

Gable Edge Details
ProArchitect 13 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 13.

View Filters 
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 13, 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 a ProArchitect 13 model without a lot of extra setup work.

ProArchitect 13’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 13 design work.

Once you have completed your home design in ProArchitect 13, 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 13 working drawings are detailed.

When creating a home design project in ProArchitect 13 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 13 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 13 design work.

Spacer Cabinet 
ProArchitect 13 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 ProArchitect 13.

ProArchitect 13 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 13.

Cabinet Edges
ProArchitect 13 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 13 flexibility is great for your documentation work.

Text Backgrounds 
When inserting text onto a hatched or rendered view in ProArchitect 13’s drawing sheets, you can now specify a coloured background. This makes the text stand out and not blend in with the background. ProArchitect 13’s advanced text tools makes working drawings more professional.

Importing Blocks
ProArchitect 13 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 13 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 13 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 13.

New Realistic Mode with Real Time Shadows 
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 13 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 13.


Scene Settings 
Each scene in a ProArchitect 13 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 13 provides fantastic tools to give a winning first impression.

Each light fixture in ProArchitect 13 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 13.


Presentation Mode 
It’s all about the presentation to engage the clients and win over their business. In ProArchitect 13’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 13 will set your presentations above the crowd.

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is a game changer in the home design market. Now in ProArchitect 13, clients can immerse themselves in their new home like never before. Walking around their home, it feels like you are in the actual space and they are engaged and ready to start building. ProArchitect 13 provides an intuitive experience that will be a gamer changer for your business.

ProArchitect 13 is dedicated to ensuring that it is a universal platform that easily integrates with other applications. ProArchitect 13 has the latest support for AutoCAD dwg and SketchUp skp formats. Importing and exporting is a seamless process.

4K Monitors
As hardware technology moves forward you can be assured that ProArchitect 13 will be right there. ProArchitect 13 supports 4K monitor technology to enhance your onscreen visuals.

Pro Architect V13 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.

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  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista64 bit operating system (32 bit also available)2.0 GHz or faster processor6 GB RAM (4 GB minimum)10 GB available hard disk space minimumDVD-ROM drive or internet connection for install1024x768 display
  • 2 GB dedicated video card (1 GB minimum)**
  • Windows-compatible mouse
  • Internet connection for online features
  • Internet browser to view online help***

Note: 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.


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