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HouseCAD brochure
This document presents HouseCAD application with its most important functionalities.

DEMO version
HouseCAD demo version
The Demo version of HouseCAD permits to evaluate the main features of HouseCAD before to purchase the Pro version. This version will run for a maximum of 7 days.

 Hardware and software requirements
ProcessorP4 or superior
Hard Disk100Mb of free space
Risoluzione1024x768 minimum
Sistema operativoWindows XP SP2, Windows Vista and lower (the application works on 32 bit systems)
DirectX9.0 or superior, with support to Pixel Shader 2.0
.NET Framework3.5

In order to install the software, you need, as prerequisites, .NET Framework 3.5 and DirectX 9.0 installed on your system.

To install NET Framework 3.5, please follow the following steps (we have considered the case of a user that has Windows 10 installed on its system; for other versions of the operating system, the steps are similar):

  • Start the command line (Menu Start > Windows System > Command Line)
  • Type gpedit.msc
  • Select, from the left-side tree, the items Computer configuration > Administrative templates > System
  • Double click, on the right-side tree, on Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair
  • Select the items Activated and Contact Windows Update directly to download repair content instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and click on OK.
  • Open the Control Panel (Menu Start > Windows System > Control Panel)
  • Click on Programs > Programs and features > Turn Windows features on or off
  • Enable the item NET Framework 3.5 (includes NET 2.0 and 3.0) and click on OK.

To install DirectX, click on the following link:

DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

IMPORTANT: for Windows Vista users, you need that both the installer and the application itself are executed with an administrator user, or disable the "User Account Check" under: Control Panel -> User Account.

Click here to have a brief introduction guide on how to create a simple house with HouseCAD.

PRO version
HouseCAD Pro version
The Pro version includes all the software features, without any restriction. In this version it's possible to:

load and save projects;
create polygonal shapes of any size;
lock and unlock polygonal shapes;
import other projects in the current one;
read the help guide;
add and edit materials and 3d objects.

HouseCAD Video Tutorial
This advanced video tutorial teaches how to build a complete house with two floors, using the tools provided by HouseCAD. You can see the video on YouTube with the following links:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4