updated 11:25 pm EST, Tue January 6, 2009
Home design arrives on Mac
Punch Software (Booth No. 3526 N) has released Home and Landscape Design Studio for the Mac at the Macworld Expo . The software offers a QuickStart system to help users design a home quickly, a Going Green service with information to help build an energy efficient home, and a new object library for more realistic 3D modeling. The software is geared to help users save time and money when building a home.
Home and Landscape Design Studio has the ability to build a 2D plan and review it in 3D instantly; resize all rooms appropriately; design photo-realistic cabinets, and doors; and has video tutorials to help users build from scratch. It also has access to Google's SketchUp for importing objects, has an integrated online shopping feature and can produce large format prints of the designs it creates.
The new Studio requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher(G5-based or Intel processor recommended). It is available now for $150.