I have chosen Chief Architect as my design tool for my Father’s remodeling business. It beat out the other major competor VectorWorks. Chief Architect can do residential and interior design far faster and easier than VectorWorks can and residential design is what this evaluation was based on.

I personally prefer VectorWorks because it is a more of a platform. Eventually I, or others, could fill in all the holes I mention in my VectorWork review and it would be far supior to anything I have found on the market today. I could see writing Chief Architect in VectorWorks, if that gives you an idea of the platforms power. But I had to make a decision on the capabilties of the software today and could not justify the expense of custom macros for a staff of 1 drafter.

I like Chief Architect, it is as fun as drafting can probably get. Its just that VectorWorks never left me wondering if I could do something. In one tool it could do 3D objects to a 100 story complex twisting tower. If you had the time.

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