Punch! Interior Design Suite with NexGen Technology
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Punch! Interior Design Suite with NexGen Technology makes it easy to add style and value to your home with professional tools that offer designer options and give you total control of every detail. Choose an option to get past the blank page fast using QuickStart, PhotoView and NexGen technologies along with editable templates to get designing immediately.  Simple, yet professional tools work intuitively as you draw, adding precision and a level of detail not available from other home design software.  Love your home before you live in it with the advanced technology and tools of the Punch! Interior Design Suite with NexGen Technology.

Product Benefits
  • Easy to Use - QuickStart and NexGen technologies let you automatically create a finished, dimensioned room within minutes.
  • Superior Rendering - Flexible controls for real-world lighting make Punch! images stand out.
  • Fast - NexGen technology delivers outstanding rendering speed to make designing more enjoyable.

Product Highlights
Easy - Go from blank screen to beautiful design fast using three easy start options, or begin from scratch.  Add the details to find design harmony, then decorate and watch your ideas come to life instantly as you draw.
  • QuickStart - Simply select a room, then click and drag it to your custom size.  You can draw a single room, multiple rooms, or your entire house.
  • Floor Plan Trace - Scan your favorite floor plan, or one you've sketched and trace it in the program.  Scale your floor plan with precision controls.
  • PhotoView and PhotoView Editor - Want to see new wood flooring in an existing room or add a favorite object to your design?  Take a picture and add it easily with PhotoView.
  • Libraries and Planners - Add designer touches with flooring options; paint, stain, and wall finishes; window treatments and accents; and the Landscape Planner.
  • Training Center - Get all the answers you need - and get the most out of Punch! with one-click online help, videos, and more.
  • Technology Partners with You - QuickStart gets you designing immediately while Build Green provides energy-saving advice, Fast Rending makes designing a breeze, and LogiCursor technology enables precision drawing.
  • Editable Furniture Groupings - Drag and drop complete rooms to jump start your creativity in just a few mouse clicks.  Drag and drop furniture grouping and you're designing - you can easily modify, expand, and embellish furniture groupings to suit your taste.
  • Access Resources as You Design - Service Links including Design, Support, Shop, and Plot provide help, shopping, blueprints, and more.
  • Punch! How-To Center - Get detailed information about installations and upgrades for your design, room by room.

Kitchen and Bath - Powerful design tools let you explore design possibilities from an instant new gourmet kitchen upgrade to a complete bathroom makeover.
  • Automatic Cabinet Designer - Customize your kitchen with custom cabinetry.  Then add shelving, pantries, drawers, and appliances.  Also perfect for entertainment centers and garage organization.
  • Doors, Windows, and Trim -Select a door or window style, even cased openings - customize to fit your plan. Choose from hundreds of combinations.
  • Appliance and Fixture Libraries - Get an instant kitchen upgrade with simple drag and drop that lets you try different styles for a custom design look.
  • Planning is a Snap - Choose and customize cabinet styles, stain or paint, countertops, hardware, lighting - even add an island in seconds.  Then track expenses with Estimator as you design.
  • One-Click Updates - Use the Decorator Palette to try different materials and trim combinations.  Save favorite palettes, then click to automatically change combinations.
  • Drag and Drop Ceiling Fans - A complete library of different styles you can try, with and without lights - or customize to fit your design.
  • Estimator - Estimator produces a handy report in editable, printable spreadsheet format.  Enter the labor and material costs for your locality and Estimator does the rest.
  • Simple Updates or Complete Remodel - Extensive libraries of fixtures, paint, faux finishes, wallpaper, flooring and other materials give you complete freedom to consider design options for your ultimate bathroom space.
  • PhotoView Editor - Use a photo of an existing room and apply "virtual paint" to see new colors and materials.  You can apply new tile, wood floors, wallpaper, and more to your new design.
  • Design Lighting, Including Sunlight - See the effects of various lighting sources in your room, day or night.  You can even view sunlight and shadows through windows in your design.
  • Floor Coverings - Try tile, carpet, wood, stone, and other materials including brand name, real-world products.
  • 3D Custom Workshop - Choose from thousands of existing objects, modify if needed, or create your own.  Use photo-realistic materials including wood, fabric, paint colors, stone, brick, and more.
  • Updated Bathrooms Deserve New Fixtures - A complete library of toilets, sinks, vanities, mirrors, and other accessories in many styles, is available to round out your bathroom makeover.

Living Room and Home Theater - Easily design elegant living room makeovers or entertainment room makeovers in minutes - including traditional or spiral staircases.  View your designs your way with 2D, 3D, or Top Down Views.  These home design tools are perfect for apartment and condo designs as well.
  • Entertainment Areas - Use Cabinet Designer to showcase your room, or choose furniture and components from the library.
  • Furniture Showroom Templates - Add furniture groups with simple drag and drop, then easily arrange or edit your selections to suit your design.
  • Click to Go Green - Click the Going Green button and the integrated tips provide eco-friendly advice related to specific items in your design.
  • Brand Name Product Libraries - Explore thousands of possibilities including faux finishes, interior and exterior paint, wood floors, solid surfaces, carpet, blinds, stone, and much more.  Product libraries include nationally recognized decorating materials you can try out in your design.

Bedroom and Accessories - From rearranging furniture to trim and wall coverings - as well as design details like curved walls and adding extra storage space - Interior Design Suite has your bedroom design and accessories needs covered.
  • Rearrange Furniture - Top-down views provide the perfect perspective to view traffic patterns and determine the best furniture placement.
  • Trim Library - Add trim for wainscot, baseboards, crown moulding, and more.
  • Animator - View a self-running .avi virtual video tour of your home design.  Simply define camera path, viewing angle, elevation, and direction - walk or fly through your room with full controls for lighting, render quality, speed, preview, transition effects, and much more.
  • Fireplace Wizard - Choose from a selection of fireplae styles, then choose from brick, stone, stucco, or other material options and colors.  Cutaway Slider feature lets you "slice" your plan to see how your chimney interacts with your total home design.
  • Window Treatments - A full library of drapes, blinds, shades, and more will help you add the decorator touch to your design.
  • Wall Trim and Coverings - Choose from beadboard, library paneling, faux finish, paint, wallpaper, and other materials.  Included brand name products in the library let you try before you buy.
  • Material Importer - Quickly create seamless textures from photos of real-world materials and apply them to your design.  Try out wood, fabric, tile - any material you can photograph.
  • Remodel, Storage, and More - Recycle unused space into a home office, extra storage, a recreation room or closet space with garage storage and flooring ideas, custom shelving and curios, and more.
  • Floor Plan Tools - Tabs let you toggle your plan in layers - view electrical, plumbing, and floor plans, in any combination. Detailed plans show items like sinks, electrical fixtures, support beams, and more.
  • Plant Importer - Plant Importer creates a custom planting selection from photographs of your favorite plants.
  • PlantFinder - This database selects from thousands of planting possibilities based on international growing zones.  Choose parameters such as soil, sunlight, water, and growth.

Product Features

  • Clean, uncluttered user interface
  • Green tips for eco-friendly building and energy savings
  • Seamless integration of major tools
  • Visual feedback
  • Collapsible palettes and toolsets
  • Video tutorials
  • Windows 7 certified
  • Enhanced snap tools snap on segment, center, and endpoint
  • Training Center
  • How-To Center
  • Open/Clear recently accesses project list
  • Multiple floor home design
  • Virtual Ruler for easy measurements
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Tool tips
  • Detailed floor plan notations
  • Draw in 2D, see photo-realistic 3D
  • Opens files from previous Punch! products
  • Auto-Save, in the event of power failure
  • Snaps for precision drawing
  • Mouse options for 3D navigation, viewpoint and zoom
  • Expanded, editable sample home plans

2D Capabilities
  • Create scaled plans
  • 2D elevation views
  • 2D geometry creation tools
  • Object and point leading level
  • Polygon hatch fills
  • Line weights
  • Rules and Fills
  • Modify curves using Smooth/Unsmooth
  • Convert 2D .DXF and .DWG files to 3D buildings and landscape
  • Draw simple shapes and convert to program features

  • Editable
  • Bedroom, Dining Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Living Room, Nursery, Deck, Title block templates
  • Prearrange furniture groupings - dining, bedroom, living
  • Create your own with previews

  • Fast and easy home layout
  • Building block technology
  • Place rooms with a simple click
  • 2D home plan automatically created
  • Auto-labeled rooms
  • Multiple floors
  • Resize and prioritize individual rooms
  • Auto-generate roof for your home design

3D Technology
  • Photo-realistic, anti-aliasing technology
  • Real-time walk through and fly around
  • Look up and down view controls
  • Aerial view (top down)
  • Change fly around origin at any time
  • Change 3D elevation to walk up and down stairs
  • Shadows with user-defined light sources
  • Lighting brightness control
  • Night View capability
  • Definable field of view
  • Multiple lights cast overlapping shadows for increased 3D realism
  • 2D/3D elevation views from any angle
  • Save/Access 3D viewpoints from any angle
  • 3D View print/export options
  • Print or export 3D views, user-definable image resolution
  • Control 3D object visibility and rendering resolution to increase speed
  • 3D Cutaway Slider
  • View cross sections from front, back, left, right, top
  • Fast rendering

Import/Export Options
  • Import and export to most popular file formats (jpg, bmp, png, tiff)
  • Import/Export AutoCad DXF/DWG
  • VRML export
  • Data sharing with Google Sketchup, AutoDesk, 3D Studio, and Adobe Illustrator

Editing Tools
  • Extensive Properties Sheet
  • Undo/redo up to 50 times
  • Precision tools
  • Controlled Selection tool
  • Object sizing
  • Flip and Mirror tools
  • Easily move, rotate, or flip entire plan
  • Change wall, roof, floor, and other segment lengths with keyboard entry
  • Arrow key nudge option
  • Rotate objects
  • Paste 
  • Grid

Material Importer
  • Import digital images to create your own seamless custom materials
  • Tile or stretch, when applying

Decorator Palette
  • Organize and save your design choices
  • Editable, custom palettes
  • Label palette for different rooms or family member's favorites
  • Import/export palette options
  • Change colors/materials in your entire design simultaneously with one click

  • Create window treatments
  • Stackable/Customizable
  • Auto-size to window
  • Artwork
  • Translucency tool

Wall Coverings
  • Choose paint and wall covering options
  • 1125 color hues to choose from, with color ramps, or customizable to 16 million total colors
  • Room spaces are intelligently recognized for easy decorating
  • Exterior wainscot options

Material Finder
  • Color Sampling
  • Click on a material in your drawing to easily identify it
  • Select any item in your drawing to match its color
  • Coordinate colors and fabrics in a room
  • Match walls with furnishings, etc.

Brand Name Content
  • Warner Wallcoverings
  • S.A. Maxwell (wallcoverings)
  • Faux Effects International (faux finish)
  • Warner Wall Coverings (wallpaper)
  • Kahrs hardwood floors
  • Daltile (tile for flooring and walls)
  • Nova Distinctive Flooring (cork flooring)
  • Kemiko Concrete Stains (concrete stain/faux finishing for floors)
  • Buechel Stone (natural stone)
  • Southwest Stone (natural stone)
  • Samsung Staron (solid surfaces)
  • GAF (roofing)
  • Bali Blinds (window treatments)
  • BBQ Pits by Klose
  • Tourlinks (personal putting greens)
  • Oriental Outpost/Artist: Wang Change-Ming (oriental art and charcoals)
  • FauxWood Beams
  • Bamboo Hardwoods
  • EnviroGLAS (recycled glass countertops)
  • Swiss Tracks, Inc.
  • Designer Palms, Inc.

Furnishing and Objects
  • Updated object library
  • Wide variety of styles
  • Object categories include:  Kitchen, Bath, Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Game Room, Home Theater, Nursery, Library, Office, Exterior, Fireplaces, Floor Rugs, Exterior Lighting, Log Home components, Going Green, and more
  • Prearranged furniture groupings
  • Auto-elevate objects to floors/ceilings
  • Intuitive elevation, automatically detects and lists elevations above and below

Cabinet Tools
  • Cabinet Designer
  • Create custom cabinets
  • Cabinets become "smart" objects
  • Auto-track to walls
  • Variety of face styles
  • Custom surface textures
  • Add knobs, pulls, etc. to drawers
  • Countertop cutouts for kitchen and vanity sinks
  • Custom surface textures for doors
  • Includes outdoor cabinet options


  • Building perimeter dimensioning
  • 3D Elevation Slider
  • Auto dimensioning
  • Metric or Standard measurement option
  • Fraction capability for all measurements
  • Turn off/on dimensioning
  • Inside/center/outside wall dimensions
  • Leader dimension
  • Diameter dimensions
  • Dimensions with/without extension lines
  • Sq footage auto-labeled for each room

  • TrueType font support
  • Multi-line text
  • Aligned text
  • Rotate text to any angle

Object Organizer

  • Create and organize custom library categories of furniture, materials, sinks, templates, plants, etc.
  • Move content from library to library
  • Change library items' descriptions

  • Trim Designer
  • Create custom trim
  • Wall Properties Edit Sheet
  • LogiCursor technology
  • Laser alignment with other walls
  • Snapping for endpoint and center point
  • Create individual exterior wall sections
  • Auto wall generator
  • Optionally enter wall lengths with keyboard
  • Angle lock for custom wall creation
  • Auto Ceiling/Floor/Soffit option
  • Copy walls between floors
  • Walls lock to 5 degree increments
  • Angle measurement displayed
  • Dimensions show real-time wall position during editing
  • SmartRooms intelligently recognize room spaces, auto-updates changes
  • Specify floor thickness for each room
  • Wall Break tool
  • Curved Wall tool
  • Horizontal/Vertical lock on/off
  • Variable thickness and heights
  • Automatic flooring on/off
  • Variable stud spacing
  • Custom wall shapes, angles, and sizes
  • Custom wall elevations
  • Window/Door call-outs
  • Library paneling, Base trim, Crown trim
  • Floor Cutout tool w/depth/area calculations

Floor Plan Trace
  • Scan and import existing designs
  • Traced plan is fully editable
  • Scanned images are fully scalable

Stair Design Tools
  • Straight or curved stairs
  • Open staircase option
  • Removable side skirt wall
  • Click and drag curved stair radius
  • Click and drag stair rotation
  • Custom height/width, riser height, tread width
  • Hand rails left/right, on/off, custom height
  • Combine different colors on posts, railings, and steps
  • Railing tool
  • Change railing elevation for ramps
  • Customize baluster spacing
  • Circular (spiral) staircases

  • Settings become defaults for drawing
  • 19 customizable window styles: round, hex, triangle, arch, etc.
  • Width, height, and elevation settings
  • Trim width adjustment
  • Stackable windows and doors
  • Custom window panel/grill wizard
  • Click and Drag placement
  • Auto-insert in wall
  • Auto-dimension read out
  • Stain, paint, or add any material
  • Flip horizontally or vertically
  • Window Designer
  • Create windows that match any roof pitch

  • Settings become defaults for drawing
  • 12 customizable door styles: Cased, Arched, Elliptical Openings, Hinged, Elliptical Arched, French, 9-Light, Wooden Glass Panel, Pocket, Bi-Fold, Sliding Glass, and Garage Doors
  • Set width, height, and elevation
  • Trim width adjustment
  • Stackable doors and windows
  • Hide for easy 3D viewing
  • Click and Drag placement
  • Auto-dimension readout
  • Click and Drag door swing angle
  • Auto-insert in wall
  • Reverse Hinge option
  • Double doors
  • Door Designer

  • Locate a specific plant  by its name
  • Specify plant category to search
  • Save search for later use
  • International plant zone maps

Plant Importing
  • Add plants to library
  • Import photos
  • Create custom libraries

Custom Roof Tools
  • Click and drag roof placement
  • Customize standard roofs to any pitch
  • 3 and 4-point Freehand roof tools
  • Create freehand style roofs from existing wall segments
  • Complex roof design
  • Multiple elevation and control points
  • Pitch angle
  • Dormers
  • Roof cutout tool/Skylight tool
  • Auto-generate roof for your home design

  • Standard spreadsheet interface
  • Exports to .XLS spreadsheet format
  • Windows and Door schedules
  • Accessories schedule
  • Area calc for floor and foundations
  • Create master price lists

3D Custom Workshop
  • Fully integrated 3D CAD program
  • Furniture design to mechanical
  • Edit existing objects
  • Spline-based geometry
  • Auto-inserts into home design
  • Create your own object library
  • Translucency effect for objects
  • Surface mapping to apply new material
  • Auto Preview creator for custom objects
  • 3 Material application modes: single, group, texture replace
  • Custom objects included in Estimator
  • Works with active Decorator Palette
  • Paint library
  • Color ramps

  • Template overlay in one drawing
  • Turn on/off for easy viewing
  • Draw in 2D, see photo-realistic 3D
  • "Smart" objects attach to walls

Electrical Items
  • Duplex wall outlets
  • GFI wall outlets
  • Switched wall outlets
  • Weatherproof wall outlets
  • Floor and Ceiling outlets
  • 12 light styles, including landscape, recessed and spot lighting, can and flood lights, heat vent, and vent lights
  • 3, 4, or 5-way wall switches
  • Gang switches-2, 3, 4, or 5
  • Cat 5 and 6
  • Dimmer wall switches
  • Wall switch/Ceiling fixtures
  • Wall fixtures
  • Cable TV, phone jacks
  • Smoke detector, thermostats
  • Ceiling fans
  • Precision lighting adds photo-realistic light rendering
  • Add glowing illuminated light bulbs to fixtures
  • Day/night views
  • Control lights with on/off switch, dimmer, fall off, ambient on/off, beam and direction
  • Shadows rendered on multiple surfaces from multiple light sources

Plumbing Items
  • Toilet
  • Single/double/triple bowl size
  • Faucet fixtures
  • Showers, basin sinks
  • Water heater, floor drains
  • Gas and water hose bibs
  • Bath and spa tubs
  • Tub/Shower combinations

  • Glass House effect
  • Translucency Slider (opaque to clear)
  • 2D elevation views (4-sides)

3D PhotoView
  • PhotoView Editor
  • Customize photos for use in Punch! Drawings
  • 4 draw modes for broad editing options
  • Color Editing allows user to "paint" a surface
  • "Color" painting retains shadows
  • Create custom color lists
  • Masks to allow for painting a large area and removing the paint from small areas
  • Solid color fills
  • Replicate tool
  • Material tool for adding materials
  • Add horizontal and vertical perspective to materials to show depth and add realism
  • Mask areas can be saved
  • Import photos into 3D
  • View image from virtually any angle
  • Realistic perspective
  • Embellish your design
  • Combine real world with your virtual design
  • Place your family in your back yard or a picture on a wall

  • Record a view walk through of your design
  • Save as an .avi file and share with friends or clients
  • Create multiple paths for a single animation
  • Change elevation for paths
  • Completely customizable viewing angles
  • Add/remove segments from your paths
  • Previews
  • User definable preview playback speed
  • Define # seconds per segment
  • Option to see through walls during animation
  • Add transitions between segments
  • Fade In/Fade Out transitions
  • Look Up/Down
  • Select viewing mode: textured/shaded or ClearView in one animation
  • Define sunlight direction, angle and brightness for each segment
  • Curved or straight path segments
  • Customizable output size and render quality
  • Animation settings are saved with the drawing

Fireplace Wizard
  • Wizard interface
  • Create single, 2-sided, corner and peninsula fireplaces
  • Define sizes for the fireplace, firebox, hearth, chimney, and pots
  • Chimney automatically cuts through upper floors and roof
  • Customizable mantel settings
  • Dynamically change size settings for fireplace
  • Completely customizable materials
  • Save fireplaces for use in multiple drawings
  • Fireplace exportable to 3D Custom Workshop
  • See-through fireplace option

  • True North
  • Depict direction of shadows and sun's position
  • Accurate design placement on lot

Service Links
  • Links to third-party services
  • Shopping, design advice and blueprints

Product images may differ from actual product appearance.
Windows Requirements
  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Intel Pentium III, Celeron, or compatible 1.0 GHz processor or higher (multi-core processors supported)
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 5.25 GB of available hard disk space
  • VGA Video Card displaying at least 1024 x 768 with 32-bit color
  • 64 MB Video Card Memory
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Mouse with wheel recommended
  • Internet access required to use some features
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