The kitchen is no longer just there for cooking. Instead, it is a meeting place for young and old and thus for the entire household. Here people cook, eat, laugh and make memories. It is all the more important that the new dream kitchen is planned down to the last detail. It is often not easy to visualize all ideas in front of the inner eye. Instead, software for planning and representation is required – the ArCADia BIM 3D architect, for example! Because with this you plan your new kitchen down to the last detail. This ranges from various functions to optical features. You design your new dream kitchen, while you can also get an exact picture of your ideas. Functions such as layer management, an inventory for setting up, various viewing options and a 2D and 3D mode are available for this purpose. This makes kitchen planning child’s play!
Uncomplicated kitchen design with the ArCADia BIM 3D architect
Kitchen planning with our software begins right at the beginning and therefore with the creation of the floor plan. Alternatively, existing plans can also be imported into the software and further processed or visualized. However, start right at the beginning, starting in 2D mode for the first time. In this you draw the floor plan of your kitchen in great detail. At the same time, you can add a wide variety of properties that ensure a more precise representation of your plans. This includes, for example, the wall thickness, material, height and co. At the same time, the kitchen plan you have created is also used directly for technical implementation. This means that over 1800 symbols are available in 2D mode. You can use these to draw in electricity and water, for example. The ArCADia BIM 3D architect is entirely based on German building standards. The template you have now created is used to further draw your dream kitchen in 3D.
The creation of the floor plan in 2D is usually sufficient as a plan for any construction work. However, if you would like to receive a precisely visualized picture of your dream kitchen or perhaps design it first, the way leads to the 3D mode. In this you can now bring your kitchen to life on the screen. You can use different functions and settings related to optics. Easily choose materials, colors, patterns and textures. You can also design these individually by simply adding an external image file to the software. You can then easily create and design the entire fitted kitchen down to the last detail. You can also choose the right characteristics for your room right away. Windows, doors, niches etc. can be adjusted with just a few clicks and your kitchen will come to life.
Just one click: set up your dream kitchen
First and foremost, you will first plan and design the space in which the kitchen is to be located. Afterwards you dare to design the actual fitted kitchen. The ArCADia BIM 3D architect provides you with all functions for precise planning. So you have your own kitchen studio ready, with which you can set up your new dream kitchen. The main advantage here is the extensive inventory. Because the software offers you an object catalog with numerous objects in 3D. These range from kitchen appliances such as blenders, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, etc. to organizational aids. But you can also set up your dining area right away. After all, living-in kitchens are moving ever more into focus in the wake of open living trends. With this in mind, you can use the software to set up cupboards, chairs, tables, stools and more. For this purpose, the ArCADia BIM 3D architect uses, among other things, the wide-ranging catalog from SketchUp. Among the more than 500,000 objects you will also find items such as furniture and appliances from well-known manufacturers such as Carat, Nolte, Alno, Ikea, Nobilia or Häcker. The advantage, however, is that you don’t have to choose one. Instead, you can combine the furnishings as you wish. You can also customize and design the selected objects down to the last detail. This includes, for example, the choice of surface, texture, material and more. You can also adapt these to your ideas within the pre-planned fitted kitchens. You can simply download the individual kitchens, integrate them into your plan and, as a result, adapt the design, functions, materials, etc. of the fronts.
But what if you can’t find the right kitchen for you despite the numerous objects and templates? In this case you benefit from the flexibility behind the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect. Because you also have the option of easily integrating objects from third-party providers into the software. To do this, these are easily selected, imported and, as a result, used in kitchen planning. The extensive software conceals numerous intelligent mechanisms. In this sense, it recognizes, for example, how the selected objects must be positioned and adjusted in the room. If you would like to use open objects such as tables or a kitchen island, these can be easily and precisely placed in the room using auxiliary lines. At the same time, the individual objects are then moved using keyboard shortcuts, while at the end of the completion you add various 3D objects for a more realistic representation.
Simply compare plan
The ArCADia BIM 3D Architect impresses with its various viewing options. These not only simplify planning, but also give you a comprehensive overview of your project. You can switch between 2D and 3D in no time at all. You can also keep the windows open at the same time and thus follow the results in real time. Would you like to get a sense of living in your new kitchen? Then just step inside! Because visually in 3D mode, the kitchen can be easily entered and explored. If you have further questions regarding the planning or design, you can reach us by telephone customer service or by e-mail. We are at your side on working days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
General information: What you need to know about the kitchen planner software
Simply plan your kitchen yourself
In the field of kitchen planning, there are now various programs and software that should provide you with realistic results quickly and easily. In this sense, however, the market is also very confusing and it is therefore not necessarily easy to find the various advantages and disadvantages. We have summarized the most important points for you.
Online or installed software: what is profitable?
First of all, the difference must be noted. Kitchen planners online are available to you via the web browser. However, this assumes that you always have an Internet connection while planning. With software you can also work offline and the program is installed directly on your device.
Plan your kitchen online
If you trust in kitchen planners online, they can be called up at any time and from all compatible devices via the browser. In this sense, you do not need a separate installation and storage space is saved. At the same time, however, it should be noted that you can only use the planner if there is an active internet connection.
Plan the kitchen with installed software
There is also the installed alternative. The respective software is installed directly on your device and you have access to the planner at any time. You can access the program either via the Internet or via a DVD. You will need enough storage space on the laptop for this, but the installed version has various advantages over the online kitchen planner. The focus here is on offline use.
But which program is profitable now? Basically, both variations have their advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to the number of variants, however, installation programs are usually ahead. This is more of a professional software that is equipped with intelligent properties. At the same time, a high working memory is a prerequisite for high-quality display in planners of all kinds. The only drawback is probably the memory used on your hard drive, which has to be calculated for an installed program.
ArCADia BIM 3D architect for kitchen planning
The ArCADia BIM 3D architect is also used between the various programs for kitchen planning. The software offers you a high-quality solution to make your kitchen dream come true. When designing the concept, we opted for both online and offline solutions. Our libraries for various objects are therefore online in order to offer you constantly updated inventory.
Kitchens at the ArCADia BIM 3D architect
The kitchens, which are planned with the ArCADia BIM 3D Architects, should actually be able to be implemented. We offer you all kinds of individual adjustments, but the kitchen modules are realistic models. It was therefore important to us that the plans created do not appear distorted. At the same time, the kitchen modules should actually be available. We have therefore based ourselves on the dimensions of kitchen fronts and objects from well-known manufacturers. The objects specified in the kitchen planner always follow an exact grid. Neither the base nor the worktop are taken into account when calculating the height. In addition, not only do the dimensions of the individual modules track standardized dimensions, but also the entire kitchen. The work surface in regular kitchens is usually 85 to 100 centimeters high. For example, adjustable feet, which can be variably adjusted, are used for this. The advantage: You can also determine the desired height of the kitchen late and thus when setting up the kitchen. Here you simply decide on the height at which the feet should be erected. They do not interfere visually, because they are covered at the lower end by skirting boards.
Varied and individual kitchen planning
The advantage of ArCADia BIM 3D Architects: You actually map your dream kitchen! Because we offer you various design options and variations with the software, which enable individual visualization. This applies, for example, to the size and dimensions, but also to the surfaces. Because within the software you will encounter different textures, such as matt or glossy. The look is also complemented by the numerous objects that you simply insert. This includes both functional and decorative items. These include basic sinks, faucets, kitchen appliances, and lights. In the same way, you can add various objects to enliven the room at the end.
Kitchen planning made easy: this is how it works with the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect
If you have decided in favor of ArCADia BIM 3D Architects, you can count on very easy planning of your kitchen. Because first and foremost is room planning, which is carried out accurately and in next to no time. This includes, for example, the precise setting of walls, doors, windows, niches and more. Once the room has been created exactly according to the template, the actual kitchen is designed. Here you can insert the modules from the diverse catalog. And how do you adapt them? Do not worry about this, because the ArCADia BIM 3D architect works intelligently and automatically. In this way, the individual modules are set to the correct height. Once the kitchen equipment is in place, you can also choose the kitchen appliances you want. These include ovens, stoves, extractor hoods, refrigerators and the like. At the same time, it is now time to add fittings and sinks. It is well known that lighting also accounts for a large part of comfort. The required work light is also added in the kitchen. That’s why you take care of the setting of lighting elements, such as spots, directly with our kitchen planner. You can even vary the light color and intensity to get different impressions of your dream kitchen. But the worktop can also be designed individually. In the end, it’s all about setting textures, materials, colors and surfaces.
Livening up your dream kitchen: the kitchen is visualized so realistically
Our kitchen planner enables you to get the most accurate picture possible of your new kitchen. To do this, you can insert various 3D objects after planning. You will then receive a realistic picture of your dream kitchen through the variety of viewing options. You can move around freely in 3D mode or even examine the plan from the top or side view.
At the same time, various gadgets ensure that the entire kitchen is immersed in a realistic light. This is ensured by predictable lighting conditions, shadows and even the calculation of ambient shadows. In this way, the kitchen view appears even more vivid.
Maybe you want to plan more than just the kitchen? In this case, the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect is at your side as software for planning the entire house or individual renovation areas.
This is how the kitchen is planned online
While the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect is installable software, online kitchen planners are also available. These are simply called up via the browser and can always be used with an existing internet connection.
A good example of kitchen planners of this type are, for example, the programs from Nolte or Nobilia. The disadvantage here, however, is that you only get access to the models of one brand. In addition, amounts of data are exchanged during the display. The more detailed the planning, the more data has to be transferred. This leads directly to longer download times, which can hinder the design.
Conclusion: detailed kitchen planning with the ArCADia BIM 3D architect
With the ArCADia BIM 3D Architect you get the complete range of different tools and functions for kitchen planning. These range from the realistic representation through shadows and light to the extensive database of objects and detailed design. At the same time, our software also offers you tools for planning and designing the entire house. Then simply explore the plans you have drawn and bring your dream home to life on the screen.
Our kitchen planning software is very easy to use and can be downloaded very easily. For this you only need Windows versions 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 as the operating system. Simply search through our various editions for everything to do with house and kitchen planning. In order to save, we also offer you various promotions, which you can easily view online.