Chief Architect Interiors is a software application focused on providing professional designers with a multi-tabbed environment, packed with adequate tools and necessary features. It is developed to reach to a particular segment of artists, namely interior designers.
The application is your typical CAD tool, with hardware and software requirements that exceed reasonable expectations. Your computer should have a multi-core processor, above average memory and space, as well as a dedicated graphical processing unit with support for Open GL.
Like most architectural software out there, you will be visually challenged by the amount of menus, features, buttons, and options set on the main window. Unlike its bigger brother, Chief Architecture Premier X8, which is a more comprehensive software, this application offers the necessary tools to plan floors, space, and handle interior design and decorating.
You can employ this software to design detailed modeling of kitchens, baths, rooms, or house plans. It provides options for remodeling of walls and structures, yet it is not nearly as powerful as the Premier version.
Alongside simple 2D plans, you can create 3D visualizations of your drafts. You can edit materials, add colors and texture or import images from websites to customize all kinds of elements, from furniture to fixtures.
Despite the obvious differences from Chief Architecture Premier X8, there are useful features that crossed to this application. The cost estimation tool is present, as well as the downloadable 3D library which adds a significant amount of drawing templates and visual elements.
All in all, Chief Architect Interiors is just as complex and demanding as its bigger brother. However, its functionality has been restricted to a particular area of activity, although the price has not been lowered to provide the same value for money. It is an excellent software that offers plenty of tools and features. However, you could invest more money and receive a complete design solution.