Picture This Home! Bath (PC, CD-ROM) Autodesk Inc. - 1997 USA, Canada Release (NFR)

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Picture This Home! Bath
Product ID 62733-58536
Product UPC 662733585362
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Autodesk Inc.
Category(s) Graphics, Design, Home Design, Kitchen and Bath
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Visual Decorating & Remodeling software.
Decorate 3D Plan Tile Patterns Color Board Shop Budget.

Suddenly Everything Clicks.
Picture This Home! is like having an interactive, on-screen design magazine that turns your decorating ideas into photo-quality images immediately. Watch your new bath come to life as you choose floor plans, styles and surface finishes from an extensive library of images - and put them together using innovative Autodesk PhotoEDIT technology. Now you can see what your remodeled bath will look like before you start committing to colors and major appliances.

Here's what industry experts are saying about Autodesk's Picture This Home! software series:

"Picture This Home! [kitchen] offers the best budgeting tools, including a separate spreadsheet to help you figure out labor costs." - Family PC May 1997

"Bring Martha Stewart to her knees. Autodesk's Picture This Home! Kitchen puts the power of a professional interior decorator at your fingertips." - ComputerLife, March 1997

"Stellar" - Windows Sources, March 1997

"The real draw is the ability to decorate your design with real wallpaper patterns, cabinet and countertop finishes, and brand-name appliances…" - Windows Sources, 1997

Look for additional titles in the Picture This Home! series- including: Kitchen, Bath, Home, and more- available now or coming soon. All offer visual decorating with photo clarity, products from trusted top brand manufacturers and hundreds of dollars in coupon savings!

  • So easy to use no technical manual is required.
  • See your new bathroom floor plan in 3D, from any angle and with actual lighting conditions reflected.
  • Mix and match surface finishes and color schemes for floors, sinks, countertops, taps, tub, tiles, window coverings, and more.
  • Picture your decorating choices as quickly as you make them, with magazine-quality clarity.
  • Manage your budget and avoid costly surprises.
  • Compare up to four different fully designed bathrooms using vivid split-screen technology.
  • Review from the comfort of your home actual products from top brand manufacturers:
    • American Olean
    • American Standard, Inc.
    • Andersen Windows, Inc.
    • Aristokraft, Inc.
    • Armstrong World Industries Inc.
    • Avonite
    • Benjamin Moore Paints
    • Brewster Wallcoverings
    • Congoleum Corp.
    • Cooper lighting
    • Dal-Tile
    • Delta Faucet
    • Dutch Boy Paints
    • Eljer
    • Formica Corporation
    • Hansgrohe
    • Hunter Douglas Window Fashions
    • Imperial Wallcoverings
    • Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath
    • Kichler Lighting
    • Kohler
    • Lightoiler
    • Lucite/Pittsburgh Paints
    • Mannington Floors
    • Martin Senour Paints
    • Marvin Windows and Doors
    • Merillat Industries Inc.
    • Moen Incorporated
    • Peerless Faucet
    • Pratt & Lambert
    • Premdor
    • Schrock Handcrafted Cabinetry
    • Village
    • Waverly
    • Wilsonart International

Only Picture This Home! brings your bathroom to life.
Autodesk's Picture This Home! Bath sets a new standard in home project software:

  • Dedicated to designing a complete and personalized bathroom, Picture This Home! Bath offers extraordinary decorating and realistic viewing options not possible with more generic programs.
  • Fixtures and finishes are from trusted top brand name manufacturers- saving time and ensuring the best quality.
  • The Picture This Home! Tile Pattern Designer lets you create custom tile patterns- essential to any bathroom (but not a feature of most other programs).
  • Your bathroom comes to life with the photographic quality of your favorite decorating magazines.
  • So realistic, you can see natural and artificial light reflecting off your countertops.

Visualize Your Decorating Choices.
Working with magazine-quality photographs of fully decorated bathrooms, from Victorian to modern, you actually see your ideas take shape as you mix and match colors, styles, materials, and finishes, AutoDesk PhotoEDIT technology lets you test out different designs and change the finish on almost any surface- from marble tub to gilded taps- with a click of the mouse.

Plan and Decorate in Virtual 3D.
Starting with a basic bathroom template, it's easy to size and edit your floor plan to create a truly custom design. Pull the appropriate fixtures from the extensive library of images and place them in your plan, than view the room from any angle in either 2D or 3D- with corresponding lighting, sunshine, shadows, and reflections for any time of day. Picture your bathroom in hundreds of different ways- mixing and matching tiles, countertops, fixtures, flooring and wall coverings- and get a truly finished picture before you ever spend a dime.

Shop for Top Brand Name Products.
Browsing from a rich visual and descriptive catalog of real bathroom products from top manufacturers, you will be able to select the exact functions and design features that you want. Save time and energy by eliminating the drive from store to store. Experience the luxury of having a multitude of products available to you in your own home. And when you're ready to make purchases, call the toll-free number provided to find the retail location nearest you.

Manage Your Budget.
Based on your room dimensions and specific product selections, a worksheet automatically generates a budget that includes all major components- such as tub, shower, cabinets and other fixtures- and links them up with corresponding installation costs. Getting a realistic budget up front helps eliminate costly surprises at the end of the project.

Create Tile Patterns.
Use the Tile Pattern Designer to create unique tile patterns for any area of the bathroom, then apply to your custom bathroom. You can build borders, rotate and size individual tiles and change the size of the grout lines. Or work with a designer tile pattern and see hot it looks in your plan.

Set Up a Swatch & Color Board.
Apply swatches and samples of all kinds of finishes- gilded sink taps, floral wallpaper, granite countertops, maple cabinets, patterned tiles- to your on-screen color board, coordinating hues and materials and playing with new combinations. You can see your choices pulled together in a realistic bathroom setting by saving and applying them to photos in the Decorating mode or to your 3D floor plan.

Guaranteed Easy to Use!
No manual is required. Instead, there's an introductory tour, designed like a mini-movie to guide you through the program. The Quick Start card gets you going, context-sensitive Help provides as-you-go assistance, and selective editorial tips offer decorating guidelines and advice.

So everything you need is on the screen- not in the box or on a shelf.

  • Brings you all the decorating tools you need to make your bathroom special.
  • Choose from a rainbow of colors.
  • Print budget summaries and a shopping list.
  • Create your own personalized tile pattern.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU Pentium 90
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 50MB Free
Required CD Speed 4X
Recommend RAM 32MB
Rec. Hard Drive 90
Recommend Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
SVGA Hi-Color
PC Windows NT 4.0
Required CPU Pentium 90
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 50MB Free
Required CD Speed 4X
Recommend RAM 32MB
Rec. Hard Drive 90
Recommend Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
SVGA Hi-Color

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