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

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Picture This Home! Kitchen
Packaging cover Picture This Home! Kitchen.
Product ID 62733-57567
Product UPC 662733575677
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.

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.
  • Create and see your new kitchen floor plan in virtual 3D, from an elevation to an aerial view, then enhance you rimage with actual lighting conditions.
  • Mix and match surface finishes and color schemes for cabinets, floors, sinks, countertops, fixtures, appliances, window coverings, custom tile patterns and more.
  • Picture your decorating choices as quickly as you make them, with magazine-photo quality clarity.
  • Manage costs with an automatically generated budget that tracks expenses.
  • Compare up to four designs at once using vivid split-screen technology.

Shop from the comfort of your home from top brand name manufacturers:

    • American Olean
    • American Standard, Inc.
    • Andersen Windows, Inc.
    • Aristokraft, Inc.
    • Armstrong World Industries Inc.
    • Avonite
    • Behr
    • Benjamin Moore Paints
    • Brewster Wallcoverings
    • Congoleum Corp.
    • Cooper lighting
    • Corian
    • Dal-Tile
    • Delta Faucet
    • Dutch Boy Paints
    • Eljer
    • Formica Corporation
    • General Electric
    • Hansgrohe
    • Hunter Douglas Window Fashions
    • Imperial Wallcoverings
    • Jenn-Air
    • Kichler Lighting
    • KitchenAid Home Appliances
    • Kohler
    • Lightoiler
    • Lucite/Pittsburgh Paints
    • Mannington Floors
    • Martin Senour Paints
    • Marvin Windows and Doors
    • Maytag
    • Merillat Industries Inc.
    • Moen Incorporated
    • Olympic Paints and Stains
    • Peerless Faucet
    • Pratt & Lambert
    • Premdor
    • Schrock Handcrafted Cabinetry
    • Sherwin Williams Paints
    • Sub-Zero Freezer Company, Inc.
    • Valspar Paints
    • Viking Range Corporation
    • Village
    • Waverly
    • Whirlpool Home Appliances
    • Wilsonart International

and more...

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

  • Visualization. Dedicated to designing a complete and personalized kitchen, Picture This Home! Kitchen offers extraordinary decorating and virtual 3D planning features, all with realistic viewing options not possible with more generic programs.
  • Real Products. Appliances and fixtures are from trusted top brand name manufacturers, saving time and ensuring the best quality.
  • Custom Tile Patterns. Picture This Home! Tile Pattern Designer lets you create custom tile patterbs- essential to any kitchen (a major feature overlooked by most other programs).

Visualize Your Decorating Choices.
Pick up ideas from an extensive library of magazine-quality photographs of professionally decorated kitchens, then use these photos to explore decorating possibilities. With Autodesk's PhotoEDIT technology, you can change the finish on almost any surface- from stainless stovetop to marble countertops- with a click of the mouse. Once you've made your decisions, you get to apply your surface choices to your custom floor plan.

Plan and Decorate in Virtual 3D.
Starting with a basic kitchen template, it's easy to size and edit your floor plan to create a truly custom design. Add fixtures and appliances, then apply your decorating choices for a complete project picture. View the room from any angle in either 2D or virtual 3D- complete with lighting adjusted automatically for any time of day. Picture your kitchen in hundreds of different ways- mixing and matching tiles, countertops, fixtures, appliances, flooring, and wall coverings and get a truly finished picture before you ever spend a dime on construction.

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.

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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