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Version comparison

Visual Building Version Comparison


Visual Building is available in 3 versions to suit the full range of budgets and requirements. The table below lists the major features for each version. You will never need to worry about buying the wrong version, because you can always upgrade just by paying the difference in price between the version you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. You can also contact our customer support via email with a short description of your project, a sketch, photos and we will recommend a Visual Building Version.


List price
£ 60
£ 120
£ 180
Project Startup Wizard

Our project wizard allows you to create a basic building with exterior walls, floors and a roof in 5 simple steps.
2D and 3D, section and elevation views

Example shows different types of views, all created from the same 3D building model. Top views, 3D view, section view and elevation views.
Multiple language support (10 languages)
All available languages can be set during installation time or later in our software via the language menu (in a ribbon version this menu can be opened with the green arrow button in the upper left corner).
Metric and imperial Units can be set in our general settings dialog, for each value type.
Ribbon User InterfaceVisual Building Ribbon User Interface
Toolbar User InterfaceVisual Building toolbar user interface
32-bit and 64-bit versionBoth, 32-bit and 64-bit program components are included in the same Visual Building download package. Which one is best for your computer is automatically determined during installation time. 
Online videos
Online and offline documentation, PDF, Help
3D Object catalogues, textures, materialsCatalogues with 3D Objects, Textures and Materials
2D Symbol catalogue2D Symbols catalogue
Construction elements
Multi layer wall cavity (cavity walls)Wall layer
Multiple layer dialog for walls, floors, ceilings,... . The screenshot shows extended 2D fill properties only available in PRO and Premium versions. Wall layer definition is possible in all Visual Building products.
StairsStair types
Stair types and construction as solid and wooden stair. Both available in all Visual Building versions.
Chimneys, Beams, Supports
Ceilings, automatic, individual
Doors and Windows
Cutouts, wall and ceiling
Split Levels
Multiple Floors (no limit)
Multiple Buildings (no limit)
2D Drawing
Measuring Tools
Extensive 2D Dimensions
Measure and dimension Angles
2D drawing Elements, rectangle, circle, polygon,...
Text and item text
Create own 2D Fill and Hatch
Enhanced 2D Hatching, textures in 2D
Extended 2D Fill propertiesExtended 2D Fill Properties
Dialog with extended 2D fill properties, The marked settings and properties are only available in PRO and Premium versions.
Extended 2D line types and propertiesExtended line types
Create own 2D line typesIndividual lines
Plan Layout, multiple views on a planPlan Layout

The Plan Layout PlugIn allows you to place multiple views on one plan. 
Fire Escape plan 2D symbolsFire Escape 2D Symbols
Extended 2D Symbol catalogue with more than 250 signs.
3D Tools and Functions
Shadows, raytracing, ambient shadows
3D Dimensions
Surface Planner
Create new 3D Objects3D Constructions
3D Object examples made with 3D Construction solids within Visual Building. 
Create 3D solids from Extrusion, Rotation, Sweeping3D Constructions
With our internal modelling functions you can create your own design object and also complex 3D construction details for your building, carports, balconies, etc..
3D modelling functions
3D substraction solidsSubstraction solids
With 3D substraction solids you can cut out pieces of your building 3D model, create a 3D section view for example, excavation for your terrain, etc.
3D section views
Import and edit third party 3D objects
Light Source Creation
Roof construction
Multiple Roof Types
Circular Roof
Roof Windows
Cut out roof sections
Roof extensionsRoof extension
An example of a roof extension. Extensions can have any shape.
Merge RoofsMerged roofs
Two separate roofs merged with 3 mouse clicks.
Metal roof cladding
Rafter / beam editor
Hall construction
Roof-mounted solar plants
Flat-Roof mounted solar plants
Import - Export
Import 2D DXF / DWG
Export 2D DXF / DWG
Import jpg, bmp, png, gif
Import 3DS objects, Sketchup, 3DS, OBJ,...
Export 3DS objects, Sketchup, 3DS, OBJ,...
Import scanned 2D Plans
Print 2D views to PDF (via PDF Printer)
Area-Volume calculation / Reports
Living space assignation by colour
Floor area and volume reports
Quanties reports
Roof Timber List Export
Roof Areas Export
Facade Areas export
Window list report
Misc - PlugIns
Terrain editing, height points, etc.
3D Converter PlugIn
3D Solid Construction PlugIn
Plan Layout PlugIn
Area calculation PlugIn
Window Construction PlugIn
Fire Escape Plan PlugIn and Wizard
Timber Construction for walls




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