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DIY Garage Designer®

With DIY Garage Designer, Design The Toy Box Of Your Dreams.

Your garage isn’t just a place to put your car. Depending who you ask, a garage is a place for all your grown-up toys, a fortress of solitude, a workshop, or a uniquely-organized storage area. With DIY Garage Designer, you’ll plan, design and build the toy box you’ve always wanted – an essential tool for DIY garage building, no matter how you plan on using your garage.

Design The Garage You've Always Wanted.

You supply the vision. DIY Garage Designer will supply everything else. No software or experience needed - with our intuitive software, you will be able to design your garage from scratch and make it meet your specific needs. DIY Garage Designer is a professional-class web application that’s easy to use.
  • Web-based garage building design application
  • Click & drag method of drawing designs
  • Multiple construction methods & building preferences
  • Multi-view, with realistic shading and 3D rotation
  • Detailed printouts for building permits
  • 3D visualization, with photo realistic textures for materials and products
  • Advanced design for pros

Plan With Just The Right Materials And Structure.

DIY Garage Designer is thinking way beyond beautiful design – it’s a solution designed to accommodate your vision with the appropriate material options to build a safe, lasting structure that will fit your needs and the cost to build a garage. You’ll get plans that specify materials and specific lumber sizes for roofing, siding, soffits, posts, windows and doors, accommodating your unique construction preferences for overhangs, roofing and walls.

Build Efficiently. Safely. Beautifully. Yourself.

Features Of Our Free Garage Design Free Software

General Features
  • Choose a Design That Fits Your Cost to Build a Garage
  • Web Accessible to Save and Access Projects and Designs
  • Select and Use Brand Name Materials
  • Wizard Based Step-By-Step Design
  • Material Pricing Import/Export
  • Share Designs with Friends or Customers (Photo Share)
  • Easy to Use Interface
  • Help Files & Tutorials
  • Add Customer Information to Projects

Visual Feature Highlights

  • Photo Real 3D View
  • Virtual 3D World (Rotate the Fence at Any Angle)
  • Photo Real Material Textures
  • Continuous or Step Rotation
  • View Designs in Layers by Turning Sections On/Off (Roofing & Siding Exterior, Wall Framing and Roof Framing)
  • Photo Sharing
  • Home Visualization
  • Support for Shadows and Movable Light Source in 3D
  • Wire Frame View

Design Customizations
  • Change the Height, Width and Length of your Design
  • Specify Framing Methods and Styles, including Building Preferences
  • Specify the Stud and Purlin Sizes and Spacings
  • Choose from Hip, Vertical or Horizontal Gable Roof Styles
  • Specify Roof Pitch
  • Specify Gable and Eve Overhangs
  • Specify Truss Built or Rafter Built Roofs
  • Specify Door and Window Styles
  • Specify Roof, Siding & Soffit Materials
  • Quote Siding by the Inch
  • Specify the Foundation Properties
  • Specify the Window and Door Header Sizes
  • Easy Design Mode: Design Automatically Engineered Using Building Codes
  • Choose Materials and Sizes for lumber
Multiple Views & Printouts
  • Plan View
  • Post Layout View
  • 3D View
  • Dimension View
  • Complete Bill of Materials
  • Metric Reports Available
  • Print All Views Using Desired Paper Size
  • Materials Usage List
  • Create and Inspect Various Components of the Design
Additional Features
  • Designs are Based on Products within Catalogs
  • Bill of Materials Exports all Fields
  • Import & Export Material Pricing
  • Materials Selections Include Product Images and Learn More Links
  • Quick and Easy Registration and Activation
  • Enterprise Design Sharing - Sales Associates and Pros Can Work with DIY Customer Designs
  • Marketing Messaging for Co-Branders and Retailers
  • Regional Material Selection

System & Application Requirements

First Time User?
We need to make sure your computer has the required Microsoft® components installed.

Operating System Prerequisites
NOTE: This is a high-end graphical application that requires a newer PC and additional Microsoft© components.
Required Software Components
  • Big Hammer Security Certificate
  • .NET framework 3.5 SP1 Client Profile
Hardware & Software Requirements
NOTE: Internet Explorer must be set as your default browser.
Recommended System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 7®, Windows Vista or Windows XP® Service Pack 3
  • Intel® Core2 Duo® processor or AMD Athlon™ 64x2
  • 2048 MB RAM
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space on System Drive
  • nVidia GeForce™ 9 series or ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series video card w/ Open GL 1.4 & Direct X9
  • Broadband internet connection > 2Mbps
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device w/ scroll wheel
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • .Net framework 3.5 SP1
Minimum System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP® Service Pack 2
  • Intel® Pentium®4 2.0 GHz processor or AMD Athlon™ 2000+
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space on System Drive
  • Discrete nVidia or ATI video card w/ Open GL 1.2
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • .Net framework 3.5 SP1
Additional Notes:
  • Mac is not supported.
  • Intel Integrated Video is not supported.
  • For the best 3D experience, you should update to the latest video drivers (see your video card manufacturer’s website).