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Ashampoo Home Design 6 Giveaway
$19.99
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Home Design 6

Plan, design and virtually tour your future home on your PC with ease!
$19.99 EXPIRED
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Ashampoo Home Design 6 was available as a giveaway on June 11, 2022!

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Ashampoo Home Design 6 let's you plan, design and virtually tour your future home on your PC with great ease and in style. Walk through completely furnished and realistically designed virtual rooms and get a realistic feel of what your future home will look and feel like! Smart wizards help you input data and produce fast results. From complex blueprints to simple interior decoration, Home Designer 6 gets you great results every time! Experience pro-level planning at home on your PC and become your own house builder!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10/ 11; RAM: Min. 4 GB RAM; Other: VS 2015 Redistributables

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en-us/home-design-6

File Size:

1.36 GB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$19.99

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#8

Addemdum to comment #4:

OS is Windows 10 Pro x64 with latests updates installed.

Reply   |   Comment by William Shryock  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

After install I get the following error:
Application has been terminated.

Not sure but this seems to be the offending error in the log file:
>>>------------------------------
Sender:
Method: Cygnicon.CyApp.MDIParent.Main
Details:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Cygnicon.CyUtil.Win64.AshInet2Api64.ainet_SetProductID(String sProduct)
at Cygnicon.CyUtil.Win64.AshInet2Api64.Initialize(String productId, String productVersion, String productName, String secret, String versionShort, String shortName, String random1, String random2, String random3, IntPtr handle)
at Cygnicon.CyUtil.Win64.AshInet2Api64.Initialize(IntPtr handle)
at Cygnicon.CyApp.MDIParent.Main(String[] args)
------------------------------<<<

Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by William Shryock  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

It seems that one of the most important general settings, units, is grayed out. The default appears to be in meters; need to set for inches/feet.

Reply   |   Comment by Harold Drabkin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Installed okay, and followed directions. Never received the activation key. They say to contact support if that happens, so it must happen fairly often.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Hunter  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I had downloaded the Home Design 5 when it was given away. Now removed and installed Home Design 6. I never once used 5, probably will never use 6 either, but... Thanks for giving it away just the same.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

If you look for support for this product on Ashampoo's website you won't find it. That's because the Home Design program is just a subset of their 3D CAD program. So if you click on Help/Training Videos you will be taken to the 3D CAD support page. But at least now the videos are in English and not just German like in Home Design 5, the last GOTD giveaway.

Also, some of the features listed in version 5 only worked in the 3D CAD version, such as the Import and Export of DWG and DXF files. When I contacted support to inquire about the missing but listed features and lack of English videos, I received the following message:

"The Import and Export of DWG and DXF files is only possible in Ashampoo 3D CAD Professional 7. The instructions within the manual and tutorial videos are product comprehensive, while the Ashampoo Home Design 5 is the basic version, Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 7 and the product with the most functions, Ashampoo 3D CAD Professional 7, provide further functions. For this reason there are also explanations of functions in the manual or videos, that you might not be able to use with Ashampoo Home Design 5.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you videos in English, the videos are generally without sound and are only for demonstration purposes."

I subsequently suggested they address these issues in the next version, so I'm happy to see that they took my suggestions seriously! I've always received good responses and support from this company.

Now hopefully all the listed functions work and the 3D CAD videos also apply to this version.

Also, the "Licence Details" for this version is listed as "Lifetime" whereas my copy of Home Design 5 has already reverted to a trial status. So that's another improvement, if it's accurate.

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#2

Large download, 1.36 GB. Got key quickly, install ran fine - but installed in German (ran install twice). Could not figure out how to change language, either during install or via the Hilfe / Help tab (took German about 40 years ago and have not used it, so am quite rusty). May try Google Translate to see if I can change the language.

one of the UI questions you should always ask is, "how does the user do X if they know nothing about X?".

Reply   |   Comment by alordofchaos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

To change language, click on the the round button with down-pointing arrow, in the upper left corner.

Choose "Einstellungen", second choice up from the bottom ('tools' icon with crossed wrench and screwdriver), then "Sprache" - this gives you a list of languages.
Close and restart the program in your chosen language.

Reply   |   Comment by alordofchaos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

alordofchaos,
You can now update Language under "Settings"

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Othello86,
Thank you - but my problem was that the program installed in German. None of the menu items said, "settings" so I resorted to trial and error to find where the settings. "Einstellungen" is German for "settings" - the icon for settings is the 'universal' one for settings but it was not immediately apparent to me that the round icon in the upper left was clickable to get a menu. That is because all of the other items in the top bar had a word label (in German) on them, which draws a user's focus towards them.

Reply   |   Comment by alordofchaos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Trayed to install, even as administrator, and kept getting error :
"A required privilege is not held by client "
any suggestion?

Reply   |   Comment by EDDIE  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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