New HGTV Home Design Software Allows Homeowners to Develop Home...

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HGTV, the number one home improvement television network, and Nova Development today announced the release of two new home design software titles: HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite and HGTV Home Design & ... Full Story
Judy H

Arlington Heights, IL

#1 Nov 29, 2008
I'm so surprised HGTV hasn't worked more closely in ensuring Nova Development's customers/HGTV supporters are being properly served. Perhaps they should have done a little research into the background of this company with whom they have chosen to create a partnership.

I ordered the new HGTV Platinum Design Software on November 13th and paid the extremely high fee for overnight shipping because we were in the planning stages of a design project.

Here we are on November 29th and I'm still waiting for my "overnight shipment" that didn't ship until November 17th. A little background research on Nova Development appears to reveal that my experience with them is not an isolated incident but has been on-going for a number of years.

It also appears the $20.00 rebate, should I ever actually receive the software, is another nightmare in my future, as is my current battle with them to try to have them reimburse me for the wasted overnight shipping charges.

Apparently it is standard for Nova Development to accept payment for overnight shipping when actually they ship via USPS but won't even admit this, according to the numerous complaints I've read on the internet.

What a shame on HGTV for using their good name to lead me to believe I could trust this company with such a poor service history.
Ralph Spoilsport

Salisbury, NC

#2 Dec 10, 2008
Bought this software....what a piece of dog do do.. waisted my money and now looking for something that works...
Ramjet

Brisbane, Australia

#3 Jan 6, 2009
Check out www.mvhlive.com I have just started using it and found it to be fantastic. Really easy to use and amazing graphics.
Home Designer

Bangkok, Thailand

#4 Apr 28, 2009
Try the free home design tools at www.yournewhousesearch.com .
My Virtual Home

Rayong, Thailand

#5 May 15, 2009
Check out this free and easy to use 3D Home Design Software program it has visually stunning graphics and built on a 3D gaming platform its intuitive to learn to use. http://www.myvirtualhome.as ia
Etienne

Buford, GA

#7 May 26, 2009
This is just about the worst product I have ever purchased. It is difficult to use. Some of the lesser expensive products online are much easier and friendlier. Just try to import a picture of your home to landscape around it.....good luck as it turns into a several hour effort in computer wrangling. They couldn't just put an icon that uploads a picture onto the screen? NOPE. I am sure it works OK if you want to read the 700 plus pages of instructions but I don't have the time or the patience. Avoid this stinker.
Richard M

Sidney, OH

#8 Apr 21, 2010
I agree, I am very disappointed in the software. I just need to generate 2D floorplans and it seems very cumbersome. Everytime I think I'm getting a handle on it, I run into another snag. Right now for some reason I am having problems dragging and dropping plumbing fixtures into the layout. Waiting on a response from Nova tech support. I definitely don't like the difference in scaling between print preview and what is actually printed.
sugarplum

Glendale, CA

#9 Jul 1, 2010
Try disabling "collision control". Program settings> building aids. Untick the box and try doing what you wanted. This worked for me.

Since: Jun 10

Ahmedabad, India

#10 Jul 13, 2010
Hi,
Good post to share.The HGTV Home Design & Remodeling Suite is a user-friendly software package that homeowners with any level of design expertise can navigate with ease. It allows you to upload your own digital photos so that you have a realistic idea of what you can do to repair your home. For example, if you want to replace the small windows in your living room with larger ones that will allow more natural light to come in, the design suite will give you a visualization of how new windows will let light come into the room. To further beautify your home, the wide array of cabinetry and organization options can help you reorganize your home and reduce clutter, which will make your home look more spacious in the process.
Thanks.
HomeOwnerAtlanta

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 4, 2011
Very frustrated and surprised… as I didn't think twice about ordering due to it's link to HGTV… but have been trying for 2 days to upload my own digital photo (the only reason I purchased the software) and have not been able to do so. Was also disappointed to discover no chat customer support to help trouble-shoot. Very disappointing. :(
Annoyed

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Jan 5, 2013
This product sucks. Something as simple as changing the dimension of the wall is a nightmare. Apparently changing the dimension of one wall results in changing adjacent walls. The program doesn't understand to just change that one dimension and move the others, keeping those dimensions the same. Complete waste of time!!
Harry

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Jan 16, 2013
I cant believe people still take the time to try DIY software that offer no benefits for homeowners. Why not seek out a professional contractor that can help you make informed decisions and help you do your project.

http://www.socalpb.com offers amazing customer service and support for any project they take on. Try them out!
scott

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 10, 2014
ditto with other comments on this product. I am now looking for design software for the consumer market. this product is a joke.

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