3D Viewer by Chief Architect 4+

Chief Architect

    • 3.7 • 350 Ratings
    • Free



3D Viewer – A virtual reality viewer for 3D models exported from Chief Architect software. Visualize and navigate home projects before they are built using the Sojourn 3D virtual reality navigation tools. Walk or Fly through designs and experience exterior, room, cross section, and floor plan views. Use a virtual reality headset to immerse yourself in the model. Try it out, it’s fun!

To view models with 3D Viewer, export the original model with saved cameras from Chief Architect software to the cloud (provided by Chief Architect) and open the model using 3D Viewer. A great service if you are a professional builder/designer and want to share a virtual model with your clients.

Sojourn 3D virtual reality navigation:
-thumbsticks to move (fly) and rotate
-gyro camera for free form viewing
-background camera on / off
-walk thru allowing you to physically walk
-dynamic camera height while in fly mode
-manual camera height adjustment

System Requirements:
• iOS 11 or newer
• 2 GB of RAM
• 400 MB Storage Space
• iPad Air 2 or newer recommended
• iPad Mini 4 or recommended
• iPhone 6S or newer recommended

What’s New

Version 20.0.0

- Support for lights exported from Chief Architect X12
- Various bug fixes and stability enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
350 Ratings

350 Ratings


1st time meeting use through Zoom = Great Experience

It portrayed our simple model very well so the client could wholeheartedly understand the design’s conceptual form. Can’t wait to try it with our more complex projects....

We hope there is an option to make hand written/design notes right on the model via iPad stylus in the future

Developer Response ,


Thank you for your feedback! Currently you can export notes that you have added to the plan using the notes tool. More information about this is available at www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/3209 and I’ll log your request to add hand written notes via a stylus.

Let us know if you have any questions!


Chief Architect Software

SO.CO. Design ,

Good App Needs Improvements

Let me start off by saying that I love chief architect. I was super excited to learn about this app. It does a very good job of allowing you to view your design in 3D mode. It's very impressive in front of clients.......but it's way behind on going between a 3D view and a 2 dimensional floor plan. When sitting in front of a client you don't always need a 3D model. 2 dimensional plans are equally important when discussing layout and flow of an area.
An app that does this flawlessly is BIMX. It allows you to view your design in 3D or 2D plans. I'm not saying it needs to be exactly like BIMx but even the option of loading your 3D model along with a separate tab that also allows you to load your 2D construction documents would go a long way when talking to clients in a real world situation.
Keep up the great work. I can't wait to see where this app goes from this moment.

Developer Response ,

Hello SO.CO. Design,

Thank you for your review and feature requests. Since your review we have added a feature to see a floorplan view of your model.


Chief Architect Software

Phillip U. ,

Glad it exists but could be better

Most importantly, I frequently get out of memory errors when loading models even after I’ve attempted to optimize. There’s only so much you can take out after all.

The rendering engine seems to need work. There are games I play that seem to use much more complex polygons, textures and lighting that run faster than the models in this app.

Next, there should be a floor plan view that mimics the view in Chief Architect instead of only having the textured floor plan. It would be great if we could also control the layers to hide or show them. I’d like to be able to see notes I made on my desktop as text boxes. Along these lines, the floor navigation in the floor plan is really just a cross section height adjustment and is difficult to control.

I’m glad controller support was added. It really takes away some awkwardness when showing models to others and having them gather around your iPad if you’re not in a position to mirror your screen.

Support for saved walkthroughs would be nice.

Overall, I’m glad this app exists as it was key to choosing Chief Architect that I be able to show and share models. I just wish some things could be enhanced.

Developer Response ,

Hello Phillip U.,

Thank you for your review and feedback! I’ll inform our developers of your improvement and feature requests!

Let us know if you have any questions!


Chief Architect Software

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