Some good deck construction software programs include Realtime Landscaping Pro, Home Designer Suite and TurbofloorPlan 3D Home & Landscape. These programs are all available between $49.99 to $99.99, as of November 2015, and are rated over nine out of 10 in terms of consumer satisfaction and usability, notes TopTenReviews.com
The best reviewed product from the list is the Realtime Landscaping Pro Program, notes TopTenReviews.com. This program offers several different types of planning tools. Some of these features included in the program are, exact dimension input cost estimation, floor plan trace, daylight simulation and export options. The export options allow the templates to be saved as either PDF or JPG, which makes it easier to transfer and view the files on other computers.
The Home Designer Suite is a program has the same features as Realtime Landscaping Pro, with the exception that it offers at-home printing. Also, the program is not compatible with older Windows operating systems, such as Windows XP.
TurboFloorPlan is the least expensive deck construction planning software on the list. Because of its lower price, it has noticeably fewer features compared to similar programs but, overall, it is seen as a good product and also offers the option to print at home.