2020 Design Live

RATING:

4.3

(286)

About 2020 Design Live

2020 Design Live is a kitchen and bathroom design application that assists professional designers with space planning, photorealistic rendering and presentation on a unified interface. The platform provides content libraries with decorative catalog items, textures and finishes from manufacturers, which lets users specify and visualize spaces with real products. 2020 Design Live includes EZ Render, a rendering engine, which allows professionals to automatically implement lighting effects across cabinet finishes, tiling, flooring, paint and countertop materials. Real estate agents can utilize the 2020 Virtual Reality (VR) viewer to deliver immersive 3D experiences and 360° panoramic views of designs to clients. With a design wizard, businesses can draw custom walls, cei...

2020 Design Live Pricing

Starting price: 

$1,695.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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2020 Design Live Reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for 2020 Design Live

1 - 5 of 285 Reviews

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed March 2023

2020 Review

We use this everyday for cabinetry design, proposals, and presentations. It is very nice and pretty user friendly. I like that it is almost like a one stop shop program.

PROS

The features that we use the most is the ability to use the catalogs to our actual cabinet providers. We also draw and quote various times a day along with presenting. The ability to print of floor plans and elevations with ease is a great feature. It is a very easy program to learn and integrate.

CONS

Features that could be improved is being able to dimension elevations that could be in hidden view before printing. Also being able to make an elevation without a wall.

Anonymous

5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2023

2020 Design has learning curve, but worth the journey

I have been using 2020 design for nearly 20 years, I love that I can create a photo realistic model and accurate parts list/price list for my clients. I try to incorporate architectural features that are unique to their space to help make it feel like it is theirs.

PROS

2020 Design is easy enough for a novice to start dragging and dropping cabinets to create a simple design and quote, but there are powerful features locked away that make it worth the time investment to get really familiar with the software

CONS

Some complain about the software crashes in 2020 Design, I have found this happens less often with newer versions of the software. By constructing your designs strategically, minimizing the rendering that happens behind the scenes and keeping an eye on the file size of imported models and materials, you can almost eliminate this problem.

Reasons for switching to 2020 Design Live

Software decisions are made by my employer. ProKitchen is a directly competing product, but SketchUp is a complimentary product that I still use. I will often create a model in SketchUp and then import it into 2020 to enhance my designs.

Joy

Design, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed March 2023

Needs Improvement

I have been using 2020 Design for more than 20 years and I know the program extremely well. I feel that it is a useful product, but I also feel that there is a lot of room for improvement. Since day 1 of using 2020 Design I have HATED the dimensions. They are sloppy and when moving dimensions to the placement that you want them on your design is time consuming since it is required to then move every extension line individually to make then look right. The multiline dimensioning also does not work correctly since the leader lines do not go in the direction that they are needed. I have spoke to the 2020 customer service about this in the past. It would be nice to be able to change the size of the architectural tick, arrow or dot for the dimensions also.

PROS

I like that 2020 Design Live has a design cloud. This allows the ability to pull other manufactures products into your design. This helps with giving to most realistic presentation.

CONS

2020 Design Live cloud does not have enough plumbing choices especially when it come to sinks and faucets. I find to using to Kohler catalogs is horrible because the only way to find what you are looking for is by collection name. I do not want to have to continually go to the Kohler website to find the product that I am wanting and then find it in 2020. The 2020 generic plumbing catalog has very little items that are useful.It would also be useful if the 2020 Decorative Items catalog needs to be expanded. I know that has gotten more items that are useful but that needs to continue to get more items added.

Cathie

Design, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2023

Not perfect but definitely a necessity when selling cabinets.

Overall, working in 2020 Design Live is great once you have a decent understanding of the limitations within the program.

PROS

I like the pricing aspect the most. It is also important to have cabinets and aspects that can be modified to show client nice, realistic renderings.

CONS

I do like when cabinets, countertops, or lighting are not able to be modified to make the design more realistic.

Reasons for switching to 2020 Design Live

Change in employment

Tia

Design, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2023

My favorite design tool

2020 Design Live allows me to get the creative juices flowing. I love being able to upload my own materials and really make it come to life!

PROS

I love the ease of use of 2020 Design Live. It is user friendly and I have been able to pick up when I didn't use 2020 for a couple of years as tho I used it yesterday!

CONS

I haven't found anything I dislike about the program!

Reasons for switching to 2020 Design Live

Used 2020 at a previous job