Twenty+ years ago while planning a home renovation, a designer provided software that allowed me to take interior and exterior photos, import them, dimension them, then assign/map them to walls/floors/ceilings. Once enough photos had been added and dimensioned, the software would highlight dimensions for me to (re)measure; details like wall thickness, hall width and soffit height/depth. It was dead-simple to use, effortless.
I wound up with a design that let me play with moving/resizing windows, doors, walls, etc. The software also let me dimension furniture and grab "close enough" models from a database. It did OK capturing kitchen and baths. I don't recall if it also captured installed lighting or not, but it did generate 3D walkthrough animations.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what the name of the software was, nor do I have the files it generated. My Google searches pointed me to Broderbund's "3D Home Architect Deluxe", and though it is from the right era (Win98), it rings no bells.
I'm looking to do another renovation and need software that will do all the above, plus this time also let me capture structural details like rafter, joist and stud locations. (I've requested the original plans from local government, but that could take months as they weren't digitized.)
I did find tools like "Chief Architect", but I'd prefer to start with something free/cheap that runs locally and exports well, and avoid both subscriptions and cloud-based SAAS solutions. I have a Windows 10 (& Linux via WSL) environment, so Mac software won't work for me.
Do any of the popular 3D CAD tools support such interactive workflows?