Robin Capper has posted an article and a link to the Dilbert's Ultimate House "DUH". http://rcd.typepad.com/rcd/2005/01/dilberts_ultima.html
http://www.dilbert.com/ Press Release link
The "Virtual Construction" was by Heartwood Studios located here in the San Francisco Bay Area and also Boston. Where are their DWF floor plans? ;-)
This is a really interesting tongue in cheek residential design project with some interesting design specs and also some good laughs from the funniest suggestions list. I do hope Robin finds out the design and visualization software used in the project and I too will email them. They do list discreet 3ds Max, Autodesk Viz, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, and Autodesk AutoCAD on their website.
<Update Jan. 2, 2005> The "DUH" project did in fact use Autodesk AutoCAD and discreet 3ds Max. This is great news and another perfect example of using AutoCAD and 3ds Max to design and visualize a great project.
Modified Dilbert quote from http://www.allgreatquotes.com/dilbert_quotes5.shtml
We're a planet of nearly six billion ninnies living in a civilization that was designed by a few million amazingly smart deviants using AutoCAD.