Online and Mobile Training Videos


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ID   Title P A S E I Duration
2200
Home Designer Overview

 22:27
2205
Home Designer Interiors Overview

    22:28
2207
Becoming Familiar with the Interface

Take time to become familiar with Home Designers Toolbars and Menus, Library browser and much more.

07:48
2208
Placing, Selecting and Editing Objects

Learn how to select and group select both items placed from the library and items you've placed with the door, window and other tools.

07:31
2209
Zooming and Panning

You can use several different tools to zoom in and out in your plan as well as panning your view.

01:38
2211
Becoming Familiar with the Library Browser

Learn about the library browser functions, adding new items, searching and viewing library symbols.

06:40
2211.1
Working with Library Filters in Home Designer Pro

Make finding items in your library quick and easy by creating custom library filters

    04:15
2212
Toolbar Customization

Become more efficient by creating your own custom toolbar configurations.

    01:30
2213
Preferences

Learn how to modify Home Designer's global settings.

01:36
2214
Default Settings

Adjust your default settings first to save time later.

05:45
2215
Templates: Creating a New Plan

Use preset defaults for common architectural themes to get started quickly on your design.

02:03
2216
Templates: Creating Your Own

Already know the style and materials you will be using for a plan? Create a template!

03:23
2217
File Management

Manage your files efficiently so you can find them later.

03:46
2218
Cameras: 3D Views

Perspective and Orthographic views allow for a variety of different render techniques.

04:37
2219
Navigating in 3D

How to change the angle and position of a camera to get that perfect shot.

03:34
2220
Creating Virtual Walk-Throughs

Record camera movements in 3D or have the camera follow a line.

03:28
2220.1
Multi-Floor Walkthroughs with Adjustable Key Frame Transitions

Walk a camera through multiple floors adjusting camera angle, rotation, speed in key areas.

 21:05
2220.2
Side Clipping Section and Elevation Views

Clip section and elevation views so you only see what you need to.

    02:43
2221
Saving and Restoring Camera Views

Saving cameras allows you to quickly create a set of useful views that you can return to throughout the design process.

 02:47
2222
Understanding Display Options

Control the displayed layers of your plan to simplify your view.

 01:27
2223
Display Options in Home Designer Pro

Determine which layers are being used, lock layers that you do not want to modify and control which layers are displayed.

    01:39
2224
Exterior Walls

Learn how to draw, modify and move walls, adjust wall type definitions and create pony walls.

04:44
2225
Dimension Defaults

Specify what items dimension lines will locate, the unit of measurement, and font for your dimensions.

 04:00
2226
Auto Exterior Dimensions

Make a complete set of exterior dimension lines for each room with the Automatic Exterior Dimension tool.

02:22
2226.1
Dimensions: Auto Interior

Make a set of interior dimensions for a single room or an entire floor.

 07:19
2227
Manual Dimensions

Learn how to use the Manual, End to end, Interior, Auto Exterior and Tape Measure dimension tools.

03:55
2228
Dimensions in Home Designer Pro

Learn how to use the Angular and Point to point dimension tools.

    05:01
2229
Rooms and Interior Walls

Define rooms and specify moldings, ceiling height and other attributes.

03:24
2230
Space Planning Assistant

The Space Planning Assistant makes it easy to create a preliminary room-by-room design.

02:40
2231
Doors and Windows

How to change a door or window's swing angle, hinge and type.

02:32
2232
Creating Multiple Level Floor Plans

The Build New Floor tool makes it easy to add additional levels to your plan.

02:12
2233
Reference Display

The reference display allows you to see what is on the floor one while working on floor two.

01:52
2234
Foundations and Basements

Home Designer makes it easy to model a variety of basement styles.

01:48
2235
Walkout Basements

Easily create a sloped lot for a walkout basement.

  02:12
2236
Daylight Basements

Easily adjust the building's height relative to the terrain with the pad elevation setting.

 01:09
2236.1
Foundation Cutouts for Garage Doors

Display or not display foundation cutouts in plan view.

    03:52
2237
Automatic Roofs

Draw a variety of roof styles with the automatic build roof tools.

05:40
2238
Roof Design in Home Designer Pro

Design exactly the roof you want with manual roof planes.

    04:25
2239
Using the Gable Roof Line Tool

Place a gable over a door or window without breaking the wall into sections.

   03:33
2240
Drawing a Typical Dormer Condition

Set up your structure to accept a dormer without error.

  05:29
2241
Creating Dormers in Your Roof Design

Build a variety of dormers by modifying these settings.

   04:04
2242
Roofs: Home Designer Pro's Auto Dormer Tools

Draw a dormer condition where the dormer sits on the roof plane or one that has support walls that extend to the floor below.

    08:03
2243
Auto Roof Returns and Variable Overhangs

Automatically generate three different types of roof return: Gable, Hip or Full Returns.

  01:48
2244
Cathedral, Tray and Coffered Ceilings

Get just the right ceiling for that grand room by using soffits.

07:44
2245
Custom Ceiling Planes

Create any ceiling condition by drawing your own ceiling planes.

    05:13
2246
Stairs

Stairs are easy with our stair tools: straight and curved stairs, landings, flair and starter treads.

07:57
2247
Home Designer Ramps

Straight or curved, following ADA standards or not, Ramps are easy with Home Designer.

   14:21
2248
The Framing Overview Camera

See a birds-eye framing overview of your entire model, including rafters, studs, plates, headers, sills and cripples.

  01:24
2249
Framing

Automatic tools make framing your project easy, and if you need something special you can modify individual framing members in Home Designer Pro.

    05:20
2250
Framing: Trusses

Create standard trusses, scissor trusses, and floor/ceiling trusses with these tools.

    06:18
2250.1
Framing Different Roof Sections with Different Rafter Spacing

This video takes you through modifying roof planes to produce different On Center rafter spacing in different sections of the plan.

    01:15
2251
Cabinets

Learn how to modify cabinet parts, materials, defaults and labels.

10:39
2252
Cabinets in Home Designer Pro

Home Designer Pro lets you create frameless cabinets, modify cabinet labels, and select and modify groups of cabinets.

    05:37
2252.1
Multiple Appliances in a Home Designer Pro Cabinet

Now you can place a wall oven as well as a warming drawer in a single cabinet!

    02:53
2252.2
Multiple Door Styles in a Home Designer Pro Cabinet

Want to have an arched glass door style on the top of the cabinet but a square panel for the bottom? Learn how in this video.

    01:27
2253
Special Shaped Cabinets

Create corner cabinets, radius ends, peninsula ends, angled front cabinets, and more.

02:11
2254
Soffits

Discover some of the various uses for soffits, including ductwork, ceiling beams, and trellises.

01:45
2255
Custom Countertops and Backsplashes

Create a countertop of any shape and size!

   02:45
2256
Cabinet Moldings

Put an edge molding around countertops, add crown moldings to the top, even have multiple moldings on a single cabinet.

  02:45
2256.1
Railings: Using Multiple Profiles & Materials for Railing Components

Learn how to modify the different components of a railing.

    03:41
2257
Fixtures, Furniture, and Other Library Objects

How to find and place items from the Library.

04:41
2258
Interior Accessories

Give your model a more finished look using accessories like books, baskets, and vases of flowers.

01:33
2259
Window Treatments

Blinds, curtains and valances help to complete the look of your room.

  01:12
2260
Applying a Picture to a Frame

Want to add a personal touch? Add pictures to frames to place in your plan.

02:27
2261
Architectural Blocks

Group objects together for easier placement and movement.

   01:47
2262
Importing 3D Symbols

If you can't find a symbol in the library, watch this video to learn how to import additional symbols.

 00:59
2263
Terrain Perimeter

Creating, modifying and deleting terrain perimeters.

 01:44
2264
Terrain Elevation Data

Create a sloped lot by adding elevation data.

  01:42
2265
Terrain Elevation/GPS Import

Import terrain elevation data to quickly create the topography of your site.

  02:34
2266
Terrain Features

Raised flower beds, pathways and ponds are a cinch with the Terrain Feature tools.

 02:00
2267
Terrain Retaining Walls

Create retaining walls in your terrain to calculate elevation data in separate areas.

  00:49
2268
Terrain Streams

The Stream tool makes adding this water feature simple.

  01:11
2269
Sprinkler Designer

Easily design a sprinkler system with sprinkler lines, splines and heads.

   01:05
2270
Plant Chooser

The Plant Chooser makes it easy to find plants and learn about their sun requirements and hardiness zones.

  01:40
2271
Plants: Growing Plants

Find out how much the trees you want to plant will grow in three years, ten years, twenty years.

   01:33
2272
Single Level Decks

Learn how to use Deck Railings and the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.

 01:27
2273
Multiple Level Decks

Raise and lower deck floors, place steps between decks of different heights and make railings invisible.

 02:23
2274
Patios

Learn how to specify a patio room type and apply materials, thickness to the patio floor, and use the slab tool to create custom steps.

   06:11
2275
Deck Framing

Deck rooms automatically frame independent of the floor framing. This video will teach you how to build and modify deck framing.

    07:10
2276
Stairs for Terrain and Decks

Use the Stair tools or shaped slabs to get the look you want on that deck.

   06:02
2277
Pools

Create an in ground pool using terrain features.

 01:46
2278
Road and Sidewalk Tools

Draw roads, sidewalks, and driveways with Home Designer's Road tools.

 06:21
2279
Image Objects

Learn how Home Designer differentiates between a picture file and an image and how you can use them in your plans.

04:21
2280
Importing a Home Photo to add Landscaping

Use a picture of your house as a backdrop for your landscaping plan.

 02:32
2281
Adding Text

Learn how to use the Text, Text with Arrow, and Arrow tools.

02:08
2282
Callouts and Markers

Place, move, resize, and rotate the different types of callouts and markers.

    02:00
2282.1
Text Styles for Text and Labels

Learn how to control the display and style of dimensions and labels using Text Styles.

06:20
2282.2
Text Styles in Home Designer Pro

Modify text styles by copying, renaming, editing and deleting text styles as well as setting rotation, transparency, and layers.

    05:35
2283
CAD Objects

Use the CAD Tools to add 2D details for your designs.

  01:50
2284
CAD in Cross Section and Elevation Views

Use the CAD tools, dimensions, and text to add detail to Cross Section/Elevation views.

   02:11
2285
Visual CAD Snaps

Learn about the different types of snaps: Angle Snaps, Object Snaps, and Grid Snaps.

    03:18
2286
Electrical Tools

Create electrical objects using the Electrical tools or place them from the Library. Specify light sources and connect lights to switches.

05:12
2288
Wall Coverings

Wall coverings can be used in addition to a wall's surface material to create accents like wallpaper borders or wainscoting.

  02:04
2289
Applying Materials in 3D

Apply materials with the Material Painter, the Material tab of the specification dialogs, and learn how to paint individual walls.

09:11
2290
Color Chooser

Use the Color Chooser to create custom materials using colors from your own photos, manufacturer websites, or any window that displays on your computer.

01:29
2291
Custom Textures

Home Designer comes with over 1500 materials, but if you can't find what you need then you can use your digital photographs to make new texture materials.

09:35
2292
Creating Reflections

Create realistic reflections by taking a picture, reversing it, and applying it to an object's surface.

04:08
2293
Materials Lists

Estimate project costs by using the Materials List tools.

02:04
2294
Printing

Learn about using the Print and Print Image dialogs to specify page size, scaling, 3d views and models.

03:53
2295
Printing in Home Designer Pro

See the additional print options available in Home Designer Pro, like Check Plot, Height/Width Correction and Print in Color.

    05:58
2296
Layouts

Create that professional blueprint document with Home Designer Pro's layout sheet.

    03:53
2287
Moldings

Learn about molding types we can apply to rooms: Base, Chair and Crown. Manage multiple moldings and specifying their height and other settings.

03:50
2209.1
Working with Multiple Windows and Tabbed Views

Multiple views can be opened and torn off the main window and placed on multiple monitors.

06:36
2211.2
Using the Library Browser in Multiple Windows

See how your library browser works when you have multiple main windows open.

03:57
2211.3
Updating Existing Home Designer Library Content

Add additional content to your Home Designer library.

 01:30
2212.1
Working with Toolbars and Tool Buttons in Multiple Windows

With multiple windows opened you will have toolbars available in all of your main windows

07:21
2221.1
Creating New Backdrops for Camera Views

You can use your own photos or captured images as backdrops for your camera views.

01:14
2221.2
Reflections in Camera Views and Final Views

Camera views can show reflections in mirrors as well as shadows and sunlight streaming through your windows.

 01:28