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|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.
|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.
|2209||Zooming and Panning |
You can use several different tools to zoom in and out in your plan as well as panning your view.
|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.
|2211||Becoming Familiar with the Library Browser |
Learn about the library browser functions, adding new items, searching and viewing library symbols.
|2211.1||Working with Library Filters in Home Designer Pro |
Make finding items in your library quick and easy by creating custom library filters
|2211.2||Using the Library Browser in Multiple Windows|
See how your library browser works when you have multiple main windows open.
|2211.3||Updating Existing Home Designer Library Content|
Add additional content to your Home Designer library.
|2212||Toolbar Customization |
Become more efficient by creating your own custom toolbar configurations.
|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
Learn how to modify Home Designer's global settings.
|2214||Default Settings |
Adjust your default settings first to save time later.
|2215||Templates: Creating a New Plan |
Use preset defaults for common architectural themes to get started quickly on your design.
|2216||Templates: Creating Your Own |
Already know the style and materials you will be using for a plan? Create a template!
|2217||File Management |
Manage your files efficiently so you can find them later.
|2218||Cameras: 3D Views |
Perspective and Orthographic views allow for a variety of different render techniques.
|2219||Navigating in 3D |
How to change the angle and position of a camera to get that perfect shot.
|2220||Creating Virtual Walk-Throughs |
Record camera movements in 3D or have the camera follow a line.
|2220.1||Multi-Floor Walkthroughs with Adjustable Key Frame Transitions |
Walk a camera through multiple floors adjusting camera angle, rotation, speed in key areas.
|2220.2||Side Clipping Section and Elevation Views |
Clip section and elevation views so you only see what you need to.
|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.
|2221.1||Creating New Backdrops for Camera Views|
You can use your own photos or captured images as backdrops for your camera views.
|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.
|2222||Understanding Display Options |
Control the displayed layers of your plan to simplify your view.
|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.
Learn how to draw, modify and move walls, adjust wall type definitions and create pony walls.
|2224.1||Constructing Different Wall Types|
You can control the thickness and materials that are used in your wall makup
|2225||Dimension Defaults |
Specify what items dimension lines will locate, the unit of measurement, and font for your dimensions.
|2226||Auto Exterior Dimensions|
Make a complete set of exterior dimension lines for each room with the Automatic Exterior Dimension tool.
|2226.1||Automatic Interior Dimensions|
Make a set of interior dimensions for a single room or an entire floor.
Learn how to use the Manual, End to end, Interior, Auto Exterior and Tape Measure dimension tools.
|2228||Dimensions in Home Designer Pro |
Learn how to use the Angular and Point to point dimension tools.
|2228.1||Dimensioning Cabinets in Elevation Views|
Using the dimension tools to annotate your elevation views of kitchen and bath cabinets
|2229||Rooms and Interior Walls |
Define rooms and specify moldings, ceiling height and other attributes.
|2230||Space Planning Assistant|
The Space Planning Assistant makes it easy to create a preliminary room-by-room design.
|2231||Doors and Windows |
How to change a door or window's swing angle, hinge and type.
|2232||Creating Multiple Level Floor Plans |
The Build New Floor tool makes it easy to add additional levels to your plan.
|2233||Reference Display |
The reference display allows you to see what is on the floor one while working on floor two.
|2234||Foundations and Basements |
Home Designer makes it easy to model a variety of basement styles.
|2235||Walkout Basements |
Easily create a sloped lot for a walkout basement.
|2236||Daylight Basements |
Easily adjust the building's height relative to the terrain with the pad elevation setting.
|2236.1||Foundation Cutouts for Garage Doors |
Display or not display foundation cutouts in plan view.
Draw a variety of roof styles with the automatic build roof tools.
|2238||Roof Design in Home Designer Pro |
Design exactly the roof you want with manual roof planes.
|2239||Using the Gable Roof Line Tool|
Place a gable over a door or window without breaking the wall into sections.
|2240||Drawing a Typical Dormer Condition |
Set up your structure to accept a dormer without error.
|2241||Creating Dormers in Your Roof Design|
Build a variety of dormers by modifying these settings.
|2242||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.
|2243||Auto Roof Returns and Variable Overhangs|
Automatically generate three different types of roof return: Gable, Hip or Full Returns.
|2244||Cathedral, Tray and Coffered Ceilings|
Get just the right ceiling for that grand room by using soffits.
|2245||Custom Ceiling Planes|
Create any ceiling condition by drawing your own ceiling planes.
Stairs are easy with our stair tools: straight and curved stairs, landings, flair and starter treads.
Straight or curved, following ADA standards or not, Ramps are easy with Home Designer.
|2248||The Framing Overview Camera|
See a birds-eye framing overview of your entire model, including rafters, studs, plates, headers, sills and cripples.
Automatic tools make framing your project easy, and if you need something special you can modify individual framing members in Home Designer Pro.
Create standard trusses, scissor trusses, and floor/ceiling trusses with these tools.
|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.
Learn how to modify cabinet parts, materials, defaults and labels.
|2252||Cabinets in Home Designer Pro|
Home Designer Pro lets you create frameless cabinets, modify cabinet labels, and select and modify groups of cabinets.
|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!
|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.
|2252.3||Creating Cabinets with Mixed Face Items|
You can modify cabinets to have both doors and drawers across the cabinet face
|2253||Special Shaped Cabinets|
Create corner cabinets, radius ends, peninsula ends, angled front cabinets, and more.
Discover some of the various uses for soffits, including ductwork, ceiling beams, and trellises.
|2255||Custom Countertops and Backsplashes|
Create a countertop of any shape and size!
Put an edge molding around countertops, add crown moldings to the top, even have multiple moldings on a single cabinet.
|2256.1||Railings: Using Multiple Profiles & Materials for Railing Components |
Learn how to modify the different components of a railing.
|2257||Fixtures, Furniture, and Other Library Objects|
How to find and place items from the Library.
Give your model a more finished look using accessories like books, baskets, and vases of flowers.
Blinds, curtains and valances help to complete the look of your room.
|2260||Applying a Picture to a Frame|
Want to add a personal touch? Add pictures to frames to place in your plan.
|2260.1||Using the Object Eyedropper and Object Properties Painter|
Click on one object and many of it's properties can be painted onto another like object with these tools
Group objects together for easier placement and movement.
|2262||Importing 3D Symbols|
If you can't find a symbol in the library, watch this video to learn how to import additional symbols.
Creating, modifying and deleting terrain perimeters.
|2264||Terrain Elevation Data|
Create a sloped lot by adding elevation data.
|2265||Terrain Elevation/GPS Import|
Import terrain elevation data to quickly create the topography of your site.
Raised flower beds, pathways and ponds are a cinch with the Terrain Feature tools.
|2267||Terrain Retaining Walls|
Create retaining walls in your terrain to calculate elevation data in separate areas.
The Stream tool makes adding this water feature simple.
Easily design a sprinkler system with sprinkler lines, splines and heads.
The Plant Chooser makes it easy to find plants and learn about their sun requirements and hardiness zones.
|2271||Plants: Growing Plants|
Find out how much the trees you want to plant will grow in three years, ten years, twenty years.
|2272||Single Level Decks|
Learn how to use Deck Railings and the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.
|2273||Multiple Level Decks|
Raise and lower deck floors, place steps between decks of different heights and make railings invisible.
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.
Deck rooms automatically frame independent of the floor framing. This video will teach you how to build and modify deck framing.
|2276||Stairs for Terrain and Decks|
Use the Stair tools or shaped slabs to get the look you want on that deck.
Create an in ground pool using terrain features.
|2278||Road and Sidewalk Tools|
Draw roads, sidewalks, and driveways with Home Designer's Road tools.
Learn how Home Designer differentiates between a picture file and an image and how you can use them in your plans.
|2280||Importing a Home Photo to add Landscaping|
Use a picture of your house as a backdrop for your landscaping plan.
|2280.1||Exporting High Definition Pictures and Transparent Backgrounds in Home Designer Pro|
Increase the resolution and quality of the exported pictures of your camera views
Learn how to use the Text, Text with Arrow, and Arrow tools.
|2282||Callouts and Markers|
Place, move, resize, and rotate the different types of callouts and markers.
|2282.1||Text Styles for Text and Labels|
Learn how to control the display and style of dimensions and labels using Text Styles.
|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.
Use the CAD Tools to add 2D details for your designs.
|2283.1||Using the Same Line Type Edit Handles|
The same line type edit handles allow you to continue drawing lines, arcs and splines without changing tools
|2284||CAD in Cross Section and Elevation Views|
Use the CAD tools, dimensions, and text to add detail to Cross Section/Elevation views.
|2285||Visual CAD Snaps|
Learn about the different types of snaps: Angle Snaps, Object Snaps, and Grid Snaps.
Create electrical objects using the Electrical tools or place them from the Library. Specify light sources and connect lights to switches.
Wall coverings can be used in addition to a wall's surface material to create accents like wallpaper borders or wainscoting.
|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.
|2289.1||Apply Plan Materials with the Material Painter|
Along with the library materials, you can also choose to use materials that are already in your plan, saving time searching
Use the Color Chooser to create custom materials using colors from your own photos, manufacturer websites, or any window that displays on your computer.
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.
|2292||Creating Reflections |
Create realistic reflections by taking a picture, reversing it, and applying it to an object's surface.
|2293||Materials Lists |
Estimate project costs by using the Materials List tools.
Learn about using the Print and Print Image dialogs to specify page size, scaling, 3d views and models.
|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.
Create that professional blueprint document with Home Designer Pro's layout sheet.
Learn about molding types we can apply to rooms: Base, Chair and Crown. Manage multiple moldings and specifying their height and other settings.
|2298||Creating and Printing a Plant Schedule|
A quick and easy way to generate a listing of all the plants used in your landscaping