|2209||Zooming and Panning |
You can use several different tools to zoom in and out in your plan as well as panning your view.
|2212||Toolbar Customization |
Become more efficient by creating your own custom toolbar configurations.
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Learn how to modify Home Designer's global settings.
|2214||Default Settings |
Adjust your default settings first to save time later.
|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.
|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.
Learn how to draw, modify and move walls, adjust wall type definitions and create pony walls.
|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.
Learn how to use the Manual, End to end, Interior, Auto Exterior and Tape Measure dimension tools.
|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.
|2233||Reference Display |
The reference display allows you to see what is on the floor one while working on floor two.
|2236||Daylight Basements |
Easily adjust the building's height relative to the terrain with the pad elevation setting.
Draw a variety of roof styles with the automatic build roof tools.
Stairs are easy with our stair tools: straight and curved stairs, landings, flair and starter treads.
|2247||Home Designer Ramps|
Straight or curved, following ADA standards or not, Ramps are easy with Home Designer.
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|2248||The Framing Overview Camera|
See a birds-eye framing overview of your entire model, including rafters, studs, plates, headers, sills and cripples.
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Automatic tools make framing your project easy, and if you need something special you can modify individual framing members in Home Designer Pro.
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Create standard trusses, scissor trusses, and floor/ceiling trusses with these tools.
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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.
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|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.
Put an edge molding around countertops, add crown moldings to the top, even have multiple moldings on a single cabinet.
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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.
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|2262||Importing 3D Symbols|
If you can't find a symbol in the library, watch this video to learn how to import additional symbols.
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.
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The Stream tool makes adding this water feature simple.
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Easily design a sprinkler system with sprinkler lines, splines and heads.
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The Plant Chooser makes it easy to find plants and learn about their sun requirements and hardiness zones.
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|2271||Plants: Growing Plants|
Find out how much the trees you want to plant will grow in three years, ten years, twenty years.
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|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.
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Deck rooms automatically frame independent of the floor framing. This video will teach you how to build and modify deck framing.
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Create an in ground pool using terrain features.
Learn how Home Designer differentiates between a picture file and an image and how you can use them in your plans.
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.
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|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.
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Use the CAD Tools to add 2D details for your designs.
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|2285||Visual CAD Snaps|
Learn about the different types of snaps: Angle Snaps, Object Snaps, and Grid Snaps.
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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.
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|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.
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.
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Create that professional blueprint document with Home Designer Pro's layout sheet.
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Learn about molding types we can apply to rooms: Base, Chair and Crown. Manage multiple moldings and specifying their height and other settings.