Home Designer Training Webinars

Home Designer webinars are a quick and easy way to learn more about our software. They are offered live or recorded. In the live webinar, we offer chat where you can ask questions throughout the webinar. All webinars are taught using Home Designer Pro.*

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, or would like to review it, you can watch the recording below.

Home Designer Boot Camp

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT

If you are evaluating Home Designer or just getting started using it, our Boot Camp webinar is a great way to learn the basics, and best of all, it's free. In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting started
  • Defaults and preferences
  • Floor plans
  • Roofs and ceilings
  • Framing
  • Kitchens and baths
  • 3D rendering

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Home Designer Boot Camp

Quick Start

The Quick Start demonstration is a quick and easy way to get started with or learn about the software. In this demonstration we will go through the complete process of drawing a plan, including walls, dimensions, doors, windows, foundations, a second floor, and stairs. We will also touch on roof design, framing, and creating a layout sheet. The webinar is intended for new, intermediate, and soon‑to‑be users.

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Quick Start

Kitchen Design

This demonstration will go through the process of creating a kitchen layout from beginning to end. We will review how to fully edit and customize cabinets, appliances, and a kitchen island. A custom ceiling design will be created, as well as a pantry structure within the room with a shelf ceiling. You will also become familiar with the electrical tools, lighting options, materials, and various camera views available within Home Designer Software.

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Kitchen Design

Beginning Roof Design

This webinar will focus on Home Designer's automatic roof tools and will go through the basic concepts behind designing a roof, and how to create simple roof styles such as hip, gable, gambrel, shed, and more. We will then apply these concepts to a sample plan.

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Beginning Roof Design

Bathroom Design

This demonstration will go through the process of creating a master bathroom design. This includes drawing a floorplan, editing cabinets, designing a custom shower, and making a custom backsplash. We will also show how to utilize the material tools for applying tile, river rock, and more. Then we will finish by putting together a layout sheet.

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Bathroom Design

Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Project

This demonstration will go through the tools, features, and design process for a kitchen, bathroom, or other interior project. In this demonstration we will draw out and dimension a floorplan, create a custom ceiling, add custom cabinetry, fixtures, appliances, furniture, electrical items, create an elevation and layout sheet.

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Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Project

Remodeling Project

This project will go through the process of remodeling from beginning to end. The project will start by capturing as‑built measurements and showing how to prepare a plan for a remodel. Next, the project will cover documenting project changes, expanding the garage, adding a master suite, adding a second floor, roof design, 3D rendering, and generating construction documents.

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Remodeling Project

Advanced Roof Design

This webinar will focus on the manual roof building tools in Home Designer Professional. We will go through drawing roof and ceiling planes manually, and design several different roof styles including a Dutch Gable, a Clerestory, and manually creating dormers. Lastly, we will cover the roof framing options available in Home Designer Professional.

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Advanced Roof Design

Landscape Design

This webinar will go through the process of creating a landscape design. This demonstration includes how to position a house on a lot, adjusting terrain elevations, and adding a setback. We also show how to build a fence, driveway, sidewalk, deck, and swimming pool. We will then add plants, trees, and outdoor furniture.

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Landscape Design

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* Not all Home Designer products have the same features as Home Designer Pro, but this seminar should provide a good understanding of how to use all Chief Architect products. Click here to view our full product comparison chart


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