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How can I place fixtures, furnishings, and other objects in my plans?
Fixtures, furnishings, and much more can all be downloaded into your Home Designer program's Library Browser.
Home Designer will prompt you to install the Core Content library files the first time the program is launched. If you do not download the Core Content at that time, though, you can do so later on when it is more convenient.
The Home Designer Core Catalogs and Bonus Catalogs are updated periodically to include new and improved content. Library> Update Library Catalogs not only identifies and downloads missing content - it also replaces any outdated items with the latest version. A progress indicator will display at the bottom of the Library Browser while catalogs are updated.
You can also download and import a selection of Bonus and Manufacturer Catalogs from our 3D Library whenever you like.
You can also visit the Home Designer web site and navigate to the 3D Library. Be sure to select the correct Product Family, Product, and Version, as each catalog is designed to work with specific programs only. If you download and import a catalog that was not intended for your program, it may install successfully but its content will not be available to use.
Many catalogs can be downloaded free of charge, some are available for optional purchase, and some are only available to Chief Architect Premier users with active Support and Software Assurance (SSA).
Most Home Designer programs are also able to import 3D symbols from third party sources. To learn more, see the Related Articles section below.