Precisely Moving Objects in a Plan

Reference Number: KB-00146
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


Sometimes it is difficult to place objects such as walls exactly where I want them. As the object is moved, it seems to "jump" past the dimension that I would like. I need a procedure that will allow me to accurately place objects where I need them.


  • To temporarily turn off snap settings for unrestricted movement of most objects, you can hold down the Ctrl or Command key on the keyboard. 

  • Depending on your mouse settings and the distance you are zoomed out in your plan view, your mouse may move too quickly to place an object accurately within a drawing. One solution is to Zoom In on the object you would like to move to a particular location. 

  • In some situations, you may want to tile your views so that you can move an object in the 2-Dimensional floor plan view and see the resulting change in a 3-Dimensional camera view.

  • Many types of objects can be moved precisely using dimensions. To learn more, see the Related Articles section below.