Sharing an Image of my Floor Plan

Reference Number: KB-00246
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 or Home Designer Landscape & Deck


How do I send my floor plan to someone who does not have a Home Designer software product installed?


You may find that the best method for sending a floor plan to someone without the Home Designer program is to send them an image file.

To create an image of your floor plan in Home Designer

  1. First, create a folder on the Desktop of your computer, and give it a unique name.

  2. Next, launch Home Designer and choose to Open the plan.

  3. Make sure that you are zoomed in on the area you want to export.

    You can also export 3D camera views of your plan see Article 110: Exporting a Picture File, linked in the Related Articles section at the bottom of this page. 

    • If you want to export the whole structure, consider using Window> Fill Window or Fill Window Building Only .

  4. Once you have the view that you want to export up, select File> Export> Picture (.BMP, .JPG, .PNG) .

  5. In the Export Picture File dialog, change the destination to the folder on your Desktop.

  6. In the File Name field, give your image a descriptive name and click on the Save button.

  7. Repeat steps one through six for each view you wish to save to file and give each a unique name.

  8. Open a new email and address it to the desired party.

  9. Attach each of the saved files to the email and send.