Toggling the Display of Objects

Reference Number: KB-00264
Last Modified: September 29, 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


How can I turn the display of objects on and off in my views?  I have observed when I turn off the display in floor plan, these objects still show up in my camera views, why is this?


The display of objects in the Home Designer software programs is controlled by the view you are in. If you are in floor plan, for example, and turn off the display of your cabinets, this does not affect their display in a camera view.

To turn off the display of objects

  1. First, launch Home Designer and Open the plan in which you would like to control the display of objects.

  2. From the menu select Tools> Display Options to show the Display Options dialog for this view.

    in prior versions look for Tools> Display Settings> Display Options

  3. Scroll down to the type of object you don't want displayed, and uncheck the Disp column, and click OK to apply the change.


    • Some objects, such as Labels for Cabinets, Doors, and Windows, are only displayed in floor plan view, although you will still see their layers listed if you access this dialog while in a camera view.

  4. Click OK to apply the change.

  5. In this way, you can turn off the display of all objects on layers without actually deleting them, and you can return to this dialog while in the view at any time to check the Disp column so those objects will display again in the currently activeview.

    The Chief Architect Premier version of the software allows for additional control over what layer objects are placed on, as well as Layer Sets that allow for more advanced functionality over views.