Toggling the Display of Objects

Reference Number: KB-00264
Last Modified: July 21, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


How can I turn the display of objects on and off in my views?


The display of objects in Home Designer 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 toggle 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 .

  3. Scroll down to the layer associated with the objects you want to display, or not display, and toggle the checkmark located in the Disp column for that layer.

    Unchecking the Cabinets, Base layer in the Display Options

    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 close the dialog apply the change.

    You can use these steps to toggle the display of objects in the currently active view without having to delete them.

    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 between different types of views.