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How do I print, export, or save a materials list that I generated in my Home Designer program?
Home Designer Suite and Home Designer Architectural don't have the ability to save materials lists within a plan file for later use. For these program versions, consider printing or exporting the materials list after it has been generated using the Print and Export Materials List tools.
In addition to printing and exporting, Home Designer Pro can save and manage multiple materials lists associated with a plan. To learn more, please see this section below.
You can also save the materials list as a PDF. In the Print Materials List dialog, use the Name drop-down menu to select the Chief Architect Save As PDF option, then click the Save As PDF button.
Home Designer Pro also has the ability to export a Materials List to an .XML (Excel Spreadsheet) file type, as well as .HTML and .CSV.