Placing Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures

Reference Number: KB-00289
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


I would like to know how to add electrical items, like fans and lighting fixtures, to my plans.


A variety of electrical objects such as fans and lighting fixtures is available in the Library Browser and can be added to your drawings.

To place an electrical object from the library

  1. From the menu, select View> Library Browser .

  2. Navigate to Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing> Electrical> Fans & Exhaust> Ceiling Fans.

    Note: In Interiors and Essentials, navigate to Architectural> Electrical> Fans & Exhaust> Ceiling Fans.

    • Select a Ceiling Fan and the preview image will appear in the preview pane.

  3. Click into the plan at the desired location to place the ceiling fan.