Removing Moldings from Floors, Rooms, and Walls


Reference Number: KB-00319
Last Modified: August 21, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite



QUESTION

Whenever I create a 3D view of the interior of my structure I see base molding. Why is this, and how do I get rid of the base molding from an entire floor, a specific room type, or just a single wall?


ANSWER

Base molding appears by default once a room is defined in Home Designer. There are multiple ways of modifying or removing moldings, including:


To modify or remove a molding from an entire floor

  1. Click on Edit> Default Settings and expand both the Floors and Rooms and Floor Levels.


  2. Select the floor level you'd like to modify and click Edit.


  3. Navigate to the Moldings panel to make modifications to all the moldings on this floor. 

    First floor defaults molding panel

    • Click the Add New button If you want to add additional moldings to the room.

    • Click the Replace button If you want to change the existing selected molding to another molding.

    • Click the Delete button if you want to remove the selected molding.


To modify or remove a molding from a specific room type

  1. Click on Edit> Default Settings and expand Floors and Rooms.


  2. Select Room Types and click Edit.


  3. Choose the specific room type you'd like to modify and click Edit.


  4. In the Room Type Defaults dialog, uncheck Use Floor Defaults

    Room type defaults molding panel

    • Click the Add New button If you want to add additional moldings to the room.

    • Click the Replace button If you want to change the existing selected molding to another molding.

    • Click the Delete button if you want to remove the selected molding.

    • If you want to restore the default base molding in this room, simply replace the checkmark next to Use Floor Default.


  5. Lastly, click the OK button to close out of this dialog window.


To modify or remove a molding from a room

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click inside of the room to select it, then select the Open Object  edit tool.  

    If another object in the room initially selects, use the Next edit tool, or press the Tab key on your keyboard, to select the next object until the Status Bar indicates that you have the Room highlighted.


  2. In the Room Specification dialog, select the Moldings panel and uncheck Use Room Default.

    Deleting a molding for an entire room

    • Click the Add New button If you want to add additional moldings to the room.

    • Click the Replace button If you want to change the existing selected molding to another molding.

    • Click the Delete button if you want to remove the selected molding.

    • If you want to restore the default base molding in this room, simply replace the checkmark next to Use Room Default.


  3. Lastly, click the OK button and then create a new 3D view of the interior of the structure.


To modify or remove the moldings from a wall

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click on a wall to select it, then select the Open Object  edit tool.  


  2. In the Wall Specification dialog, select No Room Moldings Exterior or No Room Moldings Interior depending on if you want the moldings off on the exterior side of the wall or the interior side.

    Turning off molding for a wall


  3. Lastly, click the OK button and then create a new 3D view of the interior of the structure.