Building a Stage Platform

Reference Number: KB-00429
Last Modified: July 23, 2021

The information in this article appliesto:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I need a raised stage in one portion of my plan. How can I create it?

Raised stage floor in a room with seating and instrustments


You can create a room with a raised floor to serve as a stage platform using an invisible railing.

To create a stage by defining a room

  1. First, launch Home Designer and Open the plan in which you would like to design a stage. In this example, a simple 20' x 30' plan is used.

    20 foot by 30 foot plan

  2. Select Build> Wall> Room Divider    from the menu, then click and drag to draw one or more walls to define the stage area.

    Plan with room divider walls

  3. Use the Select Objects tool to click inside of the stage room formed by the Room Divider walls, then click the Open Object edit button to display the Room Specification dialog.

  4. On the Structure panel, specify your desired Floor value, then click OK to close the dialog and apply your change.

    Room Specification Dialog

  5. To see the results, select 3D> Create Camera View> Full Camera  from the menu, then click and drag a camera arrow in the direction of the stage.

    In Home Designer Pro, navigate to 3D> Create Perspective View> Full Camera  instead.

    3D view of room with raised platform