Placing a Beam in Home Designer Pro

Reference Number: KB-00458
Last Modified: October 2, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional


How do I add a beam to my plan in Home Designer Pro?


Floor, ceiling, and roof beams can be created with the framing tools.

Creating a floor, ceiling, or roof beam

  1. From the menu, select Build> Framing> Roof Beam Roof beam icon or Build> Framing> Floor/Ceiling Beam Floor/Ceiling Beam icon, depending on the type of beam that you want to create.

  2. Once you have selected the appropriate menu item, your mouse pointer will turn into a small cross and you will be able to click and drag in plan view to create the beam.

The beams that you create in Home Designer Pro using this method will be visible in plan view, but may need to have the display of Framing in Display Options turned on to be visible in 3D camera views