Displaying Previews in the Library Browser


Reference Number: KB-00723
Last Modified: May 4, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite



QUESTION

The 3D previews in the Library Browser of my program are missing. How do I get them back?


ANSWER

Both the selection panel and preview panel within the Library Browser can be made visible or invisible. Also, the Library Browser can be repositioned and restored back to its default size and location.


To toggle the Selection Panel and Preview Panel

Click on the Show/Hide Selection Panel and Show/Hide Preview Panel tools located at the bottom of the Library Browser.

Click on the Show/Hide Panels located at the bottom of the Library Browser


If you still cannot see the preview and selection panels, it may be that you have resized the browser so that they are no longer on the screen. If you cannot quickly resize the dialog to correct this, it is easy to restore it back to its default following the instructions below.


To reset the Library Browser's size and position

  1. Navigate to Edit> Preferences if you're on a Windows computer or Home Designer> Preferences if you're on a Mac.


  2. On the Reset Options panel of the Preferences dialog that displays, click on the Reset Side Windows button.

    Click on Reset Side Windows located on the Reset Options panel of Preferences


  3. An Information dialog will display.

    Information dialog that mentions that the program must be restarted for the chagne to take effect


  4. Click OK and OK again to close both of the dialog boxes.


  5. Save your work, exit out of Home Designer, and re-launch the program in order to restore the Library Browser back to its default size and position.