Printing a View to Span Multiple Pages

Reference Number: KB-00812
Last Modified: November 18, 2021

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Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I would like to print my plan spanning multiple sheets of paper. How can I do this?


When printing your plan file, you have two scaling options: you can direct the program to scale the drawing so that it fits on your selected printer paper size, or you can specify a particular drawing scale.

If the drawing scale that you wish to use does not permit the drawing to fit on the selected printer paper, you can print to multiple pages, and even specify what prints on each page by following the steps below.

To print to multiple pages

  1. Select File> Open Plan  from the menu and open a plan file that you would like to print.

  2. Select File> Print> Drawing Sheet Setup  from the menu. 

  3. In the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog that appears:

    Drawing Sheet Setup dialog in Home Designer Suite

    • Specify your desired Drawing Sheet Orientation and choose a Size supported by your printer.

    • Specify the desired Drawing Scale.

    • Click OK to apply the changes and close the dialog.

  4. Select Window> Fill Window  so that the entire plan fills the drawing area. 

  5. Select File> Print> Print Preview . This makes the paper display as a white rectangle on a gray background.

    Note: Your plan, depending on its size, may not fit on the paper at your currently set scale.

    Print Preview is enabled in the floor plan view

  6. Using the Select Objects  tool, click near any edge of the white Drawing Sheet to select it.  

    When the Drawing Sheet is selected, an edit handle displays at its center. Click and drag the Move edit handle to move the sheet under the first portion of your plan that you would like to print. 

  7. When you are satisfied with the position of the Drawing Sheet, select File> Print> Print  from the menu. 

  8. In the Print View dialog:

    Print View dialog

    • Ensure that the Destination Name, as well as the Paper Orientation and Size are setup to your liking.

    • Under the Print Source section, click the radio button beside Drawing Sheet

    • Under the Drawing Scale section, click the radio button beside To Scale

    • Click OK to close the dialog and print the page. 

  9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 until the entire plan is printed.