Switching Between Views

Reference Number: KB-00994
Last Modified: November 30, 2021

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Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I have created a 3D camera view of my design, but now I don't know how to return to my 2D floor plan view. How can I do this?


Switching between a camera view and a floor plan view can be accomplished by selecting the tabs at the top of the Home Designer window or by accessing the Window menu.

To switch between camera and floor plan views

  1. Located under the toolbars, left-click on the Tab for the view that you would like to switch to.

    Switching between views using tabs

    You can switch between multiple different views, as well as plan files if they are open within the Home Designer software.

  2. Alternatively, you can select the Window menu and select the appropriate view in the list at the bottom to switch to that view.

    Switch between views using the Window menu

To tile views 

The window tiling options allow you to display multiple views side by side in the Home Designer window. Tiling allows you to see the results of changes made in a floor plan view directly in 3D or vice versa, and can also be useful for copying objects from one plan  to another

  • Select Window> Tile Horizontally  to display both views in a horizontal orientation.

  • Select Window> Tile Vertically  to display both views in a vertical orientation.