Duplicating Another Floor


Reference Number: KB-00997
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional

QUESTION

I designed a floor plan, complete with fixtures, that must be duplicated on multiple levels of my project. What is the best way to do this?


ANSWER

In some situations, such as apartments, condos, or hotels, the floor plans on multiple floors will be nearly identical. While the Derive new floor plan from the 1st floor plan option will copy the layout of walls, other objects like doors, windows, cabinets and fixtures, will not be duplicated.

It is possible using Home Designer Pro to duplicate all objects on a floor using the Edit Area tools.


To copy a floor plan to another level

  1. Begin by choosing to Open the Home Designer Pro plan in which you would like to duplicate an entire floor.

  2. Create a new floor by selecting Build> Floor> Build New Floor .

  3. In the New Floor dialog, move the radio button to Make new blank plan for the 2nd floor.



    Note: Home Designer Pro is limited to a maximum of five floors, plus a foundation level. 


  4. After floor two has been created, return to floor one and select Edit> Edit Area  to open the Edit Area submenu.

    There are four options:

    •  Edit Area - selects all objects in the selection box, displayed or not, located on the current floor.

    •  Edit Area Visible - selects all visible objects on the current floor but ignores those that are not displayed.

    •  Edit Area (All Floors) - selects all objects in the selection box, displayed or not, located on all floors.

    •  Edit Area (All Floors) Visible - selects all visible objects located on all floors but ignores those that are not displayed.



  5. Select Edit Area  and click and drag in floor plan view to draw a selection box around the portion of the floor to be duplicated.


  6. Click Edit> Copy .


  7. Return to the level the floor plan will be copied to (in this case the newly created blank second floor), and select Edit> Paste> Paste Hold Position  from the menu.