The information in this article applies to:
I found an object in the Home Designer Library Browser that I would like to make changes to and save for future use. How can I do this?
Please note that this functionality is not available in Home Designer Essentials version 2012 and earlier.
In many versions of Home Designer you can add items imported from outside sources into the Library, too. For more information on importing symbols, see the Related Articles section below.
Once the original object is placed in our plan, you can make modifications to it.
The tree list on the left side lists the components of the selected object that can be assigned materials. Some objects may only have a single component while more complex objects may have many.
Some components contain additional sub-components, which display separately in the components tree list.
Click OK when you have finished making adjustments to apply the changes to your object.
You can now add your customized object back to the Library for future use.
Your Library Browser should still be open, but if you have closed it, select View> Library Browser to display the Library Browser again.
Right click on User Catalog and select New> Folder.
In version 9, right-click on User Libraries.
Once the new folder is created, give it a descriptive name. For the purposes of our example, you will call it Shop Accessories.
Now that you have created this folder in our User Libraries, you could also create sub-folders within it by following this same process, such as for Cabinetry, Power Tools, Hand Tools, etc.
Since you have now created an organized place in the Library Browser to put our edited modified symbol, let's add it to the Library.
If you have modified several items, and would like to add them all to the Library Browser at once, you can also group select them, and click on the Add to Library edit button to add each individual one as its own object into the Library Browser.