Manually Installing Core Catalogs for Home Designer Pro


Reference Number: KB-02894
Last Modified: March 31, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional

QUESTION

I am unable to download the Core Catalog files for Home Designer Pro, how can I manually install them?

ANSWER

Follow the steps below to download the catalog files to your computer, then copy them to their respective locations.

To download the Core Catalog files

It is recommended to create a folder on your computer, in an easy to access location such as your desktop, where you can save these files to, otherwise they will download to whatever default location your web browser is set to, typically your Downloads folder.

  1. One by one, right-click the following links and choose Save Link As (or appropriate counterpart for your internet browser), allowing you to save the file to a specific location.


  2. Direct it to save to the new folder you created.


  3. Download and save the Core Libraries files:

  • Download and save the Referenced Files files:


  • Open both the folder containing the downloaded files, as well as the destination location where the catalog files will be copied to, then copy or move the files from the download folder to the core catalog folder.

    To install the core catalog files on Windows

    1. Close Home Designer Pro.


    2. On your keyboard, hold the Windows key and press R once to open a Run dialog.


    3. In the Open line of the Run dialog, type %programdata% and press OK.


    4. Locate and browse into the Home Designer Pro 2017 folder (or the folder for your version of the software).


    5. Copy the downloaded Core Libraries (.calib) files into the Core Libraries folder.


    6. Copy the downloaded Referenced Files (.zip) files into the Referenced Files folder.


    To install the core catalog files on a Mac

    1. Close Home Designer Pro.


    2. Open Finder and in the menu select Go> Go To Folder.


    3. In the dialog type /Library/Application Support and press Go.


    4. Browse into the Home Designer Pro 2017 folder (or the folder for your version of the software).


    5. Copy the downloaded Core Libraries (.calib) files into the Core Libraries folder.


    6. Copy the downloaded Referenced Files (.zip) files into the Referenced Files folder.