Ceiling beams can easily be simulated using the Soffit tool in Home Designer Suite and Home Designer Architectural. In Home Designer Pro, use the Floor/Ceiling Beam tool instead.
Generating framing automatically can save a great deal of time but you you may want to clean it up a bit. Let's learn how to delete those extra pieces.
Floor framing for the first floor will not generate without the presence of a foundation. If a foundation has been generated, floor and ceiling framing may not generate if certain attributes located within the Room Specification dialog are not checked or if the Floor and/or Ceiling Structure is defined incorrectly. Wall framing will not regenerate if Retain Wall Framing is turned on or if the framing layer of the wall is not specified as framing or is using a non-framing material.
Ceiling, floor, and roof beams can be drawn in Home Designer Pro using the manual framing tools.
Home Designer Pro comes packed with powerful framing tools. Read more to learn about some of them.
If you would like to hang your floor joists, or make them flush with the top of the foundation wall, then follow these simple steps.
You may recieve a message if you try to draw a framing member at a location other than inside of a structural component that it is meant to frame - for example, if you try to draw a Joist outside of a floor or ceiling platform.
Pole barn structures are popular structures commonly used as car ports or shops. Here we will show you how you can create a simple pole barn in Home Designer.
Create a wall framing elevation view by using the Back Clipped Cross Section and toggling layers on and off.
To break up the direction joists build without changing the elevation of your floors or ceilings, place a Bearing Line along with multiple Joist Direction Lines to manually control the direction the joists generate.