Adding horizontal exterior trim to a structure can be accomplished by adding wall coverings in the walls specification dialog.
When working on multi-floor structures, drawing walls that are correctly aligned with walls below is essential. You can fix misaligned walls with the Align With Above edit tool.
Wainscoting can be applied to a single wall or all walls in a room using several different techniques. Use library objects or apply as a wall covering.
When a new floor is created, you can choose to have it based on the footprint of the floor below, or start a new, blank floor without walls.
Creating solid black walls can be done within Home Designer Products by following the steps within this article.
Home Designer provides several ways to change the materials in your room. Let's look at walls.
Many classic homes use a chair rail to divide the color scheme in the room.
Changing the height of walls is easy to accomplish in Home Designer.
Turn on angle snaps if your walls or lines start looking crooked or jagged.
Creating custom walls that have a different structure at the bottom than at the top can be accomplished using Pony Walls.
Creating a perfectly round room or structure can be accomplished using curved walls. Remember that it takes 2 walls to complete the circle.
Use the Glass Wall tools as well as the various objects and materials located within the Library Browser, to create a custom glass shower within Home Designer.
The Half-Wall tool allows you to create walls that are shorter in height than the other walls in your rooms.
Creating elegant retaining walls with Home Designer is easy by following the steps in this resource.
A Pony Wall, sometimes called a split wall, is a wall with two separate wall types, one above the other.
Stair rake walls can easily be created in X11 and newer program versions by specifying a railing to be a pony wall and having it follow the slope of the stairs.
You can use Home Designer to create a Steam Shower with vapor-resistant walls. Read more to learn how.
One application for pony walls is a stepped foundation. The lower part of the pony wall is the concrete wall with footing, and the upper part is a framed wall. Use the Break Line edit tool in a section view to place break points and adjust the pony wall to be stepped.
Creating a greenhouse, sun room, or glass enclosure using glass walls can be done by following the steps within this article.
Rounded or radiused wall corners can be created using curved wall segments of a specific radius joined to straight wall segments.
An octagonal structure such as a gazebo can easily be created by using the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.
Home Designer allows you to draw curved walls of different types easily and even allows for changing a straight wall segment to a curved wall with one click.
When creating plans for a duplex, condos, apartments or hotels, you can copy an entire room or a complete floor and paste it on a new floor.
Wall connections depend on the Main Layer designation in a wall's definition to connect correctly. If you modify a wall type, be sure to correctly identify the structural layer.
Walls are not showing when they should be, you may need to adjust floor and ceiling heights.
Log siding and log facades can be put to use if you want to create a log cabin or log home.
This message will display when the program finds a wall that appears to have been drawn with the exterior layer facing inward and the interior layer facing out.
In most circumstances, the Main Layer should be specified as the structural layer of the wall, particularly when the wall is a framed type.
The Material Painter is an excellent way to make modifications to the materials applied to most objects but shouldn't be used on Pony Wall wall types.
Home Designer Pro and Home Designer Architectural give you total control over the construction of your wall types. Make modifications to each layers material and thickness.
Many different walls types can be drawn with Home Designer products and you have the ability to modify the thickness of a given wall type to fit your exact needs.
If you are seeing inconsistent behavior in your editing. There may be a setting that got switch in your design process.
Learn how to move or resize walls by entering in precise dimensions/distances.
Show demolition, or demoed, walls by drawing them with CAD lines and polylines.
In certain circumstances, exterior walls may display the exterior siding layer on the interior of your structure. You can reverse the wall layers easily.
Home Designer will automatically generate attic walls where needed to fill the area between a ceiling platform and a roof plane. When necessary, you can turn off the 2D display of these walls.
While in the Doll House View, you may notice that not all of the walls are at the same height. The reason for this is that the rooms themselves likely have differing ceiling heights from the rooms surrounding them.
Use a supported DISTO™ measuring device to enter real world measurements into a Chief Architect plan file.