The Create Terrain Perimeter option will be greyed out and inactive if a Terrain Perimeter already exists in the plan. If there is no Terrain Perimeter in your plan, or if you are on any floor other than that on which the Terrain Perimeter resides, the other terrain tools will be inactive.
Modify the elevation of the terrain by adjusting the Subfloor Height Above Terrain field located in the Terrain Specification dialog.
Convert a closed polyline into a terrain perimeter by using the Convert Polyline dialog in Home Designer Pro.
When creating subdivisions, or other large projects, it is important to remember that Home Designer is designed to create a single home in a single drawing. Instead, export each structure as a model and import them all into a single subdivision file.
Modeling an in-ground swimming pool is accomplished using the Terrain tools and objects from the library.
Ponds and streams are easy to model with Home Designer
Exterior stairs can be created with many Home Designer products on a sloping terrain using a combination of stairs and landings.
Modeling two houses at different elevations is easy with Home Designer
Modeling your front and back yard is easy with Home Designer
A plot plan can easily be created in Home Designer Pro using the Input line tool and modifying the resulting polyline to display the length and bearing information. Setback lines can also be created and customized.
Garden beds and raised beds can be modeled with Home Designer
Daylight basements and walkouts are created by modifying the terrain.
Creating a fence around your yard is fun with Home Designer
Modifying a photo of your home is easy with Home Designer
Custom landscaping and terrain design is easy with Home Designer
Surveyor data for a plot plan can be used to create an accurate terrain or plot plan detail for your project.
It's easy to create a terraced flower bed in Home Designer using Elevation Regions, Retaining Walls, and Garden Beds.
Learn how the floor height relates to the terrain height by viewing this resource.
Creating a window well with Home Designer is quick and easy
Creating streets and neighborhoods with Home Designer is easy
Designing an iron gate in a stone wall is easy with Home Designer
Designing a hedge around your yard is easy with Home Designer.
Import images of plants and other objects to add custom details to your plans.
Choosing plants for your landscaping can be done easily using the Plant Chooser tool.
Creating elegant retaining walls with Home Designer is easy by following the steps in this resource.
You can easily create a wall with fence panels using the Terrain Wall and Fencing tools.
In this article we will cover using spline sidewalks, creating a parking lot and using terrain features to show bark areas for playground equipment.
You can create a stone stair by sloping the terrain and then add stepping stones.