The Structural Member Reporting dialog allows you to specify the method used to calculate framing members in the Materials List. These modes include Mixed Reporting, Total Lineal Length, Cut List and Buy List.
Home Designer Suite and Home Designer Architectural don't have the ability to save materials lists within a plan file for later use. For these program versions, consider printing or exporting the materials list after it has been generated. While material list changes cannot be saved in the less advanced versions of Home Designer, Home Designer Pro does have the ability to save and manage multiple materials lists associated with a plan.
Once a materials list has been generated, it can be edited by double-clicking within a cell that you would like to modify.
In this article, you will learn some of the places where materials are configured, and how to create a materials list for quantity and cost estimation.
You can use the Materials List Specification dialog to control what information is included in a materials list once one has been generated. In addition to the Materials List Specification, Home Designer Pro has the ability to setup Materials List Preferences that can apply to all material lists created going forward.
Planning an event? Home Designer's Materials List feature can help you calculate what you need.