Take time to become familiar with Home Designers Toolbars and Menus, Library browser and much more.
Video No. 2207
Learn how to select and group select both items placed from the library and items you've placed with the door, window and other tools.
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You can use several different tools to zoom in and out in your plan as well as panning your view.
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Multiple views can be opened and torn off the main window and placed on multiple monitors.
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Learn about the library browser functions, adding new items, searching and viewing library symbols.
Video No. 2211
See how your library browser works when you have multiple main windows open.
Video No. 2304
Add additional content to your Home Designer library.
Video No. 2305
With multiple windows opened you will have toolbars available in all of your main windows
Video No. 2306
Use preset defaults for common architectural themes to get started quickly on your design.
Video No. 2215
Already know the style and materials you will be using for a plan? Create a template!
Video No. 2216
Perspective and Orthographic views allow for a variety of different render techniques.
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Modify camera settings like textures, reflections, shadows using Camera View Options toggles or Camera Defaults.
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Copy and Paste cameras, between rooms or even between plans.
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How to change the angle and position of a camera to get that perfect shot.
Video No. 2219
Record camera movements in 3D or have the camera follow a line.
Video No. 2220
Walk a camera through multiple floors adjusting camera angle, rotation, speed in key areas.
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Saving cameras allows you to quickly create a set of useful views that you can return to throughout the design process.
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You can use your own photos or captured images as backdrops for your camera views.
Video No. 2309
Camera views can show reflections in mirrors as well as shadows and sunlight streaming through your windows.
Video No. 2310
You can create 360° panorama camera views of your plan and export them to be viewed on our website.
Video No. 2507
You can approximate the look of a reflection by taking a camera view, exporting an image and importing it as a new material.
Video No. 2501
Control the displayed layers of your plan to simplify your view.
Video No. 2222
Learn how to draw, modify and move walls, adjust wall type definitions and create pony walls.
Video No. 2224
Walls can be drawn at any angle using these two techniques.
Video No. 2505
You can control the thickness and materials that are used in your wall makup
Video No. 2311
Specify what items dimension lines will locate, the unit of measurement, and font for your dimensions.
Video No. 2225
Make a complete set of exterior dimension lines for each room with the Automatic Exterior Dimension tool.
Video No. 2226
Make a set of interior dimensions for a single room or an entire floor.
Video No. 2312
Learn how to use the Manual, End to end, Interior, Auto Exterior and Tape Measure dimension tools.
Video No. 2227
Define rooms and specify moldings, ceiling height and other attributes.
Video No. 2229
The Space Planning Assistant makes it easy to create a preliminary room-by-room design.
Video No. 2230
How to change a door or window's swing angle, hinge and type.
Video No. 2231
Use the Wall Niche tool to create a recessed area within a wall.
Video No. 2504
The Build New Floor tool makes it easy to add additional levels to your plan.
Video No. 2232
The reference display allows you to see what is on the floor one while working on floor two.
Video No. 2233
Home Designer makes it easy to model a variety of basement styles.
Video No. 2234
Easily adjust the building's height relative to the terrain with the pad elevation setting.
Video No. 2236
Draw a variety of roof styles with the automatic build roof tools.
Video No. 2237
Place a gable over a door or window without breaking the wall into sections.
Video No. 2239
Set up your structure to accept a dormer without error.
Video No. 2240
Build a variety of dormers by modifying these settings.
Video No. 2241
Automatically generate three different types of roof return: Gable, Hip or Full Returns.
Video No. 2243
Get just the right ceiling for that grand room by using soffits.
Video No. 2244
Create a closet with a plant shelf ceiling that is lower in height than the containing room.
Video No. 2503
Stairs are easy with our stair tools: straight and curved stairs, landings, flair and starter treads.
Video No. 2246
Straight or curved, following ADA standards or not, Ramps are easy with Home Designer.
Video No. 2247
See a birds-eye framing overview of your entire model, including rafters, studs, plates, headers, sills and cripples.
Video No. 2248
Learn how to modify cabinet parts, materials, defaults and labels.
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Create corner cabinets, radius ends, peninsula ends, angled front cabinets, and more.
Video No. 2253
Discover some of the various uses for soffits, including ductwork, ceiling beams, and trellises.
Video No. 2254
Create a countertop of any shape and size!
Video No. 2255
Put an edge molding around countertops, add crown moldings to the top, even have multiple moldings on a single cabinet.
Video No. 2256
How to find and place items from the Library.
Video No. 2257
Give your model a more finished look using accessories like books, baskets, and vases of flowers.
Video No. 2258
Blinds, curtains and valances help to complete the look of your room.
Video No. 2259
Want to add a personal touch? Add pictures to frames to place in your plan.
Video No. 2260
Click on one object and many of it's properties can be painted onto another like object with these tools
Video No. 2320
Group objects together for easier placement and movement.
Video No. 2261
If you can't find a symbol in the library, watch this video to learn how to import additional symbols.
Video No. 2262
Import terrain elevation data to quickly create the topography of your site.
Video No. 2265
Raised flower beds, pathways and ponds are a cinch with the Terrain Feature tools.
Video No. 2266
Create retaining walls in your terrain to calculate elevation data in separate areas.
Video No. 2267
Easily design a sprinkler system with sprinkler lines, splines and heads.
Video No. 2269
The Plant Chooser makes it easy to find plants and learn about their sun requirements and hardiness zones.
Video No. 2270
Find out how much the trees you want to plant will grow in three years, ten years, twenty years.
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Learn how to use Deck Railings and the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.
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Raise and lower deck floors, place steps between decks of different heights and make railings invisible.
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Learn how to specify a patio room type and apply materials, thickness to the patio floor, and use the slab tool to create custom steps.
Video No. 2274
Use the Stair tools or shaped slabs to get the look you want on that deck.
Video No. 2276
Draw roads, sidewalks, and driveways with Home Designer's Road tools.
Video No. 2278
Learn how Home Designer differentiates between a picture file and an image and how you can use them in your plans.
Video No. 2279
Use a picture of your house as a backdrop for your landscaping plan.
Video No. 2280
Learn how to control the display and style of dimensions and labels using Text Styles.
Video No. 2322
Use the CAD tools, dimensions, and text to add detail to Cross Section/Elevation views.
Video No. 2284
Create electrical objects using the Electrical tools or place them from the Library. Specify light sources and connect lights to switches.
Video No. 2286
Wall coverings can be used in addition to a wall's surface material to create accents like wallpaper borders or wainscoting.
Video No. 2288
Apply materials with the Material Painter, the Material tab of the specification dialogs, and learn how to paint individual walls.
Video No. 2289
Use the Color Chooser to create custom materials using colors from your own photos, manufacturer websites, or any window that displays on your computer.
Video No. 2290
Home Designer comes with over 1500 materials, but if you can't find what you need then you can use your digital photographs to make new texture materials.
Video No. 2291
Create realistic reflections by taking a picture, reversing it, and applying it to an object's surface.
Video No. 2292
Learn about using the Print and Print Image dialogs to specify page size, scaling, 3d views and models.
Video No. 2294
Learn about molding types we can apply to rooms: Base, Chair and Crown. Manage multiple moldings and specifying their height and other settings.
Video No. 2287
A quick and easy way to generate a listing of all the plants used in your landscaping
Video No. 2298
This Kitchen Design webinar will demonstrate how to create a kitchen layout with custom cabinets, appliances, an island, and lighting. We will also use tools to create a custom ceiling, apron sink and floating shelves to finalize the design.
Video No. 10139
Learn how to create ceiling beams using soffit tools.
Video No. 10140
This webinar will focus on Home Designer's automatic roof tools, and will go through the basic concepts behind designing a roof in Home Designer Software, and how to create simple roof styles, such as hip, gable, gambrel, and shed roofs.
Video No. 10141
The Quick Start webinar is a quick and easy way to get started or learn about our software. We will take you through a home design from drawing walls all the way through construction documents. In addition, you will learn about design defaults and more.
Video No. 10138
This Bathroom Design webinar will focus on creating a master bathroom including a custom double vanity and glass shower. We will also demonstrate how to customize lighting, materials, and molding using smart design tools to visualize our proj
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