Training Videos / Home Designer Suite

Number
Title / Description


2200

22:27

Home Designer Overview

Video No. 2200


2302

6:25

Working with Multiple Windows and Tabbed Views

Multiple views can be opened and torn off the main window and placed on multiple monitors.

Video No. 2302


2211

6:41

Becoming Familiar with the Library Browser

Learn about the library browser functions, adding new items, searching and viewing library symbols.

Video No. 2211


2306

7:15

Working with Toolbars and Tool Buttons in Multiple Windows

With multiple windows opened you will have toolbars available in all of your main windows

Video No. 2306


2216

3:28

Templates: Creating Your Own

Already know the style and materials you will be using for a plan? Create a template!

Video No. 2216


2217

3:39

File Management

Manage your files efficiently so you can find them later.

Video No. 2217


2218

4:41

Cameras: 3D Views

Perspective and Orthographic views allow for a variety of different render techniques.

Video No. 2218


2219

3:55

Navigating in 3D

How to change the angle and position of a camera to get that perfect shot.

Video No. 2219


2220

2:56

Creating Virtual Walk-Throughs

Record camera movements in 3D or have the camera follow a line.

Video No. 2220


2221

2:39

Saving and Restoring Camera Views

Saving cameras allows you to quickly create a set of useful views that you can return to throughout the design process.

Video No. 2221


2309

1:08

Creating New Backdrops for Camera Views

You can use your own photos or captured images as backdrops for your camera views.

Video No. 2309


2310

1:28

Reflections in Camera Views and Final Views

Camera views can show reflections in mirrors as well as shadows and sunlight streaming through your windows.

Video No. 2310


2222

1:50

Understanding Display Options

Control the displayed layers of your plan to simplify your view.

Video No. 2222


2225

3:47

Dimension Defaults

Specify what items dimension lines will locate, the unit of measurement, and font for your dimensions.

Video No. 2225


2226

2:24

Auto Exterior Dimensions

Make a complete set of exterior dimension lines for each room with the Automatic Exterior Dimension tool.

Video No. 2226


2312

7:19

Automatic Interior Dimensions

Make a set of interior dimensions for a single room or an entire floor.

Video No. 2312


2227

3:51

Manual Dimensions

Learn how to use the Manual, End to end, Interior, Auto Exterior and Tape Measure dimension tools.

Video No. 2227


2229

3:27

Rooms and Interior Walls

Define rooms and specify moldings, ceiling height and other attributes.

Video No. 2229


2230

2:42

Space Planning Assistant

The Space Planning Assistant makes it easy to create a preliminary room-by-room design.

Video No. 2230


2231

2:31

Doors and Windows

How to change a door or window's swing angle, hinge and type.

Video No. 2231


2232

2:14

Creating Multiple Level Floor Plans

The Build New Floor tool makes it easy to add additional levels to your plan.

Video No. 2232


2233

1:47

Reference Display

The reference display allows you to see what is on the floor one while working on floor two.

Video No. 2233


2234

1:53

Foundations and Basements

Home Designer makes it easy to model a variety of basement styles.

Video No. 2234


2235

2:11

Walkout Basements

Easily create a sloped lot for a walkout basement.

Video No. 2235


2236

1:07

Daylight Basements

Easily adjust the building's height relative to the terrain with the pad elevation setting.

Video No. 2236


2237

5:29

Automatic Roofs

Draw a variety of roof styles with the automatic build roof tools.

Video No. 2237


2240

5:40

Drawing a Typical Dormer Condition

Set up your structure to accept a dormer without error.

Video No. 2240


2241

4:13

Creating Dormers in Your Roof Design

Build a variety of dormers by modifying these settings.

Video No. 2241


2243

1:48

Auto Roof Returns and Variable Overhangs

Automatically generate three different types of roof return: Gable, Hip or Full Returns.

Video No. 2243


2244

7:41

Cathedral, Tray and Coffered Ceilings

Get just the right ceiling for that grand room by using soffits.

Video No. 2244


2246

7:45

Stairs

Stairs are easy with our stair tools: straight and curved stairs, landings, flair and starter treads.

Video No. 2246


2248

1:21

The Framing Overview Camera

See a birds-eye framing overview of your entire model, including rafters, studs, plates, headers, sills and cripples.

Video No. 2248


2251

10:37

Cabinets

Learn how to modify cabinet parts, materials, defaults and labels.

Video No. 2251


2254

2:01

Soffits

Discover some of the various uses for soffits, including ductwork, ceiling beams, and trellises.

Video No. 2254


2258

1:32

Interior Accessories

Give your model a more finished look using accessories like books, baskets, and vases of flowers.

Video No. 2258


2320

0:59

Using the Object Eyedropper and Object Properties Painter

Click on one object and many of it's properties can be painted onto another like object with these tools

Video No. 2320


2262

0:59

Importing 3D Symbols

If you can't find a symbol in the library, watch this video to learn how to import additional symbols.

Video No. 2262


2263

1:46

Terrain Perimeter

Creating, modifying and deleting terrain perimeters.

Video No. 2263


2265

2:30

Terrain Elevation/GPS Import

Import terrain elevation data to quickly create the topography of your site.

Video No. 2265


2266

2:06

Terrain Features

Raised flower beds, pathways and ponds are a cinch with the Terrain Feature tools.

Video No. 2266


2267

0:54

Terrain Retaining Walls

Create retaining walls in your terrain to calculate elevation data in separate areas.

Video No. 2267


2268

1:12

Terrain Streams

The Stream tool makes adding this water feature simple.

Video No. 2268


2270

1:36

Plant Chooser

The Plant Chooser makes it easy to find plants and learn about their sun requirements and hardiness zones.

Video No. 2270


2272

1:31

Single Level Decks

Learn how to use Deck Railings and the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.

Video No. 2272


2273

1:37

Multiple Level Decks

Raise and lower deck floors, place steps between decks of different heights and make railings invisible.

Video No. 2273


2277

1:48

Pools

Create an in ground pool using terrain features.

Video No. 2277


2278

6:21

Road and Sidewalk Tools

Draw roads, sidewalks, and driveways with Home Designer's Road tools.

Video No. 2278


2280

2:34

Importing a Home Photo to add Landscaping

Use a picture of your house as a backdrop for your landscaping plan.

Video No. 2280


2281

2:10

Adding Text

Learn how to use the Text, Text with Arrow, and Arrow tools.

Video No. 2281


2322

6:19

Text Styles for Text and Labels

Learn how to control the display and style of dimensions and labels using Text Styles.

Video No. 2322


2283

1:50

CAD Objects

Use the CAD Tools to add 2D details for your designs.

Video No. 2283


2287

3:50

Moldings

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


2290

1:31

Color Chooser

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


2291

9:30

Custom Textures

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


2294

9:33

Printing

Learn about using the Print and Print Image dialogs to specify page size, scaling, 3d views and models.

Video No. 2294


2207

7:44

Becoming Familiar with the Interface

Take time to become familiar with Home Designers Toolbars and Menus, Library browser and much more.

Video No. 2207


2208

7:29

Placing, Selecting and Editing Objects

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.

Video No. 2208


2209

1:37

Zooming and Panning

You can use several different tools to zoom in and out in your plan as well as panning your view.

Video No. 2209


2304

3:42

Using the Library Browser in Multiple Windows

See how your library browser works when you have multiple main windows open.

Video No. 2304


2305

1:29

Updating Existing Home Designer Library Content

Add additional content to your Home Designer library.

Video No. 2305


2213

1:36

Preferences

Learn how to modify Home Designer's global settings.

Video No. 2213


2214

5:56

Default Settings

Adjust your default settings first to save time later.

Video No. 2214


2215

2:01

Templates: Creating a New Plan

Use preset defaults for common architectural themes to get started quickly on your design.

Video No. 2215


2307

20:57

Multi-Floor Walkthroughs with Adjustable Key Frame Transitions

Walk a camera through multiple floors adjusting camera angle, rotation, speed in key areas.

Video No. 2307


2253

2:09

Special Shaped Cabinets

Create corner cabinets, radius ends, peninsula ends, angled front cabinets, and more.

Video No. 2253


2257

4:40

Fixtures, Furniture, and Other Library Objects

How to find and place items from the Library.

Video No. 2257


2260

2:22

Applying a Picture to a Frame

Want to add a personal touch? Add pictures to frames to place in your plan.

Video No. 2260


2279

4:18

Image Objects

Learn how Home Designer differentiates between a picture file and an image and how you can use them in your plans.

Video No. 2279


2286

5:09

Electrical Tools

Create electrical objects using the Electrical tools or place them from the Library. Specify light sources and connect lights to switches.

Video No. 2286


2289

8:14

Applying Materials in 3D

Apply materials with the Material Painter, the Material tab of the specification dialogs, and learn how to paint individual walls.

Video No. 2289


2292

4:28

Creating Reflections

Create realistic reflections by taking a picture, reversing it, and applying it to an object's surface.

Video No. 2292


2293

2:55

Materials Lists

Estimate project costs by using the Materials List tools.

Video No. 2293


2224

4:40

Exterior Walls

Learn how to draw, modify and move walls, adjust wall type definitions and create pony walls.

Video No. 2224


10139

1:01:44

Home Designer 2017 - Kitchen Design

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


10141

55:42

Home Designer - Beginning Roof Design

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


2264

1:41

Terrain Elevation Data

Create a sloped lot by adding elevation data.

Video No. 2264


10138

1:15:30

Home Designer - Quick Start

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


10143

49:10

Home Designer – Bathroom Webinar

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

Video No. 10143