Take time to become familiar with Home Designers Toolbars and Menus, Library browser and much more.
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Learn about the library browser functions, adding new items, searching and viewing library symbols.
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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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Define rooms and specify moldings, ceiling height and other attributes.
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The Space Planning Assistant makes it easy to create a preliminary room-by-room design.
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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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You can create 360° panorama camera views of your plan and export them to be viewed on our website.
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Use the Wall Niche tool to create a recessed area within a wall.
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Walls can be drawn at any angle using these two techniques.
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Multiple views can be opened and torn off the main window and placed on multiple monitors.
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Home Designer makes it easy to model a variety of basement styles.
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Easily adjust the building's height relative to the terrain with the pad elevation setting.
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Draw a variety of roof styles with the automatic build roof tools.
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Get just the right ceiling for that grand room by using soffits.
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Create a closet with a plant shelf ceiling that is lower in height than the containing room.
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Stairs are easy with our stair tools: straight and curved stairs, landings, flair and starter treads.
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See a birds-eye framing overview of your entire model, including rafters, studs, plates, headers, sills and cripples.
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Learn how to modify cabinet parts, materials, defaults and labels.
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Discover some of the various uses for soffits, including ductwork, ceiling beams, and trellises.
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Give your model a more finished look using accessories like books, baskets, and vases of flowers.
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Click on one object and many of it's properties can be painted onto another like object with these tools
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Raised flower beds, pathways and ponds are a cinch with the Terrain Feature tools.
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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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Draw roads, sidewalks, and driveways with Home Designer's Road tools.
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Use a picture of your house as a backdrop for your landscaping plan.
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Learn how to control the display and style of dimensions and labels using Text Styles.
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Learn about molding types we can apply to rooms: Base, Chair and Crown. Manage multiple moldings and specifying their height and other settings.
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Use the Color Chooser to create custom materials using colors from your own photos, manufacturer websites, or any window that displays on your computer.
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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.
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Learn about using the Print and Print Image dialogs to specify page size, scaling, 3d views and models.
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See how your library browser works when you have multiple main windows open.
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Add additional content to your Home Designer library.
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Use preset defaults for common architectural themes to get started quickly on your design.
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Create corner cabinets, radius ends, peninsula ends, angled front cabinets, and more.
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How to find and place items from the Library.
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Want to add a personal touch? Add pictures to frames to place in your plan.
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Learn how Home Designer differentiates between a picture file and an image and how you can use them in your plans.
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Create electrical objects using the Electrical tools or place them from the Library. Specify light sources and connect lights to switches.
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Apply materials with the Material Painter, the Material tab of the specification dialogs, and learn how to paint individual walls.
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Create realistic reflections by taking a picture, reversing it, and applying it to an object's surface.
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You can approximate the look of a reflection by taking a camera view, exporting an image and importing it as a new material.
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