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  1. Thanks Eric. The "Build House" process automates the wall building process for the first pass. I want to keep that step.
  2. I want to do a complete interior remodel of an existing condo. Gut the walls. Can I use the "Space Planning" tools to arrange the spaces, then create only the rooms. The normal process is to then select "Build House" and an entire house is created. I guess I can do that, then deselect all of the extraneous boxes in the "Display Options". I'm looking for a quick way to start the process from the "Space Planning."
  3. What is the simplest way to start a new interior design remodel plan using "Space Planning" blocks and not show the whole house?
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    Plan Revisions

    How do I "cloud" parts of a plan that have been revised and mark them as "Delta 1, 2, etc"? Professional plans when revised always mark the changes this way.
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    Materials Lists

    Does anyone have a good routine for using this feature?
  6. Thanks Dave. That's not the answer I am looking for. I'll leave this open a little longer and see if anyone can shed some light. Otherwise I'll be doing some trial and error work. Mike G
  7. Dave, Thanks for your response. Is this the idea? My original plan for client named Fern on Dec 1, 2014 might be Fern 120114.plan. A first floor layout would be Fern 120114 First Floor Plan.layout. A sheet with elevations would be Fern 120114 Elevations.layout. Let's say I revise the first floor plan on Dec 5, but none of the information on the Elevation sheet changes. I make a copy of the original plan and rename it Fern 120514.plan. The new first floor plan would be Fern 120514 First Floor Plan.layout. On that sheet I would cloud the changes. The date of the plan file and layout fil
  8. Dave Are you saying that instead of the sheet number you would use the date, for the original plans and for revision sheets, thus not use the "R1" reference? How do you "cloud" the changes?" MBG
  9. From what I know of Home Designer 2015 this is how I would manage revisions to plans after printing for contact use. It is very involved. Can anyone tell me a better way, please? Keep only one PLAN file. Print the LAYOUT file and associated documents and use and number the layout files with the same name as the PLAN file and include the sheet number. For example: Plan file = Fern.plan; Layout file = Fern-A1.layout. Elevations might be Fern-A2.layout, etc. These will contain the information I want in the contract sheet, but I caution against this as you will see below. Let's say I revis
  10. David, Just found this link: PDF Sheet Nunbering and CAD Drawing Naming Conventions Also read about "Layouts" for the first time. That does it. Thanks.
  11. I want to use my plans for bidding as well as updates and changes. Any suggestions on a naming convention to keep it clear what are original contract documents and what documents go with changes? Mike G