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  1. Turn the sun LUX down too. It tends to wash out everything.
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    You can always try the trail version of Chief Architect to see the difference. I use the trial to import my Home Designer Pro plans and raytrace them. The "trial version" text doesn't make the value of doing this completely negative.
  3. Are you trying to do this? https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00904/creating-a-bonus-room-above-a-garage.html
  4. You have to make multiple cameras in your plan, and save each one before uploading your plan to your Chief Cloud account. You will know you have them saved because you can see them on your plan in Home designer. Then when you put the 3d viewer in VR mode, look down at the menu circle below you, and it will let you select the Cameras you saved with your plan to your cloud.
  5. Maybe this helps, from the help file. The floor framing for a given floor is always created on the floor below. As such, the floor framing settings for a given floor are found on the Floor panel for the floor below it. For example, the floor framing settings for Floor 2 are found on the 1st panel, while the floor framing settings for Floor 1 are found on theFoundation panel. See Floor and Ceiling Platforms. In order to create the floor framing for Floor 1, a Floor 0 must be present. If a Floor 0 has not been built, the Build Floor Framing checkbox on the Foundationpanel will not be a
  6. Are you trying to build a garage? Set the room with the garage door to "garage".
  7. Delete the short wall segment your call out is pointing to, select the wall next to your call out, then grab the "Same Wall Type Edit Handles" at the end of that wall (the little diamond symbol) and drag it to meet up with the existing wall end. This creates a wall with the same settings as the longer remaining wall and fixes your footing.
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    Panorma View

    looks like a guy walking with a shovel on his shoulder to me.
  9. It doesn't really import dynamic content created in sketchup. Something I have suggested would be a great idea. Although there is so much you can do with dynamic objects, and so many options doing them, I doubt it will come anytime soon.
  10. Having just started using this program a couple of months ago, I can say there is nothing wrong with starting over. You have probably learned a lot since you started, and will do many things differently the second or third time re-making this. If you just want to get to the finish line, fixing a broken design over and over is OK, but you will get in to bad habits if you intend to use this program a lot. For instance, the first thing they show is how to set the defaults on your plan, and that really does make building what you want far easier in the long run. You might not know exactly what you
  11. You should check the pool video, make hole is not how they show you to do it. Looks like you're seeing your background through the "hole" you made the pool into. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/videos/watch/2277/pools.html?playlist=200
  12. Try clicking on the roof plane and typing -12" after the height that's in that box (this will subtract 12 inches from that original number, easier than doing the math) in the "lock fascia top height" box. You should include what version of the software you are using, some versions may not have that setting.
  13. As a fellow newbie I really second Eric's suggestion to test/learn the software by building simple one or 2 room buildings to get the hang of specific things you want to do in the software. When I get stuck trying to accomplish something on a more complete design, I'll jump out of it and make a simple test building to learn how something in the application works, like how roofs react, etc. It saves a lot of adjustment to your real plan. David's videos are good, because he helps fix problems people have, ones you probably will run in to. Right now, I'm mostly looking at
  14. I just bought Home Designer Professional 2018 on January 27th and I see you just came out with a new 2019 version. What are my options? Do you have any recent purchase free upgrade policies? Thanks.