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  1. I guess I should assume that assigning door characteristics is only possible in Chief Architect. I am using Home Designer Architectural 2020 on a Win 7 x64 laptop.
  2. I watched a helpful video showing how to import door cabinet models and create 3D Library Symbols with Chief Architect. I am asking if Home Designer Architectural 2020 has the ability to do the same thing. I am using Home Designer Architectural 2020 on a Win 7 x64 laptop.
  3. Hi, I modeled a custom cabinet door in Sketchup and used it to create a new 3d Symbol in my Home Designer Architectural 2020 Library User Catalog, but I do not see any way to associate my new cabinet door with "door like" attributes. Is the ability to make a cabinet door act like a cabinet door, with scaling, orientation etc. exclusive to the Chief Architect level software? I am using Home Designer Architectural 2020 on a Win 7 x64 laptop. Thank you.
  4. Hi Jo_Ann, Thank you for the suggestion. As it happens, the floor seemed to heal itself after I took a break by closing the project, and then reopening the file again. Thank you for your help!
  5. Hi, I used a half wall to wrap an island of cabinets. I modeled the island to scale in an empty area of the floor, but did not place it in the correct location until I was done. When I selected all the elements and dragged them to the proper position, a gap in the floors appeared where I had originally placed the half walls. The red circle on the accompanying screen shot shows the problem. kitchen Is there any way to fix the floors? Thank you. Home Designer Architectural 2019 Build 
  6. Hi Jo_Ann Thank you very much for the help. I followed your instructions and was able to acheive the goal. Thank you!!!
  7. Hi Jo_Ann, Thank you for the suggestions. When you say "individual soffits" would that be a built in feature in the program or just generic box shapes that I assign similar materials too? Thank you!
  8. Hi, I am looking for suggestions on how to model the feature shown in the accompanying photo in an existing house. I am afraid to call it an alcove, but that is what I think it is. I do not need to replicate the arch but would like to replicate the dividers. Thank you. Home Designer Architectural 2019 Build 
  9. Hi, Is there a way to temporarily turn off room selection? When I am zoomed in and using some of the tools the cursor changes to selection mode immediately after using the tool, and then I mistakenly select the room and the whole floor becomes selected.. Then I am stuck and seem to have to zoom out to clear the selection so that I may zoom back in an continue the work. I thought I knew how to turn off room selection, but now I can't remember if or how. Can I turn it off? Thank you. Home Designer Architectural 2019 Build
  10. I have now drawn exterior walls in the level 1 of the project. They seemed to snap to the foundation, and the 3D views showed that the exterior walls replaced the extra foundation style walls. Doing this caused numerous small changes in the dimensions, but I was able to go in and coax the desired dimensions back to the desired layout. Thank you for the suggestions David.
  11. Thank you for the suggestions. The thing is, I never actually drew any first floor walls. I specifically drew foundation walls while copying from an old foundation blueprint of a foundation. In other words either the first floor "walls" that look like a second foundation, or the actual foundation walls, just appeared. I drew everything in plan view, thinking I was working on a foundation plan, and did not notice this until I was finished with the foundation. I just tested with a new project, and see that I did not have a choice to begin drawing the foundatio
  12. Hi, What did I do wrong? I made a foundation plan but now on level 1 there are walls that also show as foundation walls. If I delete the walls on level 1 the foundation on level 0 disappears. I tried manually opening each wall object on level 1 and unchecking the footer and also selecting Siding-6 so the walls look like exterior walls, but Home Designer still calls the foundation walls rather than exterior walls. When I started my layout I did not select a level, but I did select a foundation wall rather than a exterior wall. Where did
  13. Hi David, I have done that as well but had imagined it might mess up the "Materials List" count. Last night I did what you have suggested with my Home Designer Architectural 2019 install, and did a "Materials List" count and saw that the drywall remained accounted for regardless of a reassignment of the the default Drywall material to a 1/2" thick Generic Color "White". I guess my concerns were unfounded. I do not know how seriously the materials list in Home Designer is taken by professional job estimators but I did not want to undermine its effectiveness. In any event the
  14. I reverted my custom default to use the 1/2" drywall layer as the outer layer, and have decided to use the Object Painter Modes to paint a "default" color globally. Thank you.
  15. Solver said: "The program wraps the outermost layer, which in your case is 0" thick, so nothing shows. If you want that extra layer, make it 1/128" thick. The program will show it as 0", but internally, it has a thickness. Experiment a bit and you will see how it works." Thank you. I changed the 0" to 1/16" and the paint wraps around. The drywall layer is missing at the end of the walls in the plan view but the 3d renders look good.
  16. FWIW, I was preparing a new thread and came back to delete my posts here, so as to not high jack the OPs thread. I thought we had a similar problem but now suspect it is different and that the solution to my issue will not help with the OP question. Thank you.
  17. Hi, I have an issue with a .plan I am working on in Home Designer Architectural 2019. Somehow I changed settings when I made my own defaults for a "my plan" template. If I start a plan with the factory defaults the ends of the walls have a drywall layer. If I start a plan with my own template and the custom defaults my interior walls do not have drywall end caps. I have attached an illustration comparing the two circumstances. I have also uploaded a .plan based on my custom defaults, as well as a screen shot of that plan layout. I have
  18. Hi, I am using Home Designer Architectural 2019. I am trying to learn about elevation views and working with some kitchen cabinet ideas. I set up an elevation camera but it shows more items than I want to illustrate. I considered the Display Options but it seems like there will be occasions when you can not turn off the unwanted elements while showing the desired details. What is the practical way to work when you wish to generate elevations for something like the kitchen cabinets shown in the attached files? s there a way to constrain what the elev
  19. Hi, I am using Home Designer Architectural 2019. I am trying to specify a deck over a garage roof. What is the best "Room Type" to choose? I used "Deck" but I get a warning about framing design. I am not worried about framing design because I am just doing a conceptual layout, and expect that a licensed engineer/architect will attend to the details if the project moves forward. What is the best course of action for the present? Should I just choose to ignore the warning or am I missing some other choice that will be better? Thank you.
  20. Select the door, right click and "Open Object" ( Ctrl E ), select "Options", and choose "Double Door Only".
  21. I was trying to learn the answer to the question posed in the original post. I found this forum thread, and I also eventually found the answer:
  22. Good question. The wood floor planking material is made of two parts. I thought that perhaps I could load a custom made bump map, that had the plank shapes rotated as you mention, to use with the color map. I went to look at some examples in my install and it seems you can not access the "planking" bump maps in the Architectural version. Maybe that is a Professional feature?