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  1. Hi All, Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate it. Don
  2. Please refer to the attached screen shot of a 3D view of a kitchen I am drawing. I have several questions. 1. I want all the kitchen cabinets to have a cherry wood stain finish. I don't see any wood finishes in the materials options for cabinets in the HDP 2016 Library. Am I missing something? Can I import a picture of the cherry cabinet finish we have now? 2. I want to be able to select all the cabinets to make this change. In the online help I learned to use marquee to select multiple objects and even unselect ones I don't want in the selection but then I can't figure out how to open
  3. Hi David, Thanks for making the video. I picked up several tips from watching it. Cheers, Don
  4. I tried using manual dimensions but the dimension line was not offset from the wall. It was coincident with the outer edge of the wall and I could not figure out how to move it out. I watched two of the training videos on dimensions and I learned that whenever a room is completed HDP will display dimensions exterior to the outside walls for those rooms. So I just drew all the outside walls as shown in the screen shot I posted originally where they did not line up, except I extended the last wall segment to make it meet up with the beginning of the first wall segment. That caused a closed s
  5. The developer for a housing community where we are thinking of moving sent me a PDF drawing of the floor plan for the house. I am trying to transcribe it into HDP 2016. The problem is that HDP 2016 shows the dimensions on the interior side of the walls but the builder's drawing has them on the outside. I tried to adjust for this by adding or subtracting the exterior wall thickness, which according to the HDP 2016 preferences is 6-11/16" but as you can see by "My Drawing" the walls don't meet up when I get back to the starting point. Is there a way to force HDP 2016 to show exterior wall dimens
  6. I've started the layout of a rambler with walkout basement by starting with the first floor. I realized when I tried to put in the stairs and they looked strange that I need to now add the basement. I watched the training videos for basements and walkout basement and ended up with what is depicted in the attached screen shot. The footing is at least half the height of the foundation wall. The product used in the video is Home Designer Architectural 2015 and the menu for Build Foundation must be different from HDP 2015 because the dialogs don't look the same in HDP 2015. I tried making the heig
  7. I did what Kat suggested. Looking at the dual sink cabinet in our current master bathroom I see that is what the builder did. There we have a cabinet for each sink with a thin cabinet between that has drawers. Thanks to the others who answered. Now I have several ways I can go in the future. Don
  8. I just started using Home Designer Pro. I am transcribing a plan from a PDF into HDP for a house by an independent developer who said he would be willing to make some changes to the design. I want to use HDP to make these changes and send the developer a drawing of the changes. I am trying to add a vanity with two sinks to the master bathroom. I made the vanity using a Base Cabinet from the library then I placed a vanity sink in it. When I tried to place the second vanity sink I got the attached error, namely "The fixture or appliance currently in this cabinet will be deleted to make way f
  9. I am using the trial of Home Designer Pro (HDP) and will probably purchase it soon as it seems to have all the features I need and then some. I am interested in a couple of homes that will be built in a new community by an independent developer. He is much more flexible on making modifications than the big spec house developers. He sent me PDF plans of the houses in which I am interested in and I did a walk-through of one that is framed and roofed. We discussed various modifications and he said to just jot down my requested modifications on a printout of the plan, give it to him and he could h