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  1. sea_lyons

    Adding Panels to Cabinets/Island

    Worked perfectly! Thanks once again for your help!
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    Adding Panels to Cabinets/Island

    I'd like to add panels to the back and sides of an island I've created. I've found a link that shows how to do this in Chief Architect but the method shown isn't an option in Home Designer Pro. Is there a workaround for this? https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-03028/customizing-cabinet-back-and-side-panels.html
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    Creating Layout Template

    Oh, thank you so much for doing that Rick, it looks great like that as well! And I'm relieved to hear that they don't show up when printed which is what matters. Looks like I'm good to go ahead with it then. Thanks again!
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    Creating Layout Template

    Okay, I created the file using Bullzip however I am still seeing the lines... Also, when I use Bullzip, I can see the border/background of my logo image? I created the image with a transparent background and it does not show up at all when I use Chief to create the file. Layout Template (Bullzip).pdf
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    Creating Layout Template

    I'm wanting to send the PDF files out to be printed, not printing at home. When I toggle to Bullzip, I'm only able to Print, not Save as PDF...
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    Creating Layout Template

    Layout Template.layout
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    Creating Layout Template

    I'm trying to create my template for layouts with my logo, etc. Everything looks great while I'm working, however, when I save it as a PDF, I have some bizarre lines running through my filled background. I've attached a PDF to show what I'm talking about. I think they only appear once I've filleted the corners? I've tried toggling everything in my Display Options box to no avail. Any help figuring this out would be much appreciated! Layout Template.pdf
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    Creating/Modifying Floor/Backsplash Tiles

    Thank you both! And thank you rangerrick for the herringbone pattern! I'll be saving that one to my User Catalog. Much appreciated!
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    Creating/Modifying Floor/Backsplash Tiles

    I've read through the knowledge base and watched a few videos but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. As an example, say I'd like to create 12x24 marble floor tiles in a herringbone pattern with charcoal grout. I've found a picture online of the texture I'd like to use (marble). I'm creating a new material, using that photo as my texture source and then modifying the pattern to Herringbone. In the preview and when applied to the floor, however, it does not appear in a herringbone pattern (or perhaps it is, but I can't tell because the grout lines are nonexistent). What am I doing wrong here? Is what I'm trying to do possible in Home Designer Pro? Another example, I have penny tile backsplash in my library however the tile colours and grout don't suit my needs. I've copy and pasted a penny tile to my User Catalog to be modified but I'm unable to change the grout colour independently of the tile colour. I'd like navy tile and white grout (which is how it appears in the preview on the left) but it shows up all navy in the 3D preview and when applied to the walls. I must be missing something here or going about this the absolute wrong way. I'd truly, truly appreciate a quick rundown of how to do this and/or for someone to point me in the direction of a video/knowledge base article that explains. Or to let me know if its even possible! Many thanks!
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    How to Create Angled Bulkhead?

    Thank you once again, Eric!
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    How to Create Angled Bulkhead?

    Hi, I've attached some photos of a bulkhead that I need to recreate in Home Designer Pro as well as what I've completed so far using Soffits. Just unsure on how to recreate the angled portion (which is the landing for the stairs on the upper level). Thank you for any insight!
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    Interior Dimensions

    The video was very helpful. And yes I am already making use of the Temporary Dimensions although personally I think I would still find auto interior dimensions helpful in certain instances. Again, just personal preference! Thanks again for your help Eric!
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    Interior Dimensions

    Thank you so much for your reply. I am currently trying to familiarize myself with everything so I can create a template with my preferred defaults. These are just the things that were tripping me up so far. I've attached a screen grab of my menu for Edit>Delete Objects. I don't see an option to delete only Auto Exterior Dimensions - only Dimensions, Automatic. I assume this would include my interior dimensions as well which I don't think I'd want turned off? Okay, so I need to change how I take my measurements then to make this a little easier on myself I suppose, ha. The question you were confused on is also clarified by the fact that window size does not include trim. (I had 0" exterior casing and 3" interior casing in my default. So, under the assumption that the dimension included trim, I thought that the default dimension was being placed on the exterior of the room. Hope that makes sense, not that it matters though... moot point now.) Again, thanks very much for clarifying and making this switch a little easier on me!
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    Interior Dimensions

    I have read the reference material and watched several tutorial videos and can't seem to find a solution to my issues with interior dimensions. Admittedly, I am very new at this program (used to use 2020 Design) so it may very well just be some settings that need adjusting (I hope) and not that this program can't do what I need it to do (I doubt). I have three items below that I cannot figure out. I am designing primarily kitchens and bathrooms so I'm not working with entire floor plans which means I may only have a simple rectangle for a floor plan at times. When I turn on auto dimensions for a single room all of the dimensions appear on the inside making the view very cluttered. Is there a way to have auto dimensions appear on the outside of the room that you're working on? I've set default widths for my interior doors and windows. My default auto interior dimensions for locate objects is set to measuring openings at the casing. When I place a door or window, my default width is being placed on the exterior of the wall and not interior of the room and the auto dimension is adding an additional 6.5" on the interior side to account for the trim on the inside. (i.e. my default for a window is set at 41.5" which includes trim. I place the window, and that measurement is placed on the exterior wall while the dimension on the inside of the room where I need it shows 48" so I'm having to adjust manually which defeats the whole purpose of the default?). Finally, is there a way to turn off exterior dimensions altogether? I won't ever need them as I'm only designing kitchens and baths and they just clutter my view. I can only find the option to turn off Auto or Manual dimensions under the Tools/Display Options menu. Again, I'm hoping someone can help if it really is just something that's off with my settings. This is the third consecutive night I've been at this trying to figure it out and I don't seem to be getting very far. Many thanks!