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    New Feature found in HD Pro 2021 - Not in my HD Pro 2020 The new 2021 version - Standard View and PBR View is substantially better than my 2020 version when displaying paint colors and has more manufacturer selections In the past, I have deleted the old program before installing the new one. This time, I have them both still, for now.. and could not believe how much better colors show up for the Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams Catalogs In the 2021 version they have a color palette for Benjamin Moore which has all the current 2020 colors for the year. In the past, the colors never looked good, for me, with my level of skills in the program. I am certain that a more skilled user could make anything look great.. This has just been my experience. The Sherwin Williams catalog also has more colors for 2020 that did not show up in my HDPro 2020 version. This really is a huge find for my presentations.. The great thing about the 2021 version is that it has all the Benjamin color looks for the year all classified appropriately and they look Great in standard view and in PBR view. This is an AMAZING... Improvement over what I experienced in 2019 and 2020 version of the software.. Just thought I would share the great news for any folks that use color in their presentations from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paints/ Also: The Bonus Metals display sooooo much better in HDPro 2021 than HDPro 2020 and 2019. This has always been depressing for me... But the new version solves this problem tremendously.. I am enjoying discovering new surprise treats in this program every day.. Hopefully the Chief Architect folks will make a video to showcase all these new features so that others can see them too... They did a great job with this revision... If you are into better quality renders, the newer version really is so much more robust than prior years.. even in the standard views... Enjoy!!
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    I am happy to say that I took the leap of faith and updated to HDPRO 2021. I am glad that I did.. My first blush into looking at the new release is that it looks identical to 2020 version. I was surprised and pleased at how much better the PBR renders look in 2021. I would have hoped that they would give us a little more features on the materials side, BUT.... I am REALLY Happy at how vastly different the PBR looks. My basic materials do look vastly improved.. Thanks Chief Architect for this feature, I am so happy about this. I am excited about this and look forward to using the HD PRO 2021. I did see the feature with no outside wall as being very helpful tool. Thanks Chief Architect team for taking the first step in making the Renders look so much better. I appreciate this immensely. The high gloss shine on the flooring has been minimized and the wood flooring looks authentic and not overly glossy as it had been in 2020 version. This was driving me crazy.. It was the first thing I noticed when I did my first render. By no means am I an expert user, I tinker and have been working on learning the program more... As someone mentioned to me early on, the resource guide and the manual is so helpful. I learn something new, each time I read through it.. I digress, but it is safe to say that I am happy that I renewed... I do think that the larger print format feature and the waterfall edge feature are two other nice attributes in addition to the improved PBR experience. Initially I was on the edge about the renewal, since the list of changes was not as extensive as the enhancements for X12. I am happy that I took the plunge and upgraded from the 2020 version. The quality of the PBR is vastly improved.. Just wanted to share my feedback on HDPRO 2021. I look forward to sharing some renders in the near future. Best Regards, D-
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    Thanks @Dominic900and @HDbyJustin thanks to your feedback... I am taking the plunge... I was wondering about the new version HDPro 2021. I will be upgrading and will share my feedback. It is nice to see what other fellow more experienced users feel about the new version. Really appreciate your candid feedback. Look forward to upgrading and using the new features...
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    frameless shower door for bath tub

    Hi everyone, I have created a drop in bath tub and want to create a frameless shower door I followed the tutorial on creating the drop in tub and now have difficulty getting a frameless shower door to be placed on the deck that was built to house the drop in tub. Any help would be most appreciated Note: I tried using a half wall and it would not work.. I tried using a full wall and it did not work I need the glass door to sit on top of the surround Thanks D-
  6. Hi All.. I would like to know if anyone can point me in the direction of how to create a multi story apartment building. I have seen a few in the gallery of images and think they are great.. I am posting a sample plan of a condo unit for you to see - I have done the catwalk, and balcony. However, this is a single family structure with a pitched roof. I have been looking in the videos but they are for single family homes with multi floors. If you know of something for me to read or watch, I would be most appreciative. Here is a sample file of a condo unit, - I have attached 2 files for you to see. In essence, these would be one of each of the various models in the building. I don't know if this means anything, but I wanted you to see what I would love to do.. I apologize in advance if this is somewhere that I have not discovered yet. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction so that I can master creating a 5 - 8 story apartment building. Really appreciate your feedback. D-
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    Multi story building apartment- 5 - 8 - floors

    Found it... I was using the wrong terminology - Duplicating floor. is the right terminology . Anyway - I will keep this up here in case anyone is looking for it...It is from 2015 - but still helped create the solution I was looking for.. Here is the link in case anyone in the future wants to know how to make a multi story building - just duplicate the floor.. Thanks to the Resources team for creating this... I typically find the answers after writing a question to the forum.. It is like clockwork.. The answer seems to appear after I ask for help. Thank you forum for always helping to lead me to the answers... Both with the kind people that help and all of the great info on the forum... I do hope that this helps someone in the future that is looking to create a midrise - multi-story building. All the Best...
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    2 story house foyer 1 PNG.png

    Very Nice... and Impressive
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    Mountain Modern

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    NW Contemporary.jpg

    Nice side view
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    Apt Azena-2019

    Great job and designs using HD Pro 2020
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    Sketch Up Imports

    This is amazing.. Beautiful colors... Definitely a work of art/
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    Tall Angle Corner Cabinet for Closet

    Joann It worked!!! I never thought that pulling a cabinet into the wall would be the way to go. But it did work. Another simpler solution should be the corner base cabinet extended to the proper height.. But that stile just can't work.. This method works perfectly. I never would have imagined that the software would make one pull an object into the wall for a simple corner cabinet. I am not complaining.. just thankful that you chimed in on this.. I am happy that everyone is so helpful and gracious.. I would have never thought of something like this.. and I tried everything... I am saving this in my user library as a Library Block... Thanks again to everyone who helped... D-
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    Tall Angle Corner Cabinet for Closet

    I am trying to create a Tall Corner unit for a closet.. I would sincerely appreciate any help because I have tried every cabinet option. It seems like it should be doable.. Am I missing something or is this not possible with HD Pro 2020? Thanks for your help in advance D-
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    Tall Angle Corner Cabinet for Closet

    Hi Guys, I have been thinking that Eric was using x11 - I was right - The partition method and shelves is something that I tried prior coming to Forum.. Thanks for the suggestion.. Keith - I have been toying around with the base option... funny that you mentioned this - I am tinkering, but think this may be the best option.. It is just getting rid of the style in the front that I am struggling with.. Thanks for the help.. I will let you all know if I am successful.. I sincerely appreciate everyone's help.. D-
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    Tall Angle Corner Cabinet for Closet

    Eric The cabinet does not overlap the other. There seems to be a bounding box.. I know that there is something that I have not turned on.. I just don't know what it is. I know the answer lies in a tool in the bottom left corner, I have tried all the tools and they do not work. I have looked at it for over an hour... therefore, I came to the forum for advice. I have gone through all the videos and tutorials.. I know that it is something simple - BECAUSE you have shown me that it is possible.. What am I missing???
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    Tall Angle Corner Cabinet for Closet

    here is what I get
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    Tall Angle Corner Cabinet for Closet

    Eric That is what I would love to do.. How do I make them intersect? Your pic is perfect...
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    Room Planner App

    Tiffany, There are several other apps on the market that people are using.. Some even come with the Bluetooth measuring devices such as Leica Disto is one of the biggest ones with the most floorplan integration and industry use. Bosch GLM is a strong contender also, Stanley Tools offers a Bluetooth and floorplan integration too. There are others out there on Amazon that offer Bluetooth and floorplan solutions. . I think that it was a business decision by Chief Architect, because so many other solutions are on the market. I know that this has been covered before in the past, I thought that I would share my thoughts.. D-
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    Living Area Label

    @solver OMG!!! I am jumping for Joy!!! This is fabulous.... Thanks for sharing this tidbit... Note: I have been in this area before, but never toyed around with it in depth.. This is a Game Changer for my 2D plans... You ARE MY Hero!!! Thanks again for helping me understand more of the power of this program...
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    Living Area Label

    @solver Question: Is there anyway to change the colors of the lines to make them more colorful like in the past? I know that I can add color to the inside of an area with all sorts of things... It is the exterior lines that are of interest to me. Thanks for your feedback
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    This is for JoAnn...

    I know but he attributed his success to you.. The 2D plans look marvelous... You seem to be a great Teacher!!
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    Living Area Label

    Jo_Ann - yes it Does!!!