String/belt course in exterior walls


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I'm looking at doing some Victorian plans in HD Pro 2016, with brick as an outer facing on the exterior walls. Lots of Victorian houses have a string course (also called a belt course) between floors or at the window sill level - is it possible to make that happen automatically in HD Pro? If not, how can I add something like this to my plans?

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Not automatically.


See this Knowledge Base Article for one way. You can use a Soffit, or a Custom Backsplash. The backsplash tool understands windows and doors, so you can draw it through them, and it will cut itself around them.




It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click My Settings, then Signature on the left. 


If you will post images and/or the plan file, that will help as well. Make sure it's closed in Home Designer first. You can zip it if it is to big to post.


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