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MatE

Create and change layers?

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Hi All,

I was hoping to get a better workflow steps from one of you experienced HD Pro users?

 

I copied in a few things Into Into HD Pro.

     - I didn't pay attention to what Layer was on?

     - I tried to have the "Display Options Dialog" open permanently on the other monitor to "Know what layer was on"

     - Cant seem to make it happen?

Anyway it put a wall on the "fixture layer".... How do I create a "Misc 1, Misc 2, etc" layer and move the item to a layer that doesn't interfere with the things on the HD Pro "Default Layers" and items in them?

Thanks, MatE

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You cannot create layers in any of the Home Designer products.

 

Imported items, like things made in SketchUp, are always on the Interior Fixtures layer.

 

The software is very modal -- you must close a dialog to continue. Very frustrating. So no leaving things open.

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That is a feature of Chief Architect Premier in that you can create custom layer names and move objects from one layer to another along with many other useful features. Home Designer Pro is exactly like Chief Premier but with a lot less useful features.

 

DJP

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That is why you pay so much more for Chief.  It rivals (and for home design beats the pants off) AutoCAD Architecture for about the same price.  I used the later for many years and it's fine for commercial buildings but not very intuitive for houses.  It took me about three hours to create a custom wall with quoins -- 10 seconds in HD.

Alan

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Thanks, that makes things more clear...Though really strange they decided to have all imports sent to the "Interior Fixture Layer".  You think they would have made a layer called "Import / Misc / User" Or something like that so you can turn them off without messing with the actual interior fixtures in the model?  But all in all I am really liking this HD Pro!!!  I just have to put in more time to get a better handle on things!  I really appreciate everyone's help and advice, it is really helping the learning curve by not trying to do something the program is not set up to do. 

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