Set Default settings globally


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Is it possible to set default settings globally so that they are the same for every plan? I always set my dimensions to inches, always to measure off the surface and I never want a roof or auto exterior dimensions (I just do interiors).


Any thoughts?

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If you upgrade to the Chief Architect Premier version, you can set up templates for that.

In Home Designer, just set up all your defaults, save the plan, and any time you want to start a new drawing, open the file you saved and then immediately do a File> Save As to give it a new name before drawing anything.

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There is a profile.plan file in the templates directory.


Make a copy of that file as a backup.


Open the profile.plan file, set your defaults, then save it back where it was.


Each new plan you start will have these defaults.




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Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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