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KLSmith

Measuring correctly

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I'd like some feedback on how you enter room dimensions. When I measure a real room that is going to be remodeled or decorated, I measure the windows and doors from casing to casing, and then I measure the walls between. One thing I don't like about Home Designer 2016 is that when I click on interior dimensions, it gives me the dimensions of just the sash or door, not including the casing. Does anyone know how to tell it to show the overall dimension that includes the casing?

 

Any tips are appreciated.

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I would locate the doors and windows via their centers, using a wall measurement and 1/2 the casing to casing dimension.

 

Make sure your Dimension Defaults are set to locate wall surface and not framing.

 

I don't believe Suite is capable of doing what you want.

 

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Resources for self help:
 
The built in Help System (always a good place to start)
 
 
 

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I already have the dimensions set to surface. My issue is that when I measure a living room, I measure the windows casing to casing, so if I had a 30" window with 2 1/2" casings, the overall measurement is 35". That's what I'd like to show on my HD drawings, instead it is showing 30".

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Darn - katalyst77 - you are right! Wish I had the bazillion dollars to upgrade! ;-)

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