DanGan

UK-style Electrical Objects

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I live in England (in the UK) and would like to change the appearance of the electrical outlet object when mounted on a wall to look like a UK style socket (here is an example: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=6da5bdf4afa840d37145387788e4fc89)

 

I'm a new user and have been digging into the documentation/training and have found how I can import a 3D symbol, but using this approach the object behaves as a generic Fixture. What I would really like to do is change the appearance of the default outlet so that I get the benefits of using the built-in electrical tools (e.g. auto-place outlets).

 

Is there a way to do this with standard HD functionality?

 

Many thanks,

Dan  

 

PS using Home Designer Pro 2017 on Mac

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Sorry to say, but you would have to upgrade to Chief Architect Premier to do that...

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Thanks for quick feedback @LawB10.

 

I'm only doing my own DIY renovation project, so can't justify/afford purchasing Premier version. Perhaps I could persuade CA to add a UK-style outlet to Core content library for HD Pro to make the product more appealing to UK market. I suppose I should raise a support case.

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Thanks @BrownTiger ! 

 

I see that the object you sent is treated as an electrical object, however it seems to behave more like a switch than an outlet (the attached picture shows the cursor changing to switch symbol when placing a new UK outlet and a UK outlet previously placed on the wall automatically at switch height). I also noticed that the symbol in the plan view seems to be reverse orientation from the built-in standard outlet (i.e. the lines on the symbol face the room instead of the wall).

 

I tried making these tweaks myself, but do not see options to do this.

 

Are you able to make these tweaks or tell me how to do it myself?

 

Cheers!

 

 

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Sorry, I was out.... These things are specific to UK, honestly I lived in Europe never seen one of these. I was under the impression that it is table top switch with outlets.

 

I can fix it for you... What should be a default height from the finished floor? What should be a symbol for that? See below

 

SwitchOption1.jpgSwitchOption4.jpgSwitchOption3.jpgSwitchOption2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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