Slab with footings


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I first have to state I am not a designer so apologize for ignorance of some of my questions. I have used CAD for mechanical engineering and have done many remodeling jobs durning my life time but using this CAD design software is a 1st. I am trying to get the basics done for a vacation home to be built in Philippines. In the Philippines the stand build is concrete and center block ( they call hollow block. I have been using this software now for 2 years in a part time way since building is not to take place till this time next year. I am far from using a fraction of the power of this program but recently decided on some major changes and found that because of my lack of knowledge of this software I never really built the foundation properly which of course has caused all the work to be voided in that changes can't not be made.
--- Sorry for all this explaining but my real question is on how do I lay out my Slab with footing when it comes to one wall being an arc. I am going back watching the video again but if anyone could please send me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Again I never did do the foundation right so changes not going to happen so starting over hopefully with proper foundation.


--- Thanks Very much for your time and consideration, Tim

Tablas 1st real drawing 2nd floor done with open bottom now deck 15.plan


--- Tim

Home Designer Pro 2017
Oct 25 2016

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1) Please fill out your Signature -- see below.


2) Please break up your text with a blank line or 3 -- makes reading much easier :)




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  • 4 months later...


I am using Home Designer Suite 2017 Build

I am trying to follow the videos, but many things seem to be hidden or missing, such as a slab tool, custom countertops and back splash; variety of cabinet designs, color choices, etc. Is my program without these features are am I not looking in the right place? thanks

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Best to start a new thread instead of adding on to one with an unrelated question.


Also, please fill out your signature -- see my post above. (Yes I see you provided that info)


What videos are you watching? The videos mostly use Home Designer Pro which has many features Suite does not, like all those you listed.


Various plan styles have different cabinet styles, which you can copy/paste to a new plan.

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Sorry, not familiar with starting a new thread and hoping there was activity here.

If Suite does not have those features, do they offer substitutes? A slab seems a pretty standard construction feature not to have available.

Appreciate the assist.

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