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Drawing basic floor plan

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Where do I begin when drawing a floor plan? I've used much older version of CA for years. Easy as could be. This version is frustrating.

 

 On Chief Architect Home Designer Suite I drew walls, doors, windows and closed walls on house. Thought that is supposed to generate floors. In dollhouse view my floors were grass. Why? On videos I don't see where that is explained. Also, those videos should be specific to which software program you own, so when viewing instruction it shouldn't include what can be done with Pro version, when mine is not that. It is confusing for video instructions to go back and forth between my version and Pro.

 

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

 

2) I've linked to videos below. The Quick Start for Home Designer on YouTube are a good place to start.

 

No one but you knows what you have done or not done. Posting your plan file helps us see. Posting images helps too.

 

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It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. Doing so makes it always available, and this info is often key to providing a good suggestion

 

Resources for self help:

 

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

 

 

 

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They are somewhat generic for most of the programs . which camera are you using ??  there are 2 with diffrent veiws attacthed to each try the first camera closet to the left of the scrreen if you are using pro . the version and year always helps with answers ! This programs makes leaps & bounds with each version & release 

 

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Chiefusersm, 

 

There are 84 videos listed for Suite. Go to the page link below and scroll down to Suite.

 

https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/videos/

 

Many if not all of the videos have notifications as to which product they pertain to. 

 

If you are seeing grass, it sounds like the building was not closed, i.e. the outside walls did not meet somewhere.  Try making a simple box.  If the building is closed, then you should get an automatic roof by default.  No roof? Then it's not closed.    

 

 

 

 

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