Suite - Can I print a plan


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When comparing the products, The comparison chart said that only the Professional version can:

"Printable Layout Sheets. Create blueprint layouts with 3D, CAD, Cross-Section / Elevation, and Plan Views. Define any scale for the drawing."


What will the Suite version print, if not layout sheets?  Does it print blue print size plans? Can the file be saved in the CAD file format to pass on to an Architect?




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A "Layout" file is separate from a plan file. The purpose of the layout file is for laying out views, scaled and otherwise up to 18" x 24" paper. Any Home Designer title can print views to scale or print render views but suite is limited in paper size (smaller than 18"  x 24" natively, only Pro natively prints to that size paper).

There are ways to print to larger paper sizes by having your initial print out scanned and blown up to a larger size using a print service.

In all titles except Pro you can only print what is in a particular window directly from a plan file, If you want a large plan at a scale, natively you can print on several pages of smaller paper and then tape them together to make a larger, scaled print out.

In the end, you get what you pay for and only you can decide what your time and money are worth in terms of time and end product.



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