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Hey,

Trying to get started with my Architectural 2019 and really struggling with a fundamental.

I can't see how to have any control over my layers/ views.

 

1.  What is the difference between a "layer" and  "view"

 

2.  I've have used a different program (PUNCH- Home Design) for years but thought I was upgrading to this product.  All I want to do is create separate "views" for electrical layout, plumbing layout, etc. and be able to have different text on each "view".... I see how to create a new view but I can't name it or make it any different from the existing views.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Is "Architectural" capable of this?

 

Thank you,

 

Bo

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I see you said Architectural, but answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

You can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on, then see mine for an example) 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 keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

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

 

 

 

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Layers control what is visible in each view.

 

Home Designer products lack the ability to define Layer Sets like the Chief Architect products do, so you will need to manually change your Layer Display Settings for each view.

 

For your electrical plan, turn on walls and electrical (and any other required layers), for example.

 

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Hmmm....

 

That is frustrating... so what is the point of the "new plan view" if each of the new views is exactly the same as the other view?

 

And how about Text?  if I want different text on each view am I supposed to rewrite it?

 

I fear I have bought the wrong program...

 

thanks.

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Seem like this would be a basic feature in an architecture program.... but maybe I'm looking for something different.  I wonder if I can return this program.

 

thanks for your input.

 

Bo

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