PDSlax

Double Dimensions of Floor Plan

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Hi there. I’m trying to create a model of a school building floor plan for a colleague, and I made the mistake of creating it at a scale where one foot in the application is equal to two feet in the actual building. I drew up the initial plan just fine, but when I added windows, doors, etc., things went awry. Is there a way I can either double the size of the existing floor plan or reduce the size of doors, windows, openings, furnishings, and so on? It would be awesome  if there were a way to simply double the size of the  basic layout. 

 

Any suggestions?

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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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12 minutes ago, PDSlax said:

and I made the mistake of creating it at a scale where one foot in the application is equal to two feet in the actual building.

 

How did you do that?

 

The drawing is always 1 to 1, and gets scaled when printed.

 

15 minutes ago, PDSlax said:

Is there a way I can either double the size of the existing floor plan or reduce the size of doors, windows, openings, furnishings, and so on?

 

No to both.

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I didn't set up the application for that scale; instead I just used that scale informally. That is to say, when my colleague described a room that is 20' by 30', my plan for that room in Home Designer Suite was 10' by 15'. I thought this would give the app less data to manage and reduce the lagginess that happens when the plan gets more and more complex.

 

In any case, I have simply redrawn the floor plan at a regular 1:1 scale. I wanted to reply to your posts to thank you for writing back to me and to make sure that my signature showed which version of Home Designer I'm using.

 

Thanks!

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