Importing plan picture and modifying it


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If you mean a "Picture" of a floor plan, then yes. You import the image or PDF file into a blank plan file and then check the dimensions of known objects like, for instance, most front doors are found to be 36" wide and interior doors and doorways to be 30 or 32 inches wide. It is even better if the image contains dimensions that can be measured in Home Designer with its dimension tools. You measure and then adjust the image size up or down based upon your measurements by grabbing a corner handle of the image or PDF pulling that selected corner out to enlarge or inward to make it smaller. You then check the dimensions in Home Designer again and again as you make changes until it measures out properly. Then you can just trace over the image using the wall, door and window tools to start the 3D model in Home Designer. Precision can then be created using known or annotated dimensions in Home Designer.



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Please post questions in Q&A. Tips & Techniques is where you share your tips and techniques.


I see you said Architectural 2019, and you can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) 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.






Resources for self help:


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




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