Hcon81

Total beginner - Interior dimensions of walls

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Hi guys,

 

Sorry if this is a really basic question, but I can't for the life of me figure it out, and to be honest, it stops me from even getting started with my project. ;-( FYI just bought the 2020 Home Designer Suite (not pro)

 

Here's the issue:

 

I am trying to remodel the interior of my house and will be using a laser measurement device to find the measurements (measuring the inside of my house). I.e. this will be the interior wall surface to wall surface measurements. However, when I try to draw this using the software, I can only input the length of the wall including the wall thickness.  How do I change settings so that I will see the wall surface to wall surface dimensions? 

 

I have attached a picture to show how it looks. 

 

Sorry again for a basic question. Any help is appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

 

Haakon

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I see you said Suite 2020 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.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

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

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Hcon81 said:

How do I change settings so that I will see the wall surface to wall surface dimensions? 

 

Open Help and search for dimensions. Read through the results to find your answer.

 

There is also a Tutorial accessed via the Help menu which may be good to go through.

 

See the YouTube channel linked above also. The hour long getting started webinars should help.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for your replies! 

 

Step 1. Signature added. Good point Solver! Thanx

 

Step 2. Look through videos. 

Thanks for directing me. Finally really digging in to it,  I find the solution. To others who are wondering - click the line with the measurement number and drag the grey diamond shape. i.e do not drag the wall or look in settings. Great - now I'm set to continue designing. :D

 

One thing that i did come across when watching the videos however, was that under 'Home Designer Suite' videos it clearly states Automatic Interior dimension to be possible. However interior automatic dimensions is, as far as i can tell, not possible in Designer Suite. The video even shows Architect software being used. How should I interpret this? or, i guess the better question is, does one need this?

 

Sorry if I wasted your time, appreciate your replies. 

 

Thank you,

 

Haakon

 

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You may change your dimension defaults to locate the wall surface.

 

15 minutes ago, Hcon81 said:

Automatic Interior dimension to be possible. However interior automatic dimensions is, as far as i can tell, not possible in Designer Suite.

 

Open Help, search auto interior dimensions.

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