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Can no longer click individual rooms, Help!

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Hi, I can't seem to locate the answer in the forums, sorry if this has been answered before.  I'm using Home Designer Arch 2020, and the program was working fine prior, but now I cannot select individual rooms on my floorplan. The 'select objects' arrow now highlights the entire plan, and not individual rooms (or even the smallest of closets, etc). I've figure out I can press the 'tab' button (which does highlight the desired room), but then if I do any other action (right click for example) the room highlighting goes away. I imagine it's a setting I must have clicked or unclicked, since I've been playing with this plan for quite a while and have made only minor tweaks. I start a new test plan, and the select objects arrow works like it's supposed to. Just this plan it's stopped working. Please Help! 

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check to see in Tools<display options< Rooms  is not locked.  if it is remove the lock. This could be your problem 

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Hi batthmv, thank you for replying so fast.  Unfortunately, this did not work.  I tried checking and unchecking everything to do with the word Rooms, no luck.  I don't understand why, on the first click, the entire plan is highlighted, then pressing Tab gives me the room exactly as intended in the first place. I'm willing to try any other suggestions. Thx.

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check your walls and insure they are connected to form a room.  if there is a gap between walls all the rooms will select instead of one.  You can see this by creating a new simple plan with two rooms and move the dividing room away from the connecting wall.  Now when you select one room they both select.  connect the wall and only one room will select.  Maybe this is it. ??

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Thanks, but I don't believe this is it.  I see what you're saying about a disconnected wall, but it's not the issue.  Even if one are is disconnected, I should still be able to click on something known to be 100% intact, such as a closet, right?  What I have looks like it does when you left-click and drag over the entire plan.  (I've duplicated it with the attachment). 

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The only other possibility (if you are sure all walls are properly connected) is that one or more walls are auto-generated by the software automatically. Such walls are always marked on their "Wall Specification Dialog" as being check-marked as "No Room Define" (if so marked,they will not allow a room to be formed while they are so programmed, "Attic Wall" and also "No Locate", take a look for any wall that is so marked and un-check those wall attributes.

 

Also if you are trying to create rooms on the Attic Level ( <A> ), the software is pre-programmed to disallow such creativity. You first need to create a "Second Floor" on which you can then manually draw walls and finish your project. I cannot tell from what you have said or posted what, in fact that you did.

 

DJP

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What does the status bar report with that selection?

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I see you mentioned Architectural 2020.

 

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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If you will save your plan, close the software and then attach your plan file, someone can look and probably find the problem.

 

Much easier and faster than guessing.

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I believe I'm figuring this out.  It IS a wall issue. The last things I was doing was adding a deck and a pool enclosure.  I'm obviously not good at this program yet, but through my 'tweaking' I attached something I shouldn't have.  I removed everything attached to the main structure, and now the interior of the floorplan is selecting properly.  Yeah!  So, it's kinda back to the drawing board to figure this part out, but this add-on is the least of my concern, the house plan is what's important to me.  Worst case, I'll draw the pool area, old school, on some graph paper - Done!

 

Thank you everyone for your time and your help in this matter!

 

G

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