How to rotate my plan (view) in HD architect 2021

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I'm new to HD, just bought the Architect 2021 version. Refering to previous topics: can I rotate my plan with this version? I can't find the tools described. Neither can I rotate the objects. 

By now, I imported a CSV altitude of the surroundings of my home and built a 3D terrein. And i imported an dxf of the terrain-border and the "borders" of our house and neighbours (using QGIS). In that way I have starting point as I want to model my house as well as the garden and direct surroundings. I hope this way of working fits into the software? Problem is that our house is (of course) not situated exactly not-south, though we're only lacking 1-2 degrees ;-). 


thanks, Robert


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I see you mentioned Architectural 2021.


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)




Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
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Ideally, you would rotate your terrain so that the house walls are square with the screen.


I don't see how you can do this, nor do I see how to set the program up to draw walls so they will snap to an off angle.


Maybe someone experienced using Architectural will comment.

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Hi - I worked on a plan design in HDPro ( not sure if you have Chief Architect or HD Architectural ) that had a couple of odd angled walls that they were non rectilinear (90degree) apart to each other - not ideal but allows a bit more design freedom I guess.

I discovered in the 'General Plan defaults' - double click on 'Select Objects' pointer....

I entered the angles I wanted to establish and worked away from there.

On the screen  image attached I added 25 and 35 degrees for example.

Also the plan (part) I worked on with odd angles.

Hope this helps you.


general plan defaults.png

My Plan HDPro.png

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Oh - I see. he says he has Architect - he means HD Architectural then. Better he just upgrades then.

Then the software will do what he wants it to do - perhaps?

Thanks Eric.

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thanks for the replies! Correct, I have HD Architectural. 


The advice I found on the web is rotating the plan. From your replies I conclude that I need HD Pro for this. Am I correct?


As I'm no pro-user, I hope to find a solution with my current license. 

A tric could be rotating in QGIS, but that's not that easy too. 



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