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A few ‘basic’ features I don’t see in HD Architectural 2021 – am I right?

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After using HD Architectural 2021 for a month I noted some features that seem basic to me but I don’t see them in the program. Just making sure they are really not there:

 

-Having horizontal AC outlets
-Having any control over interior or exterior window sill size and/or color
-Having any selection of window and door casing styles
-Showing room measurements under the room name in ½” increments instead of 1” increments
-Centering objects between 2 objects (e.g., a cabinet between 2 windows)
-Spacing objects evently (e.g., selecting 5 recessed lights and having them space equidistantly from first to last)
-Having a different background/backdrop image for the house using 1 image for the front of the house and 1 for the back of the house (it’s disorienting to see the ocean on both sides of the house …) in 3D view
 

Thanks!

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I believe you are correct -- might check the Bonus Catalogs for a horizontal outlet, and sill color is the same as casing color.

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Thanks again, I'll check the bonus catalogs. Those spacing and centering features would save me a ton of time.

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22 minutes ago, MauiMike said:

Centering objects between 2 objects (e.g., a cabinet between 2 windows)

 

This feature was just added to Chief this latest release -- center between 2 points, and in chief, you can pick up centers and edges of things.

 

When I was using Pro, I frequently drew CAD lines to use where there was nothing to locate.

 

Center cad lines on 2 windows. Draw a 3rd line connecting those 2. The center tool will find the center of the connecting CAD line.

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I just tried your cad lines workaround and it works well - thanks!

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3 hours ago, MauiMike said:

Centering objects between 2 objects (e.g., a cabinet between 2 windows)

 

For centering a cabinet between 2 windows, or more specifically the casing on each window, place a cabinet between them and drag each end of the cabinet until it bumps into the casing. Open the cabinet and set the width you want.

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Wow - that's a great trick! I wish I had asked my questions earlier ...

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That's another keeper - thank you so much for being so helpful!

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On 8/4/2020 at 8:46 PM, MauiMike said:

-Spacing objects evenly (e.g., selecting 5 recessed lights and having them space equidistantly from first to last)

 

It takes a little planning ahead but you can use the Transform/Replicate Object Tool. It's not ideal and only works before fact but it helps.

 

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17 minutes ago, afgrove said:

 

It takes a little planning ahead but you can use the Transform/Replicate Object Tool. It's not ideal and only works before fact but it helps.

 

 

7 minutes ago, MauiMike said:

I'm not seeing this feature - is it in the Architectural version?

 

Pro only.

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Oops, Sorry MauiMike. Didn't realize it wasn't in Architectural.

 

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