ThomasWL

Import AutoCad plans to Home Designer Pro 2021

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Hi, I have Floor Plans that are2D that I created in AutoCad and have imported into Home Designer Pro 2021. Can I add and modify to these floor plans after loading. I watched the video of importing/exporting drawings but that was using Chief Architect Premier with Cad walls which HD Pro does not have. Is there a video that can help me with continuing to work on this floor plan as is or will I need to have a PDF of it and trace it. Can I make this into 3D by tracing the imported floor plan? Thanks

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*** I see you said Pro 2021 ***

 

 

 

Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

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)

 

 

 

 
Home Designer - Getting Started - Setting Preferences and Defaults
 

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14 minutes ago, ThomasWL said:

Can I make this into 3D by tracing the imported floor plan?

 

Have you tried?

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As you said, there "is not CAD to Walls" tool in Home Designer. What you CAN do is to make sure the imported PDF or .dwg is properly scaled once imported, orient that PDF or imported AutoCAD drawing to O-Y/0X in HD in plan view and then trace over the PDF or imported drawing using HD's 3D tools to start to obtain a 3D model in Home Designer, then add windows and doors etc and make perfect using dimension tools in HD. Then add roofs etc.

 

DJP

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