how to add new "Room type"?


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Using PRO 2023
The default room types in my program include, among others; Bedroom, but no Master Bedroom.  While studying Boot camp I noted the PRO program being demonstrated has types; "Master bedroom" and "Bedroom" as well as , Bedroom 1, bedroom 2, etc, Master bath and others NOT included in my copy of Pro.

 I've checked training videos like; "Default settings", "Bathroom" webinar, and others and I've noticed virtually all that use Pro in their discussions also demonstrate a much larger selection of room types like Master bath , Master Bedroom than my copy of Pro has. Why is that?  

Apparently there is a way to add a room type, but I can't find it.  I've checked the "rooms" and "room types" in the Users Guide and Reference manual for Pro 2023  and Pro 2022, Knowledge base and so on. to no avail.

 I would like to add the missing default Room types; Master bedroom and Master bath and others.  Yet there is no "ADD" or "copy" on the available room types Dialog,  There IS a way to edit a room type name, but no where can I find a way to ADD a room type?

What am I missing? How do I add a room type?  Can an existing room type be copied and renamed"  what is the Process ? where is it documented.  
Thank you
Fred

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Go to Edit>Default Settings>Floors and Rooms>Room Types. Click "Edit" and the room names will show up in a list. Take one of the numbered bedrooms and Rename it. If you need numbered rooms in your plan, then change the label as David showed in his video for each bedroom type. You can do this for any of the rooms listed. Just check the Edit label too and verify the room has the structure and function you want. There you can edit the materials and structure for the various room types too. Even a room style that is not common in your area can be changed and edited to something you want to have.

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Thank you David and Rookie65. I'm new to this product so please forgive my ignorance, I do attempt to study all available documentation/videos before posing questions. 

Your suggestions will be tried. However, I'm still asking specifically if a NEW room Type, with completely different attributes, can be added? Meaning for example; if I have only 10 original

"Room Types"  supplied with Home Designer Pro, but need 12 - can 2 new types be added? -- or is the program fixed at the original 10 room types?  thereby also being limited to the work arounds and renames as you've discussed ? 

 

I've tried the  Edit>Default Settings>Floors and Rooms>Room Types as suggested by Rookie65 but this apparently only alowes me to rename "bedroom" to "bedroom 1" for example. I cannot create more than one "bedroom", room type at a time.

 

For example; I'm planning a house addition where the existing typical frame house, and bedrooms, are 1950s era. For locale permitting I need to document the entire existing house as well as the two story addition where the the construction will be SIP (Structural insulated panels) NO stud framing. Additionally the room types of the old and new bedrooms will be substantially different from each other. 

Meanwhile My copy of HD PRO has only one (1))  room type called "bedroom".  The HD Training videos I've watched have multiples; Bedroom, Master Bedroom , Bedroom 1,2,3,4.. Master bath and so on.   By comparison I have only a few styles in total including a single one called "bedroom". 

So can NEW "Room Type" be added?  I'm fine with a "no"  I'm just trying to be accurate.

Thank you

 

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My Question was "can a NEW "Room Type" be added?"  According to Nathan B., in technical support, the answer is; NO, users of HD pro 2023 may not add new Room types.  The number of room types is fixed in the program.   My copy of HD Pro has 32 Room types. 

We discussed two example bedrooms; One with hardwood floors and one with carpeting. In this example Nathan agreed with Rookie65 in that a given named Room Type; "bedroom" in this case, can be first used in one bedroom to specify, for example; a hardwood floor, and then the same named room type can be modified for a second bedroom to specify carpet.  The differing attributes are stored in the design file. The default floor for the named type "Bedroom" remains Carpet unless and until changed by the user say if a new Design is started and there is a need for hardwood flooring again, or perhaps to apply tile to a third bedroom in the first design file, Nathan also agreed that for a given design file an unused room type such as; "Bonus" or "unfinished" could be renamed in effect providing a second bedroom default, However, the total number of Room types does not increase only their names change and related attributes when changed by the user.

Nathan also investigated and found that earlier versions of  Home designer Pro, as shown in the training videos, indeed had multiple bedroom types; Master, bedroom 1, bedroom 2,  and so on. These were eventually deemed "redundant" and removed, they are now not delivered with current versions of the program. 

Thanks to each of you for your support, and David, Thank you for your quick Video it was very enlightening on changing attributes on the fly, and especially the part about Display options I will be paying closer attention to that.

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On 8/3/2022 at 9:08 PM, CrossFireDesign said:

Nathan also investigated and found that earlier versions of  Home designer Pro, as shown in the training videos, indeed had multiple bedroom types; Master, bedroom 1, bedroom 2,  and so on.

 

See if this older template plan gets you started. Search my YouTube channel for info on Home Designer Templates.

 

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On 8/2/2022 at 10:09 PM, CrossFireDesign said:

Using PRO 2023

 

 

 

 

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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When you ask a question, you are initiating a conversation, so please don't ask and then disappear. Stick around to answer follow-up questions and to interact with those helping. 

 

 

 

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Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search.

 

Here is a video about searching the forum: https://youtu.be/dDT6wbrrVRM

 

 

Resources for self help:

 

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

 

 

 

 
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