mrscott

Merging multiple plans

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First, I apologize if this has been answered but I can't seem to locate via search.

I have a terrain plan file and need to add, copy or import several separate buildings constructed in separate plan files. Can someone advise how best to accomplish this task?

Thanks Guru's!

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I recommend converting each building into a symbol and placed into the library

then add the symbols to the terrain (master) plan

 

Lew

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I usually turn the buildings into symbols (you may want to turn off interior items to reduce the size of the model) then bring it into the terrain plan and position as required.  I would not add the symbol to your library - they can be huge.

This is a carriage house w/ a symbol of the existing house in the background.

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Lew,

 

how would you suggest doing this so I have a 360 3D view (exterior) of the complete structure?

 

Thanks,

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You convert to symbol from a 3D view of the building you want to import. All the materials will go into it automatically.

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Scott,

 

Display a Plan in 3D - with the interiors (including interior walls, cabinets, appliances, etc) turned off.  Then convert to Symbol as "Exterior Furniture".

Charlie says not to include in the Library - but I don't have a problem with doing that since it makes the symbol more readily available.

 

When placed in your Terrain they will sit on the ground - but you may need to adjust for the foundations.

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Now that is helpful. Thanks guys. I'll give it a whirl and post the results, maybe via SNAGIT.

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Finally got the model to covert to. Symbol and onto my terrain plan. Will see in the AM if it hasn't crashed again.

Thanks again guys

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Hi everyone.

I am also trying to merge separate files into a master plan, and it all makes sense. However how do you convert a structure into a symbol to later add it to the library?

thank you in advance

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No I don't believe so as it would be in the same menu location if it was available.  Tools > Symbol > Convert to Symbol.

 

Here is the HD Knowledge Base : https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/database.html

 

It does look like you can import symbols so you could see if someone here would be willing to create one for you from your file.

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which version of HD Arch do you have ?

 

the Chiefer who creates the symbol has to use the equivalent version of Chief

earlier versions of Chief may work too - but not later versions

 

I think ....

 

Lew

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10 hours ago, serg1964 said:

Would convert to symbol option be available on home designer architectural?

 

None of the Home Designer products have Convert to Symbol.

 

Note the Home Designer website has a blue theme, and the Chief site has a green theme. 

 

And, just a FYI ...

 

You have found the forum for the Chief Architect branded products.
 
Home Designer users have their own forum, HomeTalk, where you will find suggestions based on your software.
 
https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/

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