You asked and we listened. Here are some of the most requested improvements and changes to the floor planning tools that are now included with SmartDraw:
SmartDraw's powerful floor plan designer just got even more powerful and easier to use.
You can now include the grid when you print your designs. A handy option for many technical users and often a requirement for municipal work. Select Print and in the Print Preview dialog check
or uncheck the box for "Print Grid."
SmartDraw now offers more than 25 size options for printing. In addition the standard letter, legal, and ledger sizes, you can now print to large variety of paper options that may be required for any planning approval process. Including:
Both walls and any shapes on your plan can be made to show their dimensions using extension-style dimension lines.
With a shape selected, click on Dimensions under the Design tab, and check the box for
Extension Lines to display that shape's dimensions using extension lines.
You can also adjust the position of these dimension lines. Just drag the diamond handle to move the dimension line closer or further from the shape or wall.
Style your dimension lines like any other type on your plan. Select the dimension and choose a new font style or size for your entire plan.
It's now even easier to adjust and move walls for floor plans. Once you've created an outline for your room or house, click on a wall and you'll see two types of growth handles appear.
The handle with an up and down or right to left arrow will allow you to move your wall inward or outward vertically or horizontally.
The handle at the corners where walls meet will help you adjust your wall diagonally by letting you move the placement of the corner.
Grab any other part of the walls to move the entire room, including all of the room's contents.
SmartDraw's doors and windows are now smarter than ever. Like before, you can drag and drop any window or door to a wall and snap it in place.
If you need to rotate it, just grab its rotation handle or use the Rotate or Flip commands on the Design tab. This is a good way to make sure your plan reflects how a door or window will open.
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