QuickTips

Mar
22
2012

Remodeling Walls

If you design remodeling jobs it can be useful to have special walls for remodeling. In addition to my normal new design walls I also have sets for existing and demo walls. They have their own colors and fill textures to distinguish them apart. This makes it easy to see what is existing, what will be removed, and what is to be built.

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Mar
20
2012

Automatic Labels

If you right click an item SoftPlan presents a number of tools that you can use to edit that item. You will also find an item called 'Label'. If you select Label and then click anywhere on the screen a note dialog will open and place information about that item in the note.

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Mar
02
2012

Creating Zip Files

Zip Files are compressed files that can contain one or more files. Zip Files can be created using any number of 3rd party programs. Some are free while others cost. But you can also create and extract Zip files directly in Windows without having to download and install other programs.

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Feb
29
2012

Select Item to Draw

Use the Select Item to Draw tool to quickly start drawing another instance of any object that is visible in your drawing.

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Feb
28
2012

Quickly Draw Walls

When drawing walls don't worry about trying to draw them in perfectly. Just sketch them in to approximate the rooms and outer walls.

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