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  • SoftPlan studio allows placement of walls, windows, doors, decks, flooring, furniture, lighting, trees, sidewalks, patios, all the elements needed to layout a space. Once placed these elements can be easily modified. Walls can be painted, flooring changed, furniture rearranged. All easily and all in 3D. SoftPlan long the choice for seriousfor residential design professionals is pleased to introduce SoftPlan studio, a free, web based, 3D design tool developed with the consumer in mind
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  • Introducing SoftPlan Studio   Uses of SoftPlan Studio   ·       SoftPlan Studio is a 3-D design tool that allows you to draw and visualize your dream home, home...
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  • Managing Your Project   This section explains how to manage your entire project. Select one of the following to learn more about:   ·     Clearing a Project   ·...
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  • Navigating the Drawing Area   When you want to change your point of view of the drawing area you need to familiarize yourself with the Navigation Compass , the Arrow Keys,   the Navigation...
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  • Adding Items or Objects to a Drawing   SoftPlan Studio allows you to draw walls, doors, cabinets, draw decks, and even decide where a wall clock or pictures should be hung.   It is best to...
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  • Adding Cabinets to a Drawing   Cabinets can be added to a drawing using the Cabinet Run feature. Using Cabinet Run you can create a Run of cabinets where you specify the length of wall that...
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  • Adding Decks to Drawing   The deck feature of SoftPlan Studio allows you to add custom designed deck to a building. Using this feature you can also add deck components such as stairs, railings...
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  • To Draw Deck Benches   1.    Select Draw → Deck → Bench.   The Drawing Grid appears.   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel drawing the...
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  • Drawing Stairs   When adding stairs to your deck, you can choose a specific style of stairs from the stair library or you can create custom stairs by using the Wrap Stair feature.   To Draw...
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  • To Add Windows and Doors   1.    Select Draw → Window to draw a window or Draw → Door to draw a door.   The opening symbols menu opens:     2.    From the...
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  • Adding Electrical Symbols   You may need to add electrical symbols to your drawing. To do this:   1.    Select Draw → Electrical. The electrical symbols menu opens.    ...
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  • Drawing Posts   At times you want to create structural or decorative posts. To do this:   1.    Select Draw → Post . The post symbol library opens.  ...
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  • To Draw a Closet Rod and Shelf   1.    Select Draw → Closet Rod. The Drawing Grid appears.   2.    Left click on a wall where you want to start the shelf.   3....
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  • To Finish a Room   Once you have added interior partition walls to your home you want to add wall and floor coverings, baseboards, crown molding etc. You can do this using predefined room...
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  • Drawing Site Details   Details such as driveways, patios and sidewalks can be added to the drawing. To do this:   1.    Select Draw → Site . Select one of the following: Driveway...
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  • To Add Symbols to the Project   1.    Select Draw → Symbol   2.    Use the scroll bar to view the list of symbol categories in the library. Select one of the categories...
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  • Drawing Walls   The best way to start a project in SoftPlan Studio is to start by drawing exterior walls (for example brick and siding walls), insert internal partition walls, and then add...
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  • Modifying the Project   When modifying an object using the actions adjust, edit item, edit surface, erase and move, when you place your cursor on an object that object will be highlighted in...
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  • Adjusting Items   The Adjust feature allows you to resize an object. To do this:   1.    Select Modify → Adjust .   ·     You may press the esc key on your...
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  • Editing Items in a Project  
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  • Editing Cabinets   When selecting a cabinet to edit, the Cabinet menu opens and allows you to select:   ·     The Single Cabinet tab to edit each cabinet in the run...
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  • Editing Decks   To Edit the Surface of a Deck Unit   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit...
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  • To Edit Deck Benches   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.   ...
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  • To Edit Straight Stairs   Note:         ·     The following figure shows some of the stair parts that can be edited.     Figure 16: Stair...
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  • To Edit a Curved Stair   1.    The following items are specific to Curved and Angled stairs. See the section To Draw a Straight Stair for information on changing the other items....
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  • To Edit Fold Back Stairs and Angled Stairs   Foldback stairs and angled stairs will be edited as three separate components: two sets of straight stairs and a deck landing. You will edit the...
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  • To Edit a Flared Stair   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item place your cursor on the flared stair you wish to edit, and then click. The Flared Stair edit menu opens:      ...
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  •   Editing Wrap Stairs   You edit wrap stairs in the same manner as straight stairs; refer to the To Edit Straight Stairs section for more information. When editing Wrap Stairs, changes are...
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  • To Edit Railings   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item and then select the railing you want to edit.   The Railing Edit Menu opens:     2.    Use the Railing tab...
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  • Editing Openings   When selecting an opening (for example a window or door) to edit, the Openings menu opens and allows you to select:   ·     The Plan tab to edit the size...
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  • To Edit Electrical Symbols 1.    Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.   ...
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  • To Edit Posts   1.     Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.   ...
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  • To Edit a Closet Rod and Shelf   1.    Select Edit → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2....
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  • To Edit Site Details   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.   ...
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  • To Edit a Symbol   1.    Select Edit → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.    The...
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  • To Edit Walls   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.    Place...
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  • To Edit Moldings   1.    Select Modify → Edit Item .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.   2.    Place...
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  • Editing Surfaces   By using various textures provided by SoftPlan Studio, you can create a more realistic 3-D image. To do this:   1.    Select Modify → Edit Surface . Left click...
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  • To Erase an Item   1.    Select Modify → Erase .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Erase action.   2.    Select the...
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  • To Move an Item   1.    Select Modify → Move .   ·     You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Move action before the move is completed.   2....
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  • To Undo an Action   By selecting Modify → Undo you can undo up to the last 20 consecutive operations.
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