Powerful Home Design, Plus Training
FloorPlan Pro 2020 & Training Bundle combines the professional home and landscape design tools in FloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro 2020 (Windows) with expert training to enhance your knowledge and skill so you can get the most out of this powerful software.
FloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro is the easiest way to design your dream home! Plan all phases of your home from foundation, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing to the walls, windows, doors and custom roof. Visualize a new kitchen, bath, or room addition with custom cabinets, lighting, furniture and appliances. Create “colorboards” of your favorite paint colors, flooring, windows treatments… then swap in one click! Even design outdoor landscapes including decks, fences, paths, lawns and gardens with custom topography and outdoor lighting. It’s everything you need!
We consider this our professional version, but only because it offers the most easy-to-use features. Even a novice can get started right away!
FloorPlan does the work so you don’t have to. It’s got all the tools you need to quickly and easily design your dream home!
FloorPlan 2020: Training & Tutorials is a flexible learning eBook written by Patricia Gamburgo, a professional architect and FloorPlan expert, designed to helps users of all levels get the most out of their FloorPlan software. It is delivered in a downloadable PDF format and contains all the necessary elements to learn and master the FloorPlan program, so you can get started right away.
Please note: This program was recently updated for the FloorPlan 2020 Windows release and all references are regarding this version.
Follow the complete training to learn and master FloorPlan® programs. Each of the four sections include images, training guides, and tutorials to help you learn, understanding how the program “thinks” (Understanding the Walls, Understanding the Elevations, etc.), and to master even its most powerful tools. Sections include:
Instantly add gable roof panels.
Select metal, wood, or custom framing options, including custom roofs, walls, and floor joists.
Instantly add gable walls and roof panels.
PLANTING LIBRARY:Includes a full selection of flowers, shrubs, and trees you can add to your design. You can also add your favorite plants to the database!
PLANTFINDER™:• PlantFinder™ searches plants for your area, using parameters you specify, ensuring growing success.
• Sorting feature lets you select growing parameters, international zones, sunlight, climate, water, and soil conditions.
• Photo-realistic images of real-world plants that can be viewed from any angle.
• Color-coded zone maps make plant selection easy and foolproof.
PLANT GROWTH:Plan smart! Plan your design and see it grow over time. Perfect for previewing shade.
HARDSCAPES::Build dramatic retaining walls that define and accent your home. Choose stone, brick, or other materials. Then add your plantings to finish the look.
64-bit:Experience faster performance with new 64-bit processing. Handles large files with ease. Faster graphics rendering. Get the most out of your installed RAM for better memory use with less crashes.
2D PLAN DETAILING:FloorPlan now provides extensive detailing tools suitable for annotating site plans, floor plans, elevation views, and providing other details required for proper construction and permits. These new tools include a Callout tool, Level Lines, Plan, Window and Door labels, and Note Markers. In addition, numerous improvements to line styles and fill patterns provide greater ability to annotate and call out regions and areas of the drawing. All essential in accurately communicating design intent.
NEW CALLOUT TOOLS:Define portions of the building model as details, sections, and elevations.
LEVEL LINES:Add labels to drawing to callout important structural elevations when creating construction documentation.
LINE STYLES:Ability to add labels to line styles.
NOTE MARKERS:Identify building specifications such as framing requirements, pier locations, etc.
PLAN LABELS:Add title lines to display Plan names; customize text alignment and font style.
WINDOW AND DOOR LABELS:Add custom labels for use, for example, in identifying manufacturer name or model/part number.
2D OBJECT DETAILING:
FILL PATTERNS:Newly added patterns, and a new rotate pattern option.
FILL PATTERN LIBRARY:Expandable through downloadable content.
3D CUSTOM WORKSHOP PRO:This new FloorPlan PowerTool adds over 90 professional CAD tools to FloorPlan Home & Landscape Design. Its diverse feature set, consisting of 2D drafting, 3D modeling, editing, and data sharing tools allows the user to create virtually any object to complement their home design project. Objects created can be saved to your library and used with any of your home and landscape designs. Custom Workshop Pro can bring in popular CAD file formats such as SketchUp®, 3D Studio®, 3MF, STL, DAE, PLY, as well as Adobe® Illustrator®, PDF, SVG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, and JPG. Some of the features included in Custom Workshop Pro:
|2D Drafting Features:|
• Line Tools (8 methods)
• Arc Tools (5 methods)
• Circle Tools (7 methods)
• Ellipse Tools (5 methods)
• Polygon Tools (7 methods)
• Bezier Spline Tool Fillet/Chamfer (5 methods)
• Spline Fill
|3D Modeling Features:|
• Primitives (6 types)
• Extrude, Lathe, Skin, Cover
• Booleans (Add, Subtract, Intersect)
• Subdivision (Add Loop, Fill, Bridge, Inset)
• Split & Slice
|Modification and Editing:|
• Align, Group, Ungroup, Copy, Paste
• Transformations (Translate, rotate, scale, mirror, along a path)
• Arrays (Polar and Rectangular)
• Magnet Tool
DWG/DXF, SketchUp®, 3D Studio®, 3MF, STL, DAE, Ply Adobe® Illustrator®, PDF, SVG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG
Usability Improvements:LogiCursor anticipates your moves with visual feedback Gripper anticipates your moves with visual feedback View Navigator, Zooming, Panning, Orbits Inspector for parameter edits Keyboard shortcuts Layer Manager, Select Mask, Show/Hide (7) Verify Distances, Perimeters, Areas, Volumes, and Angles Drag and drop texture library.
2D HOUSE PLANS:Save hours of design time by using professionally drawn single and two-story house plans as 2D tracing layers which can then be automatically viewed as a 3D design. 500 plans from which to choose!
POWERFUL VISUALIZATION & RENDERING:The new LightWorks® rendering engine creates stunning presentations. Render management of materials, luminance, environments, and advanced render styles give you truly photorealistic results. You can create even more stunning renderings with new LightWorks® Skylight, Area, and Custom Object lighting options. These enhancements are ideal for creating dynamic, photorealistic Interior Designs, allowing you to more effectively communicate your design ideas to your client, or your interior designer, builder, or contractor.
360˚ ONLINE VIEWER:View or share your FloorPlan! 3D Models in your web browser on any device! A great way to collaborate and share your design ideas with clients or with interior designers/builders. Simply render a room and Export it to the FloorPlan! Online Viewer, to see a 360° view, including the floor and ceiling!
3D EXPORT SUPPORT:OBJ with Textures and STL are now available as file export options.
START YOUR PROJECT:• QuickStart: Drag & drop individual rooms to easily create your basic floor plan.
• PhotoView™: Take pictures of the inside of an existing house and easily add design features and details.
OBJECT LIBRARY, FLOORING CARPETS & RUGS and FURNITURE SHOWCASE:• Thousands of objects for every part of your design, inside or out. Remodel with new fixtures, lighting, ceiling fans, sinks, appliances, and more.
• Try tile, carpet, wood, stone, and other materials including brand name, real-world products.
• Add pre-designed furniture groups with simple drag & drop. Easily arrange or edit your selections to suit your design.
BRAND NAME PRODUCT LIBRARIES::Thousands of possibilities! Faux finishes, interior and exterior paint, wood floors, solid surfaces, blinds, stone, and much more.Nationally-recognized decorating materials you can try before you buy.
PRECISION LIGHTING PLANNER:Add functionality and drama to your design. Works with exterior and interior designs. Precision controls for ambient light, shadows, fall off, radius, and more. Drag & Drop landscape light fixtures.
OUTDOOR LIVING:Turn a drab backyard into outdoor entertaining space with included objects for kitchens, fireplaces, furniture, and more. Add pavers, decks, and landscaping to your design.
DECK AND PATIO TEMPLATES:Predesigned, drag and drop, editable designs you can use as-is or customize to your style!
|New & Improved Features||Pro||Deluxe||Instant Architect|
|360 Online Viewer||✓||✓|
|3D Customer Workshop Pro||✓|
|LightWorks® Photorealistic Rendering||✓|
|2D Fill Patterns||✓||✓||✓|
|Fill Pattern Library||✓||✓||✓|
|Window and Door Labels||✓||✓|
|2D House Plans||500||250||250|