Floor Planner 08/2021 Release Notes - 【General Features】 related updates
1.Upgraded the brand new User Interface
The era of homestyle4.0 has begun! The concise visual interface, flexible and faster operating experience, and brand-new efficient functions - all these will improve your design efficiency.
2.New entry for Preferences & Measurement Unit setting
Enter homestyler, click the "Settings" button in the upper right corner, select "Preferences"-"Measurement Units" to set the unit. You could also adjust the design operation settings and wall settings in the Preferences window.
3.Updated the "Beginner's Guide"
If you have never used it or are not familiar with Homestyler, after opening the software, click on the "Help"-"Beginner's Guide" in the upper right corner to go through a Beginner's Guide. With a step-by-step instruction, you could easily learn how to get a photo-realistic render!
4.Added side menu bar to enable faster model searching
Click on the "Expand/Fold" icon on the left of the model category, the new side menu bar can clearly display category information and help you find models quickly.
5.Added transparent wireframe mode setting
The transparent wireframe mode can help you clearly see the structural framework and relative relationships of each model.
You can click the material button below (shortcut key: Alt+4) to switch to "transparent wireframe " mode.
6.Supported function panel customization
You can click and hold the drag bar in the function pane to move or adjust the size and position of the panel according to your design habits.
7.Optimized category structure in the replacement panel
When you need to change the model/material, click "Please choose" to select other categories.
8.Updated Interactive Fabric to simulate fabric effect
Are you still worrying about rigid curtain when rendering?Are you still busy finding table models with matching table linen?
We have prepared the exclusive 「Interactive Fabrics」 (Curtains, Throws, Cushion/Pillows, Bedding, Table Linen) for you. You can place them in a suitable position and we could help make the curtain wave or drop the cloth on furniture!
Take curtains as an example:
Detailed operation：Open the "Interactive Fabrics", place the "Curtain" model near the window, and click the "Wind Blow" button to set the wind force. Eventually, curtains blown up by the wind are automatically generated.
9.Added elevation view in the design interface
The elevation view can help to make a more detailed design of the wall.
For example, when you add a switch/socket panel to the wall, you can set the current wall to the elevation view, which will be more convenient to operate.
Detailed operation：Select the "Plane" button below-click "Elevation" or use the shortcut key "5" to switch, then select a wall surface to view it as elevation.
10.Wall opening and niche increased arch height adjustment
Select the "Door Opening" model and place it on the wall. The default shape of the door opening is a square opening. If you need to change it into an arch door opening, adjust the Arch Height in the right property panel could transfer the top into arc. Similarly, you could also adjust the arch height for the Niche model as well.
11.Models added related category recommendation
After selecting any model, the model recommendation window will pop up on the lower-left corner, and you can select the recommended furniture or accessories. The recommendation will be based on the type and style of the model selected, and also the room information where the model is located in.
12.The model information added Model ID
Not only can you use model id to quickly search for models, you can also share models with others through model id. At the same time, when there is a problem with the model, you can feedback the model id to the customer service to help you solve the problem faster.
Detailed operation：After selecting the model, move the mouse to the "Information" icon to directly view the model id. If you need to search for a certain model, you can enter the model id in the search box to find it.
13.Models supported alignment in 9 ways
First select multiple models by holding the Shift key, left click the “Align” button to select the alignment type, and then click the object to be aligned to.
14.Model supported horizontal or vertical distribution
Switch the view to the plane mode (shortcut key: 1), select 3 or more models (hold shift for multiple selections), and then left-click "Distribute", the system will evenly distribute the selected models horizontally or vertically.
15.Model supported scaling by dragging
After switching the view to 3D or roam view, select the model that needs to be zoomed, click "move"-"zoom" in the button (shortcut key: Alt/Option+R), and change the size of the model by stretching one of the six arrows.
Note：If the "Scale" button is grayed out, please activate the “Lock Ratio” function of the current model in the right panel first.
16.Model supported exact and fast copy with shortcut
In the plan view, select any model and press the Alt or Option key to quickly copy the current model.
17.Supported customized and separate display of hidden items
Hidden models add subdivision list. You can choose "View"-"Show Some Hidden Items" at the top to select the models to be displayed separately.
18.Supported applying current materials to the same models
First, select a model to "Replace Material". After you finish changing the material, click “Apply Now”in the pop-up window to quickly apply the material to the same model, which reduces repeated operations and improves the design efficiency.
19.Window sill width supported width setting
Select window type, click "Window Sill" in "Style Settings" in the right panel, you can modify the width of the window sill A or B side individually.
20.Models in "My Fav" can be deleted or moved in batches
Go to "My"-"My Fav", select Favorites, and click " Manage" to move or delete them in batches. You can also perform custom grouping to better manage your model.
21.Models in "My Fav" supported to be searched
Open "My" and enter the keywords of the model in the top search box to quickly find it. This search function will be of great help if you have added quantities of models into your Favorites file.
22.The 3D view supported to use the"space bar" to rotate the view angle
Through clicking the "space" bar you can quickly adjust the angle of view to rotate by 45 degrees clockwise each time to help you quickly locate the right angle. Similarly, if you select a model and press the Space bar, the model would be rotated 45 degrees each time as well.