Learning Videos & Blog Posts

Start your home design learning journey or broaden your skills in our library of videos and blog posts!

Roof Framing Schedule

Video: https://youtu.be/ThVkvSroehs Transcript: Once framing is inserted into an Envisioneer model it can be labeled to correspond with a schedule to be included with framing plans in a set of working drawings. For this video, we will create a roof rafter plan with a...

Cut Opening in the floor for Stairs

Video: https://youtu.be/ss1fZqK2jrg Step by Step Instructions: Once you have inserted a stair, you will want to cut the floor to accommodate the stair. In this video, we will look at the different types of floors and how to cut them. As a default, when you create a...

ToolTip: Wall Framing Infill Settings

Video: https://youtu.be/iQ_lK2r0LJk Instructions from Video: Have you ever wondered how Envisioneer frames walls? How it knows to use a double top plate and place studs 16” o.c.? You probably have it you have wanted to change how it frames. For this lesson, we will...

Building 360 Views & Collateral for your Online Showroom

Creating realistic virtual experiences on your website is important so homebuyers can make decisions from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Since the pandemic hit this has become more prevalent than ever. Cadsoft has created a sample site to illustrate the power of a virtual experience. www.cadsoft.com/360 Cadsoft can create the models and visuals for you or you can create them yourself using Envisioneer. Read on to learn how!

Visual Take-offs

Technology provides great tools for designing a new home or renovated space and even viewing it in a virtual environment, but there is still a big question left on the table: At the end of the day, how much is it going to cost to build? Visual Take-offs simplify the...

Assembly Variables

Video:  https://youtu.be/ATd9xWvw-98 Instructions from Video: To quantify the materials required for an element, you attach an assembly to the object. For example, when you draw a wall, you assemble the materials like drywall, mud, tape or paint in the definition of...

Dormers

Dormers Video: https://youtu.be/ewMqwnMzljY Instructions from Video: In this lesson, we will insert 3 different types of dormers and then customize the dormer roof and walls. During this, we will show you some great tips along the way like using construction lines,...

Invisible Walls

Making a Wall Invisible in 2D Video: https://youtu.be/VJF2zxT4n1Y Instructions from Video: You may find that you want to hide certain walls in 2D view, such as dormer walls and gable end walls, to improve the clarity of the view. To make a wall invisible in 2D: Select...

Base Height & Head Height

Base height Video: https://youtu.be/0cww_dlZdUM Instructions from the Video: If you have the Commander turned on, it will display a Base Height edit box as soon as an insertion tool becomes active. The value shown in the Base Height edit box is the height at which the...

Material Takeoffs and Estimates in 3D (Video)

This is a live Webinar recording of a Cadsoft software broadcast. Learn how to: - Importing a PDF to trace - Using 3D walls to include multiple materials in a single command - Using customizable Products and Assemblies - Using 3D roofing to generate accurate areas on...