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#11716 A suggestion for the forum - a new category

Posted by Sam Allen on 03 March 2017 - 05:14 PM

I think it would be great to see what you guys can do with Softplan.  I'm always a little reluctant to show what I do compared to you real pros (especially after the tech guys told me I was doing it wrong!!

That being said...I wanted to get into this with you so I've included a couple of my houses.

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#20174 3D Renderings

Posted by Joseph Smith on 06 August 2018 - 07:12 AM

Softplan 3d is a great tool for clients, builders, framers and us.  This is one of my latest using a modified form of the illustrated 3d mode.  The only 3rd party effect i used is the whiteout vignette

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#19508 SoftPlan + | New Manufacturer Content | Sterling by Kohler Symbols

Posted by Jim Henderson on 13 June 2018 - 07:56 AM

We have added new Symbols to our Plus Library! With this release, our SoftPlan + users now have access to Sterling by Kohler Symbols!

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#18685 Rendered Interiors

Posted by Douglas Morell on 13 April 2018 - 09:43 AM


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#16458 Just won an award for one of our homes

Posted by Martin Livingston on 19 November 2017 - 10:16 AM

We just won an award for the most outstanding new home over 3000 square feet at the Peak Awards (kind of like the Academy Awards for home construction in Nova Scotia). Cool!



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#11803 A suggestion for the forum - a new category

Posted by David Edlin on 06 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

Ok What's your thoughts on this render/texture for a project.
David Edlin

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#18414 Playing around with transpericy and reflectivity site settings

Posted by Steve and Carla Farnam on 28 March 2018 - 08:20 PM

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#17855 Craftsman column

Posted by Thomas Davis on 28 February 2018 - 04:31 PM

Hello everyone,


I did not like the stock "craftsman" column, so I modified it to better represent what I was looking for.

You are welcome to use it as you see fit.

I have attached the dwg file that goes into your 3D-3D Symbols-Post folder.

You then open System Library and copy the original craftsman post and rename it to whatever.

Click off and back on your newly created post and click "edit". Then you can select the new dwg post,

utilizing the file I have attached.


Hope this works wonders for someone like it has me. I never used the original craftsman post as I felt the proportions were not good for my use.


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#15492 New Project

Posted by Martin Livingston on 02 September 2017 - 05:57 PM

Having a bit of fun with the front renderings for a new project.

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#20358 Adjust wall surface to roof below?

Posted by John Patterson on 23 August 2018 - 03:26 PM

Wouldn't be nice to adjust wall suface to roof below so that the siding or stucco, or what ever the wall surface is, stops at the roof and does not run down into the attic space. Kind of like adjust wall surface to soffit , but in reverse.

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#19957 Softplan Framing

Posted by Steve and Carla Farnam on 18 July 2018 - 09:24 PM

Continuing to enjoy framing in Softplan. Just the overhang lookouts left to add

and this will be complete. Good visual for the Framers, Homeowner, and

the Truss guy.

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#19932 Friday Fundamental | Kitchen Design

Posted by Jim Henderson on 16 July 2018 - 11:40 AM

Link to video https://youtu.be/3PmR4DsetuE

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#19895 Survey Question

Posted by Gary McKeon on 12 July 2018 - 12:13 PM

I would reply on the poll except it is done through facebook which means I won't.

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#19209 Cabinets attach to wall

Posted by Yvon Gonthier on 23 May 2018 - 09:19 AM

If you edit the cabinet and select Anchor under the Common Tab, that should keep it from moving.

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#18812 screen porch

Posted by Keith Almond on 20 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

For screen doors, do you know that you can put the two openings together ... this effect works quite well.


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#18363 Greenhouse

Posted by Thomas Roman on 26 March 2018 - 06:41 PM

As Brent says, it's just a matter of playing with fascia depths, rafter depths, material defaults for opening, wall types, etc..


I turned of the roof sheathing, and told the roof materials to look like glass...


Trying to make custom stuff like this is a GREAT way to learn what softplan can do, tweaking the defaults..

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#17144 Having some fun with a back lit trey ceiling

Posted by Martin Livingston on 19 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

It took a while to get the settings right for the rendering but it was worth the effort!

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#10496 SoftPlan 2018 Update

Posted by Brian Berzinskis on 11 January 2017 - 03:35 PM

Straight from IBS

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#20078 Sinks up in the air

Posted by Tom Rogers on 31 July 2018 - 07:25 AM

I have tried a different way of placing a sink.  I click on the cabinet where I want it located and edit.  There is a button that you can choose that says "add symbol-sink"

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Adding a sink this way will always stack correctly.  Also it remembers the last sink used so you can use it easily for repetitive sinks like bathroom vanities.  

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#12508 Rendering finishing touches

Posted by Dave Pazyniak on 21 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Thanks, Martin.  Here is how it came out...

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