DreamPlan Tutorial

DreamPlan Home Design Software makes home and landscape design easy. Visualize and plan your dream house with a realistic 3D home model or view as 2D plans. Save time and money by designing your new home, remodel or landscaping project before making any purchases.

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Getting Started with DreamPlan

This video covers all of the basics you need to navigate DreamPlan, find the tools that you need and start designing your new home. It also points out helpful 3D navigation tips.

Using the Camera Controls

This video shows you how to use the camera controls to move around the 3D view. Learn how to use the on-screen controls, the mouse or your keyboard.

Drawing Walls and Changing Stories

This video shows you how to draw walls and complete a room. Learn how to draw wall segments and diagonal walls. Finally learn how to change stories.

Moving a Wall

This video shows you how to move a wall after you have already drawn it in your design.

Adding Objects to Your Project

This video shows you how to add an object to your project and edit the size, rotation, colors and position.

Painting Walls and Selecting Flooring

This video shows you how to add textures and colors to your walls. Select a simple paint texture, brick, and more for your home. Learn how to select flooring such as tile or carpet and how to free draw smaller areas of flooring within a space.

Adding and Editing Stories and Changing Wall Heights

This video shows you how to add a new story, such as a basement or foundation. It shows you how to edit an existing story by changing the wall height or the starting elevation. Use templates or enter your own parameters.

Adding Basements and Foundations

This video shows you how to create a project that includes a basement or foundation.

Design a Deck

This video shows you how to use the deck design tool. Patio design includes materials, railings, footings and stairs.

Making a Path

This video shows you how to add a path to your project. Use paths to create a sidewalk, driveway, garden plot and more.

Making a Curved Path

This tutorial will show you how to create a curved path. Create simple snaking paths and then adjust the style and color in the properties panel.

Import Floor Plans to Visualize in 3D

This video shows you how to import an existing floor plan into DreamPlan. This makes it easy to visualize in 3D, where you can select colors, furniture and more. You you can trace floor plans for any story.

How to Make Text Labels

This tutorial video will show you how to add text labels to your home design project. It will also demonstrate how to add Room Labels with automatically calculated square footage.

Design an Outdoor Pool

This video shows you how to design an outdoor swimming pool for your home.

Import 3D Models

This video tutorial will show you how to import 3D models to add to your home design projects.

Note: the tutorials on this page are for DreamPlan beginning with version 2.02. For tutorials on other NCH Software products see the NCH Software YouTube Channel.

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DreamPlan Home Design Software is perfect for all of your home and landscape design needs. Whether you want to remodel your kitchen, test a new paint color, or design your dream home, 3D design has never been easier.

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