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How to Create Your Own House Floor Plans

> Floor Plan How-Tos > How to Create Your Own House Floor Plans
Posted by Janice | 11/05/2019
Edraw Floor Plan Design Software helps you design the floor plans of your own house and arrange furniture on it without special skills needed.

Designing your own house floor plans would be a wonderful journey of self-discovery and creativity. A guide on how to create house floor plans will be introduced in following article.

House Floor Plan Design Software

Free Download Home Floor Plan Software

This House Floor Plan Software is an interior design application with various pre-drawn libraries and more than 6500 vector symbols. Its editable house floor plan templates allows you to create and present your house floor plans in minutes.

House Floor Plans Symbols

1. Kitchen and Dining Room Shapes

Home Plan Symbols

2. Bedroom Shapes

Home Plan Symbols 2

3. Bathroom Shapes

Home Plan Symbols 3

3. Sofa and Chair Shapes

Home Plan Symbols 4

Five Steps to Design House Floor Plans

Step 1. Open a Blank Drawing Page

Go to File > New > Floor Plan, choose the type of floor plan you want and then double click its icon to open a blank drawing page.

Open floor-plan Drawing Page

Step 2. Set the Drawing Scale

Navigate to Floor Plan menu of the Ribbon, in the first Scale group, input a drawing scale value in the box or click the arrow besides the box to choose one drawing scale from the drop-down menu.

Set Drawing Scale

Step 3. Add and Edit Floor Plan Shapes

To Add House Floor Plan Shapes:

  • From the left libraries, drag and drop shapes to the canvas.
  • Connect walls by dragging one wall to another. When the connection point turns red, release the mouse and two walls will be glued.

Add House Floor Plan Shapes

To Edit Floor Plan Shapes:

  • To set the opening direction, go to Home tab to click Rotate and Flip button. Drag the yellow control point to change the door opening angle and direction.
  • Change a shape's color and border by clicking any quick style under the Home tab in the Styles group.

To Add Dimension Lines to Walls

The dimensioning library contains a variety of dimensioning symbols for users to draw interior dimension, exterior dimension, angular dimension, radius dimension, etc.

House Floor Plan Dimensioning

Step 4. Add Floor Plan Contents

Double click a shape or a table to type in text. -> Press Ctrl + 2 to add more text boxes. Press Ctrl + shift + 2 to adjust text box. The text box turns purple.

Adjust Text Box

Step 5. Save or Export Floor Plan

Click Save on File tab to save as the default format .eddx. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats, you can also hit Export & Send under File to export the floor plan as images, presentation slides and web documents and so on.

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