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#1 Posted : Friday, July 16, 2021 2:36:48 PM(UTC)
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All I want to do is size rooms without dragging a mouse. Dragging the mouse is so tedious and so sensitive. I need a room 108"X96" and it's next to impossible to drag the walls around that exact. Can't I type the measurements in?!!
I'm a home inspector and I have dozens of homes that I need to inspect which all require a layout of the floor plan to be attached at the end of my reports. So I'm measuring rooms, doors, windows and trying to put them into PUNCH! and it's taking FOREVER because I'm sitting around like a moron with the mouse trying to drag the boxes (rooms) by the corner to get the exact right size. I can't right click on the box, or double click onto the dimensions, there's nothing I can find in the tool bar to do this. It's just drag it dumbly until I get lucky enough for the room to be the right size....
Am I the only one doing this? I hope so. I have hundreds of rooms that I need to create and this is taking forever. I'd be better off in Corel Draw or Paint or something. Thanks everyone!
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#3 Posted : Friday, July 16, 2021 8:07:28 PM(UTC)
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VERSION 20.0.3.1019 PUNCH Interior Design Suite

I also can't figure out how to resize a layout. I've finished a few storage buildings on this program and then realized they are only the size of a silver dollar on the page! I hit shift and then drag over the entire schematic, then try to find some way to resize and there is nothing. How can you resize a schematic so it'll be visible without a microscope?
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#4 Posted : Friday, July 16, 2021 8:59:03 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

Just to clarify => do you mean the dimensions in QuickStart mode or in project mode?
Regarding the size => can you post a screenshot of the issue?

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#5 Posted : Friday, July 16, 2021 10:07:29 PM(UTC)
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Also--once you leave the first screen, where you pick your rooms and stack them together...you can't go back. And it always says "Hallway" Or "Kitchen" in the block, you can't change it??? I call all the porches "BONUS" rooms and then label them separately with Text tool. Can't get rid of the word "Bonus". THere is no eraser tool that I can find either. I've been on this program today for...10 hours and am getting nowhere. Is there a real program available out there anywhere? I want to do the next step beyond drawing it by hand, and so far it seems there is nothing available. This PUNCH program allows you do draw a few shapes, then you are trapped by the program with no ability to modify them or move things properly. I'm about to give up.
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#6 Posted : Friday, July 16, 2021 10:26:18 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

The QuickStart mode is just this, a fast layout, that you can use or just bypass it.
Therefore, after you press the "Continue" button you will be able to save, import, trace, print, move, use the Power Tools, set the precision and units, as well as use all the Punch features.
In project mode, you can define manually the length of the walls, for example.

Punch, as any program, has a learning curve. The best way to learn the program, IMO, is practice + practice + practice => Read and follow the manual (this is important), see the videos => try to create elements not related with your project, so you will become familiar with the commands and how to manage the different components and solutions .

Keep in mind that Punch is a Home Design program, so, differently of Corel Draw, or Paint or CAD (they are drawing programs) you must follow the different steps to create the different building components.

Hope this helps.
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