Importing a Room Planner Design into Chief Architect and Home Designer


Reference Number: KB-02302
Last Modified: July 17, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials



Room Planner Website


QUESTION


I have Room Planner on an iPad, iPhone or Android device. What is the procedure to import a design created in Room Planner into Chief Architect or Home Designer?


ANSWER


Use the steps below to import a floor plan design created in Room Planner into your Chief Architect or Home Designer software.

Note: While Room Planner files can be imported into Chief Architect it is not currently possible to import a Chief Architect Plan back into Room Planner.


To save a Room Planner design to the Cloud

  1. Using your device with Room Planner, launch the Room Planner application and open the plan you intend to save to the Cloud.

  2. Tap the Folder  icon to open up your Saved Plans.

  3. Tap on the plan that you want to upload to the Cloud and select the Cloud  icon on the right.


  4. Click the Log In option within the dialog that appears. You can now log in to your existing Chief Architect account or you can create a new account if needed by clicking the Register button. 




    If you have an account already setup on http://www.chiefarchitect.com, then you can use your existing e-mail address and password to log in to your cloud account on the Room Planner application.


  5.  Now that you are logged in, tap on your plan and tap on the Cloud  icon once again. 


  6. A loading circle will appear. If the plan was uploaded successfully to the cloud, you will see a green cloud icon with a check mark. 







To import the design

  1. Launch Chief Architect X7 or Home Designer 2016 and select File> New Plan  to create a new blank plan.

    While the option to import Room Planner files is only available in X6 / 2015 and newer, Room Planner 4.0 files in the cloud can only be imported into X7 / 2016 or newer. If you have X6 / 2015, you will want to upgrade to X7 / 2016 before you complete the Room Planner 4.0 update.

  2. Go to File> Import> Import Room Planner File  :




  3. A Chief Architect Account Login dialog will open. 



  • Enter in the email address and password that you used with Room Planner and hit OK


  • The Import Room Planner File dialog will appear. You will now see any plans that you have uploaded to the Cloud from Room Planner:



  • Click on your preferred plan to select it and hit OK

  • Now that the design created in Room Planner has been imported to Chief Architect, take a 3D perspective view  to see the results. Walls, doors and windows from the Room Planner file will be imported.