If you click on Floor Plans from the Popular category, you'll be directed to the Floor Plans category of templates that consists of two sub-categories: Commercial and Residential.
Many of the floor plan templates in these categories are just simple outlines of rooms and buildings. You may prefer starting your floor plan with a template that closest matches your project, so you can add your designs faster.
The difference between different kinds of floor plan templates will mostly be the type of symbol libraries docked with the template. A residential template will have more home furnishings while a commercial template will have more office symbols and so on.
Select the Wall tool in the upper left part of the SmartPanel to the left of your drawing area. Click once in your work area to begin drawing a wall segment, drag your mouse, and then click again to complete your wall segment. You can continue adding more walls to create a closed outline. A circle will appear at the end of a wall to help you connect it to close the outline. Click Esc to exit out of wall drawing mode.
Add Doors and Windows
Add doors and windows by simply dragging and dropping them. When you see your cursor change from a stamp to an anchor, you'll know it will attach to the wall at that spot.
You can now resize the opening and move it around on the wall until it's positioned where you want. The distance guides will help you position things accurately.
SmartDraw will also show you the distance of any opening from the nearest corner. You can select that wall segment and type the desired length right into the dimension measurements to adjust the opening. It's that simple.
Search for Symbols
To search for additional symbols, just type any words in the Search for symbols box. The search results will be grouped by the libraries they were found in. Click on the plus sign next to any group of results and you can either choose Add result or Add library for future use. Add result only adds the symbols that matched your query. Add library will add the entire library the symbols were found in.