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Building Tips - The Sims 3

Building Tips

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

 
 
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The Sims 3 Guide

Building Tips

Remember to use ALT to place objects without the grid.

Hold CTRL F to allow diagonal tiles to be placed.

Use the 'Create a Diagonal Room Tool' to craft more interesting house designs.

Hold SHIFT to place the floor over an entire room.

Create a floor and put objects in before putting in walls. This ensures you don't waste space if you're on a tight budget.

Use the Day/Night Toggle to allow you to see how your new items or house looks at night.

Various cheats are available to help with building houses and object placement. Check them out in the Cheats section for Sims 3.



 
 

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Nov 14th 2015 Guest
good
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Sep 29th 2014 Guest
No help was after advanced stuf this is 4 beginers
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Jun 15th 2014 Guest
Remember to use ALT to place objects without the grid. >>>> This works for buy objects only. Hold alt while moving objects with cursor!

Hold CTRL F to allow diagonal tiles to be placed. >>>> Don't hold it just hit ctrl then f and triangles of the tile will appear, to reverse you just hit the same buttons.

Use the 'Create a Diagonal Room Tool' to craft more interesting house designs. >>>> same place where you build walls. Look in that tab when you click to build walls!

Hold SHIFT to place the floor over an entire room.

Create a floor and put objects in before putting in walls. This ensures you don't waste space if you're on a tight budget.

Use the Day/Night Toggle to allow you to see how your new items or house looks at night.>> works well for lighting so you don't overuse lights.

Various cheats are available to help with building houses and object placement. Check them out in the Cheats section for Sims 3. >> I suggest: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/cheats.php
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Apr 7th 2013 Guest
One cheat code that really helps with building is "moveobjects on" without the quotes.


To alter apartment buildings, use the cheats "RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings off" and "Buydebug" without the quotes. Delete the hidden room markers (little black round things) on surrounding floors to expand your living area. You can use a maximum of 3 floors (most of the time).
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Feb 22nd 2013 Guest
not helping
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Jan 27th 2013 Guest
This doesn't give any info! I want to know how to get half tiles. I'm going on a different website!
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Dec 15th 2012 Guest
7 TIPS?For God's sake, I could find more tips in my TOILET.I'm going to a different website.
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Dec 1st 2012 Guest
thank you so much these really helped!! And could u put some cheats and maybe more tips. thax!!OH and where do u find create a diagonal room tool? thanks again!
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Apr 22nd 2012 Guest
You guys should stop being so mean.
This person obliviously tried to help.
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Apr 15th 2012 Guest
it still doesn't work
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Apr 11th 2012 Guest
Why does it say 'ceiling is too low' when I'm builing a swimming pool on the second floor?
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Apr 11th 2012 Guest
hello guys i built this really cool house but it wont let me build a wall across the swiming pool and to the house (they are both on the same lot!) but it wont let me it just says 'NO SUPPORT' why is this happining plz tell me thanx xx
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Apr 5th 2012 Guest
Can someone tell me why my yard for sims3 wont let me add or delete anything from it? I created this cool an perfect house, but im trying to change the color of the house; it keeps saying house advissers wont let this happen?, why?? Please help answer my question!!
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Feb 26th 2012 Guest
hi um,
i just need help on finding the right cheat to allow me build the walls in apartments so that i can do a second level and that kind of stuff......thanks if you can help...oh!!!...and please help..>.
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Feb 18th 2012 Guest
Hold ALT didn't work >:-(
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Dec 21st 2011 Guest
I already knew these...these tips? Not helpful.
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Nov 28th 2011 Guest
how do you put a curvy path in the garden???
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Nov 26th 2011 Guest
Awesome tips there really helpful thanks
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Nov 12th 2011 Guest
wheres the Create a Diagonal Room Tool???
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Sep 11th 2011 Guest
Oh the brillance of your wisdom. When I was looking this up and was hoping I could find out how to tricky stuff like those small roof cavities in Ambitions which are only foundation-height, but since this is lacking I'll leave now...
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Aug 22nd 2011 Guest
WOW THANKS I NEEDED HELP WITH THAT
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Jul 18th 2011 Guest
I need to know how to build a house on a foundation with an ATTACHED Garage!!!!! In other words a home on one level and a garage on the other!
I could do It in Sims2 but it is different in Sims 3
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Jun 11th 2011 Guest
This absolutely does help me becouse i was looking for the way to make diagonal tiles THANKS
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Mar 31st 2011 Guest
how do u make one rooof bigger then the other...
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Mar 24th 2011 Guest
this does not help me
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