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Building Tips

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide by Mike Hazleton  
 
 
 



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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No help was after advanced stuf this is 4 beginers

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Added 29th Sep 2014, ID #452881

 
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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Added 15th Jun 2014, ID #399870

 
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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Added 7th Apr 2013, ID #271488

 
not helping

Guest
Added 22nd Feb 2013, ID #257202

 
This doesn't give any info! I want to know how to get half tiles. I'm going on a different website!

Guest
Added 27th Jan 2013, ID #246971

 
7 TIPS?For God's sake, I could find more tips in my TOILET.I'm going to a different website.

Guest
Added 15th Dec 2012, ID #221786

 
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!

Guest
Added 1st Dec 2012, ID #214339

 
You guys should stop being so mean.
This person obliviously tried to help.

Guest
Added 22nd Apr 2012, ID #135902

 
it still doesn't work

Guest
Added 15th Apr 2012, ID #133754

 
Why does it say 'ceiling is too low' when I'm builing a swimming pool on the second floor?

Guest
Added 11th Apr 2012, ID #132182

 
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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Added 11th Apr 2012, ID #132160

 
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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Added 5th Apr 2012, ID #129807

 
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..>.

Guest
Added 26th Feb 2012, ID #118718

 
Hold ALT didn't work >:-(

Guest
Added 18th Feb 2012, ID #116020

 
I already knew these...these tips? Not helpful.

Guest
Added 21st Dec 2011, ID #97265

 
how do you put a curvy path in the garden???

Guest
Added 28th Nov 2011, ID #91040

 
Awesome tips there really helpful thanks

Guest
Added 26th Nov 2011, ID #90337

 
wheres the Create a Diagonal Room Tool???

Guest
Added 12th Nov 2011, ID #86843

 
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...

Guest
Added 11th Sep 2011, ID #73864

 
WOW THANKS I NEEDED HELP WITH THAT

Guest
Added 22nd Aug 2011, ID #69138

 
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

Guest
Added 18th Jul 2011, ID #59089

 
This absolutely does help me becouse i was looking for the way to make diagonal tiles THANKS

Guest
Added 11th Jun 2011, ID #48352

 
how do u make one rooof bigger then the other...

Guest
Added 31st Mar 2011, ID #35035

 
this does not help me

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Added 24th Mar 2011, ID #33962

 
 
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