Articles for the ‘Creating the architecture’ Category

Dashed outlines in the 2D view with Multiple Floors
Last modified: Nov 24, 2016

When working with multiple floors, you may have come across times when the objects in your drawing to become pretty much invisible in the 2D view, only showing a dashed outline, like this: Don’t worry that your drawing is broken, it is just a way of controlling which floor objects belong to, and to maintain ...

Floor Coverings
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

If you want to draw a carpet or use a material different from the main floor on part of the floor, you need to use the Floor coverings. The following tools can be used to quickly draw rectangular, circular or free-form shapes: Rectangular floor covering – the fastest way to create a basic rectangular floor ...

Floor Settings
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

In CET Designer, the default setting is to show a basic rectangular floor in the 3D view that expands automatically to accommodate all the objects that you place in your drawing. If you don’t want this floor to show, or if you don’t want it to auto expand, you can deselect the checkboxes in the ...

Drawing a Basic Kitchen
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

Installing the Kitchenette Extension will equip CET Designer with a set of basic kitchen cabinets and appliances.With these, you can easily furnish break rooms, cafeterias or kitchenettes as in the example below. You can select a cabinet and use the green input box to, for example, add a sink or a hob: If you would ...

Drawing Floors
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

On the Architectural tab you will find a set of tools for creating floors: Create Rectangle – the fastest way to create a basic rectangular floor. Create Circle – the fastest way to create a basic circular floor. Custom Floor – lets you define a custom shape. Each time you click, you add a new ...

Managing Multiple Floors in the Floor Overview
Last modified: Nov 23, 2016

In CET Designer, you can create custom and multiple floors to handle those multi-storey buildings. To create a basic, custom floor, please see the article Creating Custom Floors. In this article, we’ll cover how to create multiple floors and how to manage custom and multiple floors in the Floor overview. Here’s a picture to show ...

About the CET Designer Walls
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Moving Walls Walls placed in the drawing area can be moved just like other components in CET Designer. However, during the planning stages it is unlikely that you will want to change a room’s basic shape, and there’s a risk that you might move a wall accidentally. For this reason, the program’s default settings only ...

Drawing Drains
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To place a drain, follow these steps: Go to the Wall drawing tab and select Plain drain. Move the mouse pointer to, for example, a corner between two walls (the end point is automatically located) and click. Enter the desired distance from the corner (length) in the input box that appears, as well as the ...

Drawing Columns
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw a column, go to the Wall drawing tab. Here you will find the Column component. The height of the column is 110″, but this can easily be changed. The column component It is easy to place a column. Simply select the component and click to position it in the drawing area. Note: After ...

Drawing Arched Walls Through Three Points
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The arched wall defined by three points is used to draw arched walls when there are three selected attachment points. Arched walls components, thin and regular To draw an arc with the help of this component, follow these steps. For there to be three points to connect the component, you have to mark the mid-point ...

Drawing Arched Walls Through Tangent and Angle
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The arched wall, which is defined by a tangent and angle, is used to draw an arc in the tangent of a line, in other words, in the continuation of a straight wall. Arched walls components, thin and regular To draw an arched wall with a 180 degree clockwise arc toward an existing horizontal wall ...

Drawing Arched Walls Inside Two Tangent Lines
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The rounded wall defined by two tangent lines is used to draw a curve between two connecting walls. Arched walls component, thin and regular To round an existing corner of two straight walls, follow these steps. Select the Arched wall inside two tangent lines component from the component tab, and let it find the end ...

Drawing Arched Walls Specified by Radius and Angle
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The arched wall defined by a radius and angle is used in drawing an arc between two walls. Arched walls component, thin and regular To round an existing corner of two straight walls, follow these steps. Select the Arched wall specified by radius and angle component from the component tab and let it find the ...

Making Walls Transparent
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

You can choose to make walls fully or semi transparent in the 3D view, either before or after drawing them. This feature can be useful when you have drawn a room with four walls but want to see the products inside, as in this example: To make all walls fully transparent, either before or after ...

Drawing Pilasters
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw a pilaster from a wall, go to the Wall drawing component tab. Here you will find two different types of pilasters: 1.  Rectangular pilaster 2.  Trapezoid pilaster Pilasters components, rectangular and trapezoid To make an pilaster from an existing wall, as in the example below, follow these steps: Select one of the components ...

Adding Curtains
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to place a curtain, you must have first drawn a window. When the window is in place, follow these steps: Select the Curtain component and move it to the existing window in the drawing area. The curtain snaps onto the window. Click the component into place. Curtain components Example of a curtain ...

Adding Window Blinds
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to add blinds, you must have first placed a window. There are two types of blinds on the Wall Drawing tab: Venetian blinds Vertical blinds Window blinds components, venetian and vertical To place a venetian blind, follow these steps: Pick a blind and move it to the existing window in the drawing ...

Adding a Windowsill
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to place a windowsill, you must have first placed a window. When the window is in place, follow these steps: Select the Windowsill component and move it to the existing window in the drawing area. The sill snaps onto the window. Click the component into place. The windowsill component Example of a ...

Drawing Windows With Bars
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to draw a window with bars, you must have first placed a normal, rectangular window. When a rectangular window is in place, follow these steps: Right-click the window in the drawing area. A menu appears. Click Properties to open the Window/Door properties dialog box. Go to Horizontal bars and enter the desired ...

Drawing Round Windows
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To place a round window, you must have first placed a normal, rectangular window. When you have a rectangular window in place, follow these steps: Right-click the window in the drawing area. A menu appears. Click Properties to open the Window/Door properties dialog box. Go to Type. Choose Circular from the drop-down list. When you ...

Drawing a Divided Ceiling
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can draw divided ceilings in CET Designer. To do so, follow these steps: Select the Divided ceiling component under Ceiling on the Wall drawing tab. Move the ceiling (in the form of a blue rectangle) into the drawing area. To place a ceiling that’s the same size as the room, move the mouse pointer ...

Drawing an Inclined Ceiling
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can draw inclined ceilings in CET Designer. To do so, follow these steps: Select either Divided ceiling right or Divided ceiling left under Ceiling on the Wall drawing tab. Move the ceiling (in the form of a blue rectangle) into the drawing area. To place a ceiling that’s the same size as the room, ...

Adding Extra Flooring
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can add custom flooring on top of the automatically expanded floor in your drawing to create a different appearance. The features for flooring are accessed from the Flooring area on the Wall drawing component tab. Flooring options You can either add a rectangular flooring or a custom flooring. Also, read about settings for flooring. ...

Adding a Base Trim to Walls
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

A base trim is a decorative element but also essential in many spaces. Adding a base trim in CET Designer is easy. The main setting is found in the Wall drawing settings dialog, but base trim can also be applied with different values for each individual wall. Adding a base trim to future inserted walls ...

Wall Settings
Last modified: May 10, 2016

In the Wall Drawing Settings dialog, you can set default values for your walls. Perhaps you want all your walls to come in at 9′, or in a specific color; or maybe all doors should have the same width and all windows the same elevation. Use the Wall Drawing Settings to preset such properties to ...

Adjusting Flooring and Ceiling Settings
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Changing floor or ceiling color To change the color of a floor or ceiling, follow these steps. Go to the 3D component tab. Under Material Change, click Material. A dialog box opens: Click the Predefined tab where you will find many different colors and materials. Expand one of these main options by clicking the plus ...

Adding Tiles
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to add tiling, you must first draw walls. When your walls are in place, follow these steps: Open the Wall drawing component tab and select Surface/tiles: Move the mouse pointer to the 3D view of the drawing area. When you move the mouse pointer around in the view, you will see that ...

Automatically Expanded Flooring
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

When you choose a new drawing area in CET Designer, a new floor is automatically laid out. You can customize the standard floor by, for example, changing the floor material , (as seen right below where the floor has an alternative texture applied to it), extent or size. Example of a floor with applied texture ...

Ceiling Spotlights
Last modified: May 16, 2016

A good way to achieve a pleasant and balanced general lighting in a room is through the use of ceiling spotlights. The lighting can either be recessed into the ceiling or on the surface, depending on how you place your spotlights. Example of a room with ceiling spotlights To place a ceiling light with spotlights, ...

Drawing a Plain Ceiling
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

There are two ways to place a plain ceiling: A. Automatically; using the Ceiling dialog box: Click the Ceiling settings button in the Ceilings field on the Wall drawing tab. The Ceiling dialog box opens: Select the Show ceiling checkbox. With the option Extend ceiling you decide how far out from the furthest point on ...