Articles for the ‘Tips and Hints’ Category

Installation documents and titleblocks
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Creating installation documents in CET Designer is easy with the Tools tab. Here you will find text, dimensions, lines and shapes to add to your drawing. A styles tool saves frequently used fonts and dimension types. Items from the Tools tab are placed directly into the 2D view of the drawing. Similar tools are found ...

Breathe life into your drawings
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

With the latest version of CET Designer, only a couple of days ago, we launched the Humans Extension. We’ve put together a short video to introduce you to this Extension, which can help make your renderings more lifelike. So, go on, have fun and try it out! Oh, and extra points to you if you ...

Reconfiguration Tool
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

CET Designer’s Reconfiguration Tool is a separate, free Utility Extension that provides an easy way to manage product inventories and reconfigurations of complex facilities. The Reconfiguration Tool uses simple graphical representations, in flow-chart form, which let you: Compare existing products in new project lists in order to generate reused, leftover and new product lists. Track ...

Calculation View
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Calculation View has many different tools for manipulating the parts list and preparing an order. Open the Calculation View by clicking on the price in the upper-right corner of the main 2D/3D screen of CET Designer. Some hints… Use the columns tab in the View Settings dialog to turn columns off and on. This ...

Using Photo Lab in CET Desginer
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Photo Lab is a built-in tool for creating renderings in CET Designer. It offers a range of rendering options – from simple black and white, to skethy/cartoonish, to high-quality realistic renderings – all that can render multiple images at once, allows for post-processing edits and will automatically updates any changes made in the drawing to ...

The Edit Graphics Extension
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Edit Graphics Extension is a free Extension in CET Designer. It is found under the Utility section in the Extension list. Edit Graphics lets you create special objects in CET Designer by manipulating standard symbols found in manufacturers’ Extension, Project Symbols and SketchUp. Frequently used command in Edit Graphics let you stretch and shrink ...

Some of the enhancements in CET Designer 4.0
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Dimension and Text improvements There is now one Dimension tool for horizontal, vertical and angled dimension lines. Also, there is a new Chain Dimension tool for continuos dimension lines. There are new Styles settings for the various types of texts and dimensions that can be added on the Tools tab. This allows for greater flexibility ...

Tools for Efficient use in CET Designer
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

CET Designer has built-in tools that are efficient time-savers when doing design work and creating presentations for your customers. Favorites can be typical-sized workstations, idea-starters, accessory items or favorite layouts that you frequently use. To create a Favorite, simply highlight the items you want to save as a Favorite, and right-click and choose Save as ...

What you can do in MyConfigura
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

A few details: MyConfigura is a portal that connects you to all of Configura’s cloud-based services. You can manage your licenses, save files and share information in Briefcases and discussions.A few details: MyConfigura lets you create Briefcases where you can save projects and post information for others to have access to.When you create a Briefcase, ...

Freezing vs. Locking [video]
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This time, our Tips & Hints will probably freshen up the memory for some of you, while the information is new for others. We have put together a short video demonstrating how you can freeze or lock the position on components in your drawing. Remember to turn on the sound on your computer and loudspeakers ...

Copy/paste with one command and the Position tool [video]
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This time, our Tips & Hints will probably freshen up the memory for some of you, while the information is new for others. We have put together a short video demonstrating how you can both copy and paste a component with only one command, and how to work with the Position tool to move components ...

Getting started with Edit Graphics [video]
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

At our 4th annual user conference in Las Vegas recently, we had a presentation about Edit Graphics, an Extension that many of our users have been looking forward to. To help you get started, we have created a short video showing some of the most basic features that you will use in this Extension; the ...

Normal vs. Natural Light Renderings [video]
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, CET Designer 2.6 was released with the new Photo Lab. Have you had a chance to work in Photo Lab? Do you know what the difference is between the render modes normal and natural light? In Tips & Hints this time, we have prepared a video guide to help you ...

Editing View Ports
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know… …that you can adjust the settings for each individual view port in Paper view? Read our Tips & Hints this month to learn more about customizing the appearance of view ports. About Paper View With Paper view you can easily choose to print your entire drawing, or parts of it, and also ...

Snapping, zooming and selecting components [video]
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know… …that the Shift and Ctrl keys on your keyboard are really useful when using CET Designer? Watch the video below to find out more about snapping, zooming and selecting components. Remember to turn on the sound on your computer and loudspeakers or headphones and then press Play.   Related posts: Copy/paste with ...

Finding articles in the Calculation
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know… …that there is an easy way to locate a specific article in the Calculation? Example You need to make some manual changes to an article in the Calculation. Your current drawing is large and has generated a rather extensive list of items. This gives you a hard time finding the particular article in ...

Part tagging
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know….   …that the Part tagging feature in CET Designer® allows you to add tags to components in the drawing and to easily categorize them? Example You are making a proposal to a customer with more than 200 workstations located on three floors. In this case, the project must be planned in detail and delivered according to a ...

Determining the layout of your printout
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know… ….that you can customize the layout of your printout? When you are finished with your drawing, you can determine the layout of your pintout by entering the Paper view. Working in the Paper view You set your layout in a special view called the Paper view. To access the Paper view click the icon ...

Walk through your office space
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know…. ….that you can record a movie in CET Designer and that way create a feeling of walking through an office space?  Example If you have designed a large office space in CET Designer it might be hard for your customer to imagine the result in reality. With the CET Movie Studio Extension you can record a movie ...

Hiding Cad entities and layers
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know that… …you can hide entities and layers in an imported Cad drawing? An imported Cad drawing can include a number of different layers and entities. To make your work with the drawing easier, use the possibility to hide the entities and/or layers that do not need to be visible in your drawing. Import ...

Positioning components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know… …that if you use the feature ‘Position’ you’ll get a more exact positioning of components in the CET Designer drawing area? Example You are working with a drawing and wish to place two components next to each other, snap them together and align them. To use the feature ‘Position’ To align two ...

Change the appearance for windows and doors
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know… …that you can create circular windows and doors with panels in CET Designer? Example You are working with a drawing and wish to add windows and doors, and also change the appearance for these more than their size, opening angle etc. Circular windows, bars and panels on doors are some of the choices ...

Switch between areas in a drawing
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know…. …that you can connect areas of your drawing to shortcuts for easy access to those areas? Example When working with a large drawing a huge advantage is to be able to switch easily between different areas of the drawing. By connecting a specific area of your drawing to a shortcut, manually zooming and panning are ...

Selecting components in the drawing area
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Did you know…. …that you can use several different tools to select components in the drawing area? Below are two examples of how to select components in the drawing area. Choose what’s best for your current situation. Selecting with a Rectangle A simple way to select several components at a time in the drawing area is ...