Articles for the ‘CET Designer’ Category

The Catalogues Tab
Last modified: Nov 19, 2018

On the Catalogues tab, you can make the following settings: Catalogue Settings This section contains the following options, related to objects from the Catalogue Browser and Catalogue Creator: Keep catalogue files after uninstalling catalogue:  selected by default. When this option is selected, catalogue data that has been downloaded will be retained upon uninstallation of the ...

Importing a Spreadsheet
Last modified: Nov 19, 2018

Spreadsheets can be imported into CET Designer with the Spreadsheet imported from file tool found in the Tools component tab: To import a spreadsheet, follow these steps: Click the Spreadsheet imported from file tool, release the mouse button, and move the mouse pointer to the 2D view of the drawing area. An image component will ...

Collapsing Multiple Component Tabs into One Single Tab
Last modified: Nov 19, 2018

If your component tabs are starting to pile up, you can save space by collapsing multiple related tabs into a single one. Brackets and dividers are used to show which component tabs are related and will make up a group:   To collapse component tabs into one tab, either double-click on a component tab or ...

CET Designer 9.5
Last modified: Dec 03, 2018

[Open a printable version] [Söker du release notes på svenska?] [您正在寻找中文版的版本说明吗 ?]   November 19, 2018 Important Notices Starting from this release, CET Designer is only available in a 64-bit version. For computers with damaged graphics drivers or a graphics unit that does not meet minimum system recommendations, CET Designer will automatically switch to a ...

CET Designer is Running in Graphics Compatibility Mode
Last modified: Oct 02, 2018

Due to obsolecense, the simple graphics engine has been removed which could cause CET Designer to run in a compatibility mode. This means that the program runs in a software mode that does not make use of the graphics card at all; only the processor. Each time CET Designer is started, a test is performed ...

Creating Photorealistic Renderings and Movies – Lighting Setup
Last modified: Nov 01, 2018

Before you start, consider what type of rendering you want to achieve – photorealistic, or artistic? There’s no right or wrong way to do a rendering, and it all depends on your intentions and what you want to convey when presenting the rendering of the space to your prospective customer. The answer to this initial ...

Creating Photorealistic Renderings and Movies – Scene & Miscellaneous Setup
Last modified: Sep 05, 2018

Before you start, consider what type of rendering you want to achieve – photorealistic, or artistic? There’s no right or wrong way to do a rendering, and it all depends on your intentions and what you want to convey when presenting the rendering of the space to your prospective customer. The answer to this initial ...

Changing Material or Color in the Drawing Layout
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

To change the material or color of a wall, floor, or ceiling in the drawing, follow these steps: Select the component you want to change. Go to the 3D component tab. Under Material Change, click the Material Explorer button. The Material Explorer window opens: Browse the categories and thumbnails to find your color or material. ...

Changing Wall Dimensions
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

You can change the wall height, length and other values at any time. To change the height of a wall in the drawing area, follow these steps: Select the wall. An input box opens. Enter the new value. Confirm by pressing Enter or clicking once. Wall input box Note: You can also stretch a wall ...

Catalogue Browser: Extra
Last modified: Aug 10, 2018

In the Extra section there are five options: Picklist, Finish Legend, System Validation, Side Elevation View Area, and Project Information. They are presented further below Picklist The Picklist tool lets you add a picklist to your drawing. By double-clicking the picklist, the Picklist editor opens. Here, you can edit and change which information should be ...

Catalogue Browser: Catalogue Favorites
Last modified: Aug 10, 2018

You can right-click symbols in the Catalogue Browser and save it as a favorite. Your favorites are then shown in the Catalogue Favorites field: Right-clicking a thumbnail will bring up five options: Properties: Opens the quick properties of the symbol where you can change the default settings of the symbol. Symbol replace: Opens the Symbol ...

Catalogue Browser: Recent
Last modified: Aug 10, 2018

In the Recent section, you will find symbols that you have recently used. Click on a thumbnail to select a symbol if you want to place it in your drawing. Right-clicking a thumbnail in this view will bring up three options: Symbol replace: Opens the Symbol replace dialog. Save to Catalogue favorites: Adds the symbol ...

Catalogue Browser: Search Selection
Last modified: Aug 10, 2018

The Search selection checkboxes, below the Search Result, gives you the possibility to choose in which information you want to search for a certain symbol. This is useful if you, for example, want to do a more detailed search but don’t have the entire part number. By keeping only the Part Number option checked, you ...

Catalogue Browser: Search Result
Last modified: Aug 10, 2018

The search function helps you to search for specific symbols in the Catalogue Browser. It is an extensive search function which lets you search for part numbers, description of symbols, symbol names, company names and much more. The result of a search is shown below the Search Result section, as shown below. The search function ...

Catalogues Window: Tool Bar
Last modified: Nov 08, 2018

At the top of the window is the tool bar with the following tools: Catalogue Selection: Opens the Catalogue selection dialog where catalogues can be installed / uninstalled. Catalogues Settings: Opens the Catalogues tab in the Control Panel where you can adjust the Catalogues settings. New data is available – press to update view: this ...

Catalogues Window: Product Info Pane
Last modified: Nov 07, 2018

The rightmost part of the window is the Product info pane which shows a larger image and  a more detailed description of the currently selected symbol. The Product info pane is not shown as default, but is accessed from the Toolbar at the top of the window.   Related posts: Catalogues Window: Tool Bar Catalogues ...

Catalogues Window: Viewing Area
Last modified: Nov 07, 2018

The center area in the Catalogues window is called the Viewing area. This is where all symbols are displayed, each symbol is displayed with a thumbnail, part number and description. If you right-click the description or the part number, three options are displayed. Filter: Opens a filter dialog where you can chose if you want ...

Catalogues Window: Browsing Area
Last modified: Nov 26, 2018

Browsing area The leftmost part of the Catalogues window is the Browsing area for your symbols. Here, you can browse through Catalogues you have chosen to display from the Catalogues selection dialog. Browse by using the tree view or by the folders to the left of the tree view. You can choose which content of the ...

CET Designer 9.0
Last modified: Sep 24, 2018

[Open a printable version] [Söker du release notes på svenska?] [Buscando las Notas de Lanzamiento en español?] [您正在寻找中文版的版本说明吗 ?]   May 21, 2018 Important Notice 9.0 is the last version of CET Designer that supports 32-bit systems. Starting from 9.5, this Fall, we will only produce and support a 64-bit version of CET Designer. Update ...

Categorizing Components
Last modified: May 21, 2018

It is possible to control the visibility of some generic components in CET Designer, such as text, dimensions, print frames and arrows. This means that you can determine that a component should be visible only in a certain View Mode. For example, if you wish to have dimensions showing on the installation drawing only, you ...

Visibility Settings for Viewports
Last modified: Nov 02, 2018

The property box for 2D and 3D viewports each have a button for Visibility Settings. There, you can control which View Modes and Categories apply to the viewport. The View Mode tab matches what you see in the 2D or 3D views when selecting the View mode buttons. See this article to learn more about View Modes. ...

Filtering Drawing Contents
Last modified: May 21, 2018

The Filter tool is used to control what is visible in the drawing area. The categories available in the Filter dialog is determined by the contents of your selected View Mode; items not visible in your currently selected View Mode will not have their categories available to work with. Here, you can use the + ...

Visibility, View Modes, and View Sets
Last modified: May 21, 2018

It is possible to control the visibility of many components in CET Designer, such as text, dimensions, print frames, and arrows. Some manufacturer products can also be controlled this way. For this purpose, CET Designer lets you choose between different View Modes that, basically, are collections of categories. They control what is visible in both ...

Drawing Structural Beams and Trusses
Last modified: Jan 29, 2018

The Structural Extension, available from the Marketplace, contains steel structures for drawing warehouses and similar spaces. Download and install it to get access to beams of various types that follow the AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) standards, and trusses; or specify custom beams. Once installed, the Structural Extension has its own tab: Click the ...

Catalogue Creator Shortcut Keys
Last modified: Nov 19, 2018

Keyboard shortcuts   Key binding for Catalogue Creator, Catalogue Browser and Navigator can be found in the CET Designer’s File menu -> Keyboard shortcuts window. This menu supports multiple keys assigned to the selected tool.   Useful keyboard shortcuts Below are the list of useful shortcuts used in Catalogue Creator   ...

Export To SIF(Beta)
Last modified: Jan 12, 2018

The Export to SIF (Beta) button allows user to export a project (.xml/.db3) from Catalogue Creator to a SIF format.   Main The basic settings of an exported product catalogue. Output Folder: The exported SIF directory. Use Language: The preferred exported language. Product Catalogue: Export one of the selected product catalogue. Base Filename: The base ...

Catalogue Creator Toolbar
Last modified: Jul 17, 2018

Menu Tool bar consist of features/shortcuts that will be handy throughout your catalogue creation process. Like most file menu, this menu allows user to create new and open new document, revert, save and save as another file format. New: Creating a blank catalogue. If you have any catalogue opened previously, clicking New will only add ...

Catalogue Creator Control Panel – Cascade
Last modified: Jan 12, 2018

The Cascade setting determines the updating behavior in the Catalogue Creator.   If you have the following being referenced in Catalogue Creator, you can decide whether to update the following when the code is changed by enabling/disabling the Cascade Changes options. The cascade options are all checked by default. If you uncheck the option, the referenced ...

Catalogue Creator Control Panel – Miscellaneous
Last modified: Jan 12, 2018

The Miscellaneous tab controls the AutoSave frequency, XML namespace prefix and showing public (legacy) tab.   Automatically Backup Projects Automatically Backup Projects option allows Catalogue Creator to automatically backs up all loaded project file in the Catalogue Creator provided it has been saved the first time.  The Minutes Between Backups determines the time interval between each ...

Catalogue Creator Control Panel – Preferences
Last modified: Oct 01, 2018

  User will be able to save the following setting for each project by enabling the Save/Load Preferences option and saving the project file.  The preference file (.cmpref) will be saved along with the project with the same file name. Consider saving the .cmpref file in the same location by setting the same path in the Preferences Directory. ...