Articles for the ‘CET Designer’ Category

Miscellaneous Files
Last modified: Aug 19, 2019

Define the Miscellaneous Directory in Projects card that contains the miscellaneous files you wish to be included in your project file. Check to include miscellaneous file(s) through the UI in the Utilities card and upload the files normally. The miscellaneous file name and its path will be saved into the project file as Anonymous Type. Related ...

Catalogue Freeform
Last modified: Aug 19, 2019

The freeform section in the Catalogue Browser’s picklist is used to allow user to add any items in any languages, currencies, dimensions, vendor, tag and more. Start by choosing the properties to be added to the freeform section, turn on or off the properties column by checking or unchecking the selections in the visibility drop ...

Radius Dimensions
Last modified: Aug 14, 2019

With the Radius dimension tool, you can measure the radius of circular shapes and objects in the 2D view or your drawing. In the example below, we’ll measure a circular column. To use this tool, follow these steps: Select the Radius dimension tool on the Tools component tab: Move the mouse cursor to the 2D ...

3D PDF Render Mode Samples
Last modified: Jun 18, 2019

In the 3D PDF Settings, you can choose between many different render modes, i.e. how you want your space to look when viewing it in the PDF browser. This article contains a sample of each of the available render modes. All of these samples have the CAD optimized lights light setting.   Solid   Solid ...

Tutorial 9: Creating Measures for stretching models
Last modified: May 24, 2019

In this tutorial we are using examples to explain how to make a static 3D model parametric by creating what we refer to as Measures.   Download the file KC.cmsym by following the link. In Model Lab, open KC.cmsym by using File->Open (or simply by dragging and dropping the file onto Model Lab). Verify that ...

CET Designer 10.0
Last modified: Aug 19, 2019

[Open a printable version] [Söker du release notes på svenska?] [Suchen Sie Release Notes auf Deutsch?] [Buscando las Notas de Lanzamiento en español?] [您正在寻找中文版的版本说明吗 ?] [日本語版のリリースノートはこちらへ ]   Update – Patch 3 (August 19, 2019) News & Changes Structural Extension It is now possible to apply materials to the steel beams.   Solved Issues Fixed ...

Selecting components that are overlapping
Last modified: May 15, 2019

In a drawing layout, objects overlapping each other can be quite common. You might, for example, place a pedestal underneath a table, or work with multiple levels. To make selection easier in these situations, use the tool Select object from a list of all beneath the cursor available from the 2D and 3D view toolbars: ...

Extension Details
Last modified: Feb 01, 2019

The Extension Details dialog, accessed from the CET Designer Help menu, used to be where you would download and install Extensions. This is now handled in My Licenses on the Marketplace, easily accessed directly from the main window. The Extension Details dialog remains in CET Designer, primarily for support and maintenance purposes, for example as ...

Searching for Components
Last modified: Jan 16, 2019

One method for finding components is to use the Search component tab: To search for a component, follow these steps: Enter a search term in the input field; it could be a component name, a category or a part number. Click the Search button. The search result is shown in the field below. Click the desired component ...

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: May 20, 2019

If your component tabs are starting to pile up, you can save space by collapsing multiple related tabs into a single one. Dividers and a light blue color are used to show which component tabs are related and will form a group:   To collapse component tabs into groups one by one, use the arrow ...

CET Designer 9.5
Last modified: Apr 03, 2019

[Open a printable version] [Söker du release notes på svenska?] [您正在寻找中文版的版本说明吗 ?] [Buscando las Notas de Lanzamiento en español?]   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 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: Dec 21, 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: Feb 05, 2019

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. A property box opens. Enter the new value. Confirm by pressing Enter or clicking once. Wall property 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: Aug 19, 2019

At the top of the window is the tool bar with the following tools: Catalogue Details: Opens the Catalogue details dialog where catalogues can be installed / uninstalled. This dialog can be accessed from Control Panel as well. This dialog allows user to filter and search for designated publisher, manufacturer, product catalogue and portfolio id.  ...

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: Aug 19, 2019

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: Aug 19, 2019

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 09, 2019

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. ...