Articles for the ‘CET Designer’ Category

CET Designer 8.5
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

[open printable version] November 20, 2017 News & Changes Implementations from our User Poll Following our user poll earlier this Fall, we are proud to share with you that three of the alternatives have been implemented: Voting Winner: RevLink Now Exports Materials The RevLink Extension now supports exporting materials to Revit 2018. Please note that ...

Re-Using Material Properties
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

You can save time and work more efficiently by re-using Material Properties settings. Example: You’re working on creating a library with different stone types. There’s an existing marble material that has good settings for specular, reflection, opacity, and bump effects that you want to apply to several sorts of granite and limestone to finish the ...

Publish (Legacy) – Overview
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. New Portfolio Used to create new portfolios; portfolios are a means of controlling access to a project and getting the unique catalogue/portfolio id.  To register a portfolio, key in the portfolio name and API-Key from Catalogue Creator in Marketplace if you haven’t already gotten one. You can reuse ...

Publish – Overview
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Portfolios In the Portfolios tab, you can choose to upload to a new portfolio or to an existing portfolios which you have administration rights to. Portfolios tab in Publish card. New Portfolios: Used to create new portfolios; portfolios are a means of controlling access to a ...

Publish (Legacy) – New Portfolio
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. New Portfolio Used to create new portfolios; portfolios are a means of controlling access to a project and getting the unique catalogue/portfolio id.  To register a portfolio, key in the portfolio name and API-Key from Catalogue Creator in Marketplace if you haven’t already gotten one. You can reuse ...

Publish (Legacy) – Edit Portofolio
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Edit Portfolio This section is used to edit the settings of a portfolio. Listing of portfolios with administrator rights. If you have a new portfolio created, the Edit Portfolio section will automatically load the created portfolio. If you however do not have any portfolio ...

Publish (Legacy) – Files to Server
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Files to Server This section is used to upload files used in the project to the server. Upon clicking on the Compare server/local timestamps Start by selecting a project from the Project drop down list, all opened project in the Catalogue Creator will be ...

Publish (Legacy) – Server Files
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Server Files Indicates the uploaded files contained in the portfolio in the server. All uploaded files are sorted in its file extension. If you have any Portfolio Parent setup, you will be seeing the inherited files from the parent portfolio in blue. To delete a ...

Transfers Window
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Opened Portfolio in tab     Transfer window   Transfer window in a portfolio. Supports different transfer types (delete, upload, download) simultaneously but the same type of transfer (upload and delete transfer types) can only be done sequentially. While a task is in progress, the ...

Files – Server
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Opened Portfolio in tab     Files – Server   Indicates the files uploaded to the portfolio in the server. Download Location: Select the local directory you would like to download the files from the server to. Filters in headers: Right click on header to ...

Files – Local
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server.   Opened Portfolio in tab   Files – Local Indicates the files used in the selected project file. Select Project: Upload project file (xml, db3) with the Upload Project File button. Current project is automatically loaded when a new portfolio in opened. You can ...

Portfolio Details
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Opened Portfolio in tab   Portfolio Details: The properties of the portfolio. Publish: Sets the accessibility of the projects in the portfolio. Members only means that only the members specified in the Members section will have access to the project. All (restricted if embedded in extension) will allow access for any ...

Portfolios
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

Use the publish card to upload your catalogue to the server. Portfolios In the Portfolios tab, you can choose to upload to a new portfolio or to an existing portfolios which you have administration rights to. Portfolios tab in Publish card. New Portfolios: Used to create new portfolios; portfolios are a means of controlling access to a ...

Movie Editor: Choosing Your Movie Settings
Last modified: May 15, 2017

Before exporting your movie, there are several settings available that will determine the final results. You will find the Movie Settings on the right side of the Movie Editor: Options Here, you can choose between predefined movie presets or create custom settings: The default is a 640×360 video of medium quality, but you can increase ...

Merging Blocks
Last modified: May 15, 2017

Blocks from within the same level in a reconfiguration chart can be merged together to make it easier to get a collective overview of all current Existing, Excess from, or Reuse from block contents: The Merge button is greyed out until you have selected two or more blocks that can be merged. To select multiple ...

Lighting Effect: Light up Your Scene With the Omni Light
Last modified: May 15, 2017

The Omni light component, found in the Lights Extension, can be of great help in those scenes that are just a little too dark. It’s a placeable component, a light bulb, that casts light in all directions but isn’t visible in renderings and that you can place anywhere in your drawing. During placement, you can ...

Using the Polar Replicate Tool for Symmetrical Replication
Last modified: May 15, 2017

Using the Polar replicate tool, you can replicate a selected object symmetrically around a chosen point. To use this tool, follow these steps: Go to the Tools component tab and select the Polar replicate tool: In the drawing area, either in the 2D view or 3D view, click on the component that you want to ...

CET Designer 8.0
Last modified: Sep 18, 2017

Update – Patch 5 (September 18, 2017) Kitchen Accessories and Home Extension Updates No more oversized leeks or bottles! All models in the Kitchen Accessories and Home Extension, respectively, now have a scaling slider in their quick properties that lets you scale them up or down in size. In this update, we have fixed the ...

Movie Editor: Timeline and Playback Controls
Last modified: Feb 13, 2017

The bottom part of the Movie Editor window is dedicated to the timeline with related tools, and playback controls. These are explained in detail below the overview.   Timeline Clips that are selected in the Clip Collection are available on the timeline; in the same order of appearance. You can change the clip order either ...

Movie Editor: Clip Collection
Last modified: Feb 13, 2017

The Clip Collection contains all the camera paths and stationary cameras currently in your 2D view: Here you can do the following: Change clip order: use drag n’ drop to alter the order in which the clips should play, or select a clip and move it up or down in the list by using the ...

Movie Editor: Movie Settings
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

The Movie Settings are options that you can work with before exporting the movie: Let’s take a look at each of these settings. Options Lets you select a preset from the list or, if you select the Custom option, select compression, resolution and quality on your own as shown here: Light preset Offers the same ...

About the Movie Editor
Last modified: May 04, 2017

After setting up your camera paths and stationary cameras in your 2D view, you can edit your movie in the Movie Editor. In the Clip Collection, you can decide the order of appearance and also enable/disable scenes before producing the movie. Different Movie Settings are available and you can even trim scenes to achieve the ...

Dashed outlines in the 2D view with Multiple Floors
Last modified: May 15, 2017

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 ...

CET Designer 7.5
Last modified: Jan 16, 2017

Update – Patch #2 (January 16, 2017) Architectural tab To avoid confusion, we have renamed some sections in the Architectural tab; Floor Coverings and Floor names have been renamed to Carpets and coverings and Create Floor(s) respectively. Fixed problem with Carpets and coverings, that could result in objects on top of a covering getting selected ...

360° Panorama Rendering FAQ
Last modified: Nov 24, 2016

What is a 360° panorama? A 360° panorama is a series of rendered images collected into one image file.   Why 360° panorama? A 360° panorama is used to help present a virtual space, either through a navigable image on a website, or with Virtual Reality tools such as Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard.   ...

Carpets and Coverings
Last modified: May 15, 2017

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 items found in the Carpets and Coverings section. The following items can be used to quickly draw rectangular, circular or free-form shapes: Rectangular floor covering – the fastest way ...

Floor Settings
Last modified: May 18, 2017

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. In the Architectural tab, it goes by the name “Base”. If you don’t want this floor to show, or if you don’t want it ...

Creating or Editing a Work Mode
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

As described in the Selecting Work Mode article, there are a number of premade work modes in CET Designer. You can, however edit an existing work mode, or create your own. To do so, you will need to go into the Work mode editor which is accessed either from the Work Mode dropdown menu, or ...