Articles for the ‘2D Tools’ Category

Adding Electrical and Architechtural Symbols to Your Drawing
Last modified: May 10, 2016

Downloading the Symbol Library Extension from the Marketplace will add a component tab to CET Designer that contains folders with electrical and architectural symbols that you can place in your drawing. These North American symbols follow Architectural Graphics Standards guidelines and are provided for user benefit and clarification. Note that they are not included in ...

Measuring and Scaling an Image
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

When you have imported a drawing, you may need to double-check the dimensions and the scale. For this purpose, use the Measure and scale tool by following these steps: Click once to select the imported image. The yellow snap points are shown, and a green input box is brought up. Click the Measure and scale ...

Creating a Custom Shape
Last modified: Nov 24, 2015

Here is a short video showing just how to create a custom shape: The Custom Shape Tools let you create your own custom shape in 2D. After defining your shape, you can add a thickness and an elevation and also edit the shape in a number of ways to create 3D objects, such as worksurfaces ...

Drawing 2D Rectangles
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

To draw two-dimensional rectangles in CET Designer, go to 2D Rectangles on the Tools component tab or to Rectangles on the Paper (drawing) component tab in the Paper View. Read more below on how to use the different arc types. Note that double rectangles function the same way as single rectangles in the drawing area. ...

Drawing 2D Arcs
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw two-dimensional arcs in CET Designer, go to 2D Arcs on the Tools component tab or to Arcs on the Drawing (paper) component tab in the Paper View. Read more below on how to use the different arc types. Note that double arcs function the same way as single arcs in the drawing area. ...

Drawing 2D Circles
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

To draw two-dimensional circles in CET Designer, go to 2D Circles on the Tools component tab or to Circles on the Drawing (paper) component tab in the Paper View. Read more below on how to use the different circle types. Regardless of which kind of circle you draw, they each have a quick properties box where you can adjust the settings:   Circle by ...

The Quick Text Editor
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

With the Quick text editor you can rapidly switch between, and edit, multiple texts. You can cycle through all visible text boxes in the 2D view or Paper view by pressing the TAB key on your keyboard. You can use the arrow keys to navigate inside a text box, and the Enter key to create line breaks. ...

Creating Short Texts with the Incrementer Tool
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Incrementer tool makes it easy to quickly number rooms or areas of your drawing. You can provide a short description before (Prefix) or after (Suffix) the counter, to help keep track of what you are numbering. As incrementer type, you can choose between numbers 1, 2, 3… or letters A, B, C… The tool ...

Creating Labels in the Drawing
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

There are several options how to create text in a drawing. If you only need to create a short text in a drawing, the easiest way is to add a label to the drawing. A label is static text with reduced editing possibilities. Follow the steps below to insert a label in the drawing area: ...

Defining and Calculating an Area
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Here’s a short video showing just how to work with the Calculate Area tools: The Calculate Area tool lets you define a space in 2D and have CET Designer automatically calculate the area of the defined space. It could be anything from a simple square to a total free-form space. To use the Calculate area ...

Chain Dimensions
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Chain dimension tool makes it easier to rapidly measure several successive distances, and also displays a running distance summary. To use the Chain dimension tool follow theese steps: Pick the Chain Dimension tool on the Tools component tab. Move the mouse pointer to the end of the distance you wish to dimension and click. Now move the ...

Angle Dimensions
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can set dimensions anywhere in a drawing. With the Angle dimension tool you can measure and dimension angles for walls or other components. It is easy to place an angle dimension. To measure an angle in an existing corner, follow these steps: Pick the Angle Dimension tool on the Tools component tab. Let the dimension find the corner (the point ...

Revision Cloud for Marking Changed Areas in Drawings
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Revision Cloud tool is used for marking areas in a drawing that has been revised. The marked area will then appear on the printout. The Revision cloud tool is available for the regular 2D and 3D views as well as the Paper view, where it is found on the Drawing (paper) tab. To draw a revision cloud, follow these ...

Diagonal, Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

You can set dimensions anywhere in a drawing. The Dimension tool is used for placing vertical, horizontal and diagonal dimensions. You can also place Angle dimensions and Chain dimensions. The Dimensions buttons on the Tools tab Dimension Diagonal, vertical and horizontal dimensions are positioned in the drawing area with the same tool. Follow these steps: ...

Creating Static Text in the Drawing
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

The Text tool is a placeable component used for entering static text in the drawing. It can be manually changed at any time and will appear on the printout. To add a text to the drawing area, follow these steps: Select the Text tool from the Tools component tab. Click the text box into the desired position ...

Drawing 2D Lines
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw two-dimensional lines in CET Designer, go to 2D Lines on the Tools component tab or the Lines on the Drawing (paper) component tab in the Paper View. Read more below on how to use the different line types. Help line and help point can also be found in the field Drawing aids on the Wall drawing component tab.   Line or double line If you want to ...

Inserting Images into 2D View or Paper View
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Image tool enables you to insert images into the 2D drawing area, alternatively into the Paper View. It’s an easy way of including  a logotype or other kinds of images. The Insert image tool To insert an image, follow these steps: Go to the Tools component tab. Under Image and Text, select the Image tool and click it into position in ...