Articles for the ‘Work environment’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

Render a Quick Image
Last modified: May 20, 2019

Here’s a short video showing how to render a quick image: With the Render a quick image feature, you can render your current 3D view on the fly. You start by selecting a render preset from the drop-down menu in the 3D view: The options displayed are based on which Extensions are currently installed. The ...

Creating a Render or Post Processing Preset
Last modified: May 06, 2016

Did you find a nice preset in Photo Lab that you want to tweak just a little bit? Or would you like to manage every slider yourself to find those perfect settings? Then we suggest that – no, we encourage – you to save your own custom presets! You can either start working from scratch ...

The 3D View of the Drawing Area
Last modified: May 20, 2019

The bottom half of the program window is the 3D view of the drawing area. Use the toolbar to perform different actions such as zooming, navigating, rendering, and more. It can sometimes be an advantage to use one view at a time as this gives you more space to design. You can choose to view the ...

The 2D View of the Drawing Area
Last modified: May 20, 2019

The top half of the program window is the 2D View of the drawing area. Use the toolbar to perform different actions such as navigating with the camera, aligning components and much more. It can sometimes be an advantage to use one view at a time as this gives you more space to design. You ...

The Components Area
Last modified: Aug 31, 2018

The Components area on the left-hand side contains the different component tabs. Which tabs that are present depend on which Extensions you currently have installed. >> Read more about Component Tabs. When selecting a component in the component tab, it will appear in 2D or 3D in the preview rendering view below. The component in ...

The Top Area
Last modified: Apr 24, 2019

The Top area of the CET Designer user interface contains the following standard items (starting from top): Title bar: with the current version of software. Menu bar: with the menu options File, Edit, Tools, Arrange, Views, Drawings (if multiple drawings are enabled) and Help. A button for connecting with CET Support Online (chat), a quick link to the Marketplace, a drop-down ...

The Project Info Extension
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

Many manufacturers includes a Project Information dialog in their main Extension, but not all. Therefore, a Project Information dialog is available as a separate Extension from the Marketplace. After downloading and installing the Extension, you can access it from the Tools menu: The dialog is used to enter and save project related information, such as ...

Pinning your Component Tabs
Last modified: Oct 29, 2018

For a faster workflow and easier access to your favorites, you can pin your component tabs. This is done either by clicking Ctrl+Left mouse button on the component tab, or by clicking the pin icon in the tooltip. You can also sort your pinned tabs to the order you want by grabbing and dragging them ...

Configuring your Component Tabs
Last modified: Dec 05, 2018

The Component Tabs Configurator just above the component tabs is used to create and save configurations for component tabs. These configurations can be saved as Quick Buttons for easy access. This allows you to customize which components you see while working with different Extensions.   Switching visible tabs When working with multiple Extensions you may ...

Setting up your Custom Tools
Last modified: Dec 05, 2018

To customize your CET Designer and speed up your workflow, you can create a custom free-floating toolbox called Custom Tools. Every section in the component tabs has a Send to Custom Tools button as shown below. Simply click it to add the section of your choice to your Custom Tools. Note that you can add ...

The CET Designer Work Area
Last modified: May 20, 2019

Before beginning to use CET Designer, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the program’s user interface, which is designed to give you a clear overview of the available options. The program window is divided into four major areas as seen in the overview below. Click each link for more information: Top area ...

Designing in 2D and/or 3D
Last modified: Sep 03, 2018

The CET Designer drawing area is separated into a 2D and a 3D view. You can design in 2D or 3D; whichever suits you best. The actions you perform and changes you make are shown simultaneously in 2D and 3D views. Certain actions are easier to perform in 3D view, such as adjusting a product’s ...

Opening a New 2D or 3D View
Last modified: Dec 11, 2018

When you are working with a drawing there may be situations it would be easier if you could see the 2D or the 3D drawing area from a different view. Or maybe you would like to show someone your screen without showing the price. To generate an additional view, click to select either the 2D ...