Articles for the ‘Drawing layout’ Category

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 ...

3D Dimension
Last modified: Aug 08, 2018

With the 3D dimension tool, you can measure objects and distances in the 3D view. By default, the 3D dimensions are not included in renderings, but you can easily include them if you want to. They do, however show in 3D View Ports in Paper View. To learn more about how to use the 3D ...

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 ...

Dashed Outlines in the 2D View with Multiple Levels
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

When working with multiple levels, you may have come across times when the objects in your drawing 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 level objects belong to, and to maintain visibility ...

Carpets and Coverings
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

With the Carpets and coverings tools, you can create a custom shape in 2D and 3D. This lets you add areas that have a different appearance from the main level; either for putting in carpets, or designating parts of a level to have a different material. Rectangular covering – the fastest way to create a ...

Floor Settings
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

In CET Designer, the default setting is to show a basic rectangular floor in the 3D view that expands automatically to accommodate all 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 to ...

Placing 3D Text on a Wall
Last modified: May 27, 2016

If you want to add 3D text to a wall, for instance the company name, you can use the Place text on wall component found on the Wall Drawing component tab: To use this component, follow these steps: If you wish to attach the text to a wall, start by placing a wall. The 3D ...

Adding Standard or Custom Lights
Last modified: May 16, 2016

Installing the Lights Extension will equip CET Designer with many different light sources to pick from, everything from freestanding lamps to ceilings with integrated lights or fluorescent lights. Here, each section on the Lights component tab is described. Ceiling These two ceiling components have integrated lights, either fluorescent lights or a light wire grid. To ...

Drawing a Basic Kitchen
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

Installing the Kitchenette Extension will equip CET Designer with a set of basic kitchen cabinets and appliances.With these, you can easily furnish break rooms, cafeterias or kitchenettes as in the example below. You can select a cabinet and use the green input box to, for example, add a sink or a hob: If you would ...

Drawing Additional or Custom Levels
Last modified: Aug 08, 2018

On the Architectural component tab you will find a set of tools for adding additional levels to create those multi-story buildings: Rectangular level – the fastest way to create a basic rectangular level. Circular level – the fastest way to create a basic circular level. Custom Level – lets you define a custom shape. Each ...

Managing Multiple Floors in the Level Overview
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

In CET Designer, you can draw custom floors and insert additional levels to handle those multi-story buildings. To create a basic, custom floor, please see the article Drawing Custom Floors and Adding Levels. In this article, we’ll cover how to create multiple floors and how to manage custom and multiple floors in the Level overview. ...

Adding Electrical and Architechtural Symbols to Your Drawing
Last modified: Jul 02, 2018

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 ...

Drawing Stairs and Railings
Last modified: May 15, 2017

There is a separate Stairs Extension that contains objects for drawing stairs, landings and railings of different sorts. Downloading and installing this Extension will add two separate component tabs to your CET Designer, Stairs and Industrial Stairs, with components suitable for office and home environments and industry and storage sectors, respectively.   Items from the ...

Importing PDF Files
Last modified: May 21, 2018

If you have received a PDF file with a drawing that you need to use, the PDF import feature in CET Designer will help you. It lets you add either a page or an image from a PDF file to the drawing area. The easiest method for this is to simply drag and drop a ...

Saving Your Drawing as a Pack & Go Package
Last modified: Jun 19, 2017

Pack & Go Saving your drawing using Pack & Go creates a new file that contains both your drawing and your CAD files referenced in your drawing. This makes it easier to work on the go without access to local networks or for sharing with colleagues. To save files as a Pack & Go package, ...

Drawing Containing Unknown Objects
Last modified: Oct 29, 2015

In case a drawing contains objects that require extensions that are not currently installed, the drawing can still be opened. Objects not recognized by CET Designer will show once the drawing finishes loading, but they will display a texture to indicate missing data. Information about which extension is missing is presented.   Related posts: Installed ...

Opening and Closing a Drawing
Last modified: May 16, 2016

Recent drawings At the bottom of the File menu, the four most recently opened drawings are listed. Choose the file you want to open by clicking it. If one of the files is no longer available, it disappears from the list.   Opening a drawing To locate and open a saved drawing, follow the steps ...

Saving a Drawing
Last modified: Oct 29, 2015

Saving a drawing The best procedure is to name and save your drawing from the start by selecting Save As. When you have created the drawing, you only need to click Save occasionally while you work and when you are finished. Save As Before you begin drawing, it is recommended that you choose Save As. ...

Measuring and Scaling an Image
Last modified: May 17, 2018

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 ...

Defining a Custom Shape
Last modified: Jul 02, 2018

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 or countertops. There is also a tool for pointing at an edge of a ...

Using 3D Clipping to Maintain Good Visibility
Last modified: Nov 26, 2015

3D Clipping to Photo Lab An easy and accessible way to use clipping is with this tool in the 2D view toolbar: This tool lets you place a rectangle around the objects that you wish to show, and your selection is then sent to the Photo Lab. 3D Clipping in the main window Here is ...

CET Designer File Types
Last modified: Oct 29, 2015

Data Files Type File Extension Used For: Located: Drawing .cmdrw Drawing Local drive, Network, or Client folder Backup .cmbak Created when you save /_CET Backups in the same folder as drawing Lock file .cmlock Created when you have the drawing open Same folder as drawing Pack and Go file .cmpck Combined CET drawing and attached ...

Placing an Image on a Wall
Last modified: May 16, 2016

By using the feature Place image on wall you can add an image to a wall placed in the drawing area, or even use the component without attaching it to a wall. The image will be visible in your 3D view. You access the feature in the Accessories field on the Wall drawing component tab. The Place image on wall tool ...

Moving Walls
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

Walls placed in the drawing area can be moved just like other components in CET Designer. However, during the planning stages it is unlikely that you will want to change a room’s basic shape, and there’s a risk that you might move a wall accidentally. For this reason, the program’s default settings only allow walls ...

Drawing Drains
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

To place a drain, follow these steps: Go to the Wall drawing tab and pick the Drain component: Move the mouse pointer to, for example, a corner between two walls (the end point is automatically located) and click. Enter the desired distance from the corner (length) in the input box that appears, as well as ...

Drawing Columns
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

To place a column, follow these steps: Go to the Wall drawing tab and pick the Column component. Move the mouse pointer to the desired location in the drawing area. Use the blue input box to change elevation, height, and thickness if necessary, and then click to place the column. A new column component is ...

Drawing Arched Walls Through Three Points
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

The arched wall defined by three points is used to draw arched walls when there are three selected attachment points. Arched walls components, thin and regular To draw an arc with the help of this component, follow these steps. For there to be three points to connect the component to, you have to mark the ...

Drawing Arched Walls Through Tangent and Angle
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

The arched wall, which is defined by a tangent and angle, is used to draw an arc in the tangent of a line, in other words, in the continuation of a straight wall. Arched walls components, thin and regular To draw an arched wall with a 180 degree clockwise arc toward an existing horizontal wall ...

Drawing Arched Walls Inside Two Tangent Lines
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

The rounded wall defined by two tangent lines is used to draw a curve between two connecting walls. Arched walls component, thin and regular To round an existing corner of two straight walls, follow these steps. Select the Arched wall inside two tangent lines component from the component tab, and let it find the end ...