Articles for the ‘Drawing layout’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

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 Custom Floors and Adding Levels
Last modified: May 15, 2017

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

Managing Multiple Floors in the Level Overview
Last modified: May 15, 2017

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: 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 ...

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 31, 2016

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. To import contents from a PDF file, follow these steps: Go to ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

About the CET Designer Walls
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Moving Walls 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 ...

Drawing Drains
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To place a drain, follow these steps: Go to the Wall drawing tab and select Plain drain. 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 the ...

Drawing Columns
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw a column, go to the Wall drawing tab. Here you will find the Column component. The height of the column is 110″, but this can easily be changed. The column component It is easy to place a column. Simply select the component and click to position it in the drawing area. Note: After ...

Drawing Arched Walls Through Three Points
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

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, you have to mark the mid-point ...

Drawing Arched Walls Through Tangent and Angle
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

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: Jun 04, 2015

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 ...

Drawing Arched Walls Specified by Radius and Angle
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The arched wall defined by a radius and angle is used in drawing an arc between two walls. Arched walls component, thin and regular To round an existing corner of two straight walls, follow these steps. Select the Arched wall specified by radius and angle component from the component tab and let it find the ...

Making Walls Transparent
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

You can choose to make walls fully or semi transparent in the 3D view, either before or after drawing them. This feature can be useful when you have drawn a room with four walls but want to see the products inside, as in this example: To make all walls fully transparent, either before or after ...

Drawing Pilasters
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw a pilaster from a wall, go to the Wall drawing component tab. Here you will find two different types of pilasters: 1.  Rectangular pilaster 2.  Trapezoid pilaster Pilasters components, rectangular and trapezoid To make an pilaster from an existing wall, as in the example below, follow these steps: Select one of the components ...

Adding Curtains
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to place a curtain, you must have first drawn a window. When the window is in place, follow these steps: Select the Curtain component and move it to the existing window in the drawing area. The curtain snaps onto the window. Click the component into place. Curtain components Example of a curtain ...