Articles for the ‘Drawing layout’ Category

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 ...

Adding Window Blinds
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to add blinds, you must have first placed a window. There are two types of blinds on the Wall Drawing tab: Venetian blinds Vertical blinds Window blinds components, venetian and vertical To place a venetian blind, follow these steps: Pick a blind and move it to the existing window in the drawing ...

Adding a Windowsill
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

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

Drawing Windows With Bars
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to draw a window with bars, you must have first placed a normal, rectangular window. When a rectangular window is in place, follow these steps: Right-click the window in the drawing area. A menu appears. Click Properties to open the Window/Door properties dialog box. Go to Horizontal bars and enter the desired ...

Drawing Round Windows
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To place a round window, you must have first placed a normal, rectangular window. When you have a rectangular window in place, follow these steps: Right-click the window in the drawing area. A menu appears. Click Properties to open the Window/Door properties dialog box. Go to Type. Choose Circular from the drop-down list. When you ...

Drawing a Divided Ceiling
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can draw divided ceilings in CET Designer. To do so, follow these steps: Select the Divided ceiling component under Ceiling on the Wall drawing tab. Move the ceiling (in the form of a blue rectangle) into the drawing area. To place a ceiling that’s the same size as the room, move the mouse pointer ...

Drawing an Inclined Ceiling
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can draw inclined ceilings in CET Designer. To do so, follow these steps: Select either Divided ceiling right or Divided ceiling left under Ceiling on the Wall drawing tab. Move the ceiling (in the form of a blue rectangle) into the drawing area. To place a ceiling that’s the same size as the room, ...

Adding Extra Flooring
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can add custom flooring on top of the automatically expanded floor in your drawing to create a different appearance. The features for flooring are accessed from the Flooring area on the Wall drawing component tab. Flooring options You can either add a rectangular flooring or a custom flooring. Also, read about settings for flooring. ...

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: Nov 20, 2017

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: Nov 20, 2017

With the Angle dimension tool you can measure and dimension angles for walls or other components. 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 of intersection of the two walls) by moving the mouse pointer near the corner. Click it ...

Tips for Working with Large Projects
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

These are some advanced tips and techniques when working in CET Designer that help to make the design process faster and easier: Dual Monitors Using dual monitors allows you to have a screen dedicated to the menu and component tab selection while having another screen that is used completely for space planning or rendering purposes. ...

Adding a Base Trim to Walls
Last modified: May 15, 2017

A base trim is a decorative element but also essential in many spaces. Adding a base trim in CET Designer is easy. The main setting is found in the Wall drawing settings dialog, but base trim can also be applied with different values for each individual wall. Adding a base trim to future inserted walls ...

Wall Settings
Last modified: May 10, 2016

In the Wall Drawing Settings dialog, you can set default values for your walls. Perhaps you want all your walls to come in at 9′, or in a specific color; or maybe all doors should have the same width and all windows the same elevation. Use the Wall Drawing Settings to preset such properties to ...

Creating a New Drawing
Last modified: Oct 29, 2015

Creating a new drawing When you start working on a new drawing in CET Designer, make sure that you have a clean surface to work with. You always get a new drawing when you open CET Designer. If you know that you would like to work with more than one drawing, for example on two ...

Dimensioning
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

You can set dimensions anywhere in a drawing and you’ll find the dimension tools under the Tools component tab. There are tools for measuring horizontally/vertically/diagonally in both 2D and 3D, as well as an Angle dimension tool and a Chain dimension tool. The Dimensions buttons on the Tools tab Placing a Dimension Diagonal, vertical and ...

Adjusting Flooring and Ceiling Settings
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Changing floor or ceiling color To change the color of a floor or ceiling, follow these steps. Go to the 3D component tab. Under Material Change, click Material. A dialog box opens: Click the Predefined tab where you will find many different colors and materials. Expand one of these main options by clicking the plus ...

Adding Tiles
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To be able to add tiling, you must first draw walls. When your walls are in place, follow these steps: Open the Wall drawing component tab and select Surface/tiles: Move the mouse pointer to the 3D view of the drawing area. When you move the mouse pointer around in the view, you will see that ...

Automatically Expanded Flooring
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

When you choose a new drawing area in CET Designer, a new floor is automatically laid out. You can customize the standard floor by, for example, changing the floor material , (as seen right below where the floor has an alternative texture applied to it), extent or size. Example of a floor with applied texture ...

Ceiling Spotlights
Last modified: May 16, 2016

A good way to achieve a pleasant and balanced general lighting in a room is through the use of ceiling spotlights. The lighting can either be recessed into the ceiling or on the surface, depending on how you place your spotlights. Example of a room with ceiling spotlights To place a ceiling light with spotlights, ...

Drawing a Plain Ceiling
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

There are two ways to place a plain ceiling: A. Automatically; using the Ceiling dialog box: Click the Ceiling settings button in the Ceilings field on the Wall drawing tab. The Ceiling dialog box opens: Select the Show ceiling checkbox. With the option Extend ceiling you decide how far out from the furthest point on ...

Window and Door Settings
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Changing window and door dimensions You can change the height, width or other values for windows and doors at any time. To change the height of a door in the drawing area, follow these steps: Select a door. An input box opens: Enter the new values. Confirm by pressing Enter or clicking once.   Note: ...

Drawing Rectangular Windows
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To place a standard rectangular window in an existing wall, follow these steps: On the Wall Drawing component tab, select the Window component: Move the component into the drawing area. The window snaps in line with the existing wall. When it is in the desired position, click to place the window. An input box opens. ...

Drawing Doors, Vaults and Sliding Doors
Last modified: Oct 23, 2017

Drawing doors, Vaults or Sliding doors To place a door in an existing wall, follow these steps: On the Wall Drawing component tab, select the desired Door/Vault component. Move the component into the drawing area. The door snaps in line with the existing wall. When it is in the desired position, click to place the ...

Drawing Straight Walls
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

To draw straight walls with varying thicknesses, go to the Wall drawing tab. Straight walls components   Here you will find four different types of straight walls: Thin straight wall (without thickness) Straight walls (4″ thick) Thick straight wall (8″ thick) Column The height of the walls is 94″, but this can easily be changed. ...

Using Drawing Tools
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Trim lines To trim a section of a line (wall) or simply remove one or more lines at the same time, use the Trim lines tool. The Trim lines tool Example: You have drawn two intersecting walls. A section of wall that sticks out is unnecessary and needs to be trimmed. There are two ways ...

Using Drawing Aids
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Help line A help line is a drawing aid that can, for example, be used to create intersections in the drawing area or coordinate grid. The Help line tool Example: You want to draw a help line from the mid-point of an existing wall.Follow these steps: Select the Help line component, under Drawing Aids on ...

Inserting Images into 2D View or Paper View
Last modified: May 21, 2018

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 component 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 ...

Creating Alternatives
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

It is sometimes necessary to create several alternative drawings for a customer. In CET Designer you will find the Alternatives feature on the Tools menu. To create two alternative drawings, follow these steps: First, create the main drawing. Next, open the Tools menu and select Alternatives. A dialog box with the same name opens: Click the Create button. The dialog box expands and two ...