Articles for the ‘Drawing layout’ Category

Making Walls Transparent
Last modified: Nov 02, 2018

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 and Blinds
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

To be able to add curtains or blinds, you must have first drawn a window. Once the window is in place, follow these steps: Go to the Wall Drawing tab and pick a Curtain or Blind component.: Move the mouse pointer to the existing window in the drawing area. The curtain/blind snaps to the window. ...

Adding a Windowsill
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

To be able to place a windowsill, you must have first placed a window. Once the window is in place, follow these steps: Go to the Wall Drawing tab and pick the Windowsill component: Move the mouse pointer to the existing window in the drawing area. The sill snaps to the window. Click the component ...

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: Aug 15, 2018

You can draw divided ceilings in CET Designer. To do so, follow these steps: Go to the Wall Drawing tab and pick the Divided ceiling component: 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: Aug 15, 2018

You can draw inclined ceilings in CET Designer. To do so, follow these steps: Go to the Wall Drawing tab and pick either the Divided ceiling right or the Divided ceiling left component: Move the ceiling (in the form of a blue rectangle) into the drawing area. To place a ceiling that’s the same size ...

Defining and Calculating an Area
Last modified: Aug 27, 2018

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 tool, follow these steps: Pick the Calculate Area tool on the Tools component tab. Move the ...

Chain Dimensions
Last modified: Nov 19, 2018

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: Click 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 19, 2018

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: Select 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: Aug 27, 2018

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 ...

Adding a Base Trim to Walls
Last modified: Nov 02, 2018

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 ...

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 25, 2018

When you open CET Designer, a new drawing is opened automatically. If you know that you would like to work with more than one drawing, for example on two monitors, there is a feature that enables you to have several drawings opened at the same time. Open the Control panel and select the check box ...

Dimensioning
Last modified: Nov 19, 2018

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 tools for Angle dimensions, Radius dimensions, and Chain dimensions. The Dimensions tools on the Tools component tab   Placing a Dimension Diagonal, ...

Adding Tiles
Last modified: Aug 22, 2018

To be able to add tiling, you must first draw walls. Once the walls are in place, follow these steps: Go to the Wall Drawing tab and pick the Surface/tiles component: Move the mouse pointer towards the wall in the 3D view of the drawing area. The surface/tiles component snaps to the wall. Click once ...

Base: Automatically Expanding Floor
Last modified: Aug 22, 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 are placed in your drawing. This floor is labelled Base and refers to the default floor and the space that surrounds it. When you start a new drawing, this floor ...

Ceiling Spotlights
Last modified: Aug 22, 2018

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: Aug 22, 2018

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: Aug 22, 2018

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: Aug 22, 2018

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: Aug 22, 2018

To draw straight walls with varying thicknesses, go to the Wall drawing tab.   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. It is easy ...

Using Drawing Tools
Last modified: Aug 22, 2018

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. 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 of doing this. Both ...

Using Drawing Aids
Last modified: Aug 22, 2018

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. 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 the Wall Drawing component ...

Inserting Images into 2D View or Paper View
Last modified: Nov 02, 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: Aug 27, 2018

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 ...