Articles for the ‘Creating the architecture’ 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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Drawing Arched Walls Specified by Radius and Angle
Last modified: Aug 15, 2018

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 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 ...

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 ...

Adding Tiles
Last modified: Aug 15, 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 ...

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: ...