Articles for the ‘Import/Export, Load/Save’ Category

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exporting a drawing
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

Exporting to .dwg or .dxf You can export CET Designer drawings to the CAD file formats .dwg and .dxf. The option Export Drawing in the File menu will bring up a Save as dialog where you can enter a file name and pick .dwg or .dxf as file type. Clicking Save will then direct you to the Export ...

Working with Imported CAD Files
Last modified: Oct 29, 2015

After you have imported a Cad file you can select the drawing in the 2D view and get the following options: Lock Position: You can’t move the drawing in the drawing area. Note, you can still move components that you have placed on the drawing area. Activate 2D: By deactivating the 2D you will not risk moving ...

Importing dwg/dxf Files
Last modified: Oct 29, 2015

CET Designer allows you to import CAD-files with the file formats dwg or dxf. The CAD (dwg/dxf) dialog icon on the Tools component tab.   Import a drawing Follow the steps below to import a dwg/dxf drawing: Select Import CAD (dwg/dxf) drawing from the File menu, alternatively click the CAD (dwg/dxf) dialog icon on the Tools component tab. Click the Import new button. An Open dialog appears. ...