Articles for the ‘Navigating in CET Designer’ Category

Render Using the View Render Option
Last modified: May 06, 2016

Here’s a short video showing how to use the Render View feature: *Available with the advanced graphics engine only. With the Render View feature, you can render your current 3D view on the fly. You start by selecting a render preset from the drop-down menu in the 3D view: The options displayed are based on ...

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 ...

Creating a Render or Post Processing Preset
Last modified: May 06, 2016

Did you find a nice preset in Photo Lab that you want to tweak just a little bit? Or would you like to manage every slider yourself to find those perfect settings? Then we suggest that – no, we encourage – you to save your own custom presets! You can either start working from scratch ...

Post Processing in Simple Mode
Last modified: May 16, 2016

The first time Photo Lab is opened, it is shown in Simple mode. This means that there are some Photograph Setup presets to the left, and some Post Processing presets to the right. The idea is that you should be able to create a nice, high quality rendering simply by selecting a preset. Note that ...

Photograph Setup in Simple Mode
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The first time Photo Lab is opened, it is shown in Simple mode. This means that there are some Photograph Setup presets to the left, and some Post Processing presets to the right. The idea is that you should be able to create a nice, high quality rendering with simply by selecting a preset and ...

The 3D View of the Drawing Area
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The bottom half of the program window is the 3D view of the drawing area. Use the toolbar to perform different zoom actions, navigate, render and more. In the top right corner of the 3D view area, you can choose to view the whole drawing area in 3D, clicking the Switch to single 3D view icon or open ...

The 2D View of the Drawing Area
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

The top half of the program window is the 2D view of the drawing area. Use the toolbar to perform different zoom actions, navigate with the camera and to align components. In the top right corner of the 2D view area, you can choose to view the whole drawing area in 2D, clicking the Switch to ...

The Components Area
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Components area on the left-hand side contains the different component tabs. Which tabs that are present depend on which Extensions you currently have installed. >> Read more about Component Tabs. When selecting a component in the component tab, it will appear in 2D or 3D in the preview rendering view below. The component in ...

The Top Area
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

The Top area of the CET Designer user interface contains the following standard items (starting from top): Title bar: with the current version of software. Menu bar: with the following menus: File, Edit, Tools, Arrange, Views, Drawings (if multiple drawings are enabled) and Help. A button for connecting with CET Support Online (chat), a button to change Extensions, the User drop-down menu, ...

The Project Info Extension
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

Many manufacturers includes a Project Information dialog in their main Extension, but not all. Therefore, a Project Information dialog is available as a separate Extension from the Marketplace. After downloading and installing the Extension, you can access it from the Tools menu: The dialog is used to enter and save project related information, such as ...

Pinning your Component Tabs
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

For easy access and a good workflow, you can pin your favorite component tabs to the top of the list. This helps you find the ones you use most frequently and reduces the need to scroll up and down in the list. You pin or unpin a component tab either by Ctrl + left click, ...

About Component Tabs
Last modified: Apr 19, 2017

Your component tabs are located in the Components area on the left-hand side of the CET Designer window. Which tabs that are present depends on which Extensions you currently have installed. For a faster workflow and easier access to your favorites, you can pin your component tabs.   Hovering with the mouse over a component ...

Configuring your Component Tabs
Last modified: Apr 21, 2017

The Component Tabs Configurator just above the component tabs is used to create and save configurations for component tabs. These configurations can be saved as Quick Buttons for easy access. This allows you to customize which components you see while working with different Extensions.   Switching visible tabs When working with multiple Extensions you may ...

Setting up your Custom Tools
Last modified: Nov 21, 2016

To customize your CET Designer and speed up your workflow, you can create a custom free-floating toolbox called Custom Tools. Every section in the component tabs has a Send to Custom Tools button as shown below. Simply click it to add the section of your choice to your Custom Tools. Note that you can add ...

The CET Designer Work Area
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

Before beginning to use CET Designer, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the program’s user interface, which is designed to give you a clear overview of the available options. The program window is divided into four major areas as seen in the overview below. Click each link for more information: Top area ...

Designing in 2D and/or 3D
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The CET Designer drawing area is separated into a 2D and a 3D view. You can design in 2D or 3D; whichever suits you best. The actions you perform and changes you make are shown simultaneously in 2D and 3D views. Certain actions are easier to perform in 3D view, such as adjusting a product’s ...

Mutual Navigating Features in the 2D and 3D Views
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The 2D and 3D view toolbars in CET Designer contain a number of features which make it easier to zoom, navigate and maneuver items in the drawing area. When you hover the mouse pointer on an icon, a tool tip appears. Which features that are available depends on which Work Mode is currently active. This ...

3D View Features
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

These are the navigation features only present in the 3D view: Focus point The red dot in the 3D view is the focus point (see Figure 1 below). When selected, CET Designer will rotate the view around the focus point. When deselected, which is the default setting, CET Designer switches to pointer-based navigation, meaning that ...

2D View Features
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

These are the navigation features only present in the 2D view: Zoom rectangle With the Zoom Rectangle tool you can enlarge a selected section of a 2D drawing area. The zoom rectangle is also useful when you want to zoom in on a very small detail. This feature is accessed from the toolbar above the 2D view. ...

Zooming Features
Last modified: May 03, 2017

CET Designer has a number of features for zooming in or out in different ways. They are listed below:   Zoom in on selected object Is used to quickly zoom in on an object in the drawing area. This feature is accessed from the toolbars above both the 2D and 3D views. For this feature ...

Opening a New 2D or 3D View
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

When you are working with a drawing there may be situations it would be easier if you could see the 2D or the 3D drawing area from a different view. Or maybe you would like to show someone your screen without showing the price. To generate an additional view, go to the Views menu and select New 2D ...