Articles for the ‘Personalizing CET Designer’ Category

Filtering Drawing Contents
Last modified: May 21, 2018

The Filter tool is used to control what is visible in the drawing area. The categories available in the Filter dialog is determined by the contents of your selected View Mode; items not visible in your currently selected View Mode will not have their categories available to work with. Here, you can use the + ...

Visibility, View Modes, and View Sets
Last modified: May 21, 2018

It is possible to control the visibility of many components in CET Designer, such as text, dimensions, print frames, and arrows. Some manufacturer products can also be controlled this way. For this purpose, CET Designer lets you choose between different View Modes that, basically, are collections of categories. They control what is visible in both ...

Creating or Editing a Work Mode
Last modified: Aug 31, 2018

As described in the Selecting Work Mode article, there are a number of pre-defined work modes in CET Designer. You can, however, edit an existing work mode, or create your own. To do so, you will need to go into the Work mode editor which is accessed either from the Work Mode dropdown menu, or ...

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, ...

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 ...

Choosing Language, Currency and Unit of Measurement
Last modified: Mar 06, 2018

To set the program’s language and standard unit of measurement, follow these steps: Go to the File menu and select Control Panel. On the Region tab, you can make settings for Language, Currency, Distance unit, Date format and Time format.   Note: The initial settings for language, date, and time are pulled from your Windows ...

Selecting Work Mode
Last modified: Aug 13, 2018

A number of Work Modes are available in CET Designer, helping you to focus on the tools you need for the task currently at hand. Work Modes turn functions on or off and remove or show certain elements in  CET Designer. You can easily jump between different work modes in the main window:   or ...

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 Region Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

On the Region tab, you can make the following language and region settings: Language Choose which Language you want to use in CET Designer. English is the default setting, and if the field is blank, English will be used. When language has been changed, remember to click the Apply button to confirm the change. Currency ...

The General Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

On the General tab, you can make the following settings: Work mode Decide which Work mode you want to use. Read more >> Snap settings Changing the size of the yellow Snap points in the drawing area (recommended setting is 1) and specifying angle steps. Read more >> General Select a component when a component ...

The Advanced Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

On the Advanced tab, you can make the following settings: Advanced Use Windows open/save dialogs (not recommended): You can choose to use the Windows open/save dialogs instead of CET Designer’s own. Note: selecting this option may cause some functionality loss, e.g. the possibility to view the drawings as thumbnails, and is therefore not recommended. Enable ...

Making Application Color Settings
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

You can change the general color setting of the program. To do so, follow these steps: Go to the File menu and select Control Panel. In the dialog box that opens, remain on the General tab. Select the button at the bottom of the tab, Application color settings. The Color settings dialog box opens, see below. Select the desired option and click Ok. The ...

The Graphics Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

Two different graphics engines are available in CET Designer; a simple graphics engine and an advanced graphics engine. The Graphics tab in the Control Panel is where you adjust your settings for this. The advanced graphics engine improves handling of large drawings as well as smooth and easy navigation in both 2D and 3D. The ...

The Views Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

On the Views tab, you can make settings for both the 2D view and the 3D view: 3D views Selection style in 3D views: By default, selected components in the 3D view will have an outline selection style, but you can also choose a stripe outline or box, or to have no selection style at ...

The Security Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

On the Security tab, you can make the following settings: Auto backup Use auto backup: Select this checkbox if you want CET Designer to save auto-backup files of your drawings (5 is default). Read more >> Auto-save Use auto-save: Select this checkbox if you wish CET Designer to save your work periodically while in process. Read more >> – Number ...

The Network Tab
Last modified: Aug 14, 2018

On the Network tab, you can make the following settings: Network settings Proxy settings: These are your server settings and should only be altered in consultation with CET Support. Workgroup Extension Storage: Setting up a Workgroup Extension Storage allows multiple users on a common network to share downloaded Extensions. Allow automatic download of updates: enables ...

About the Style Editor
Last modified: Jun 20, 2017

The Style Editor is a built-in tool that lets you create new styles and modify existing styles for different component groups. Remember to save any changes that you make so they will be the default. These blue icons on the Tools component tab is how you open the Style Editor:   The Style Editor window ...

Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Last modified: Sep 03, 2018

Below you find a listing of the most commonly used shortcuts in CET Designer. To view a full list of available shortcuts in CET designer, go to the File menu and select Keyboard shortcuts. Shortcut Command [F1] [F5] [F9] [CTRL] + [N] [CTRL] + [O] [CTRL] + [S] [CTRL] + [P] [CTRL] + [Z] [CTRL] + [Y] [CTRL] ...

About the Control Panel
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

From the File menu, you can access the Control Panel. In the Control Panel you can make general settings that will affect your work with drawings in CET Designer. To access the control panel, click the File menu and select Control Panel: How to access the Control Panel The Control Panel contains the following tabs: General, Region, Views, Graphics, Security, Network ...