Articles for the ‘Working with components’ Category

Categorizing Components
Last modified: May 21, 2018

It is possible to control the visibility of some generic components in CET Designer, such as text, dimensions, print frames and arrows. This means that you can determine that a component should be visible only in a certain View Mode. For example, if you wish to have dimensions showing on the installation drawing only, you ...

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 ...

Using the Replicate Tools for Symmetrical Replication
Last modified: May 21, 2018

On the Tools component tab are tools for symmetrically replicating objects: These are each described below.   Replicating an Object Around a Chosen Point Using the Polar replicate tool, you can replicate a selected object symmetrically around a chosen point. To use this tool, follow these steps: Go to the Tools component tab and select ...

Integrating Part Information
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

To non-standard components, such as SketchUp objects, graphics-only Edit Graphics object, CAD objects, and Custom Shape objects, you can embed additional part information, for example an item description or price. When right-clicking on a supported object, the menu displays a list of databases from which you can pull information: The availability of databases is based ...

Placing an Image on a Wall
Last modified: Aug 27, 2018

By using the feature Place image on wall you can add an image to a wall placed in the drawing area, or even use the component without attaching it to a wall. The image will be visible in your 3D view. You access the feature in the Accessories field on the Wall drawing component tab. To place an image on a ...

Searching or Browsing for a Favorite
Last modified: Aug 30, 2018

Searching for a favorite There are several options how to search for a favorite. The following options are available: Search in: Use the drop down menu to locate the favorite. Search for: Enter one or several keywords in the Search for input field and click the Search button. You can define the search by check or uncheck the check boxes: – Description: Matches ...

Inserting a Favorite
Last modified: Aug 30, 2018

If you have saved a favorite and would like to insert it in the drawing area, follow these steps: Press the F key, or right-click anywhere in the drawing area and select Insert favorite. The Insert Favorite dialog box opens. Locate your favorite by browsing for it: ORby searching for it: You toggle between the two alternative ...

Aligning and Rotating Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

In the 2D view toolbar, you’ll find an Align tool that simultaneously aligns and rotates an object with other components in your drawing area. This is especially useful if you have imported 3D object from, for example, Trimble SketchUp, and want them to snap together or to a wall, which they normally wouldn’t do. The ...

About Component Tabs
Last modified: Aug 31, 2018

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. This is done either by clicking Ctrl+Left mouse ...

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 ...

Component Blocks
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Component Blocks work in most ways similar to a normal Block. The exception being that the location of the Component Blocks panels now work like snap points, letting you move and snap your block to panels in your drawing, see example below. Read more on how to clone, insert and modify your Component Blocks ...

Blocks
Last modified: Nov 20, 2017

If you have a group of components that you wish to place in the drawing area repeated times, e.g. a group of workstations, you can save these as a block. The advantage of using a block is that all modifications that are made in one block in the drawing area will affect all other blocks ...

Saving a Favorite
Last modified: Aug 30, 2018

With the feature Save as Favorite you can, for example, save common component combinations that you want to use multiple times. This could even be a drawing that you use as a template. Just select your saved favorites and place them in the drawing area. Follow these steps below to save a component as a favorite: Select ...

Finding Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

If you are looking for a specific component while working with your drawing, it is easy to search for it. You can either search for the component by entering a search term or by browsing for the component. Searching for components It is easy to search for a component by the name of the component or by the category ...

Replicating Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

It is simple to replicate a component in the drawing area using different replication features. You find the Replicate features in the Arrange menu. To replicate the components, follow the steps below: Select the component you wish to replicate by using one of the selecting tools. Go to the Arrange menu and select Replicate. A dialog opens where you can choose how to ...

Distributing Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

It is simple to distribute components in the drawing area using different distributing features. You find the options in the Arrange menu. To distribute components in the drawing area means that the distance between them will be adjusted to be the same for all the selected components. To distribute the components, follow the steps below: Select the ...

Aligning Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

It is simple to align components in the drawing area using different aligning features. You find the options in the Arrange menu. To align components, follow the steps below: Select the components you wish to align by using one of the selecting tools. Go to the Arrange menu and select desired aligning feature or select the option Align/distribute. A dialog opens ...

Cut, Copy, Paste and Crop Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Cut Cut functions as it does in most other Windows-based programs. You cut out a chosen component (or group) in order to paste it into another location; either in a current or previous drawing area. Follow these steps: Make sure the component you want to cut is selected, by clicking it so that the yellow snap points ...

Freezing and Unfreezing Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

You can choose to freeze selected components in the drawing area. This means you can work with parts of your drawing without risking that the selected components are affected. Freeze components To freeze components, follow these steps: Select the components in either the 2D or 3D drawing area that you wish to freeze. The selected components ...

Stretching and Shrinking Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Some components in CET Designer can be stretched in the width, depth and height dimensions. Clicking and holding the yellow snap points will enable stretching and shrinking of components. The green arrows indicates in which direction the component can be stretched or shrunk. Indication arrows Note: The green arrows that may appear beside the yellow ...

Moving and Removing Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Moving A component or group of components can easily be moved in the drawing area. Follow these steps to move a component: Select the component or the group. Click and drag the component/group with the mouse. Release the mouse button when the objects have been moved to the desired location. You can also move components ...

Changing Component Properties after Placement
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

A component can be changed even after it is placed in the drawing area. You can do this in one of the following ways: Select the component by clicking it, a green input box with various available options appears. Right-click the component in the drawing area, a menu appears. At the bottom you will find ...

Rotating and Positioning Components
Last modified: May 03, 2017

You can either place the component first and then rotate it, or rotate it while you place it. In the 2D view, drag the round yellow point at the top of the component in the desired direction: In the 3D view, the rotation feature is indicated by a rotating arrow: Follow these steps to rotate ...

Disconnecting Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

When two or more components are attached (snapped together) and selected, the snap points are visible. Snapped components automatically form a group. This means that if one component is moved, the other components in the group will also automatically move. Consequently, it also means that if one component is removed, the other components in the group will ...

Snapping Components
Last modified: Sep 29, 2017

Most components in CET Designer have snap points. These snap points allow components to automatically attach to each other (snap in place). Snapping works in various ways. Some components snap together at their edges. Others snap together leaving space in between, and still others along a line. The snapping behavior is rule-based.   Snap points ...

Selecting Components
Last modified: Feb 21, 2018

To be able to alter a component in the drawing area, it has to be selected first. When a component is selected, its yellow snap points are visible and the component is surrounded by a yellow frame. A component is automatically selected when it is placed in the drawing area. A selected component with visible yellow snap ...

Working with Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

All components in CET Designer are picked from the Components area on the left-hand side of the program window and placed in the drawing area. You can decide if you would like to place the components in the 2D view or in the 3D view. This chapter will describe component symbols and basic component behavior.   Picking ...