SETTINGS

SETTINGS

How to Combat a busy season

There is always that demanding construction season, depending on the region, that we get slammed. Plans are piled on your desk, the phone is constantly ringing, and everyone is hanging over your desk waiting, waiting, impatiently sighing... So, you sink lower in the...

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Creating and Using Templates

By default, every new project you start is based on a template. A template determines what settings new projects will have, such as the unit of measure, and building location settings. You can even include building elements in a template, or a complete set of...

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Importing Content from an Older Catalog

If you have a catalog from an older version of Envisioneer saved on your system, you can add content from that catalog to any Envisioneer catalog using the Export to BIM File and Import BIM File tools. First you open the old catalog in Envisioneer 13 and export the...

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Users Guide

If you need a copy of the full Envisioneer User's Guide, click here to download the pdf copy: http://cadsoft.com/downloads/ENV13_user_guide.pdf

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Envisioneer System Requirements

System Requirements In order to run the program, your system should meet the following requirements: Note: Your user account should be set to Computer Administrator (not Limited) to install the program. *System Configuration: May require minor adjustments to the...

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Custom Text Styles

Creating Custom Text Styles You can create a custom text style by adding a new item to the Text Styles library, then defining settings such as the font, font style, text height and text color. When you add a text style to the Text Styles library, the style will be...

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Snaps

There are a number of drawing aids available to you while designing that can help you insert elements easily and precisely. Conveniently located in the lower right corner of the screen, these 7 handy tools can be turned on and off as needed.

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Removing and Reorganizing Camera Views (Video)

Have you inserted too many cameras and now want to delete some and reorganize others? While in Plan view, go to View-Viewing Aids-Cameras On/Off. A 2D representation of the cameras will all appear throughout your layout. Left click to select one, then right click and...

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Location Dimming (Video)

In Envisioneer you can design up to 999 storeys and you can see all of those locations at the same time. If you find it hard to distinguish the current location from the other locations you can dim down the alternate locations or alternatively you can also brighten...

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Snap tracking (Video)

Envisioneer' Snap Track production tool allows you to visually locate and align your building elements with other objects in your project. Precision...

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Changing a Background (Video)

When you view an Envisioneer model in 3D it automatically places a background picture behind your model. That image can be any jpg or bmp file that you want -- making it possible for you to import a photograph of the actual site and see what the house will look like...

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Understanding Building Locations (Video)

When starting a new project, you should always define your Building Location settings prior to drawing. These settings determine where elements will be placed and how the building will be constructed. When you define building locations, you are basically doing the...

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View Filter (Video)

The View filter in Envisioneer allows you to turn the visibility or selectability of elements on or off. Go to View-View Filters-View Filter. If you have turned a number of various elements off and now want them all back on a quick way to do this is to choose...

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Select All Similar (Video)

Do you need to modify a number of elements at the same time? Are they all the same, eg. all interior walls or all columns? Select one of them and then right click and choose Select All Similar. Now all elements that are the same are selected and ready to be modified....

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Nudge (Video)

The arrow keys on your keyboard give you the power to move objects specific distances in an Envisioneer model. Left click to select an object and then click on one of the 4 arrow keys on your keyboard and the object will move in that...

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Select Previous (Video)

When you are in plan view and select an object, or multiple objects, the object will no longer be selected when you switch to a 3D or any other alternate view type. If you want to reselect the object(s) simply go to Edit - Select Previous and it will be selected...

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Collision Control (Video)

One of the very best utilities in Envisioneer is Collision. Collision gives added intelligence to objects. As you move an object into a model collision will detect if the object will fit and how to orientate the object. See how this fireplace will adjust its position...

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