SETTINGS

SETTINGS

Layers in Model View

Layers in Model View Video: https://youtu.be/XOcjJXAvBNQ Instructions from Video: As a BIM model is created, each element in the model has stored settings that affect how the element will appear when it is flattened to a 2D drawing for working drawing purposes. For...

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Layers in Worksheet View

Layers in Worksheet View Video: https://youtu.be/SemTw79y244 Instructions from Video: As you draw the model in Envisioneer it is putting the various 3D elements on 2D layers so when you transfer the model to worksheet view you can control how each element will print....

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Managing File Size

Managing File Size Video: https://youtu.be/0Dx4smg8BxY Instructions from Video: Larger file sizes will increase the load time when trying to open a file. Here are some tips to manage file sizes in Envisioneer. First is the amount of custom blocks you have imported...

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Insertion Offset

Insertion Offset Video: https://youtu.be/6NAd8CA-Xfg Instructions from Video: Select Insert> Interiors>Plumbing Fixtures In the Catalog panel to the right, select a toilet to insert. Move your cursor onto the drawing screen area and right-click to select Enter...

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Scale

Understanding Scale Video: https://youtu.be/9Ue9j-VspZM Instructions from Video: Scale is the ratio of units on paper to units in real life. A scale of 1/4" = 1'-0" means that every foot of the actual model is represented by 1/4" on paper. When you are working in...

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View Filter Templates

View Filter Templates Video: https://youtu.be/XAkO4-J_NR0 Instructions from Video: In Envisioneer you can add a variety of elements to create your 3D BIM model, however, you may not always need all of these elements visible at the same time. In the View Filter you can...

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Envisioneer Hand font

Envisioneer includes a hand font when it is installed. If you do not have the font, you can download it here: Envisioneer Hand Font  

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Shortcut Keys

Using Keyboard Shortcuts Video: https://youtu.be/1-GPzyjJQx8 Instructions: Keyboard shortcuts let you access tools quickly without having to make selections from menus or toolbars. A keyboard shortcut can be a single button on your keyboard (such as the F9 key for...

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Match Appearance

Match Appearance Video: https://youtu.be/dYcKJ0_Dmdg Instructions from the video:  When design changes hit, the match appearance tool will make those changes easier. Select View>3D Views>3D Perspective View. Select Edt>Select All. This will select all of the...

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Packing Materials in a Project File

Packing Materials in a Project File Video: https://youtu.be/RRYY2KeGyHA Instructions from the video: When creating a design project you can add custom elements and materials to the file to give it that personalized touch. However, when sharing the .bld file with...

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Importing and Exporting BIM Files

Importing and Exporting BIM Files

When you want to share catalog content with another person or you want to incorporate new catalog content that Cadsoft provides you need to use .bim files. Watch this video on how you can import and export content to your catalog. https://youtu.be/5utl25ycMDQ

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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 and export the content to a BIM...

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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: envisioneer14_userguide

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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

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)

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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AutoScroll (Video)

AutoScroll (Video)

AutoScroll has been improved in Envisioneer 7. Watch how this handy utility can make designing more efficient.

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