Furniture design software DESIGN SINTEZ


Change unit sizes

The operation can be used for all elements in the dawing and for each position in the coordinate system. Press the button Unit name. The form hides, expecting from you to choose a unit. Use the button (magnifier) for zooming area of the screen. If the lines of unit, that you need, are hidden by others, you can make some layers in the drawing invisible. The file name of unit is shown to the right of the button. The current sizes of chosen unit in the project are shown into fields Current (in those cases when it was entered into the Units register or in the Archival units register)

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Unit sizesUnit sizes

You can change sizes on each of three axes (use buttons: Length , Height and Depth). Activate the button for each concrete size. The form hides. Specify a initial (first) and end point appropriate of the needed unit size, irrespective of a direction (left - right, bottom - top) one by one. The entered new values into the fields New are set for unit with the respective button for each one dimension.

Proportional change of three sizes  - Keeps an initial ratio between the three sizes of chosen unit. Select  option and enter a new value into a field New.  Then move the mouse pointer in other active field. The values of other sizes of unit change automatically. To set the new sizes press the button Set  for each one size separately.




Unit position


Unit position

The module uses for exact positioning of units in the drawing. It works only with exact values. The module unites two of existing in the program methods for definition of a position:

1. Positioning in relation to room

2. Operation Position (module Creation of nonstandard units).Operation uses deviations for moving of elements in the coordinate system.

Position in relation to room - Presence of the generated room in the project is obligatory by default. The shown room sizes have only an informative function (for better orientation). Use the button Unit name for a choice of unit. Enter its new position (it is necessary to know that the values into a field Current position - On length, On height and On depth concern a base point of unit, irrespective of its rotation.). The entered values into the fields New (as well as in Current) are distances from a zero point of room (front left bottom point, the walls thickness doesn't matter). The unit of measure is centimeters. The buttons "+1" and "-1" make a direct deviation in a position of chosen unit with entered value into a field Value for moving. The button  Set saves the current unit position into the fields New.

Position to the coordinate system - Changes the position of units by determination of deviation (Deviation of unit for moving) towards the current position of its base point in coordinate system (Position of unit for moving).  If it is necessary to change a view for the best visibility of objects, click on the button which taking place in the top left corner of section.Right click on the image loads all possible views. Left click on a concrete view sets it in the jobs. The repeated right click on a tape with views closes it.

The method of work is identical with the operation   Position   (module Creation of nonstandard units).

These two methods can work parallel (does not matter if you work with same unit). The choice of unit with the buttons Unit name or Choice of unit is set by these two methods for work with same values.  If you work with one of modules and change a position of unit, all changes are reflected and in the other method (and conversely).

Group moving of units in the drawing: Press the button Group selection of units in the drawing.

The window hides temporally and the working screen becomes active. Select the units you want to move (specify an area from the drawing or select them one by one). After that press the right mouse button on the working screen. The names of the selected items will load in the list. Left click on the label Unit name sorts the list in alphabetical order. Clicking on label Model/Code sorts the list content depending on  the type of the units in it. Enter or seleсt distances for moving and press Moves button.




Unit rotation 2D


2D Rotation

The rotation can be made in two variants - rotation of a single unit and rotation of a group of units.
  • Rotation of single unit : Press the button Choice of unit. The dialogue form hides, waiting for your choice of unit (press the left button on a framework of necessary). When you work with big drawings, you can zoom an area from the screen (the button with magnifier) or to execute the opposite action - to make seen the whole drawing on the screen. The file name of the chosen element from the drawing is shown to the right of the button. Enter degree of rotation or use the buttons with values.  The button Rotation rotates an element around its point of intercepting depending on entered value (clockwise or counterclockwise) . The rotated unit does not change its position in the other plains of coordinate system.
  • Group rotation of units in the drawing: Click the button Group selection of units in the drawing. The window hides temporally and the working screen becomes active. Select the units you want to rotate (specify an area from the drawing or select them one by one). After that press the right mouse button on the working screen. The names of the selected items will load in the list. Enter or choose a rotation angle value and press Rotate button.

To delete an item from the list, select it and press the right mouse button.




Worktops 

Worktop

The worktops are used for creation of kitchen design or at any designs, in which it is necessary to add a tabletop on the units. Operation executes automatically in a view top. You have to specify Position from floor level (by default - 72 cm), its width and kind. If there is added baseboard, it is necessary to have in view its height too.  The thickness of the worktop is 4 cm., but you can change this value.

Thickness of worktop -  Parameter by default. It can be changed. After change and end of operation, the value is kept for the next start of the module.The thickness value concern to a horizontal and vertical worktop.

The images of models of worktops are buttons for a choice. They differ on number of points, which should be specified in the drawing to add the worktop. 

Plinths - Automatically generates the profile, specified in section on a back of the horizontal worktop. The option is switched off when generates wall panel. They are positioning above a worktop, taking distance of a worktop from a floor level and its thickness.  It has an own layer for rendering and it is independent unit in the project. Participates in price formation and the Units register with the identifier"TW" ( like a horizontal and vertical worktop). If you don't want to add plinths, uncheck the option Add plinths.

Connector -  The option is active by default. The connectors are added to angular worktops. Specify a kind (Perpendicular or  Diagonal). The last choice remains current for the next start of the module.The connectos are not shown visually on the screen. For them generates an element nomenclature for the prices formation with unit of measure "l.m."  and designation "TW" + name of the current project.

 Wall panel - If an option is checked generates wall panel. The option allows you automatically to create units for facings, of panels between the bottom and wall cabinets etc. You can create a normal horizontal worktop with a layer by default Worktop and another - vertical with a layer Wall panel in the drawing. Then you must connect these two layers with different textures. If you already have generated a horizontal worktop with plinth and want to add vertical, enter a value for wall panel thickness less than 0.5 cm. The purpose is that the wall panel and plinth were not covered each other.

The worktop creates irrespective of an arrangement (angle of rotation) of cabinets on which they are added.

The points for generating of the worktop are specified on a direction at the left - > to the right (in clockwise).

You can zoom an area of the screen (button with magnifier) for better visibility, or opposite - to make the whole project seen on the screen.

Each worktop can have a different layer. Set a different layer for each generated worktop in the current drawing and connect these layers with various textures.

The file names of worktops are created automatically. They are unified on two symbols in a name of each of them: a horizontal worktop - "TE"..., wall panel - "TV"..., plinth - "TW".... In the Units register they are saved with the first two symbols ("TE", "TV", "TW"), their unit of measure " l.m.. " and prices for linear meter entered in columns ( Price 1; Price 2....).  

Automatic - Creates linear worktop on one or on several next cabinets generated by module Cabinet automatically. The button Cabinet returns in the dawing to select the first and the end cabinet (if have some). To put a worktop on one cabinet, specify only it. As value for Position from floor level automatically sets the height of the first cabinet. If there is a baseboard generated with module Baseboards, its height  takes in view at definition of the worktop position. The operation can be used  for insertion of wall panels too.

If the option Automatic is active, then the parameter Back distance is active, too. The value is in cm. and sets the position of worktop and plinth  in relation to a cabinet back , on which they lay. The option allows to generate a worktop so between a cabinet  back and room wall there was an empty space covered with a worktop.

It is recommendatory to include the button OSNAP for osnap points of units in the drawing (from the status bar of AutoCad) when you work with the module.


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