These are some advanced tips and techniques to make the design process faster and easier when working in CET.
Using dual monitors allows you to have a screen dedicated to the menu and component tab selection while having another screen that is used completely for space planning or rendering purposes. This setup allows you to have a larger work area for designing without having the CET menus taking up as much space on the screen.
Use New 2D or 3D views to have multiple, larger views of your drawing. Having multiple 2D views open allows you to cut/copy/paste etc. between the windows (areas) for fast and easy space planning.
Freeze / Unfreeze
The Freeze / Unfreeze command allows you to make uneditable part(s) of the drawing not being worked on. Frozen objects appear as flat, gray objects on the floor. When frozen, CET does not have to regenerate their images every time, thus saving on processing time.
Creative use of favorites
Favorites are a powerful tool to create standard customer typicals and they can also be great idea-starters for space planning purposes. Remember that a Favorite does not have to be a workstation or a standalone object. It can be an entire department or area within a drawing, or anything in your 2D or 3D drawing views. Breaking portions of a design into Favorites, which can easily be placed when needed, saves on the processing of the program.
When importing a CAD drawing, make it is as clean as possible with all unnecessary layers turned off.