On the Views tab of the Control Panel, you can make settings for the appearance and behavior of both the 2D view and the 3D view.
The Views tab in the Control Panel
- Selection style in 3D views: By default, selected components in the 3D view will have an outline selection style, but you can also choose a stripe outline or box, or to have no selection style at all.
- Use view focus point: By deselecting this option, CET Designer switches to pointer-based navigation. This means that any zooming in or out is centered on the position of the mouse pointer on your screen. The same goes for rotating your view. CET Designer will rotate the view around the object currently located underneath the pointer. Having the option selected will show a spot in the 3D view that you can place as the point on which on which to zoom, and the point around which to orbit. This option is disabled by default. Learn more about the view focus point here.
- Show navigation bar in 3D view: Shows or hides the 3D view navigation bar which can be used to zoom and orbit more easily without a mouse. This checkbox is selected by default. (It is not recommended to use CET Designer without a mouse.) Learn more about the view focus point here.
- Hide objects when following 2D view: This option limits the 3D view to only show what is currently visible in the 2D view when Follow 2D view is activated from the 3D view toolbar.
- Camera step angle: When rotating the camera around the 3D view, CET Designer snaps to different angle steps. Note that rotating the camera quickly will stop CET Designer from snapping the 3D view into position.
This option makes it easier to snap to a straight-down view for overhead renderings.
- Display a frame around the selection in the 2D view: A colored frame will be displayed around selected components in the 2D view. This checkbox is selected by default.
- Show component preview below the component tab: Previews a selected component below the component tab. This checkbox is selected by default.
- Keep dialogs on the same screen: Opens all new dialogs on the same screen as CET Designer is open on.
If you ever open a dialog that does NOT open on the same screen, or you can't find it on any screen, use the keyboard shortcut "Alt + G" (Gather all dialogs) to bring all open windows onto the same screen as CET Designer.
- Enable movement aid: Lets you enable/disable the movement aid (pink/gray dashed line in 2D and 3D) when moving or copying objects. This is on by default.
2D View Background / 3D View Background
Select background color for your views. Click the button for the view you wish to change and select background color. Clicking the red X resets the background color to default (white).