In the Scheme Manger, you can create an infinite number of Schemes in one drawing. You can also save and reuse Schemes in other drawings. So if you have different areas of a drawing with different settings, finishes, or options, you can keep both Schemes open and apply them where needed. Or if you have the same Schemes needed in another drawing file for the same project or building, you can load a Scheme to reuse the settings.
Click the paper icon to create a new Scheme using the Default options, or click the icon with 2 sheets of paper to create a new Scheme using the current settings:
Schemes as reusable files
Schemes and wall settings can be saved as a reusable file (.cmScheme) so that you can open them in other drawings. Once you load a saved Scheme, you can make edits to it without overriding the file unless you re-save it.
Here are some examples of ways you can reuse Schemes:
- Save Schemes for projects that include multiple drawings needing the same options for client standards.
- Keep a Scheme with undecided finishes in different Grades of options. For example, save one Scheme with all undecided Grade A finishes, another for undecided Grade B finishes, etc. to get a quick quote for different pricing options when specific finishes have not yet been selected.
- Have a Scheme with all white finishes to present a layout without the distraction of finishes.
Use the More drop-down menu to the right of the top area listing your Schemes to do any of the following:
When you have saved Schemes, click Open ... to open the File Explorer, then navigate to where your .cmScheme file is saved. Double click the name of the saved file. It will open as a new tab at the top of the Scheme Manager.
Click either of these to save the open Scheme as a reusable file. Choose a file location where you want the file saved. Then type a name and click Save or hit Enter on your keyboard.
When saving a Scheme, all tabs from the left are included in the Scheme. For example, if you edit properties in the Worksurfaces, Panels, and Storage tabs, each tab's new finishes are included.
After saving a Scheme, if you make changes, the name of the Scheme at the top will be italicized to alert you that you have unsaved changes. Changes will not affect the saved Scheme file unless you manually save it again. You do not need to save them if you do not want them to overwrite your saved Scheme - the new settings will stay in the current drawing but not apply in other drawings when the Scheme is loaded.
Click Rename from the drop-down or double-click the name on the tab. If you save your settings after renaming, the new name will be entered as the file name. This can be changed during the Save process.
Open file location
If you have a Scheme saved already, choose this option to open the File Explorer at the file location that contains it.
Locate component tab
Use this to open the component tab on the left of CET which contains the product affected by your open Scheme. This can be helpful if you have navigated to the current Scheme through the Scheme Explorer rather than opening it from the component tab itself or if you have left the component tab after opening the Scheme Manager.
Remove the current tab from the Scheme Manager. This will not delete a saved Scheme file, but if you have not saved it, you will not be able to recover the settings. You can also close a tab by clicking the X next to the name.