* In some instances it maybe necessary to use the Draft it Refresh button .
Using the 3D Viewer
There are 4 display modes, Solid, Textured, Wireframe & Transparent. Self explanatory except to say that in Textured mode the 'textures' are assigned by Draft it i.e. Brick work, Roof tiles etc. A picture showing the effect of each of these modes is shown here below.
You can orientate the model using the mouse.
The model pivots around its centre point of the window. Hold done the left mouse button and move the mouse in the direct that you want to rotate the model.
Hold down the middle mouse button (wheel) and move the mouse in the direct that you want to Pan.
Scroll the middle 'wheel' button and back and forth to zoom out and in.
The Toolbar contains a 'reset view' button, this restores the 3D preview back to the original view.
You can also capture an image (JPG) of the model in any orientation using the 'Save image' button.
The 'show orthographic' button turns off the perspective mode and sets the view in orthographic mode. When this function is on the model cannot be rotated to another viewpoint as described previously. Click the button again to switch back to perspective mode.
In the example displayed here the building was created using Draft it Architectural. Any additional content was added using AEC Easy Block, another CADlogic Limited product which is compatible with Draft it and contains hundreds of parametric Architectural symbols in 2D & 3D. For more information see AEC Easyblock