Customizing the Interface

 

One of the most attractive Advance Design Column module features is the amount of control available to you over the user interface (UI). The interface components are extremely versatile. Within a few clicks, they can be easily displayed, hidden, shaded, moved, downloaded or printed in the Advance Design Column module environment helping you improve your workflow and adjust the working environment to your needs.

 

 

Ribbon

 

Advance Design Column module allows you also to collapse the ribbon if you need to see more of the project you are creating. To collapse the ribbon, just click the display option button in the high-right corner.

 

 

 

 

The ribbon of Advance Design Column module

 

The ribbon of Advance Design Column module

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewports

 

The standalone interface for Advance Design Column module has three viewports that can be resized easily. When you are creating a project, it is helpful to see how it looks on different-sized screens. You can change the size of a viewport by dragging its borders:

 

 

 

 

 

Viewports

 

The viewports in Advance Design Column module

 

 

 

The viewport is displayed with the new size, and it becomes the current viewport. Also, if you double-click anywhere inside a viewport it will be enlarged.

 

See Graphic Area for more details about the viewports in Advance Design Column module.

 

 

Display modes for Advance Design Column module

 

In the lower-right corner, each viewport has a set of buttons for selecting the desired display mode:

 

 

 

2D Front view

 

 

1. The Measure distance command allows measuring distances inside the 2D views of the model. 

2. The Hide interactive editor section tool command hides the section box on the model.

3. The Print button prints the image from the current viewport.

4. The Save As button saves the image from the current viewport to a selected location.

5. The Show this viewport only button activates the single (current) viewport display mode.

6. The Set display mode to wireframe command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, but with no surfaces.

7. The Set display mode to flat renderer command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, with surfaces, but with no realistic shadows on objects.

8. The Show/Hide vertical editable dimensions button displays/hides dimensions on the model (vertical & vertical reinforcement dimensions).

9. The Zoom fit button displays the maximum extents of all objects.

10. The Show/Hide loads command displays/hides the loads on the model. You can also arrange the loads on layers choosing the second option of this command.

11. The Show/Hide rebar annotations command displays/hides the rebar annotations on the model.

12. The Hide results tab hides the tab panel from the bottom of the viewport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D view

 

 

1. The Measure distance command allows measuring distances inside the 2D views of the model. 

2. The Hide formwork command hides the formwork from the viewport leaving only the reinforcement cage visible.

3. The Hide interactive editor section tool command hides the section box on the model.

4. The Print button prints the image from the current viewport.

5. The Save As button saves the image from the current viewport to a selected location.

6. The Show this viewport only button activates the single (current) viewport display mode.

7. The Set display mode to wireframe command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, but with no surfaces.

8. The Set display mode to flat renderer command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, with surfaces, but with no realistic shadows on objects.

9. The Set display mode to realistic command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, with surfaces and with realistic shadows on objects.

10. The Show/Hide horizontal editable dimensions button displays/hides dimensions on the model (horizontal & horizontal reinforcement dimensions).

11. The Show/Hide vertical editable dimensions button displays/hides dimensions on the model (vertical & vertical reinforcement dimensions).

12. The Zoom fit button displays the maximum extents of all objects.

13. The Show/Hide loads command displays/hides the loads on the model. You can also arrange the loads on layers choosing the second option of this command.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2D Section view

 

1. The Measure distance command allows measuring distances inside the 2D views of the model. 

2. The Print button prints the image from the current viewport.

3. The Save As button saves the image from the current viewport to a selected location.

4. The Show this viewport only button activates the single (current) viewport display mode.

5. The Set display mode to wireframe command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, but with no surfaces.

6. The Set display mode to flat renderer command displays the image of the model with all edges and lines drawn, with surfaces, but with no realistic shadows on objects.

7. The Show/Hide horizontal editable dimensions button displays/hides the horizontal dimensions on the model.

8. The Zoom fit button displays the maximum extents of all objects.

9. The Show/Hide loads command displays/hides the loads on the model. You can also arrange the loads on layers choosing the second option of this command.

10. The Show/Hide rebar annotations command displays/hides the rebar annotations on the model.

 

Note: The Section abscissa (A) can be changed either numerically here or by interactively dragging the section editor tool in the 3D viewport.

 

 

Display Settings for Advance Design Column module

 

In Display Settings dialog, located in Options panel from Settings tab, you can:

 

 

 

Display Settings dialog

 

 

Note: You are also able to reset to default annotations.

 

 

 

 

 

Display Colour Settings

 

 

Note: You are also able to reset to default colours.

 

 

 

 

 

Display settings Visibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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