5 September 2018

Tutorial - Create 3D floor plans from 2D DWG or DXF files

Creating 3D floor plans from 2D DWG or DXF files is simple and fast in Palette CAD. You can even import pdfs and build accurately, fast and easily on top of them.

Here is an example of a full floor plan:




Check out the rest of this blog, as well as our Youtube channel for more hints and tips, like our Tip of the Month and more.

For more in depth and personalised training, contact letsdesign@palettecad.com to book one to one online training.

We hope you find the video informative, and wish you success in your planning.

Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team

Tip of the month! September: Organisation

A simple but useful function for the TotM this month.

Keep your catalogues looking neat and tidy. Speed up your process by hiding unused folders and highlight the ones you use the most. 


Give it a go!


Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team

17 August 2018

Your first steps in Palette CAD

As with all things, it's important to get a good start and build from a strong foundation. The following video helps you to do just that.

Here you will see how to license your Palette CAD, as well as learn important basic tools and functions, such as adding windows and doors, rotating products, adjusting intelligent objects, and adding materials.



Be sure to check out the rest of this blog, as well as our Youtube channel for more hints and tips, such as with the Tip of the Month and more.

For more in depth and personalised training, contact letsdesign@palettecad.com to book one to one online training.

We hope you find the video informative, and wish you success in your planning.

Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team

Tip of the month! August: Create watercolours

In this TotM, we show you how to quickly and easily create watercolours for your plans.

You will also get an idea of how to add your own materials, and a basic understanding of adjusting material properties. 



Over to you! Get creative!


Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team

19 July 2018

Tip of the month! July: Skirting boards

This month we are trying something a little different by providing the tip of the month in video form.

This time around you will see how to quickly and easily add skirting boards, as well as how to adapt them to serve as wall boarders. You will also get a glimpse at the leaf pick function, and how to select and add materials.

What do you think? Easy right! Now its your turn!


Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team

9 July 2018

New product range! Palette Showroom and Showroom PRO


Introducing Palette Showroom!

Palette Showroom is the pefect presentation and consultation companion tool for Palette CAD. Create plans, exposés, panoramas and interactive experiences in Palette CAD and place them all in Palette Showroom, an unlimited exhibition space for you to easily and professionaly present to your clients.



Show off your best projects and plans. Display your portfolio with before and after examples. Create filters to quickly narrow down the customers needs. Show them variants of surfaces and products to suit different budgets. And if they are still undecided, show them their future room with the help of Virtual Reality!


Features:
  • Create exhibits from pictures, 360° photos, panoramas, virtual rooms and PDFs
  • Add descriptions, notes, and communicate prices
  • Create and manage your own filters
  • Integrated slide show
  • Stand alone kiosk mode
  • Digital showroom

Oh, and did we mention; the standard version is ABSOLUTELY FREE!


The link to download it is here.


You can find the user guide here.


The PRO version takes things a step further.


PRO features:
  • Customisable UI - Add your own logo and change the appearance of Palette Showroom
  • VR functionality (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive)
  • Cloud accessability
Palette Showroom PRO is available now as a subscribtion.

Check them out for yourself and explore the possibilities!



Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team

29 June 2018

Tip of the month! June: Object material variations



Welcome to the TOTM for June! This month we'll go over the function for giving objects multiple material variations. Very useful if you are looking to highlight a specific object for a client, or for changing the look of the scene on the fly.

To begin, select an object that you would like to add material variations to.


Once you have done this you need to select the Edit object function. This can be done from the ribbon as you can see above, or you can also right click the object and select the function from the options that pop up.
The object editor will now open.


Now simply select the Edit variants option from the ribbon and we are ready to go.


On the left you will see a list of materials that are currently associated with your object. To begin adding variants you simply need to choose which of those materials, if not all, you would like to add a variant to.
Select a material, and then click the Add button as highlighted above. Repeat this until you have all of the materials you want to add a variant to.


Now that you have all of your original materials in, you need to add variants. Click New as highlighted above for as many variants as you would like to add.
Once you have these, you can start adding new materials. Click on the preview images as highlighted to open the Material catalogues, then select your new materials. Be careful not to select materials with an "*" at the end of their name.


When you have finished, click the yellow Accept button and select OK. You can now close the editor. Select Yes when it asks you if you would like to update the object in your project.


With the object selected, you can now switch between variations on the fly. Click the Select variation option from the Extras tab.


Simply choose the variant that you would like to see from the window that pops up, select OK and the object will switch to the selected variation in the scene.



Easy! Have a go and offer up some interesting options for your clients!

Greetings from Stuttgart
Your Palette CAD Blog Team