The Editing Toolkit

The editing toolkit provides to the user a set of tools for editing, modifying and transforming the design elements.

The tools allow elements to be moved and rotated about all 3 axes.

Cut, copy paste and delete allow layouts to be reconfigured to create design options and to make decisions.

Design elements are edited with precision using the configurable layout grid, axis constraints for move and rotate, and measurement tools.

Movements and placements can be controlled with snap settings and visibility is controlled with layers.

Editing Tools

Location in the Carousel

  • Pencil icon – Edit menu

Function

  • Undo and Redo
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Delete

Step by step

  • Undo and Redo
    • Undo allows the user to backtrack through previous actions one-by-one
    • Redo allows the user to reverse the previous undo
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
    • Cut will remove the selection set from the Work Space and place it on the clipboard
    • Copy will create a copy of the selection set and place it on the clipboard
    • Paste will insert the current content
  • Delete
    • Delete will remove the selection set from the Work Space
    • To recover from an accidental Delete, Undo

View and Location Tools

Location in the Carousel

  • Eye icon – View menu

Function

  • Layers
  • Location tags
  • Time of day
  • Table Top mode
  • Controller mapping

Step by step

  • Layers
    • Visibility of layers may be turned on and off using the check box next to the layer name
  • Location tags (SketchUp Scenes)
    • Click the name of the location tag to be brought to that location of the model
  • Time of Day
    • Drag the slider to correspond to the time of day
  • Table Top mode
    • Click to return to the Table Top
  • Controller mapping
    • Display the controller button functions

Work Space Settings

Location in the Carousel

  • Gear icon – Settings menu

Function

  • Grid settings
  • Snap setting

Step by step

  • Grid settings
    • Visibility
      • Turn the grid on or off, default is off
    • Display
      • Thicker lines for axes
      • Grid lines
      • Subdivision lines
      • Grid numbers display
        • on axis
        • along edge
    • Size
      • Length and width of grid
      • grid lines every
      • subdivisions
    • Color (currently not modifiable)
      • Axes
      • Grid lines & numbers
      • subdivision lines
  • Snap settings
    • Snap from (default is off)
      • Pivot point
      • Endpoints (bounding box)
      • Midpoint
    • Snap to (default is off)
      • Grid lines – X axis on or off
      • Grid lines – Y axis on or off
      • Grid lines – Z axis on or off
      • Grid points (intersections)
    • Rotation snap
      • On or off (default is on)
      • Rotation snap increment (default is 5 degrees)