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The Panel is intended to set and edit parameters of constructions, 3D models and Illuminators. The Panel appears automatically at the bottom of the Graphics area when drawing or editing constructions.

The set of the parameters for each kind of construction (point, line, rectangle, etc.) differs.

 

For example:

for a point it is coordinates of the point, and its heights in the 3D Video;
for a line segment it is coordinates of the segment's ends, length, angle and its heights in the 3D Video;
for a rectangle it is coordinates of corners, height, width and its heights in the 3D Video, etc.

 

Options of the panel in Construction and Editing modes differ.

 

       In the Construction mode:

 

It is possible to draw constructions, having set the parameters sufficient for complete definition of this construction.

For example, for a line segment it is enough to set coordinates of the first and second point, or coordinates of the first point, an angle and length.

 

It is possible to fix some parameters of construction, having marked check boxes nearby these parameters . At moving the cursor, the construction will be drawn in such a manner that the fixed parameter will remain constant.

 

For example, for a line segment it is possible to fix length or angle, for a rectangle - width or height, etc.

After a construction has been drawn, in the right end of the panel Edit button appears. Clicking this button allows editing just created construction.

 

       In the Editing mode:

 

It is possible to edit any parameters of construction from keyboard, thus the result of changing will be visible at once.

 

In both modes it is possible to change the minimal and maximal heights of the construction in the 3D Video irrespective of parameters of line type, by which the construction is drawn.

 

In multi-level projects, the height are calculated relative to base height of a layer to which the construction belongs.

 

       3D model, Illuminator, 3D image, Inclined rectangle, transparency

 

During placing or editing 3D models, special parameter set on the Current construction parameter panel is displayed.

 

See details: 3D models.

 

During placing or editing Illuminators, special parameter set on the Current construction parameter panel is displayed.

 

See details: Illuminator.

 

During drawing or editing 3D images using the Current construction parameter panel it is possible:

Load raster image by Load image button;
Delete image by Delete image .button;
Mark Transparence box to make pixels transparent, which color coincides with the color of the left-bottom pixel.

 

During Inclined rectangle drawing or editing it is possible to make it transparent by 70 %. To do this mark Transparence box.

 

Transparence of 3D images and transparence of Inclined rectangle have different purport.

Inclined rectangle becomes completely transparent by 70 %, what makes possible modeling glass.

 

On 3D image, if its raster image is not *.png, pixels become completely transparent, which color coincides with color of the left- bottom pixel. Other pixels remain opaque.

If its raster image is *.png, then transparent pixels of png file will be transparent in VideoCAD ( *.png format supports transparency).

Thus, you can model objects of irregular shape using 3D images.