In the articles of this section, we will guide you through the creation of your first project in DomuS3D®. We will start from the very beginning of the project creation process, listing and detailing all the necessary steps to achieve the result found in the image below (advanced rendering quality):
The image shows a standard bathroom, with a small wall acting as a separator between the shower box and toilet area (shown in detail in the next image – navigation quality) and the entrance, where a double washbasin has been placed.
The default unit of measure for the program (with the European setup procedure) is the centimeter. Before we begin, we should mention that there is more than one way to get the same final result when designing a project. The following step-by-step guide should be considered as an initial reference for you. As you get comfortable with the program, you should expect to be able to achieve the same goal in different (and sometimes quicker) ways.
Below, you will find the layout of the project. Take note of the dimensions and the positions of each object.
- Creating the project
- Select the “Create Room” command in the Home section of the Ribbon, or select “New” from the Live! page.
- Fill in the project details (in this window, the only mandatory field is the customer name; this acts as an identifier for the project in the future). Click OK.
- We will design the room in free hand mode:
- Click the left mouse button anywhere on the desktop, in order to fix the first point. Let’s suppose we start from the lower-right corner; we’ll click the mouse in the lower-right region of the desktop.
- Click the “O” key on your keyboard to enable orthogonal mode. This locks in your drawing to horizontal and vertical walls only (alternatively, you can select “Orthogonal” in the Application status bar). While in this mode, you only need to indicate the direction where you want to draw the wall and type the wall’s desired length. Once you hit “Enter”, the wall will be automatically drawn.
We’re going to draw the first wall, the one that will contain the door, so we’ll move the mouse to the left and we’ll type 196,8. Hit “Enter”. Be careful not to move the mouse again while typing.
While you are drawing you can Zoom the scene with the mouse wheel, or you can Pan the desktop by keeping the mouse wheel pressed and moving the mouse.
You can click the right mouse button and select the “Undo Point” command if you need to rollback the last wall.
- Move the mouse towards the top and type 160 in order to draw the left-vertical wall. Press “Enter” to confirm. Then, move the mouse towards the right, type 82 and press “Enter”: we’re drawing the small wall that will divide washbasins area from the shower-box area. Repeat this same process for all remaining walls, except for the last one.
- You can close the layout by clicking the left mouse button over the first corner you drew or by clicking the right mouse button anywhere in the desktop and selecting the “Close” command.
- Save the project immediately by hitting Ctrl + S or using the “Save” command in the Ribbon.
Say we want to modify the height of the walls: click the right mouse button over any one of the internal walls, and select the “Height” command. Type 270 and click OK. The height of the project’s walls is now 2 meters and 70 cm.
Click the right mouse button over the upper wall (the one that will contain the window) and select the “Width” command. Type 30 and click OK.
This article is valid for DomuS3D® 2017 and later versions