Placing objects in the layout window allows you to be as accurate as you need.
But if accuracy is not your target and you take care more of speed and show (especially when designing together with your customer) it is amazing to place 3D objects in the scene within the Navigation window.
Pick up the object from the component window, and drag it in the Navigation window: release the left mouse button when you are in the scene. You can now move the object all around the room, and you can notice the as soon as you approach a wall, the object automatically rotates and aligns itself to that wall.
If you click again the left mouse button, the object will drop in the position the mouse currently is; if the object is aligned to the wall, you will see the double measure controls that allow you specifying the exact distance between the object and the left/right corner (Same concept as in the layout: as usual, use TAB keyboard button in order to enable left or right distance).
SUGGESTION: we warmly encourage you working in the Navigation window, as the Application already provides several useful features for objects and tiling. Also, Maticad will keep on enforcing the Navigation window in the next versions, in order to let you find as many options as possible).
If you are working just with the mouse, it is important that you first move the observer so that the location is visible in the scene prior dragging the object.
If, indeed, you are using the Space Navigator as well (see 3DConnexion) you can get rid of the location you’re looking at, as the Space navigator will allow you moving the observer also while dragging the object. That’s a real amazing way of working with 2 hands in 3D, and it improves speed to your work and fascinates the customer in case he/she is looking at the project.
This article is valid for DomuS3D® 2017 and later versions