If you’re currently using DomuS3D 2020, this article will walk you through some of the most exciting new features you’ll find in the latest version of DomuS3D, DomuS3D 2021.
(Click here to discover the hardware requirements to install and use the latest versions.)
- Suite console
Once the program has been installed on your computer, you’ll see that a single icon has been placed on your desktop. This is the DomuS3D Suite Console, a control panel where you can manage and launch DomuS3D, its satellite applications, and the services available with your subscription. Click here to read the article and learn more
- Change to the "New Project" window: mandatory customer name and searchable customer database.
When you create a new project, it is now mandatory to insert a customer name, which can be done either by typing the name directly into the appropriate field, or by searching for an existing customer in a searchable customer database.
In DomuS3D, you can import CAD floorplan drawings as DWG or DXF files, which can be used as a background image that can be traced over using the new feature “Trace Rooms”, thus creating a 3D layout in DomuS3D. This feature is assisted by the active snaps in the floorplan, which hook to the key points of the imported technical drawing as you trace, ensuring precision during the operation. The “TRACE” function to simplify the creation of multi-room layouts from external CAD drawings in DWG/DXF files.Click here to read the article and learn more
- Improved Graphics
The graphic representation of walls, doors, and windows (different widths, door and window icons) has been improved in the layout window, the 2D window, and in project documents and prints.
- Correct display in the layout window of a 3D object’s size and shape when moved and rotated in 3D in your scene: each time an object or 3D item is rotated in the navigation window with the command “Rotate 3D”, its shape and size in the layout window will be recalculated to display correctly, with its physical outline in the floorplan consistent with its actual physical dimensions in the scene. For more information on this command, see this video.
When using the new floorplan graphics, door openings are displayed differently than before, using the option “Draw door opening radius”, found in the properties window for doors, which can be viewed by right clicking on the door. If this option is not selected, the opening radius will not be displayed, and the door will be drawn closed. If the option is selected, the opening radius will be displayed, and the door will be drawn open. Option “Draw door opening radius” for doors viewed with the new floorplan graphics. Click here to read the article and learn more about the properties of doors and windows.
- Multi-room 2D Floor
In multi-room projects, along with the command that lets you open the 2D floor view of a single room, there is now a command which lets you open the 2D floor view of your entire multi-room layout. To open this window, right click inside of a room and select the command “Floor 2D” instead of the command “Floor 2D single room”. If a project only contains a single room, this command will not appear.
- Extend Floor Tiling in Multi-room Floor 2D
With the “Extend floor tiling” command, flooring is correctly extended between rooms and through doorways, guaranteeing graphic continuity even for products with multiple faces or laying patterns such as a “random staggered” pattern. Click here to read the article and learn more.
When making structural changes to your project layout, editable dynamic dimensions appear.
It is possible to move from one quote to another by using the TAB key to move to the next field. If you want to return to the previous field, you can use the keystroke combination. Click here to see all the keyboard shortcuts avilable in DomuS3D.
- "Restore” command to eliminate inclined ceiling (from layout window)
When you have an inclined ceiling in your project and you want to eliminate it so you have a flat ceiling, you can now use the “Restore” command, available in the context menu (right click with your mouse). Click here to read the article and learn more.
- Dynamic dimensions for copy & paste of tiling areas (in navigation and 2D surfaces): when you copy a tiling area, you can now use dynamic dimensions to position your tiling area with precision. Using the available fields, you can specify the exact distance of the tiling area from the edges of the wall where you want to paste the area, moving between each field with the TAB key.
The same operation can be done in the navigation window, as well.
For more information on this command, see this video.
Click here to read the article and learn more about tiling areas.
- Apply a custom background image to view through openings (doors and windows) in your project. Right clicking on your opening in the layout view and selecting the appropriate command will open a pop-up window that lets you choose any image from your computer to assign as the background of the opening. Click here to read the article and learn more.
- Updated Material Library
The material library has been restyled and updated: new, modified, and updated materials are recognizable through their new preview image:
- New map dimension parameter added
A new sizing system has been added for material textures that allows you to define a real physical dimension of a texture in millimeters. This is useful in all cases in which you want to realistically represent the appearance of a surface with mapping such as marble veining, as well as when using wood or fabrics with geometric patterns.
By double clicking on a material, you can select the “physical dimension” field and set a value for “map width” and “map height”. The unit of measurement is in millimeters. Click here to read the article and learn more.
- New Filters for image corrections in post-production (presets)
The rendering post-production module has been improved with the addition of new “Preset” filters, which adjusts settings of the image, so users easily obtain high-quality results for their rendering without having to manually adjust each setting. Click here to read the article and learn more.
- Import projects from TilePlanner to DomuS3D
Once a project has been created in the online design app TilePlanner, users can share their project with DomuS3D, to continue designing with a more detailed and professional tool.Once a project has been exported from TilePlanner using the appropriate feature, the user will receive a code that they can use to load the project into DomuS3D from their dedicated cloud space. Once the project has been loaded into DomuS3D, it’s possible to use all the professional features available to refine the project, as well as to generate photorealistic renderings and 360° panoramas.
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After each single job has been processed, it is possible to send the resulting photorealistic image via email: the image that will be sent is the “denoised” jpeg.
In addition, it is now possible to launch the program in batch so that it automatically starts processing queued jobs. This start mode is useful for server machines dedicated to rendering, which can thus be restarted while guaranteeing that RenderManager will start automatically through the insertion of the batch file in the autologin.
- Integrated “Modular Furnishing” Module:
A new modular furnishing module has been added to access the configurable furniture area and its components through a dedicated window. Users can insert configurable items, which follow the technical specifications of the manufacturer, creating custom compositions where each possible variant can be modified individually. Selecting the configurable item to insert will open a new dedicated window where it is possible to customize the composition, adding and assembling its individual items.
On the right side of this window are the commands to configure and set each structural and design options available (colors, finishing materials, variants, etc…).
Once a composition has been configured, click the “Save” button which will synchronize the contents of this window with the rest of the project. Moving back to the layout window, users will now see the composition inserted into the room scene. The room scene can be completed by adding additional furnishing items, either standard or modular, as desired.
The composition created in the dedicated window will appear in the layout window as a single item, which can be moved, rotated, copied, deleted, but not modified in its individual structure. To modify its individual parts, use the “Modify” command available in the context menu (right click with the mouse): this command will reopen the “modular furnishing” window, where users can make any desired changes to their composition, as long as they follow the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer of the configurable item. The modular furnishing module can be used to obtain all variants that are realistically possible in production, a sort of pre-validation for possible orders.
For more information on this feature, see this video.
This article is valid for the 2021 version and later.