PreVu3D application allows you to easily document and change your space through the use of simple tools. Here's a quick overview of the way the tools work. You may find a more detailed documentation about each tool in the tools documentation (next section).
Tools can be accessed from the toolbar. Only one tool can be used at a time. To see and use the toolbar, you must be using editor controls (i.e. not navigation controls).
If you don't see the toolbar, you must press
mouse right-clickto switch from navigation controls to editor controls.
Here is a quick overview of the tools available in the toolbar :
|Measure||Measure distances and areas|
|Import||Import external 3D models and place them in your space (CAD or MESH)|
|3D library||Access imported and extracted 3D models or draw 3D shapes in your space (cube, plane, sphere, cylinder). Color and texture those shapes|
|Annotation||Place contextual annotations to document your space|
|Cut||Also called the mesh cutting tool, it allows to extract 3D sections of the environment and fill-up the left hole (floor/wall filling)|
|Floor plan||Generate 2D plan of sections of your environment to DXF or PNG/JPEG|
|Presentation||Take a screenshot, record the screen - Red pointer and zoom for presentations|
If you want to quit any tool, just press
How to navigate while using a tool
While using a tool, you'll notice that you can't move easily because you are using editor controls. Moving while using a tool can be useful in cases such a mesh cutting, where you need to change you viewpoint several times to be accurate in selection.
If you want to move while using a tool, you can simply pause the tool and switch to navigation control with
When going back to editor controls with
mouse right-clickagain, the tool you paused will be restored at the state you left it.