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 the 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.
To change your current angle of view you may hold
If you want to move freely while using a tool, you can simply pause the tool and switch to navigation controls with
When going back to editor controls with
mouse right-clickagain, the tool you paused will be restored at the state you left it.