User Interface 2020



Working on Building Model or Layout

Return to previous step in hide

You can now easily go back to the previous step in hiding. When you are working in the model or drawing, you can select Restore Previous from the context-sensitive menu:

It often happens that you hide too many objects and you want to restore them. Now, you can go back one step at a time. It speeds up your work when you do not have to reset all and start hiding the desired components from scratch.

Restore all but selected ones

Once you have hidden objects, you can restore all non-selected objects. This is also a handy tool in some cases. Sometimes you may first have to hide objects around the actual objects that you want to hide. When you hide the objects by selecting Hide from the context-sensitive menu, the objects remain selected until you press Esc. At this point, you can select Restore Others from the context-sensitive menu to display all other objects.

Close unnecessary windows at once

Now you can close all or all but the active window at once.

  • Select View | Window | Close > Close All or Close Others .




Profile end marker color

The profile end is now marked with a yellow circle / ball when you select the profile end to be trimmed to another profile, for example. The yellow marking color is much clearer than the previous one, especially if the profile end is over the target profile.

The color of the grip point on the wall and profile end is red if it is connected with a joint

The color of the wall and profile end grip point indicates whether the end is attached to another object with a joint. This makes it easier to understand why the end of the wall does not move. It also speeds up the verification of partitions, for example. You can check that the T-joints between the walls are in good condition. Automatic rooms, for example, require a connection between the walls.


Warning if a roof cannot be found when trying to connect a wall to a roof

The program informs the user if an attempt is made to connect the wall to a roof that is not over the wall along the entire length of the wall.




The bubble tip's position is now better. It is below the navigation buttons when the windows are maximized. The Help link in the bubble tip will now open a function-specific guide. These are especially helpful for a novice user who is learning how to use the program.



The Selection Filter is reset when another project is opened

When you close a project and open a new one, the Selection Filter is now reset. Previously, the user may not have noticed that the filtering settings were also applied to the new project. The behavior has been improved to match what users generally expect.

Selecting all in Selection Filter selects all not only visible parts

Selecting All in the Selection Filter now means that all objects are selectable, ie the filter is deselected. Previously, only those object types that appeared in the active model or drawing were switched on.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Pop-up Buttons

Connect a function on the ribbon bar to a shortcut key

Now you can select a function on the ribbon bar and connect it to a shortcut key.

  • Select File > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Click a button on the r ibbon bar or in a menu that opens from the button.
  • Press the key or the key combination to which you want to connect the function.

Connect a function on the ribbon bar to the user's pop-up menu

Now you can select a function on the ribbon bar and connect it to your pop-up menu.

  • Select Customize This Pop-up Menu (gear) from the pop-up menu.
  • Click a button on the r ibbon bar or in a menu that opens from the button.

Find commands for a  shortcut key

When adding functions to a  shortcut key, you can also search for commands based on their name or description.

  • Select the Change Function or Add new function to list from the context-sensitive menu .
  • Enter the string into the Search field.
  • If you know the name of the command, you can write it directly into the Command field .

Find commands for the user's p op-up menu

When adding functions to your pop-up menu, you can also search for commands based on their name or description .

  • Select the Insert or Edit from the context-sensitive menu .
  • Enter the string into the Search field.
  • If you know the name of the command, you can write it directly into the Command field.


Entering Coordinates

New coordinate input dialog box

The coordinate input dialog box has been renewed.


  • The coordinates are entered relative to the previous point.
  • The coordinates are entered in the absolute coordinate system of the model.
  • = Select Reference point, relative input
  • = You can now also pin the coordinate dialog box to a specific location. It will always appear in the same place when needed.

Enter dimensions in inches, feet and meters

Now you can enter distances in inches, feet, centimeters and meters, or as an expression of combinations. The program interprets the inputs and converts them into millimeters (in the metric system).

  • The bare number tells that the value is in millimeters.
  • " and in after the number indicates that the value is in inches.
  • ' and ft after the number indicates that the value is in feet.
  • cm after the number indicates that the value is in centimeters.
  • dm after the number indicates that the value is in decimeters.
  • m after the number indicates that the value is in meters.
  • km after the number indicates that the value is in kilometers.

You can also enter metric and imperial coordinates together.

Note the differences in the following values:

  • 1 / 2in 10 (= 1 / 2in + 10mm) = 22.7mm
  • 10 1 / 2in (= 10in + 1 / 2in) = 266.7mm
  • 10 + 1 / 2in (= 10mm + 1 / 2in) = 22.7mm
  • The integer before the fractional input in inches and without the operator (+ - / *) is interpreted as inch input.

Feet and inches may be entered with a - (minus) sign as follows:

  • 1'-2 3/4 "
  • If there is no space before and after the - (minus) sign, this is interpreted as 1 '+ 2 "+ 3 / 4in.
  • If there is a space before or after the - (minus) sign, this is interpreted as a deduction.