Features of our Dialogs
There are various types of dialogs, but they all have certain basic features in common. A dialog can consist of several parts which can be accessed either over a tree structure or a list of icons. Depending on the requirements of the dialog, various buttons appear in the right margin.
Save as default
Open the Help file
Open or close the 3D preview
Creates a neutral template in dialogs which save files, e.g. Materials
Opens a file, e.g. (*.mat) in the Materials dialog
Saves a file, e.g. (*.mat) in the Materials dialog
Probably the most comprehensive dialog is for roofs. It is used here as an example to demonstrate the possibilities offered in our dialogs and to show, dependant on the dialog, the functions provided.
The 3D preview can in general be detached from the ‘main’ dialog and its size changed. If desired it can also be moved to a second monitor. The preview is also used in the roof dialog to select a roof plane – by simply clicking on the desired roof plane, which then becomes transparent and is highlighted in the associated tree structure. A right click in the 3D preview opens a context menu to change the representation mode, to activate ray tracing or to modify the background settings.
Catalog Selection in our dialogs
Material Selection and Texture Coordinates
Properties and Representation of Building Materials
Calculations in Input Fields
Layer construction of Building Components
Selecting Colours, Defining your own Colours