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1 Using Bump Maps to Make Realistic Water Effects Featured

Bump maps are images that are layered under the original material. The program uses the dark and light areas in the bump map to simulate changes in the surface.

2 Adding Detail to a Cross Section View

Create detail drawings in your plan using the Auto Detail tool, CAD blocks from the library or manually using the CAD tools.

3 Clipping Cross Section Views at Their Sides

The Cross Section/Elevation Camera Specification dialog provides these settings to Back Clip after a certain distance, as well as Clip to Sides.

4 Creating a 3-Dimensional Flame

Use one of several fire materials to create a three dimensional flame by applying the flame material to a 3d object like a cylinder.

5 Creating a Cabinet Detail

Cabinet elevations can be easily created using the Wall Elevation, and CAD Detail From View tools. Trim unnecessary lines using the Trim Objects tool.

6 Creating an Image for Use in a Brochure or on a Website

Create 2D plan views with rendered 3D characteristics to post in a portfolio, on a website or in a brochure by overlaying a floor plan on top of a 3d model.

7 Creating an Isometric Cutaway View of a Floor System

Create an Isometric cutaway view by using invisible walls to separate the areas and different floor structures to show the layers.

8 Displaying Framing in a Cross Section/Elevation View

To see framing in elevation views make sure framing has been generated and that it is set to display in those camera views.

9 Displaying Posts and Footings in 3D Views

The display of posts and beams will be controlled in the Layer Display Options dialog for the appropriate layerset that you want the object to display in.

10 Finding a Saved Camera that Does not Display in the Plan

If you have saved a 3D view but now do not see its symbol in floor plan view, turn on the display of the Cameras, Inactive layer in the Layer Display Options.

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