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23. Using 'System Settings' window you can: 



- set the height of the cameras position relative to the floor

- turn Undo/Redo mode on or off


- select anti-aliasing level (if your graphic card allows to do it):

'None' turns anti-aliasing off;

'Default' - sets anti-aliasing level according to graphic card settings;

'aa2x' - anti-aliasing will work using 2x2 pixel matrix;

'aa4x' - anti-aliasing will work using 4x4 pixel matrix.


It is better to change anti-aliasing level before loading a project, because it is impossible to change anti-aliasing level when bump mapping or gloss are used in the project. Sometimes after you change anti-aliasing, it is necessary to adjust the gridlines. In order to do that you should use the 'Gridlines thickness' field.


Measuring system - choice of measurement system:

Metric units - metric system of measures

English units - english system of measures


Below youll see three images showing three different levels of anti-aliasing: none, aa2x, aa4x

2. Parameters for calculating the total number of tiles required (for tile coverings)

By default, the number of tiles is calculated using the 'classical' method. If the tile is not whole, then depending on its area, it is considered part of the whole with rounding to the nearest upper boundary. I.e. if the tile is equal to, for example, 44% of the area of the whole, then it is rounded to 1/2 tile, if 57% - to 3/4 tile.


The 'Universal' method is more flexible in terms of settings. In this method, the rounding boundary is selected from 5% to 25%. That is, when calculating cropped tiles, the nearest rounding border can be every 5% (23% = 0.25 tiles, 27% = 0.3 tiles), 10%, 20%, 25%. The last value of the 'Universal' method (25%) practically coincides with the 'Classic' method. The 'Universal' method can be set for any tile of the project. You need to right-click on the coverage (to the right of the project) and select the 'Properties' command. In this window, assign the calculation 'Universal' and set the settings. That is, each tile in the calculation can be calculated with its own accuracy. This can be convenient if the project has both tiles and mosaics. Mosaic can be used very optimally, but the 'classical' calculation gives an overestimated amount of this type of coating.


3. On the “Dimension settings” tab you could set the size dimension lines spacing and color, dimension font and font height: