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SoftPlan Frequently Asked Questions: 3D

  1. How do you use the Navigation tools in SoftPlan 3D?
  2. How do I get the blue backgrounds of the 3D trees in my rendering to match my sky background?
  3. I can't see my site property in 3D.
  4. How would I create a sign that will display in a 3D view of my building?
  5. Do I have to assign a texture for each cabinet?
  6. Why do I not see interior elements in SoftView 3D such as Chair Rail or Crown Mold or Flooring etc.?
  7. Why are my drawings missing textures when I load a Version 12 material file?
  8. When I generate an elevation it's displaying the openings but no walls? How do I correct this?
  9. Elevation has generated with the second floor beneath the main floor?
  10. My generated elevation is not displaying any openings? How do I correct this?
  11. I have Extracted Framing but my floor joists still do not display. How do I view the joists?
  12. What should I do if my floors don't properly align in SoftView?
  13. Why does a gap appear between my Main Floor and Foundation in SoftView?
  14. How can I generate a 3D image that is crisper on the edges?
  15. How can I generate a bird's eye view and also display the bearing walls beneath?
  16. How to generate such landscape items as grass
  17. Why do I have a Horizon between my First and Second Floors?
  18. How can I create a fireplace with a chimney for SoftView (3D
  19. How can I Orbit in SoftView?
  20. How do I add depth to my 3D rendering?
  21. How do I add texture to the elevation?
  22. How do I place the Horizon where I want it?
  23. How do I show a sloped site in SoftView 3D?
  24. How do I show reflections on windows?
  25. How can I import my own trees or other images into 3D?
  26. Is there a way to see Crown Mold or other interior items drawn on the exterior of the drawing when in an elevation? I was not prompted with Extraction Options.
  27. Can a JPEG (*.jpg) texture file be imported into SoftPlan?
  28. How do I make the 3D Camera's viewing parameters wider?
  29. In 3D > Material what is the difference between the Color and Texture assignments?
  30. Why does my 3D model switch over to Wireframe mode when I do a walkthrough?
  31. Why are my mouse navigation controls not working in SoftView 3D?
  32. How do I position my light source's placement?
  33. Using solids, I have created a special 3D post. How do I add this post to other drawings?
  34. How can I do a real-time walkthrough?
  35. When generating a rendering with light sources and ray tracing set
  36. Why does a Rotated Elevation or Cross section take a long time to save?
  37. How do I generate a side elevation from the inside of a U shaped house?
  38. Why is 3D slower to generate when I have Electrical Symbols drawn?
  39. How do I generate a Stick Frame 3D image of my building?
  40. I have added a texture to my 3D rendering, yet it displays the texture multiple times rather than once. For example, I see several cabinet doors when there should be only one. How do I correct this?
  41. How do I make my transom display in the gable end?
  42. How do I use the texture assignments from this image on another 3D?
  43. Since using Fit to Roof on my main floor
  44. I copied my SoftPlan 12 Projects over to SoftPlan13. When I build a 3-Dimension the textures are now missing.
  45. My walls are protruding through my roof. How do I correct this?
  46. Why do the openings I create not show glass?
  47. Why is generating a 3D model slow?
  48. The lines on my image are too thick can they be made thinner?
  49. I've seen openings in 3D that are open, how do I do that?
  50. What are heightmaps and how are they used?
  51. I don't see some of my symbols in 3D.

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