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Parts of my planning are not visible. How do I bring them back on screen?

23.02.2018 | pCon.planner - Planning | 0 Comments |
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After you have opened a planning or selected another projection during the planning process, parts of your drawing are no longer visible. There are two possible reasons for this issue.

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I opened a dialog, but can’t find it. What can I do?

07.07.2017 | pCon.planner - Program settings | 0 Comments |
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When planning, you use many dialogs – both free-floating and docked (a non-movable part of the program interface). In the case of free-floating windows, they may disappear for 2 reasons:

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What is a backup file and how do I use it?

07.07.2017 | pCon.planner - Program settings | 0 Comments |
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Backup files ensure that your plans are not lost should pCon.planner crash.

pCon.planner automatically creates a backup file for your current plan – as long as you haven’t disabled this option in the Program Settings. We recommend leaving the automatic creation of backup files enabled.

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The displayed date of the quotation form is wrong. Where can I find the settings to change this?

16.06.2017 | Miscellaneous - Operating systems - pCon.planner | 0 Comments |
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A specified date appears in the upper right-hand corner of the pCon.planner quotation form. If this date is false it may be due to an incorrect system setting.

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Why is the size of a DWG file different in an opened or unopened state?

16.06.2017 | Miscellaneous - pCon.planner - Planning | 0 Comments |
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The DWG format is a compressed file format. As with a packed file, the file size displayed in your system (e.g. in Windows Explorer) does not occupy the same size as the plan that you edit in pCon.planner. How much memory an opened DWG file uses can vary, and many factors can determined the amount of memory used.

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How do I reposition the UCS origin when using the Move feature?

16.12.2016 | pCon.planner - Planning | 0 Comments |
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There are several alternatives to relocate the User Coordinate System (UCS) if you want to use it as a means to move objects in relation to a given position in the plan.

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How do I work with Renderer Profiles?

26.08.2016 | Animation - Image calculation - pCon.planner | 0 Comments |

When you render images or videos in pCon.planner, you can choose from various default settings called Renderer Profiles.

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Why are images or textures blurred or pixelated?

26.08.2016 | Miscellaneous - pCon.planner - Planning - Render quality | 0 Comments |
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You inserted a floor plan as an image and it appears blurred or pixelated.

pCon.planner will display images and textures up to a maximum resolution of 2048×2048 pixels in good quality. If you insert an image larger than this, the program will undercalculate the resolution and the image may no longer appear clear. The display depends on the content of the image. Fine lines, for example, are more affected than colored areas. Floor plans, in particular, should therefore be imported in a suitable resolution. This restriction works to keep the size of the plan low, saving both internal and graphics memory.

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What does the use of Ambient Light mean for my older plans?

26.08.2016 | Operating systems - pCon.planner - Planning | 0 Comments |
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In pCon.planner 7.3 and newer versions, the Ambient Light is used as a standard light source. Plans that were created in pCon.planner 7.2 or an earlier version will still contain the old standard lighting, which consisted of several directional light sources.

If you open an older plan with a current version of pCon.planner, it will still contain the old standard lighting and all additional light sources. The Ambient Light Intensity will automatically be set to 0%. The original lighting therefore remains 1:1.

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What is the Insert Unit and how do I use it?

22.08.2016 | pCon.planner - Planning | 0 Comments |
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The Insert Unit indicates the unit of measure in which objects should be inserted. You can change this by clicking on the Application Menu, choosing Document Properties and switching to the Settings tab. Changes pertain to the current plan.

The correct Insert Unit is important if you are editing plans from other CAD programs.

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