How to raise terrain (using building excavation to create a terrace)

In this Video-Tutorial we show you, how you raise terrain, using building excavation to create a terrace, in the 3D CAD house planning software cadvilla. The basic workflow: In the first step we create an extrude solid, to define the terrain-area we want to raise. Therefore we select “Construction” – “Extrude solid” – “Insert with… … »»»

How to calculate excavation volume

In this Video-Tutorial we show you, how you can calculate the excavation volume for buildings, terrain elements & substraction solids, in the 3D CAD house planning software cadvilla. The basic workflow: How to manually calculate the excavation volume for a floor We select the layer for the desired level (for example the ground floor). Now… … »»»

How to define a property

In this Video-Tutorial we show you how you can define the property of a model home. The basic workflow: There are two different methods how we can define a property. Changing the dimensions of the planning area on the layer “Environment” In the first method we select the layer “Environment” because the planning area is… … »»»

How to define a terrain gradient

In this Video-Tutorial we show you, how you can define a terrain gradient. The basic workflow: In the first step we select in the 2D view and the 3D view the layer “Environment”. Please note that all terrain points and terrain lines have to be inside the terrain frame (with a minimum distance from 1m… … »»»

How to use Extrude Solids to define the terrain

In this Video-Tutorial we show you, how you can use extrude solids to define the terrain. Please note that some of the functions we are using in this Tutorial are only available in the product versions “cadvilla professional” & “cadvilla professional plus”. The basic workflow: We start with the definition of an extrude solid. We… … »»»

How to change the angle of the North Arrow and its effects on the Light/Shadow calculation

In this Video-Tutorial we show you, how you can change the angle of the north arrow and its effects on the Light/Shadow calculation. The basic workflow:  To perceive the changes of the angle of the north arrow we recommend the use of the presentation mode in the 3D View (right mouse click on the background… … »»»