Manually extending access rights to the cadvilla installation directory

An extended use of cadvilla sometimes also requires extending read and write permissions for individual cadvilla directories in the Program Files folder of Windows. By default, these permissions are limited in Windows by its User Account Control. You can change the permissions manually for individual directories. The default directory of a Cadvilla installation is located… … »»»

Create a carport with a pitched roof

In this Video-Tutorial we show you, how can create a carport (pitched roof), in the 3D planning software cadvilla. Please note that carports with a pitched roof are only possible in the product version cadvilla basic plus or the professional versions (section views are not available in cadvilla basic). In cadvilla basic you can only… … »»»

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… … »»»

Change playback speed when playing videos

Videos can be played on YouTube at various adjustable speeds. The parameter for changing the playback speed can be found in the YouTube menu under Settings (bottom right in the video). Please note that the settings are only accessible in desktop mode. After clicking on the gearwheel, a dialog window opens in which you can… … »»»

After installing cadvilla it is not possible to start the program

After the installation of cadvilla 6.x.x.x the program can not be started and instead it ends with an error message. An error message with the following content is shown: Application has been terminated! The reason for terminating application was saved to your logfile. The reason for the program abort is a faulty (not completed) installation… … »»»