Starting a New Project [WIN]

Youve successfully synced manufacturer catalogs, now its time to start your first project! Click on the + icon found in the top left corner of your Navigation Bar in your Project Gallery Screen to open the Scene Builder for a new project. This is where you will work on layouts and interact with furniture pieces to present solutions to your clients.

 

Scene Builder Layout

 

Every project you start will be named New Project. We recommend assigning a unique project name based on either your client, the layout, or specific naming conventions used by you or your team. This will also help you find your project among all others when searching in the Project Gallery Screen.

 

Icons in the Navigation Bar

1 – To manually save your project and go back to the Project Gallery Screen

2 – Share your project out as a Quick Sheet, to other KITS users or to your Design Team

3 – Explore our rendering options in KITS Line Drawing, Good Quality Fast, Best Quality Slow and add an Environment Photo

4 – If you are using a Windows 10 Device with touch screen capabilities, you can use the touch screen along with the keyboard and mouse to navigate through the scene builder

5 – If you are ever stuck within KITS and you would like to see how something is done, you can find our basic tutorials under the Question Mark Icon

6 – Set your Project Settings from floor grid size, SIF specifications, etc.


 

On the left side of your scene builder, there are 7 action buttons. On the right, there are 4 view buttons and 2 Camera buttons.

Action Buttons

Will allow you to add and interact with furniture items or typicals. Here is a quick breakdown of each function:

Select+: Select multiple furniture items to move simultaneously or to isolate for grouping

Add Item: Access the Add Item menu to browse catalogs for items and typicals to add to your scene

Remove: Delete an item from your scene

Duplicate: Create a duplicate of the selected item

Up/Down: Raise and lower items (this button is only available for Windows 10 users)

Group: Group together items that are selected

Ungroup: Separate items that are grouped together

View Buttons

Will change your view of the scene. See your furniture from a top-down camera with Plan View to help align items. List View provides all the details you need for the entire project. 3D View is the default starting view when opening a project, and Elevation View helps to validate your project from a unique perspective.


3D View


Plan View


Elevation View


List View


Camera Buttons

Lock / Unlock – Locks the floor grid in place*, however you will still be able to move the items in your project.

*Recommended for those using a touch screen WIN10 device and utilizing the hand gestures.

Reset – Will reset to your project if you find yourself in white space.

Keyboard + Mouse Combinations

KITS users can utilize the keyboard and mouse combinations for quick functionality.

You can review this tutorial on how to perform these actions.

We also provide a PDF guide for these combinations. You can either print out or save onto your device which you can find here.