The Create Box tool is found under the 3D tab of the Ribbon Bar. It will not be available for use until one side of a room has been selected.
This tool will create wall flaps on all sides of a room in the same manner as the Create Walls tool. It will also create a flap that mirrors the shape of the base room. The location where this additional flap attaches is determined by which side was selected when the Create Box tool was selected.
- Select one side of a room by left-clicking its handle ().
- Click on the Create Box button.
- In the window that appears, define the parameters for the box and then click the OK button.
The Create Box Dialog
Click this button to open the Product Selector and choose a material for the wall flap. Only products sold by a square unit of measure will be available.
A length for the wall flap(s) must be entered here.
Enter an optional thickness for the wall flap(s). This setting only affects the way the flap is rendered in the 3D viewer and does not affect material calculation. Valid range: 0" - 2'0"
Radio buttons used to select a fold direction for the wall flaps. Choosing "Toward" will cause the selected room to be the floor of the box. "Away" will fold the flaps so that the room becomes the top of the box.
Slider used to specify a direction for the material assigned to the flap(s). Left-click and drag it to change the setting.
If you're unable to dial in the exact angle you need, left-click the slider and use the left and right arrow keys to adjust it in one degree increments.
If a tile product is in use, select one of the options in this section to choose a start location for it. This setting operates relative to the Lay Alignment.
Measure's default tile start method. This will reflect the standard way tile is installed in the majority of cases.
Start tile in the corner of the each wall flap, based on Lay Alignment.
- Center Tile (Bottom)
Start tile in the center of the bottom row.
- Center Tile (Top)
Start tile in the center of the top row.
- Center Grout
Place a grout line in the center of each wall flap as a start point.
Click this button to open the Product Selector and choose a material for either the top or bottom edge of the wall flap. If a tile product is selected, then a single row of tile will be allocated along the edge.