Use this tool to create non-repeatable tile designs, such as mosaics.
Note: Only square and rectangular tiles can be added through the tile editor. For non-rectangular tiles use the Custom Patterns or Quick Tile features.
The Tile editor has many tools contained in its own tab of the ribbon bar.
Ribbon Bar Sections
Select Tile: Use this drop down box to access the product selection dialog. Keep in mind that the products that will be available will be squares or rectangles and their dimensions must be able to fit the existing grid.
Select Tile Direction: Use this drop down box to select the lay direction for tile. Direction will be changed when the tile is placed.
|Single Tiles: Draw a single tile at a time. Left click to place a tile.
Select Product: Use the dropper to quickly select a product to use from those already in the room.
Note: Tile direction will also be taken from the selected product.
|Rotate: Toggle rectangular tiles between vertical and horizontal alignment.
Replace Tile: Replace all of a selected tile product with a tile of your choice.
Note: Must be the exact dimensions as the previous product.
For more information click HERE.
|Paint with tile/Erase: Toggle this tool so that the drawing tools either place or erase tile.
There are two types of calculation methods to choose from. The currently selected method will appear in the Calculation section of the ribbon bar.
- Area Calculation: Uses primarily room area and size of tile to estimate quantity needed. Can only be used with repeating patterns. Use of grout will deduct tile area. Large commercial areas should use this method.
Note: User must add extra waste percentage on the tile product.
- Tile Count: Carefully counts each tile required, reusing leftover partial tiles using the rules you specify in the product list. Slower, but better for smaller complex areas and required when the tile design does not follow a repeating pattern.
This section allows you to select different layers, manage these layers, and select a pattern start method. For more information click HERE.
Draw a single instance of a pattern, then use the tools in this section to fill the room with it, and control pattern repeat and placement. For more information click HERE.
Use the check box in this section to show or hide the tile lay direction arrows.
In this section there is the option to select another room to work on while in the Tile Editor as well as the option to shut down the Tile Editor completely.