04.03.2012 14:42

Preview STI 4

2011 is the year in witch our natural stone software STI goes in the fourth Generation. Especially in the 3D design you can look forward to many new features here. We will introduce you to some of these innovations in the coming weeks and months on our homepage.

Set and move points

In STI 4 points can also be placed on surfaces. STI will calculate automatically the new emerging faces. In the 3D space all points can be moved anywhere. Click on the picture to the right for more information.



Automatic alignment of objects on surfaces

Lettering and ornamentation can be easily placed on any surface of your workpieces, whether rear-, front-or side-face. The objects are set automatically to match the degree of slope. Click on the picture to the right for more information.



Tilting of surfaces

In STI 4 you can simply tilt any surface by indication of the direction of the inclination and the height difference. Click on the picture to the right for more information.

The surface on which a new point should be set is selected.

The point has now been set and divides the previously marked surface into new areas.

Even in the free 3D view, the point can be caught with the mouse.

Now, the point can be moved to the desired location. The newly created faces move too.

Every other point of the drawing can be moved in the same way ...

... until he is at the desired location ...

... and your workpiece has the designated design.

To put any object, like this this ornament, on an surface ...

... simply click on the desired surface ...

the ornament then jumps to the corresponding surface and adopts their inclination.

Any further modification of the ornament, e.g. turning, then takes on the previously selected area.

The same can be done also with a lettering ...

and of course fill with material or colorize.

The upper horizontal surface of this pictured two-part tombstone should be beveled.

In the first Step the surface must be chosen, which is to be tilted.

After that the direction in which the surface is to be tilted must be determined.

As a last step, only the desired change in height must be entered.

For the second stone we carry through the three steps again ...

... and finished is the tombstone.