Quick Start Guide for VORTEK Spaces

Your First Steps with VORTEK Spaces

Quick Start Guide

To ensure that you fully enjoy VORTEK Spaces, we recommend following these steps:

Step 1 : Installation

  1. Download the software from the Microsoft Store.
    If you are using a Mac, you must first create a virtual PC on your machine and install Windows before installing VORTEK Spaces. https://support.apple.com/fr-ca/guide/mac-help/mh11850/mac
  2. Log in with your username and password created upon receipt of the email with the subject: License Activation for VORTEK Space.

Step 2: Familiarizing with the Interface

  1. Where to start when opening VORTEK Spaces?

    Upon opening VORTEK Spaces, you have the option to import one of your projects from your favorite modeling software, or to browse through inspirational scenes. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the software’s features by using one of these scenes. To import one of your projects, refer to step 3.

  2. How do you move around in the 3D universe?

    1. Hold right-click = rotate the view.
    2. Hold left-click = move the scene horizontally and vertically.
    3. Mouse wheel = zoom in and out.
    4. Pressed mouse wheel = rotate around a focal point in front of the scene.

    Familiarize yourself with shortcuts and improve your efficiency.
    Click here

  3. What are the main functions presented in the software’s menu?

    1. Materials: Select materials and textures for your kitchen cabinets, flooring, walls, and ceilings, as well as for 3D models.
    2. 3D models: Incorporate 3D objects and accessories to dress up your rooms and personalize your presentation.
    3. Staging: Add light sources to highlight your space, choose the type of beam, the orientation of the sun… and many other available settings.
    4. Visit: Create photos or videos to show your clients the result of your work. Determine the viewpoints and camera movements for a hyper-realistic 3D presentation. 
    5. Gallery: Find your images and videos sorted by viewpoint.

Step 3: Import a project

Begin by importing your first file with an extension that is compatible with VORTEK Spaces. Here are the instructions for each modeling software:

Cabinet Vision: Take advantage of integration with Cabinet Vision to export using the VORTEK Spaces button and create a .VOK file
If you do not have the Rendering option, export in the DXF extension.
Watch the video.

SketchUp: Install the free VORTEK Spaces extension in SketchUp to export a .VOK file
Watch the video.

Microvellum: Export your file in the IGES .IGS extension
Watch the Microvellum video

2020: Export your file in the Collada .DAE extension
Watch the Export to Collada video

Mosaic: Export your file in the VOK extension via SketchUp
Same as Sketchup video

Cabmaster: Export your file in the KMZ extension
Watch the Cabmaster video.

Closet Pro: Export your file in the GLB extension
Watch the ClosetPro video

Once your project is open in VORTEK Spaces, you can start the design. You will be surprised by the ease and speed with which you can obtain a photorealistic image or video.

Step 4: Create a new project

When your project has been imported, use your mouse to select items or add accessories to your decor.

Depending on the configuration of your source file, VORTEK Spaces groups together surfaces that are similar. You can, by using the Shift key, separate items if necessary.

  1. Select materials from our integrated catalog, which features well-known brands, or import your own texture. Please note that the materials pre-integrated into our catalog are optimized for 3D modeling.

    To apply a material, choose the desired element: a predefined selection group will then be highlighted in blue. Then select the desired material from the list that appears at the bottom of the screen. Watch video

  2. Add 3D accessories by selecting them from the 3D Models menu and adjust their dimensions as needed. Watch video
  3. Add light sources and adjust the brightness to create a warm atmosphere. Mastering this feature is the key to a photorealistic image. Watch video
  4. Determine the viewpoints to create a video for your virtual tour. Watch video

Remember to regularly save your project!

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