This stage allows you to create spas by using the drawing tools to draw a new shape or by inserting a template from the library. The Spa Stage allows for the creation of multiple spas including fountains, spill basins, ponds, and other shapes.
Height: This control sets the height of the selected spa.
Depth: This control sets the depth for the selected spa.
Outer Line: By default the coping line of the spa is represented as an outer line in 2D. Uncheck this option to hide the outer line in the 2D view and in construction.
Height Label: By default, the height of the spa is labeled. Uncheck this option to hide this label in the 2D view and in Construction.
Coping: Toggle that allows you to add or remove coping to the selected spa.
Coping Width: This control allows you to adjust the overall width of the coping. The limit ranges from 1″ to 18″.
Lip Style: Here you can select the lip style for your coping from the drop-down menu. A preview of each style is to the left of the name.
Lip Height: This control allows the height of the Lip to be adjusted from 1″ to 6″. Default is 3″. Adjusting the Lip Height will raise or lower the water level, which is always 3″ below the bottom of the lip.
Water Level: This control allows the water level to be adjusted. The default is – 3″, half the height of the default waterline tile height. Set to 0″, for the water to appear at the bottom of the spa lip. Set a positive value to move the water onto the lip. Note: The value cannot be set above the Lip Height.
Waterline Tile: This option allows you to add a a tile line to the spa. Uncheck this option to hide the tile line.
Tile Line Height: This control allows you to adjust the overall height of the tile line. The limit ranges from 1″ to 36″.
To add a spillover, select the spa to activate the Insert a Spillover button. When you left-click the Insert a Spillover button, the spillover will automatically snap to the edge of the spa. When you move your cursor to the viewport, the spillover will follow the spa until you left-click to place it. The spillover will also conform to the shape of the spa, bending around corners and curving around arcs.
Once the spillover is placed, you can customize the Spillover by using Spillover Options under the Object Tab.
Type: 3 options are available Spillover, Forward Negative Edge and Reverse Negative Edge.
Covered Spillway: This option allows the beam to continue over spillovers. Uncheck this option to remove coping from above the water feature.
Pressure: This slider allows you to adjust the pressure at which the water flows over a spillover or edge feature.
Length: This control allows you to set the length of a spillover or edge feature, adjusting how wide or narrow it is. As you increase the length of the spillover or edge feature it will continue to conform to the shape of the spa.
Adjust the length in a single direction with the Spillover grab handles. With the Move tool, click and drag the points at the end of the Spillover to adjust it.
Water Flow: This check box turns the water flow of a water feature on or off. This allows you to show the dam wall clear of the water from the feature.
Volume: This slider allows you to adjust the sound of the water feature in 3D and Presentation Mode.
The Library contains templates of previously drawn spas. The templates are organized by Type under the Spas Category in the Design Tab.
Select the spa template you wish to insert and either click the Insert button or double left click on the image of the template. When you move your cursor to the viewport, the template will follow until you left-click to place the item.
Save Spa Templates
You can also save spa templates you have drawn for future use with the Save button. The Save button located at the bottom of the Library allows you to save your custom spa templates into the Library.
When you press the Save button, the Create New Template box will come up.
This box will display a preview image of the spa template you are saving to the library. Under the preview you have the option to add the template to your Favorites category.
Select the Category and Type and give your spa a template name. You may also enter a Description for the spa if you would like.
To create a new category or type, simply type in the new category or type name instead of selecting from the drop down list.
Press the Ok button when you are done.