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  1. •Martin

    New material naming

    Bartjuan, that does work better, thanks!
  2. •Martin

    smart model architectural plug-in

    Agreed, if automation creates as many problems as it solves then it's not worth it.
  3. •Martin

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  4. •Martin

    smart model architectural plug-in

    I'm not very interested in databases either. I'm interested in smart modeling, i.e., creating models where walls know they are walls, roofs know they are roofs, etc. I build detailed models of unique designs and I would like to be able to show the precise construction assemblies in the model without having to build them entirely from scratch like I had to in the image below. Ideally I could edit the design and the constructional elements would update simultaneously; even more ideally I could update the model and the changes would propagate through the construction drawings... but perhaps this is not possible or practicable. I find it hard to believe I'm the only one who would want this but maybe I'm an outlier here. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  5. •Martin

    smart model architectural plug-in

    Yes, I assumed something like this particular plug-in would be of interest primarily to architects. As I'm not a sketchup guy I can't test it so it may not even do what I would want. I've looked at Vectorworks, Archicad, and Revit but compared to fZ they are cumbersome to say the least. I love working in fZ and greatly prefer to stay with it. I hope the python scripting opens up a whole new fZ ecosystem with extensions such as these available as an add-on.
  6. I don't use sketchup so I haven't tried the PlusSpec plug-in but based on what I see in the video all I can say is, wow! A formZ smart model plug-in like this would be amazing.
  7. •Martin

    derive extrusion material option

    Ahh, that does it. Thank you.
  8. For the derive extrusion tool please give us the option to set a new material.
  9. •Martin

    New material naming

    If you look at the image below, I just created a new project material by dragging "Brick 8" from the library onto the materials palette. As soon as I did that I would like the material name to automatically update to "Brick 8" rather than remain as "Material 6."
  10. •Martin

    New material naming

    When creating a new material have default naming be the name in the library rather than "Material 1, Material 2, etc."
  11. •Martin

    resize off-screen layers palette

    Thank you!
  12. Somehow I managed to drag the bottom of the layers palette of the screen, now I want to resize it but there is no corner to grab. How do I fix this?
  13. •Martin

    Openclip and Mojave

    +1... and not working in High Sierra either.
  14. •Martin

    tools not working

    Ah, I see it now, that's what's causing the offset segment tool to toggle as well. Thanks snow.
  15. •Martin

    tools not working

    Wait, hitting "alt" could be the causing this behavior? I use that key--the "command" key, actually-- all the time to navigate. Option key, too, for other things.