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  1. •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."
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    New material naming

    Bartjuan, that does work better, thanks!
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    smart model architectural plug-in

    Agreed, if automation creates as many problems as it solves then it's not worth it.
  4. 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.
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    Views Group

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    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)_/¯
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    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.
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    derive extrusion material option

    Ahh, that does it. Thank you.
  9. For the derive extrusion tool please give us the option to set a new material.
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    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."
  11. 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?
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    resize off-screen layers palette

    Thank you!
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    Openclip and Mojave

    +1... and not working in High Sierra either.
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    tools not working

    I'm experiencing some issues with a few tools... Offset segment tool: I always want “extend to boundary” toggled on yet it keeps toggling off. Move tool: randomly toggles to “self” when I want “one copy” and vice versa. Also randomly toggles between “parallel” and “perpendicular.” Align/distribute tool: works in certain directions only. For example, will align to “max” in x and y but not z. These issues persists after quitting and relaunching fZ as well as after restarting the machine. The behavior is consistent between different models as well.
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    tools not working

    Ah, I see it now, that's what's causing the offset segment tool to toggle as well. Thanks snow.
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    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.
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    tools not working

    Thanks for sharing that snow, I was wondering if it was due to a setting or something on my end.