Jump to content
AutoDesSys Forums
Justin Montoya

Infinite Reference Plane Grid Option

Recommended Posts

Hello-

 

It would be nice to have the option for an Infinite Reference Plane (Grid) Option.  As is, using the Edit Reference Plane to stretch the Grid to far extents works fine, but I wonder if it wouldn't be easier to just have a button that turns on an Infinite Reference Plane for some uses?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Justin,

 

An infinite plane with an infinite number of grid lines can cause performance, or even memory issues, especially with lesser graphics cards.  

 

If you use the Edit Reference Plane Tools, in the Tool Options, you can use the Extents of Scene if you want to match your grid to your objects (in addition to manipulating it graphically, etc:

 

post-5-0-51301100-1458854503_thumb.jpg

 

Does that help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Tech-

 

I could see how this could cause performance or memory issues if not programmed correctly, but if it were done right, and only calculating what is visible, I don't see how it wouldn't work fine for performance.  

 

The Edit Reference Plane Tool Options does not really help.  I want to be able to have a much larger border of grid around my objects all the time.  Perhaps it would be easiest if there were a compromise solution?  Could there be a customizable button that did an 'Extents of Scene + Numerical distance' ?   Say 200' or something?

 

Also, I feel like the default grid in v6 and earlier was much larger, so I rarely ran into this issue of needing to ever resize it.  Perhaps this is just another default that should be considered to be changed for better usability for new users, and longtime users alike?

Edited by Justin Montoya

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×