SteveJ

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  1. The Tape Measure Tool; First of all, I would like to make perfectly clear that we do not want you to waste all this time. SO? this discussion is sure to go a long way to resolving these issues as we work hard to move this software forward. Thanks, It is very helpful to focus on specifics. Current state of the Tape Measure Tool: This tool used to be limited to the screen plane and would only work when the screen/view was lined up with the objects being measured. Frustration and misbehavior: The tool currently requires a 3D plane. It should still support measuring if the Active Plane is set to Screen Plane. This is a BUG. Currently, measuring must occur with the object aligned to the current 3D plane. In Front view, the application will align a temporary 3D plane to the front view and the tool will measure as it would if the active plane was set to Screen Plane. Additional note: We recognize that this tool should not require a plane to measure objects. Again? We do not intend for you to waste time - please know that we will incorporate this feedback into our process so we can resolve this issue. Thanks!!
  2. Jim, Consider this Crickets Chirping :-) We regret that you have lost so much time with these issues. Let's see if we can figure out how we can best address the concerns being expressed. For the purpose of this discussion, let's assume that we want our workflow to match those in 2009 and earlier - we want 2D objects to be attached to the Screen and not attached to a 3D location. This is a perfectly good workflow - it was all there was for so many years. It is a workflow that we tried very hard to continue to support. To remain competitive and viable we must continue to move forward. Please know that we place an extreme high priority on existing workflows as we consider the changes we make to the application. So? We want to set the active plane to be Screen Plane while using the Selection Tool or any tool that creates 2D objects. If the Active plane is set to Screen, then it should remain set to screen plane whenever the Selection Tool or 2D tool is active. This will cause all 2D objects created to be assigned to the screen plane. It will also cause the Selection tool to operate in the screen plane - this also provides the behavior for the 2D Selection tool of 2009. So we should have Active Plane = Screen Plane whenever we use a 2D tool - Just like 2009 and before. If a 3D or Hybrid tool is activated then the Active Plane can't be the screen plane - it still shows the active plane and this plane must be a 3D plane - usually the Layer plane. If you return to a 2D tool or the Selection tool the Active plane will show "Screen Plane" Once a 2D object is created, the Shape pane in the OIP has a Plane popup showing the plane it is assigned to. Let's consider this a start to the conversation. We certainly will get into more detail as this conversation continues. Steve Johnson Nemetschek Vectorworks