thecadman

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  1. Really good to hear! So wherever we are choosing a resource - especially attributes we should have the option to make a new one, duplicate or edit - yes? Jim - really appreciate your good communication across the forums!
  2. Slightly off topic but haven't managed to hear any positive feedback on this. I find it really unnatural that one can only create new resources in the Resource manager Surely it is very natural to want to create a new hatch when browsing hatches in the Attributes for instance? Please can we have this ability? You know it makes sense!!
  3. A much requested feature!
  4. Pat Thanks for this - it helps a bit.. It is a slightly quicker way of doing it but with bi-directional spreadsheets I could attach the data to my objects much quicker but lack a way of putting this data back into the resource browser symbols I have a library of some 120 components needing specific price info and then having done all of these I find that there are another 80 or so that are nested symbols using the individual symbols - if there were a way of transferring the Record values of some placed symbols back as defaults I could do the job in minutes rather than hours) Many thanks anyway - this has certainly reduced the time! Steve
  5. Can any bright spark tell me how one can transfer Record format data from a placed symbol back onto the same symbol in the Resource browser. The only way I can find is very laborious - unattaching a record in the resource browser, filling in the record data then re-attaching the Record. I can fill in a whole lot of data on placed symbols via bi-directional spreadsheets but then I want all this data back on the symbols is the resource browser. Am I making sense?
  6. Can any bright spark tell me how one can transfer Record format data from a placed symbol back onto the same symbol in the Resource browser. The only way I can find is very laborious - unattaching a record in the resource browser, filling in the record data then re-attaching the Record. I can fill in a whole lot of data on placed symbols via bi-directional spreadsheets but then I want all this data back on the symbols is the resource browser. Am I making sense?
  7. Nick I checked this out and think that it is as follows: 1. If your slab is on the inside of the walls then you should have no trouble 2.If your slab is on the outside of the walls and in 3D embeds itself into the wall then you won't get a line in hidden line mode where they intersect. You can get a similar result with 2 extrusions that intersect each other - the intersection line would not be drawn in hidden line...
  8. There are a couple of positive things to say here 1. If you want your duplicates to go from beginning to end of the path - make sure that Start offset is set to 'distance' and '0' then it will go end to end. (If you are draw path mode this is greyed out but still makes a difference - a bug - workaround by choosing the first mode and setting the distance to zero as above. 2. The duplicate object is place by its centroid By adding a locus point to the duplicate object you can 'counterbalance the centroid' and thereby adjust the point that goes on the path (simply delete the locus afterwards) If any of that doesn't make sense email me!
  9. Nick Yes I agree - this would be a good option together with my previous suggestion that the camera should be linked to a saved view- both these could be check-boxes in the object info of the Camera and/or Viewport... Hope you are getting on well in your finals!!
  10. Katie Yes I have tried Radiosity and know it quite well too. But you don't always want the renderering overhead of Radiosity... All the other rendering solutions that I know very well - Artlantis, FormZ and Cinema 4D all have both soft shadows and Radiosity with bags of control.. As I said in another post though - well done for the implementation of Radiosity it is one of the best out there!
  11. Katie You working at the weekend too! Yes - the snap points come up when you are within 5 pixels of the particular point but what I am talking about is all the possible snap points of an object coming up when you are over that object(or within the snap radius of the object) - it does a similar thing in Form Z... Glad to see you monitoring the list! Thanks!
  12. Could we have access to the mouse input buttons (or a Preferences option) so that we can have the middle button for flyover when doing intensive 3D stuff and then shift and middle button could be used to pan... (Yes I did get this from Sketchup - no apologies - it works well in 3D) BTW I really like the new view point setting in the flyover tool!
  13. I understand the need for the 2D light object not rotating when the light is focussed but can't the 3D part rotate when focussed so that the 3D visual looks credible ?
  14. Love the new Renderworks camera but can I suggest some refinements: 1. Camera should be able to be linked to a saved view 2. When you have activated the view of the camera and then use the flyover or walkthrough the camera doesn't move. Could you introduce the idea of an active camera view (like the active layer etc) such that you are always in the active camera at least if you are in perspective..
  15. Can we update the walkthrough animation tools - they haven't changed for decades... or since they were introduced. The best example of good interface design I have come across is found in Artantis. In there you can: 1. Define and edit the animation path using regular Bezier paths (see earlier post on Beziers) 2. Add Camera behaviours along the path such as look at a point in space, look in particular direction and look along the path The camera then morphs between behaviours as it goes along 3. Maybe at some point allow object animation... (opening doors etc..?)