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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. 28 minutes ago, zoomer said:

    Meanwhile I saw the other videos about RM.


    I highly second that Multiple-Filter-Types at once, by separate Buttons.

    (In fact I asked for that since the release of RM)



    The missing or hidden Scrollbar would be a problem for me.

    If I search through VW Libraries and I will see an Array of 9 Thumbnails,

    accidentally nicely fitting into my current Content Window Area

    but no Scrollbar,

    I would think there are only 9 Objects in that Library and go on searching

    in other Libraries.

    Or start to scroll in any Content Windows or hovering everywhere any

    Scrollbar could appear from now on.


    Yes, and I was only proposing a substitute for scroll bars for tool palettes, not the RM. I don't think it's too critical though, just a detail. However - It goes to show how difficult it is to craft a UI for two platforms if you don't want to create your own UI. The treatment of scroll bars is quite different on Mac and Windows and needs some consideration. It can be done though and it can be done quite well.


    28 minutes ago, zoomer said:


    Another annoyance I find so often anywhere,

    especial in UI Edit Settings,

    are these Lists that pop out (like those from small Arrows in Quick Prefs)

    that will disappear immediately after you input your first change.

    You have to reopen each time and re-search.

    (or like the list to open UI Palettes)




    Agreed. That's why I am proposing a popover window instead of a menu. A popover is something that allows multiple choices and each choice is carried out or applied immediately. No confirmation necessary. Klick outside it and it goes away. As shown in the last prototype movie.


    On 10/24/2018 at 2:43 PM, zoomer said:

    I have only seen the 3rd Video so far.

    But there are 2 things I disagree.

    1. I hate the current trend of diminishing (Linux) or even hidden Scrollbars

    I know what you mean @zoomer about those scroll bars. It can be irritating.

    Nevertheless, tool palettes are unlikely to have a large number of hidden buttons if they are standard out-of-the-box palettes. If they are made by yourself and you know what's hidden, that's also ok. So I would really love to see how this works in the wild. Interesting though what happens when people start to use horizontal tool palettes. Does every user know about the Shift key for horizontal scrolling?

    So, yes, there is some uncertainty there. But this is what user testing is all about. I firmly believe any radical departure from the status quo needs very thorough user testing. 

  3. 27 minutes ago, elepp said:

    That's true and annoying at the moment. If I use push/pull on the top surface it disappears. Best way is to add a solid on top and combine the to volumes. It's also not very intuitiv that you can apply the boolean function of adding volumes together on nurbs surfaces.

    Yes, I don't think that's actually a bug that would merit logging. More like a limitation in what surface modelling can and cannot achieve.

  4. I like @elepp's surface method. It may be more work but it creates an even cleaner geometry than mine. I try to solve everything using solids because the surface modeller always creates hollow objects which may create problems down the road (Push/Pull does not play nice with most surface objects). I have a few more challenges up my sleeve. I'll dig them up when I have a few minutes. Thanks for contributing, guys. This was fun!

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  5. 1 hour ago, Kevin McAllister said:

    Here's my attempt. There's some variability without the knowing the exact proportions but I'm pretty sure I know how its done. It was the curves on the surface and the highlighted isocurves that gave it away. I don't think its done by lofting.


    I'll hold off posting the method for now.


    You are very close, in fact it looks like you have cracked it. And yes, you are right, it's not done via a loft. The loft will not give you any precise control over the alignment of the curves. Is that a true circle at the bottom though?

  6. 14 minutes ago, line-weight said:

    That's very disappointing to hear.


    I should add I am working with build 445255 because I am beta-testing the German version. This may well be fixed in the final build. @Selin¬†has already contacted me about this and she did so shortly after my post so I believe this is a high priority affair. @line-weight¬†give them a break. 2019 feels good. I need to work with both 2018 and 2019 currently but going back to 2018 really feels like going back. The multi-core OpenGL in 2019 is so liberating ūüôā

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  7. On 5/2/2018 at 4:42 PM, Woodychips said:

    Stephan I am always happy to give feedback on InteriorCAD. The top three features I need to switch over to the new cabinetmaker are a qualified mortise and tenon  for nested based CNC, framed fronts, and face frames. I would also like to see a nested based dovetail drawer connector option. Since shifting to nested based construction cabinets sides that run to the floor and are notched have become very attractive. I have not seen this option in the new plinth tool. Grain Matching is also very important. There are other items for the wish list, but this is a good start. You might know by now I have been working with Megabits to set up their Quantum plugin for the Classic cabinetmaker. I could not wait for Extragroup to come out with a solution. It would be great if you would bring on some of the features they have developed. I am sending my DXF files to Enroute to nest and create TAP files for WinCNC. Lets continue to work on this.

    Grain matching and sides to floor will both be in the upcoming minor update. Framed fronts are in the works for the 2019 version. We also know about the dovetail drawers. As another US customer has so aptly put it: "Americans still love pickup trucks, guns, and solid wood dovetail drawers".

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  8. 13 hours ago, Woodychips said:

    While I know this is an old thread I wanted to update my progress. I am now using Vectorworks and InteriorCAD 2018 running on Windows to produce files for my new CNC. It took a bit of training, but I am having great success with it.  The new cabinetmaker still has some areas that need to be completed, so I am using the Classic version.


    Thanks for the update, @Woodychips ! If you have the time, could you give me an idea as to which are your top three features missing from the new cabinet? What are the barriers you find with it? Thanks!

  9. Hi @Anna X sorry I am replying late - I have just seen your post now. 

    Do you already have interiorcad? In that case, simply choose the dowel from the mode bar when the single connector tool is active and click on the grids that appear once the tool is running. Hold down Shift to place dowels on all grids of the same type simultaneously. Same for connectors, drawers, hinges etc. Let me know if you need more help and I'll make a short movie for you as soon as I get the chance!

  10. @Armari InteriorsI'm posting a reply to a private conversation here so everybody can see the answer. You asked how to create a drilling that will go through both the drawer front and the drawer box front of the cabinet.

    The "derive Part" is legacy technology, as is the cabinet "Classic". My best advice is to start using the new system, which was designed to allow any custom milling. I have made a quick video to show you how to achieve what you need. This will work fine in interiorcad 2017, too.


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  11. Ah I think that's where the problem is: Try using "HDRI White" or set the saturation of your panorama to something like 300% (possibly more - you can do that in Vectorworks). Panoramas are problematic in that way because they tint the rendering. I use HDRI White almost exclusively now.


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