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Inadvertent features, for the win!

Unless DaveD had this as part of his master plan the entire time...

As a general question for architectural users, is this exceedingly useful as a feature? Should it be showcased as a tech tip so that other users can be made aware of it?

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As a general question for architectural users, is this exceedingly useful as a feature?

What we need is this Section 1.6

My VW experience would be so much slicker if VW had this feature.

The OP's excitement would be tenfold. :grin:

Been asked for many times JimW............

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Unfortunately it isn't only a matter of how many times things are asked for, before they can add certain features like these the groundwork within the software has to be laid. However i'll relog those requests immediately.

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While this looks fun - it is not important to work flow or for comunicating to anyone. a gridlines is something to communicate to builders, a crisp 2d set out line drawing is required.

If any time is spent in the gridline tool then

1st add an extrude to each line so that when you section the gridline it shows up in the section viewport.

2nd make the section vp smart enough to self label the gridline

3rd if you want to make a 3d tool like that shown here then the gridline should appear on all surfaces at the intersection. Ie the grid is seen on floor column and ceiling.

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To better manage your "chalk lines", I would recommend using the "Make Guide" menu command. Guides are just lines and objects individually locked on the Guides Class, that don't print. And it's easy to unlock them, edit and lock them again.

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