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Tobias Kern

WISH: New Display Modes for checking

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Hi,

 

besides Vectorworks I am a big Sketchup fan.

 

Some Display Modes that Sketchup have, are very good

and i like to have in VW too, because you can check

very fast your drawings.

 

The new Display Modes should be controlled via this menu:

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A1.  Color by Axis on/off (see below)

… show all lines in the colors of the axis.

You can easily check if you have cleanly drawn orthogonal.

red = x-axis

green = y-axis

blue = z-axis

black = no x-, or y-, or z-axis

If you set a different axis, the colors should react to the new axis.

 

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A2. Show Endpoints on/off (see above)

… show all endpoint of the geometry.

You can easily check how complex a geometry is.

 

A3. Show Transparentmode on/off (see below)

… shows the complete drawing transparent

With this mode, you can snap the lines behind.

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A4. Show Hidden Lines on/off (see below)

… shows the hidden lines of the complete drawing 

In this mode, you can snap to the lines behind too.

 

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All modes should be mixed together, as you can see in the screenshots.

 

 

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B.

In VW we can draw in a specific direction via pressing the defined shortcut.

(in the german version we have the "t"-key for that).

This solution is ok and works, but i think the Sketchup solution is way better and faster to manage.

 

In Sketchup the arrow-keys are defined for the drawing directions.

you click to start a line/polygon, nurbscurve or whatever, then you press

the specific arrow key and then the lines only can be drawn in this direction. 

 

arrow up = z-axis (blue) only up and down

arrow  left = y-axis (green) only forward and backward

arrow right = x-axis (red) only right or left

 

the arrow down key is a bit special. the key defines a non x/y/z direction,

with the cursor you have to be over a non orthogonal line then press arrow down,

now you only can draw in this direction.

with the other modes (up, left, right) you don't have to be over a line.

 

Summary:

With this new modes, i think we draw faster and can check more

easily what we have produced.

 

Cheers from Germany 

Tobi

 

 

 

 

Edited by Tobias Kern

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