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Postby jeff hammond » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:53 am

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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jeff hammond » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:54 am

basically, same old wishes for me:

• tune up (or redo) the material palette on mac.. definitely add a list view for materials instead of only thumbnails.. better/less confusion of creating, saving, and importing .skm

• custom toolbar shows plugin icons upon launching the application (mac)

• holding shift key locks the cursor to any vector instead of only X,Y,Z

• not sure if they'll be into adding a new drawing tool again (su8>solid tools.. 2013>no new tools.. 2014>arc tools.. 2015>none?).. if nothing new, extend the inferencing ability of the new arc tool to the rotate tool.. (so you can rotate an object and it will snap to an intersecting line.. otherwise i'll wait a while before posting a new tool wish.. haven't really thought it through if i could only pick just one.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby pbacot » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:08 am

On a Mac wouldn't you also want full toolbar control (like PC's) and control of windows--that are always such a mess on launching? Toolbars controlled by app not by tool author (Stay open when user opens them, stay closed when user closes them).

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Once again I think that double wall cutting components and sections that look like proper sections (without plugins in each case) would be a good.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby numerobis » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:46 pm

I will quote myself from last year...

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Rich O Brien wrote:
#1 - importing improvements

#2 - Quads


+1!!! ...and sub-D modeling

#3-10 - as usual... better texturing tools, 64bit, multicore support (yes, this is the way processors evolve now, if you want to hear it or not), high poly support, faster ruby script execution (it's just a joke, that you have to watch a counter when you round some edges, where another app can do this instantly...), faster saving/auto-saving (!), faster explode or copy/paste, disable/configure snapping, ...


but, wait... why open a new wishlist?!? just rename the old sketchup 9 thread and we're done... or is there any point in it that has been implemented in 2013?


just change the v9 or 2014 to 2015...

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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jeff hammond » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:50 am

I KNEW IT !!

numberobis is rich's other account.


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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby numerobis » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:52 pm

Sorry for "confusing" you with an "incorrect" quote... i thought it was clear, because the whole text was formatted as quote and there was the link to the other thread too. But now i see this huge mistake. It is corrected now...
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:11 pm

@jeff

Both of us have now corrected the thread so we can go back to living separate lives again
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jeff hammond » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:23 pm

aww.. i was joking.
sorry if i upset anybody
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby TIG » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:25 pm

That's called a double-double bluff ;)
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jeff hammond » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:48 pm

TIG wrote:That's called a double-double bluff ;)


ha. yeah, I wasn't sure.. I know rich is double double bluffing (ha!) but not sure about numerobis so I apologized just in case.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:36 pm

jeff hammond wrote:I know rich is double double bluffing


I stand by what i originally wrote here...

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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby numerobis » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:40 pm

:lol:
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby numerobis » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:45 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:
I stand by what i originally wrote here...

viewtopic.php?p=519532#p519532


:lol:


jeff hammond wrote:
ha. yeah, I wasn't sure.. I know rich is double double bluffing (ha!) but not sure about numerobis so I apologized just in case.

no problem ;)
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby halroach » Thu May 15, 2014 8:54 am

1. I wish there were a way to see the file sizes of components within the component browser.

It happens that you load a component into a model, only too late to remember that it's way too heavy for the specific model you're working on. Or that you need to calculate what the maximum of trees cars and people you can put into a model...

2. It would be nice to see a little indication of how many or Mb or k each component is... preferably as part of the 'large thumbnails' view, which I find that I use most often.

3. It would be nice to be able to select a bunch of components all at once in the component browser... if for checking how big they are... or for deleting a bunch... you know, as the name infers... it should act as a browser, just like windows explorer where you can select a list with SHIFT or specific components with CTRL...
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby ArtPen » Sat May 17, 2014 9:32 pm

We'll as usual:

1. X64
2. Mac ui improvements
3. Material list view
4. Faster viewport on big scenes

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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby Tandem » Fri May 23, 2014 10:55 pm

Better Color, Material, Components Management on Mac.
Better Toolbar Control
Better UI on Mac in general especially window management.
Better Documentation or Detailed PDF Manual

I find the SketchUp / LayOut documentation available in the Knowledge Center lacking both in content and usability and quite unacceptable for a $590 software package.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby mac1 » Sat May 24, 2014 4:37 am

halroach wrote:1. I wish there were a way to see the file sizes of components within the component browser.

It happens that you load a component into a model, only too late to remember that it's way too heavy for the specific model you're working on. Or that you need to calculate what the maximum of trees cars and people you can put into a model...

2. It would be nice to see a little indication of how many or Mb or k each component is... preferably as part of the 'large thumbnails' view, which I find that I use most often.

3. It would be nice to be able to select a bunch of components all at once in the component browser... if for checking how big they are... or for deleting a bunch... you know, as the name infers... it should act as a browser, just like windows explorer where you can select a list with SHIFT or specific components with CTRL...


FYI: I use save as collection some times to get that info, you can open a particular component, edit( Like edge decimation) it, save, use the outliner to select that in model, then the component browser to replaced selected with the edited component. Just did that to day and reduced mode size by about 35 MB quickly. Got about ten more to go with 100 + MB reduction target=> no redrawing of component model!
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby xiombarg » Mon May 26, 2014 3:42 am

Currently I only have one BIG wish that I've had for awhile: BONES

Usually bones systems are used for figures and animations but I just want them for plain old hinges. I would love it if I could open a model door without having to go through the whole rotate routine. Would also be wonderful for multi-hinged objects.

Thomthom wrote a nice little plugin that rotates a hinge based upon where you've set your axis within a component, but it sure would be nice to have something more specialized.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Mon May 26, 2014 7:57 am

xiombarg wrote:I would love it if I could open a model door without having to go through the whole rotate routine

You can do that with dynamic components and the interact tool. See at the bottom of this page : http://help.sketchup.com/fr/article/114621
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby xiombarg » Mon May 26, 2014 7:49 pm

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:
xiombarg wrote:I would love it if I could open a model door without having to go through the whole rotate routine

You can do that with dynamic components and the interact tool. See at the bottom of this page : http://help.sketchup.com/fr/article/114621


Sorry, I should have been more clear. Doors that have more than one hinge axis, like bifold doors, accordion doors, or just any mechanical device that uses more than a single axis such as a string of railroad cars on a train. The dynamic components seem to work great for standard doors, but I've never been able to figure out how to make them work with multiple axis.

Using the train example, bones systems let you reposition a single railroad car yet still keep all the cars connected.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Tue May 27, 2014 7:56 am

Well, not sure about all you mention, but take a look at this : https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/collec ... revstart=0

xiombarg wrote:accordion doors
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby derei » Tue May 27, 2014 10:11 am

xiombarg wrote:Sorry, I should have been more clear. Doors that have more than one hinge axis, like bifold doors, accordion doors, or just any mechanical device that uses more than a single axis such as a string of railroad cars on a train. The dynamic components seem to work great for standard doors, but I've never been able to figure out how to make them work with multiple axis.

You can do it with dynamic components. It's a bit tricky, because you have to consider both rotation joints, but not too hard to do.
And one more thing: clogging Sketchup with tools that are too specific, could add speed problems and also could limit it. As it is now, it's very flexible and everyone can tailor it for its own needs, using various plugins. Maybe "wished" would be better kept in this area: only "root" sketchup features, that will make sketchup behave better, no adding new features.
Indeed, a more intuitive DC making method could be a plus...but I can't imagine how it would look (interface, principle).
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jeff hammond » Tue May 27, 2014 2:35 pm

derei wrote:Indeed, a more intuitive DC making method could be a plus...but I can't imagine how it would look (interface, principle).


maybe something like this? :D

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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby xiombarg » Tue May 27, 2014 9:28 pm

I would think that having a more straightforward and versatile connecting system would be a valid request. All engineering and animation modelling programs have them, and it is an application that is used in almost all areas of 3D modelling and product design.

I've tried using Dynamic Components to create a mechanical arm with multiple points of articulation and I couldn't get it to work correctly. It seems to me that Dynamic Components don't nest together well, especially when an articulation point has to both twist and swing at the same location. Not to say that you can't use dynamic components for different things, but it's limited and awkward for multi-tiered joint system.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby Anton_S » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:07 am

You know what I like about SketchUp?
It has a default Sky and background (other drawing Apps are dark with the background). It gives me a feeling as if I'm drawing something on the real world.

I think SketchUp should extend its Sky features. It would be nice of them to add a Sun and some clouds, plus Stars if user starts using SketchUp in the evening...
Some sun shaders would be awesome as well. When the user turns camera on Sun it should produce this light effect.


This feature would give so much inspiration to the users; they would breath in some fresh air and start drawing... :lol:

SketchUp should flex some core features
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby pgarmyn » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:27 am

2015 Wish(list) : identic ruby behaviour for Mac & Win
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby derei » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:34 pm

I WISH...

Arcs with variable number of segments (sides). Option to either set number of segments for arc (eg. 12), or to set the length of one segment and the total number of segments to be approximated depending on total length of the arc.
It also could be a nice plugin... I tried a piece of code, but I could not figure out how to make the inference, so I gave up.
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby jaymar888 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:19 am

I have a screen that is almost a quarter covered with plugin icons. I like the Curvizard plugin as it just has one icon and and clicking it brings up the menu for the tools it contains, what if future for future sketchup, all plugins had a single icon with a dropdown menu to access all the tools in that plugin when you click it? would save space and cost very little time (and yes i know you could do this from plugin menu, but takes ages to find what you want and is an extra click on top)
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby Mike Amos » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:12 am

I would like the development team to concentrate on core functionality for a while. Forget the shiny new button syndrome and deal with the long term problems that plague the core program. Especially the intersect function and the extra soften lines process that does not get asked for but happens anyway. An extra would be to cure the arcs/circles from breaking anytime you do anything. PITA. Shiny new buttons can wait and as for the point of having a thread for requests for any particular next version, does anyone here actually believe the team/management give a bleep what we ask for? Anyone?
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Re: SketchUp 2015 Wishlist

Postby pbacot » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:49 pm

What shiny new buttons? I think some of the staff (and we know some of them from here) care because they ARE us. As for management, why should they care? I'm sure they have enough else to keep them busy. (I don't mean to say that facetiously towards you. But trying to see it from their perspective, they must have many other pressures and priorities. How would they benefit from this? It's all the next quarter, next year, then eventually retire or move on to another company.)

I think you are right about the "core" if that means better and faster performance.
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