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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Zacchia » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:30 pm

If i set some measurements it would be great if they would be automatically set to a new layer "measurement"

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Postby JClements » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Since many Toolbar titles are too long to be displayed in their Titlebar, allow a right-click on the Titlebar to display the full title besides the cursor.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Sekta » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:25 am

I wish for sketchup / layout to have better vector output for construction docs. Skalp is great but the raster infill to walls doesn't print well unless on high output. Something like skalp incorporated into SKP/Layout with vector infill would be a step closer for me to stop paying damn Autodesk subscriptions for revit and autocad.
I really like the way visualarq for Rhino produces a 2d flat section or plan representation for vector output that is automatically updated when amended. Something like this would for me anyway be extremely helpful. :fro: :fro:
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Re: Add Location

Postby JClements » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:01 am

Give the ability to enter Latitude and Longitude coordinates using the same formats found in Google Earth.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby boofredlay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

It would be nice to be able to save the position of a watermark between scenes.

If you place a watermark as positioned on screen you choose where it goes. Sometimes the content of a scene will interfere with the company logo. I then have to re-position it on screen. Saving the position from scene to scene would be great.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Bob James » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:11 am

I often have multiple SU sessions open at the same time. It's almost impossible to know which "Default Tray" goes with a given instance. Can the file name be added to the Default Tray top bar? Not the whole path, just the file name.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby jonathonlt » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:55 pm

John Sayers wrote:I would like the Windows version to have 2 or more files open at once - I gather the Mac version already has this feature.



see if this works , if I try and move it I PROBARBLY loose it ,,my relavent post is in DEVELOPERS FORUM headed DOC MULTIPLE MODELS the NEW (full) pic did not upload and I am short of line time from Jon

I would try ,,cross reference organiser tho 14 day trial would not load ,,probarbly more than a single user needs,, I still work with my collage A3 drawing board , and can often have many drawings to hand,, multiple SU opened has no flow ,,so here is an idea of how it could possibly work ,if one of those those magic programmer,s "clock it" Jon ,,,

docked models could have a user default size and window position so swapping is immediate ,,successive models ,,the same,, to unclutter the view ,floating model commands ,use the main toolbar choices,,>>> cliq M-doc,, > open doc models folder ( same as model folder) select 1 or more models > cliq open ,,this then loads all reference models needed to M-doc > float over doc to select,> this and a few more intracuss,s er might create a work flow JON ,,trying,,
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:08 pm

The toolbar that displays iso, left, right, front and back views should have the graphics replaced by the verbiage. Getting tired of mousing over some of these icons to seee what they represent.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby baz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:08 am

I wish Layout was smart enough to know that I invariably want to save a file with the same name as the Skp.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pbacot » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:13 am

I wish a table in s a SU would show the LO files it is linked in, and you could just click to open them, like you can open the SU file from LO.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby juju » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:15 am

1. I wish the layers I've set up in SU (as per the pages visibility setup) would translate verbatim to LO, which then would be able to export those (together with the additional ones created in LO) to DWG/DXF, ending up with a DWG/DXF like we're used to in the construction industry. This would probably mean a better layer manager in LO as well.

2. I wish that LO would import DWG/DXF, without losing any information, so I can do overlays and coordinate.

3. I wish these would happen before I have to renew my maintenance and support, yet again, towards the end of November.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby cuttingedge » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:50 pm

Most of my wishes are repeated every year. and i repeat again:

1. MULTIPLE VIEWPORT
- every serious modeler (at least for most 3d platform) use multi-viewport. It is a feature that is essential to most 3d package . Hopefully we get an extra window that can be assigned left, right, top etc.

2. QUADs
I hope there's a quad-mode feature that can be turned on that will prevent triangulation when modifying quad geometries. I hope to really be able to work in quads without any complication.

3. More solid all-in-one UVW, UNWRAPPING & TEXTURE BAKING solution all within SU.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby mark_melb » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:37 am

It would be great if the PDF functionality on the Apple version of Sketchup can be had on Windows.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby juju » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:04 pm

mark_melb wrote:It would be great if the PDF functionality on the Apple version of Sketchup can be had on Windows.

I may be wrong, but I think that is built into Mac OSX, not into the Mac OSX version of SketchUp.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Dave R » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:08 pm

Juju is correct. It would be great if Microsoft would add the same sort of functionality Apple has for PDF files.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Solve minor issue where you are being notified that you are about to modify a component ("do want to make this unique?"), when in fact, it's really a group. Other times when you attempt to modify a component, the warning does not appear.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:30 pm

Sometimes, when you launch LayOut - or already have it running, but decide to open an additional drawing, you wait and wait until you happen to notice the Windows taskbar icon turned blue, at which point you click it. Let's get that fixed.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Dave R » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:39 pm

pipingguy wrote:Solve minor issue where you are being notified that you are about to modify a component ("do want to make this unique?"), when in fact, it's really a group. Other times when you attempt to modify a component, the warning does not appear.


SketchUp doesn't warn you of modifying components natively. Are you sure you don't have a plugin/extension delivering that message?

AshScott's Edit Flag creates that popup message. You could uninstall it and satisfy one item on your wishlist.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:02 pm

When re-scaling (re-sizing) a group or component, the tape measure tool is used. However, more often than not, one needs to go thru the extra step of erasing the resultant guideline before closing the group or component. let's fix that.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:06 pm

to Dave's point...I will watch for the next time the edit warning pops up so i can screen-grab it.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Box » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:13 pm

pipingguy wrote:When re-scaling a group or component, the tape measure tool is used. However, more often than not, one needs to go thru the extra step of erasing the resultant guideline before closing the group or component. let's fix that.


Done correctly no guideline is created.
As I'm on my phone I cannot demonstrate it for you.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Dave R » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:10 am

pipingguy wrote:to Dave's point...I will watch for the next time the edit warning pops up so i can screen-grab it.


As it's not a native SketchUp function to bring up this message, it's within your capability to prevent it from showing.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby rv1974 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:02 pm

jonathonlt wrote:
John Sayers wrote:I would like the Windows version to have 2 or more files open at once - I gather the Mac version already has this feature.



see if this works , if I try and move it I PROBARBLY loose it ,,my relavent post is in DEVELOPERS FORUM headed DOC MULTIPLE MODELS the NEW (full) pic did not upload and I am short of line time from Jon

I would try ,,cross reference organiser tho 14 day trial would not load ,,probarbly more than a single user needs,, I still work with my collage A3 drawing board , and can often have many drawings to hand,, multiple SU opened has no flow ,,so here is an idea of how it could possibly work ,if one of those those magic programmer,s "clock it" Jon ,,,

docked models could have a user default size and window position so swapping is immediate ,,successive models ,,the same,, to unclutter the view ,floating model commands ,use the main toolbar choices,,>>> cliq M-doc,, > open doc models folder ( same as model folder) select 1 or more models > cliq open ,,this then loads all reference models needed to M-doc > float over doc to select,> this and a few more intracuss,s er might create a work flow JON ,,trying,,

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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:13 pm

BOX suggests a guide need not be left as a remnant when resizing. I can understand that when the object is rectangular. Just drag the tape measure along an edge from a corner - but what if you wanted to resize a cylinder's diameter?
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Box » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:22 pm

pipingguy wrote:BOX suggests a guide need not be left as a remnant when resizing. - but what if you wanted to resize a cylinder's diameter?
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Dave R » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:36 pm

pipingguy wrote:BOX suggests a guide need not be left as a remnant when resizing. I can understand that when the object is rectangular. Just drag the tape measure along an edge from a corner - but what if you wanted to resize a cylinder's diameter?


AS Box shows, no guideline needs to be created but even when you do have guidelines to get rid of, why don't you setup a keyboard shortcut to delete guides?
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Ken » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:30 pm

Just found this thread and haven't read all the request.

I have a simple request, somehow, make all the "Sketchup toolbars" be listed at the beginning of the view toolbars ahead of all the imported toolbars or at least clustered. Example, rename all the Sketchup toolbars as SK_Construction or SK_Drawing to get them clustered in the SK region.


Now is that too much to ask for?

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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pbacot » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:35 pm

Ken wrote:Just found this thread and haven't read all the request.

I have a simple request, somehow, make all the "Sketchup toolbars" be listed at the beginning of the view toolbars ahead of all the imported toolbars or at least clustered. Example, rename all the Sketchup toolbars as SK_Construction or SK_Drawing to get them clustered in the SK region.


Now is that too much to ask for?

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Is this the same as the menu item "View / Tool Palettes" on the Mac? Mine were never alphanumerically listed. I can't figure out why SketchUp has abandoned A-N listings in various lists. Just annoying to have to scan/search for things in this day and age. The Extensions tab is another example.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby Mistro11 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:29 am

The main thing I been waiting for is better UV mapping tools.....like many other 3D modeling programs have. When making game assets I have to port everything to Blender to finish. It would be great if we could stay in Sketchup to the end.
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Re: Wish list for Sketchup 2018

Postby pipingguy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:42 pm

Unlike Box' GIF, I always get an infinite guideline when i stretch my tape measure tool across a cylinder's end. what am i doing wrong? As for erasing unwanted guidelines and guidepoints with a SHORTCUT KEY - i actually use them as permanent column lines and other points of reference - and so, a global erasure would not serve me well.
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