On this we agree enthusiastically. I credit Justin with bringing me in to SketchUp. The man has a gift.
But this function of SketchUp does not need to be “fixed”,
Ok, then I ask respectfully, could you explain why the following would not be more intuitive and simpler to operate?
- Draw rectangle, 2) highlight rectangle, 3) choose cut from a menu.
What I see, in this thread and pretty much every thread in every software forum is that the first instinct of the regulars is always to try to rationalize the status quo, especially if a known nube is raising a challenge. My respectful reply to this common phenomena goes as follows.
You guys are the experts on SketchUp.
For the time being at least, I’m the expert on being a nube. That is, I’m more in touch with being a nube at the moment than you are. And, I’ve offered evidence that supports my position, lots of questions on this subject to Justin.
This is just my coding philosophy developed over years of coding my own software. Any time there are lots of questions about anything, the solution is not to lecture those who are confused, the solution is to re-design so that fewer people are confused.
I also have at teaching degree and the same principle applied in that field. If the student is confused, that’s MY problem to solve.
Finally, I also wish to ask this important question. Do any of you guys have a joint or something which will stop me from typoholic ranting?