So there was this new feature for SU2019. Dashed Lines. What do you think about it and its implementation?
FYI this is the SketchUp help page on the subject: https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/applying-dashed-lines-layers#imported-dashes
I have mixed thoughts on this. The main reason why I thought it would help me is because imported plans from DXF would look more like its original than previously.
Having tried it now in a production environment (away from beta), I found that there was a serious issue with the approach of using Layers as the way to implement dashed lines. Other CAD software applies Dashed lines to the line entities themselves - not to layers. This means that when importing a DXF/DWG drawing for example, it doesn’t faithfully reproduce where lines are dashed and where it is solid. This is a shame I think - a missed opportunity. When SketchUp works better with other programs, I have a happier relationship with it, as do my external consultants with me.
On the plus side, keeping Dashed Lines in the Layers system keeps things a little neater, and I think it makes a lot of sense if one is working within just the SketchUp program and not sharing with others.
I wonder what other people’s experiences are with Dashed Lines so far?