If 2024 only gave us one feature, improvement, or big fix, what would it be?
Mine at this point would be to seamlessly import previously installed extensions, the tool layout, shortcuts, templates, scrapbooks, preferences and ect when installing the new version instead of having to set it all up from scratch. (Maybe some preferences are retained and I’m just an ignoramus, have mercy on me.)
I tried 2023 for about 15mins before I gave it the boot and went back to 22. Since then this forum has regularly been peppered with “what happened to…?” Or “why doesn’t this work anymore” type posts.
What I’d like is for a version that works.
I would like being able to use diameters in supplement to radiuses when creating circles by using a d as a suffix for the number entered in the Dimension Window. Once that is done, the tool would be set as default. Using r after a number would return the default to radiuses.
With the Arc tool, I would like to be able to also use d as a suffix. The tool would then behave like that:
with no suffix or b suffix: use the value as the bulge
with r as suffix: use the value as a radius
with d as suffix: use the value as a diameter
The first two are as it is now and the third one would be an added feature.
None of these need to be setting the default.
However, adding the use of a modifier key to tell SU to use this as the new default could be nice to have. Maybe implementing this same idea for the circle could also be nice.
Fix the printer interface so that the scene that is prepared is actually the scene that gets printed. The desktop app has always zoomed out unpredictably. Been waiting 10+ years for a decent printer interface… Pro online had a decent printer until the last update, but now the online printer glitches every scene into a grid.
(The request is at the end! / fill with material)
SketchUp Solids can be somewhat buggy. I would like SketchUp to treat watertight shapes with more respect before calling them Solids
The program would benefit from doing so in more than one way.
Solids need to follow certain rules (watertight, etc.)
What is failing is the rule to have all faces in correct orientation.
Basically there are only two types of solids: without or with voids:
(the ones with holes through still have one surface: se…
There’s times where I need to edit a drawing, but SU is incapable of doing so. I export the image, open paint.net, edit the image, save it, but when I go to reimport it into SU I have to resize / scale it which involves a bunch of putzing around. I would like SU to do the resize automatically. It could do so if it were able to recognize the dimensions in the edited image.
Why the edit you may ask? Neither SO to LO deal with pixels, so the need for a different program that can.
Curious…what would replace tags to organize and control the model?
I wonder if @JuJitsoup is coming from Revit. Revit is the only application that I know that has ditched “layers”. Instead it organises models by category (walls, roofs…) and associated filters. A flexible “namespace” instead of tags/layers might be a good idea.