Hello everyone ----
I realize the following might qualify as feature requests, but since feature requests are apparently for features users wish to see included in future versions of SU, I wanted to try this route as I would like the features in the versions of SU I use now –
I use SU8 primarily. I installed SU2014 (or SU Make, whatever ya wanna call it) about a year or so ago, but really didn’t like it. I uninstalled it because it took over as the default SU version for opening anything I had created in SU. I later re-installed it because I would occasionally end up with a model that was created in SU2014, and discovered that I could at least do a “save as” after download and have a model I could open and do whatever I wanted in SU8. And of course now, I have no choice since downloads in the 3DWH are now limited to SU2014 and newer.
That said, it explains why I’m not making a feature request, but rather, asking if any of the many extensions creators can create these extensions:
1. A “REPEAT” TOOL. I do a lot of free-hand drawing in Paintshop Pro. When doing various editing, there is a “repeat” tool that comes in pretty handy. Example, if I want to re-size something, but I’m really not sure how much larger/smaller I want it, I start with a modest modification. Then, if it was not enough, I can hit the repeat until I arrive at a re-sizing that I am happy with. The tool can be used repeatedly (no pun intended…LOL) until different edit of some sort is carried out. Lately, I’ve decided such a tool could work well for certain editing in SU.
2. KILL THE DOOR-GREETER. I discovered after installing SU2014, that Trimble fixed it so that only Pro users can get rid of that “welcome” screen upon launching the program. Not all of us are Pro users - I have no need for a pro version because I am not a carpenter, or builder, or architect, or engineer. I’m not even an interior designer or a practitioner of any profession that would benefit from the use of SU. But it seems that more and more, it is only the professionals that count. I dunno why the lowly hobbyist or amatuer artist is not afforded the ability to get rid of that welcome screen… but perhaps someone can create a plug-in or something so that non-pro users can stop that screen. It’s annoying. Or would that violate some rule??
3. PASTE ON THE FLY. Sometimes, I need an image to use as a guide to create shapes or to line-out an object. In an art program I use often (Paintshop Pro), I can copy an image online, or hit screenprint, or use the Windows “Snipping Tool” to copy something, and then paste it straight into PSP - no need to save the image first. It would be nice if one could create a rectangle in SU, copy an image, and then simply paste that image onto the rectangle - without having to Save>File>Import>Navigate-to-where-the-image-was-saved>Use-as-Image>Open. Perhaps someone could create an extension that would allow this?