After a concentrated 3 week effort, Steve Baumgartner (@slbaumgartner) a has coded a prototype Slope Marker tool, as first discussed in June 2017, and later followed up in a more recent topic
Here’s a link to the latest RBZ file:
Please try it out and give us feedback (positive or negative, with or without Feature Requests).
Does anything not work as you expected? Are there forms of slope marker symbol you would like to use that aren’t included?
Planned enhancements for later versions include:
- Saving user-selected parameters as future defaults for subsequent SU sessions (they are saved now only for a single user session).
- Translation of the Input dialogue into other languages; and possibly also the User feedback messages and help/documentation, with a menu link to select language, and display the documentation as an HTML page.
- A user-input Note added to the slope marker.
Steve wants to take the time to clean up the code before formal publication on SketchUcation, as there are duplications and inelegancies in the code, to get the prototype working quickly.
So please don’t criticise the coding style just yet!
It has been tested so far only on Mac Mojave and SU 2019, but it should work the same on older versions of OS X and on Windows 7 or 10, and on versions of SU at least as far back as 2017, and perhaps earlier. When I return from a two week trip away from home, returning on 1 May, I’ll try it out on as many older versions of SU as I can, on both Mac and Windows.
If slope markers are your thing, try it out!
Here’s a link to the current documentation at the Plugin Store