Thank you for responding so promptly, very much appreciated.
Here is a link to the mind sight studios YouTube video
and here is a screenshot of the advertisement
Having had experience with forms of coding I do sympathise with the complexities you’ve no doubt been thoroughly investigating during the past few years. That said, I hope you can appreciate the perspective of someone that hasn’t been involved in the behind the scenes work and the effort you’ve clearly faced and overcome. That said, it must be understood that if you show videos and create tutorials on the creation of masonry walls using Profile Builder, people might actually use this tool to make masonry walls. From that, people might even notice that you provide the Quantifier and merely assume that construction made from Profile Builder, will work well with Quantifier? It’s like if you buy a brand new car from a company and they offer you an upgraded music player. When you install it and it doesn’t work, they say, “Oh, you didn’t think it would be compatible just because we made the car, it did you?”.
I do see your view point with regard to how you saw the tool being used, I suppose this is one (perhaps, only) situation where having analytics would help. I think though, most users that are disappointed by this significant oversight would just stop using the tool and move on.
I think ultimately, seeing YT creators demonstrate how superb your plugins are in isolation, but never showing them work together, is very misleading and needs to be addressed. I wouldn’t blink twice paying twice as much if this tool worked as advertised and demonstrated. I know I’m harping on about this, but having spent 6 hours learning the tool, then trying to apply it, then finding the issues/workarounds with it (“Improving Accuracy” is a distorted description of the issue), then be in communication with you…well, it’s time I would have preferred to spend earning money or being with my family & friends. What was an investment in time quickly turned into a disappointing loss, that leaves a bad taste in ones’ mouth.
I do sincerely wish you luck with the improvements and you certainly have my support, being able to use one model that’s pretty for the client and cost accurate for the builder, would be ideal from anyone’s perspective. I am a smaller player in construction and only design and assist with around £25,000,000 / $34,000,000 worth of construction, but if your system was used by slightly larger players, you could jack the price right up. Of course the bigger boys use Revit and the like, so you won’t likely be able to stretch that far (SketchUp doesn’t like big files and comparatively it’s not that accurate/reliable).
Incidentally, I would far prefer dialogue like this occurs less publicly, I know that if I did my job in a less than satisfactory way, I would prefer a quiet word as opposed to shouting my complaints in a public space. Feel free to message me when you’ve made improvements, we’ve gotten this far after all.
FYI, I glanced at another video of yours on YT