Fantastic news, that’s made my day. Skalp is an amazing product, it’s developed by people who use it at the coal face so to speak so it’s a great balance of simplicity and complexity. Look forward to the new version.
I have to admit I stopped using it. I found it a little cumbersome and with Patterns in LO and Section Fills in SU I muttled along. I will definitely take another run at it when the new version comes out.
Strange that you Skalp call cumbersome compared to patterns in Lo.
Ofcourse iT has to do with your workflow. I use our bylayer method most of the time and all my sections are hatched correctly without almost doing anything. Just put everything on the correct layer.
I did have some success with it and I would be the first to admit that I didn’t spend enough time learning the nuances. However anytime you introduce a major extension into your work flow there is a control and performance toll. I was one of the early adopters and I look forward to trying the new version.
I loved Skalp.
However, it kept requiring relicensing/reinstall every time that Sketchup Pro was updated, and sometimes in between. Last time, it took 2 weeks to get a reply to my support request email, and the reply basically said “go read the documentation”.
Now that Sketchup 18 has the workaround of section fills, I use that instead. I don’t do architectural, so it is all I need.
@Guy I see today that Skalp has a new version (v3.0.0078) available, released 20 December 2018. Unfortunately this wasn’t communicated to me, a Skalp user. Neither did I see anything about it on SketchUcation, here or on the Skalp Twitter feed.
How does this differ from the previous version (v3.0.0036), released approximately 17 November 2017? Unfortunately my maintenance expired on 15 November 2018, and I’d like to consider whether or not I should renew at this time.
What would future renewal rates (and penalties) be?
Officially nobody knows (whether and when SketchUp 2019 will be released).
But I would guess it hasn’t been just coincidence that traditionally most extensions have already been updated and tested on the newer version up to the day when it is released to end users.