We are glad to announce Skalp for SketchUp 1.2, a nice first Christmas present to all our users!
This update looks like a minor update, but it isn't. To meet the specs of the SketchUp Extension Warehouse we had to rewrite a lot of code to workaround some SketchUp API limitations. Now this is done we get to focus on new features and improvements, but first we want to show you what we have done:
NEW: Easy fog setting tool. From the Skalp options menu a new Fog Settings section allows to define and activate SketchUp's fog at a distance relative to an activated Skalp section. This feature only works whenever your sectionplane is parallel to the viewport.
Changed: Way better support for SketchUp's UNDO/REDO operations. This represents some major rewrite work in Skalp's code. Changes are also made to the way Skalp links it's sectionplanes to each scene. Older Skalp models will be converted to the new format automatically. In some cases it might be necessary to relink a Skalp section to a Scene manually.
Improved: Skalp materials for different scales are no longer stored multiple times in the model. Scales are now using applied using UV mapping. Older Skalp sections will be converted to the new format upon first recalculation.
Change: Skalp patterns are now always stored in the model at a printscale of 1:1 Different drawing scales are based on and use this same pattern using UV mapping to implement the actual print scale on the model.
Improved: Skalp in-section edit tool now allows selection of nested component instances and groups. This eases assignment of Skalp patterns to nested objects.
Fix: Foreign language/special characters are now supported on Skalp section names, layer names, material names, tags and Skalp pattern names.
NEW: Save a Skalp Style to a file and load this Skalp Style to an other scene or an other model.
Skalp is now signed as a trusted extension for use on SketchUp 2016
We are working hard on new features and improvements. New things must be tested: shortly we'll need extra beta testers for Skalp 1.5. One major new feature in Skalp 1.5 beta will be forward views included in DXF exports. If you can help us with testing this much improved and long requested feature in Skalp DXF export, please contact us at email@example.com.
We are always looking for awesome projects and user stories. If you like to share your Skalp experiences with the rest of the world please send your coolest examples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
The Skalp Team