I really like Shapr3D; I love the simplicity of the interface and the intuitiveness of the tool set, but the wish Shapr had the tape measure tool from sketchup.
Currently I’m constantly using line or rectangle tools to create makeshifts guidelines to help with layout and drawing. Being able to place guides that can interact with drawing space as well as the object space would be a great time saver, and I believe is a much need feature
The tape measure tool works by allowing the user to measure off the grid, object or drawing a desired distance and then applies a guideline at that location. The guideline appears Perpendicular to the distance traveled. For example if the user measures horizontally then the guidelines travels vertically across the given location.
I truly believe the tape measure tool would be a great addition to the Shapr tool set that would help all member of the Shapr community.
Basically because I saw a lot feature requests under shapr3D beta section, and a lot of interaction with those request. That got me thinking I might get some traction if I posted there. I felt my original post fell on def ears, I’m sorry if I’m a bother.
I get where your coming from and hopefully I can Clarify myself by answering some of your questions that you put forth.
Shapr3D measure function is fine if your just looking to find the distance on your model or sketch. What I am looking for is a tool that can help with layout. In the real world I use a tape or stick ruler to place marks on floor or wall. Sometimes I do this to visualize where some will go or might be Placed.
By having a tool that not only measures but leave a guideline behind; I can carry over a measure like do all the time on new installs.
I didn’t know about this feature and it really looks helpful. It is some what inline with what I asking for, but like the measure function it seems object specific from what I can tell. I don’t see how it would help me visualize a layout.
I get the same results by drawing lines and rectangles, and that in itself is awkward. I can’t simply hide and show them when I want. They come apart of my drawing so I have to delete them and that can become time consuming.
For easier layout, construction sketches can also help. Draw a line that you would, and turn it to construction (button is just below the constraints), so it doesn’t interact with sketch fillings, but can still be used for snapping and sizing.