OpenClip

Discuss PowerCADD and WildTools in particular,
and related architectural drawing and drafting topics in general. Moderated by Artifice in cooperation with Engineered Software.

Re: OpenClip

Postby Rob C » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:09 pm

Sorry, I haven't been on in months. Cool. Wonder where you're at with this, so I'll email you.
Rob C
 
Posts: 646
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:53 pm
Location: Southern Connecticut

Re: OpenClip

Postby Alfred Scott » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:35 am

I talked to FormZ yesterday. OpenClip thing is still on the list of things to do but other projects just grew and grew as things tend to do... Be patient, it will happen, but never as soon as you’d like. Welcome to life.

Alfred
User avatar
Alfred Scott
millennium club
 
Posts: 1390
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: OpenClip

Postby Alfred Scott » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:24 pm

I don’t have much to report yet except that I have made some progress on the PowerCADD/SketchUp side but it’s been difficult and slow.

First step is to copy in PowerCADD and then save that in SketchUp, which I had working at some point but there are always issues of getting things scaled right.

Also it handles dropping a SketchUp file into the program window and then being able to paste back into PowerCADD.

The programming examples in the SketchUp and LayOut SDKs are pretty straightforward and I want to have the same sort of interchange with PowerCADD/LayOut.

I much prefer working in the familiar world of creating tools in PowerCADD. Matt Arnold is cranking out some spectacular stuff for the Tree Elevation tool. Be prepared to have a blown mind. He’s creating objects like nothing you’ve ever seen in PowerCADD.

Alfred
User avatar
Alfred Scott
millennium club
 
Posts: 1390
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: OpenClip

Postby pbacot » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:52 pm

Good news! But sorry the the OpenClip work has been so difficult.

As perhaps I've mentioned before, I've been using pdfs from LayOut as references in PowerCADD and it works pretty well. But to have PowerCADD reference the LayOut pages directly would be the ultimate.

LayOut is really good at creating formatted output from SketchUp, especially scaled projections; but given the tools we have in PowerCADD for text, drafting, and graphics, it's hard to want to actually draw or add notes in LayOut itself.
pbacot
millennium club
 
Posts: 1264
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:58 pm
Location: Northern California

Previous

Return to PowerCADD Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

cron

User Control Panel

Login

Who is online

In this forum zone there are 8 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 8 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 593 on Sat May 26, 2018 5:18 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests
DesignCommunity   ·   ArchitectureWeek   ·   Great Buildings   ·   Archiplanet   ·   Books   ·   Blogs   ·   Search
Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers Building Design UK, Building Design News UK, and Building Design Tenders UK.