Monday, June 8, 2009

PanelingTools Plug-in June 8, 2009

Download the latest build of PanelingTools Plug-in (June 8, 2009), toolbars and syntaxml for scripting. Runs with Rhino 4.0 SR5.

New commands in this release:

  • ptGridSurfaceDomain. It divides a surface by its UV domain. Divide method can be byNumber, byArcLength or byCordLength. There are options to select base point and change UV directions. The command also supports history.
  • ptPlanarLips to create variable offset of planar (unrolled) faces.
  • ptChanegeGridDensity. Helps increase and decrease grid density in U and V directions.
  • ptExtendGrid to extend a paneling grid by user-defined distance in U and V directions.

New functionality:
  • Added an option to ptDivideSurfaceUV to divide the surface by CordLength. The command already support dividing byNumber and ByArcLength.
  • ptUnifiyFacesDirection (previously ptUnifyFacesNormal) has new options to adjust the faces U and V directions to match the base surface.
  • It is now possible to project paneling edges/faces in a user-defined direction. Use "PanelShape=Projected" in ptPanelGrid command

Bug fixes:
  • Few bug fixes and refinements to ptUnroll commands.
  • Fix and I/O crash bug.

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