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Posted by Puybaret at Jun 3, 2015, 12:57:01 AM
Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0
Tonight, the Beta 3 brings a very long awaited feature: layers! smile
Actually, layers are levels at the same elevation, but I change the behavior of these special levels to make them behave more like layers:
- It's possible now to make the objets of a level not viewable with a new checkbox in the level dialog box. When a level is not viewable, the objects added to it are simply not displayed in the furniture list, the plan and the 3D view, and its tab is written with a disable color (i.e. grey in most cases). It's also impossible to add new objects to a not viewable level.



- Until now, levels were sorted in the order of their elevation, then in the reverse order of their height. This second criterion doesn't exist anymore (projects strongly based on this order should need only small changes), and now levels at the same elevation are ordered according to your wish using the new up and down arrows added at the right of levels list. This list is now displayed from top to bottom and is updated while you change values of the edited level.
- To distinguish a level at the same elevation as a previous one, its tab displays in front of its name a new icon showing an equal sign surrounded with a circle.
- To help you create faster a new level at the same elevation as the selected one, the Plan > Add level at same elevation menu item was added and I assigned to this menu the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N (cmd+shift+N under Mac OS X) which is generally used for layers in other software, and changed the shortcut of Plan > Add level to Ctrl+Alt+N (cmd+alt+N under Mac OS X).

I hope you'll like the way I programmed this new feature. I ran many tests, but please, test this also on your side and don't hesitate to report your opinion about it.

By the way, I think I fixed the bug for some baseboards that weren't cut. Actually, this happened for walls at upper levels. Thanks for insisting.


add a Ceiling plaster line function is better [...]
add Elwvation,Depth,Height,can add multiple times
Sorry, it won't be this time, and just because of the shape of ceiling plasters, I don't think it will happen anytime soon.
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Emmanuel Puybaret, Sweet Home 3D developer