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Sketchup Scale Tool Tip

Scale tool tip video - sketchup essentials

Did you know you can type an exact size when using the scale tool? I was always sure typing in a multiplication or fraction were the only way to go, but apparently there’s more.  This comes very handy when scaling Flex components. It’s a great time saver!   Checkout Justin’s video to see how it’s…

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New FlexSlider Component

Flex Slider Window Door

Meet The New FlexSlider Window/Door!   Open/Close each sash by clicking on it with the interact tool. Show/Hide the sides/top/bottom of the frame by clicking on them to create combinations of window arrangements. Customize the Sashes There are more options inside each of the sashes – go into the sash component by double clicking twice…

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New FlexDoor Feature – Make a pivot door

FlexDoor Move Axis Setting

FlexDoor v1.9 Added a new setting:  ‘Axis – Move’. You can now create a pivot door by changing the position of the door panel’s axis point!  😃 Note: The ‘Arcs’ haven’t been adapted, so you will probably want to turn them off.  You will also want to set the number of ‘Hinges’ to 0 since…

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New WallCutter Feature!

WallCutter Exclude Feature Animation

Just released a significant, much requested, update for WallCutter.  You can now mark sub-components to be excluded from the WallCutter algorithm.  Once marked, the sub-components are ignored, and they stop affecting the dynamic opening. This is good for situations with window trim, sill horns, a sink on a counter top, etc.   This update also…

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Get the latest releases with FlexPack Pro!

FlexPack Pro Cover Image

We’ve recently made some important changes to the FlexTools packages. Over the past year, we have released numerous additions and updates, and we have many more in the pipeline!  Rather than wait for new components and tools to accumulate, and release them as a ‘new yearly package’, we’ve decided that to better serve you, the…

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FlexTools v1.6.1 (BugFix)

We just released another update for FlexTools – v1.6.1 In the previous version (1.6.0) there was a bug that, under some conditions, could prevent FlexTools from working completely!   Please do the following: 1. Do the Automatic Update. 2. If the Red Update button is still visible after the update, no worries – Restart Sketchup,…

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Responsive Component Attributes Editor

Responsive DC Editor Animation

Keeping attribute name length under 10-13 characters This may sound ridiculous, but for quite a while now, my entire Dynamic Components coding M.O. revolved around making sure all of my DC attribute names were under 10-13 characters long. If the names were longer, they would start wrapping to the next line.   That’s bearable when…

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The best time saving add-on I’ve ever used

FlashFolder Screenshot

FlashFolder, is by far, the best time saving Windows add-on I’ve ever installed! Every program has it’s default file opening/saving location.  It can be the last folder you visited the day before, or some odd “My Documents” folder that is full of Windows junk.  The last visited folder isn’t necessarily the folder you want to…

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FlexBlog is up!

FlexBlog Cover

Every now and then, when we’re working on something really interesting (lately it’s all interesting), and we’ve learned something new and exciting, we feel we should be sharing our experience with the world. We’ll write here about new features we’re developing for the FlexTools extension, about Sketchup tips and tricks we’ve been using for years,…

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