v1.29.0 - 25/11/2020

New

  • New Flex Multi-Sliding window/door replacing double and triple sliders. You can now specify how many sliding sashs and change their configuration between Cascading/Centered/Alternating.

 

Improvements

Pocket Door
  • Added top rail and meeting groove.
  • Added option to extend the door panel up and to the right into the rail and groove.
  • Added hardware to the frame.
  • Moved option to choose between Solid and Glass panels to root component.
FlexDoor and FlexDoor Glass
  • Added a new setting for fixing the doorway width (passageway).
Multi-Slider and Bi-Fold
  • Added an option to choose between Solid and Glass panels.
All glazed window and door components
  • Added an additional Inset setting for moving the glazing in and out in relation to the dividing profiles (Feature already exists in original FlexWindow and Trapezoidal windows).
ComponentFinder
  • Clicking on an empty space in the header of a folder will bring the folder to the top of the window.
Open/Close tool
  • Updated open/close tool to work with new Multi-Slider component.

 

Changes

  • Deprecated components - Original double and Triple flex slider components are now hidden from the toolbar by default.

 

Bug Fixes

  • All glazed components - Fixed a bug when setting frame sides to 0 hidden geometry could possibly extend beyond component boundaries causing jumping issue when scaling.
  • Flex Fixed window - Deleted unused geometry and sub-components in.
  • FlexDoor Glass - Setting sash sides to 0 will now hide the profiles so you can actually use FlexDoor Glass as a frame-less glass door and don't need to use the solid panel FlexDoor.
  • Fixed a long standing spelling mistake in all glazed components ('thinning' :))
  • Added now to all glazed components - lines on bottom of frame sides when bottom frame hidden + fixed a bug and introduced a very minor bug - where the lines appear when only the top frame hidden (to be fixed in later versions).
  • Fixed an issue in SU17 on OSX where wallcutter was breaking the FlexTools toolbar.
  • Fixed a wallcutter crash in SU17 on OSX when there are groups in a wall.

 

v1.28.0 - 01/11/2020

New

Improvements

  • Improvements and bug fixes for ComponentFinder - see CF release notes.
  • Major speed improvements for WallCutter: Undo/redo stack optimised so a model won't become slower over time - Speeds also improved when copying, pasting and moving complex wallcutter components.
  • Improved wallcutter calculation when points were too close and faces wouldn't be created.
  • Added a warning when placing a wall cutter component onto a wall that is enclosed within a group or a set of groups and not within a component - including an option to automatically attempt to convert the groups to components.
  • Updated Open/Close tool to work with new Pocket Door.
  • Re-arranged door component icons on toolbar by similarity.
  • Place upright 90 degree tool now hidden from toolbar by default.
  • Component attributes editor now hidden from toolbar by default.
  • Adjusted Casement Single and Casement Double axes movement so positive numbers make more sense.
  • Adjusted Casement Single and Casement Double arcs are now represented correctly and precisely when axes are changed.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in wallcutter that could cause Sketchup to crash under rare conditions when points in calculation were too close.
  • Fixed a bug in wallcutter that could cause Sketchup to crash under rare conditions during edge smoothing.
  • Fixed a bug where lines on bottom of frame sides in arch and casement components were hidden when bottom frame hidden.
  • Fixed a bug in FlexDoor Glass that was causing the component to not scale properly when the side panels were off.
  • Fixed a bug in FlexWindow Arch where the sill protrusions were not excluded from wallcutter calculation.
  • Fixed a bug in FlexStairs where top stringer extension was not excluded from wallcutter calculation.
  • Fixed Casement Single and Casement Double 'Axis - Move Left/Right' so it now works correctly.

 

v1.26.0 - 10/08/2020

New and Improved

 

v1.23.1 - 03/07/2020

New

  • New 3 Sash FlexSlider (Multi sash slider still in production).

BugFix

  • Fixed a bug in FlexStairs component.  Clicking with the interact tool to turn a stair into a landing wasn't working (regression).

 

v1.22.0 - 31/05/2020

New

  • New Flex Bifold component.

 

v1.21.2 - 30/04/2020

Enhancements

  • Updated FlexStairs with an option to lock in the the number of steps.
  • Added French translations for FlexWindow Arch, FlexDoor Glass and FlexRamp.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in FlexWindow where materials were missing from some of the sub-components.
  • Returned FlexWindow's default window setting to a single glass pane.
  • Fixed yet another typo in FlexDoor Glass ('Borrom' to Bottom).

 

v1.21.0 - 26/04/2020

New

  • New FlexWindow Arch component.

Enhancements

Sash Components
  • Added single/double/triple/quadruple glazing to all sash components.
  • Added the ability to extend the glazing into the sash's frame for the option of creating more realistic double-glazed windows through manual editing.
  • Moved all glass settings from the top level component into the sash sub-component.
  • Added a setting for shifting the sash component (glass and muntins) in and out.
  • Moved the Inset setting to appear above wall settings.
Casement Double
  • Changed it so it opens inwards by default.
FlexSlider
  • Improved settings for changing the width of the meeting rails vs changing the width of the left and right rails.
FlexPanel
  • Changed FlexPanel to be a regular non-wallcutter component by default (Less confusing).
  • Changed the default FlexPanel Inset setting from sunken panels (-4 cm) to 0.
General
  • Added material attributes to all flex components - default material names: FlexMat_Main, FlexMat_Glass, Flex_Mat_Hardware, FlexMat_Sill, FlexMat_Spacer.
  • Removed all layers/tags from all components (excluding FlexStairs, FlexSlope and FlexRamp for now).
Translations
  • Updated Traditional Chinense translations for FlexRamp, FlexSlope and FlexStairs.

Bug Fixes

FlexDoors
  • Fixed an attribute in FlexDoor that would cause handles to misbehave when swapping panels between FlexDoor and FlexDoor Glass - Yes! You can now swap between solid and glass panels between the two doors!
  • Fixed missing faces in the default FlexDoor handle.
  • Fixed a bug in FlexDoor so wall cutter works properly when the frame is set to 0.
  • Fixed a bug in FlexDoors and FlexDoor Glass where the arc's Always ON setting wasn't always working properly.
FlexStairs
  • Fixed the FlexStairs component so all steps are copies by default (Before some of the steps were accidentally made unique).
Sash Components
  • Fixed a bug in all 'sash' components where muntins wouldn't be centered anymore after changing their Depth setting.
  • Fixed a typo in all sash components under the Style drop down (Borrom > Bottom).

 

v1.19.0 - 05/04/2020

New

Enhancements

  • Updated all door components with a new Material attribute for easier application of materials and for scheduling purposes.  Default material name = 'FlexMat_Main'.
  • Updated all door hardware components (handles and hinges) in all door components and in the 3D warehouse with a new Material attribute - Default material = 'FlexMat_Hardware'.
  • Updated all door handles so you can now adjust the inset position of the handles relative to the door's surface (useful for the new FlexDoor Glass).
  • Removed all layers (Tags) from all door components -  (layers will be removed from all flex components in future releases).

Translations

  • Updated Simplified Chinese translations for all tools and for the FlexRamp, FlexSlope and FlexStairs components.

 

v1.16.2 - 17/12/2019

Bug Fix

  • Fixed a fatal error that was preventing FlexTools from loading at startup under certain circumstances that tended to coincide with Windows Update running.

 

v1.16.0 - 26/11/2019

Improvements

  • Usability improvement for FlexRamp - Added the ability to change how FlexRamp can be scaled: By Height (vertically) or By Length (horizontally) when the slope is fixed.  The default is set to 'Scale by Height'.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in FlexDoor where one of the strike plates wasn't being hidden when Planview was enabled - Thanks to Hélio Cesar for pointing this out.

 

v1.16.0 - 26/11/2019

New

Components
ComponentFinder v0.12.1
  • Added the ability to view file size of components.
  • Added the ability to sort components alphabetically and by file size (ascending/descending).
  • Added the ability to hide/display component names and file sizes.

Improvements

  • Open/Close tool updated to open all flex windows and doors (Those that can open).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the Open/Close tool where it wasn't opening FlexDoor since the previous update.
  • Updated FlexDoor with a minor fix for uneven door panels so the total opening dimension is now exact and correct.
  • Fixed the default glass thickness of FlexSlider from 1 cm to 0 cm (single face) so it is like all other flex window components. ( Thank you Ladislav )

 

v1.15.0 - 21/08/2019

Improvements

Bug Fixes

FlexStairs - v1.3
  • Fixed a couple of bugs that would cause unexpected geometry to appear if the floor thickness was greater than the stringer thickness and extensions to top and bottom were enabled
  • Fixed some layer assignments.
ComponentFinder - v0.10.7
  • Fixed a bug where a refresh of a folder tab was necessary in order to see newly saved components from a previous session.
  • Fixed word-wrap of file names so they no longer get cut in the middle of a word if not necessary.

 

v1.14.0 - 06/08/2019

Improvements

FlexDoor - v1.16
  • Added an option for 2 unequal door panels - One panel has a set size and the other panel is flexible depending on total width of the component.
  • Clicking on the frame now cycles through: 1 door panel / 2 equal door panels / 2 unequal door panels (Before it would cycle through fixed panel options).
FlexStairs - v1.2
  • Changed Min Riser Height option to Max Riser Height.
Translations Updated
  • French translations updated for components and tools.
  • Spanish translations updated for components and tools.
  • Simplified Chinese translations updated for components and tools.
  • Traditional Chinese translations updated for a few components.

Bug Fixes

FlexStairs
  • Fixed a sub-component that had no layer assigned.
  • Fixed a bug where the stairs would misbehave if he landing step number was bigger than the number of steps.
FlexDoor
  • Fixed a regression bug with the hinges not being placed correctly.

 

v1.12.0 - 28/07/2019

New

FlexStairs v1.1
  • Click on any step and it becomes a landing.
  • New option to extend the stringer to the top and/or bottom towards the floors.
  • New options to set the stringer thickness either by minimum thickness (waist) or by matching it to floors thickness.
Improvements
  • UI improvements for clarity in FlexStairs Component Options.
  • FlexStairs Learn Page updated with documentation of new features.

Changes

  • FlexStairs - Click to toggle 'Remove Top Step' replaced with click to toggle landings.  This option can be changed from within the component options window.

 

v1.11.0 - 02/07/2019

New

 

v1.10.2 -13/06/2019

New

Improvements

  • FlexSlope component options window updated with (?) links that direct to the learn page.

Bug Fixes

  • Traditional Chinese translation updated with a fix for Slider and Double-Hung components.
  • Fixed a bug in the Hopper/Awning component.  When set to Awning the window pane would fly up.
  • Fixed the info link for the FlexSlope component so it points to the correct Learn Page: https://flextools.cc/learn/flexslope/

 

v1.10.1 -10/06/2019

New

  • Flex Slope component officially released with many improvements from the original beta.

Improvements

  • Updated 3 components: Slider, Double-Hung, Casement-Double to support the latest 20 distribution presets.
  • Improved the Colonial Style distribution to support adding divisions: Relevant to components: Slider, Double-Hung, Casement-Double, Fixed, Casement-Single, Hopper/Awning.
  • Traditional Chinese (TW) translations updated.
  • Japanese translations updated

 

v1.9.0 -10/04/2019

New

  • New component - Flex Casement Single.
  • New component - Flex Hopper Awning.
  • New component - Flex Fixed Window.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in WallCutter that could cause a component to not cut through a wall if the wall was of a specific width.
  • Fixed a bug in the Casement Double component where the swing arcs could not be hidden.
  • Corrected the clearance distance in the Minimal Door B component from 6mm to 3mm.
  • Fixed an error (`undefined method 'valid?' for nil`) that would come up intermittently when copying wall cutter components between models.

 

v1.6.1 - 01/04/2019

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in Component Finder that would prevent icons that were missing under some conditions from refreshing correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where Component Finder and Sketchup could freeze when some folders or drives were unavailable or changed during a session.

 

v1.6.0 - 26.03.2019

New

  • Flex Casement Double window + 20 new window style presets

Enhancements

  • Open/Close tool support for Flex Casement Double and for Minimal Doors.
  • Showing ComponentFinder session loading progress

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a ComponentFinder bug where all folder panes would disappear on start if source folders were moved or renamed.
  • Fixed a ComponentFinder bug that could hang session loading or folder/model scanning.
  • Fixed a WallCutter error that could block components from being deleted.

 

v1.5.0 - 27.02.2019

Enhancements

  • Added 2 new MinimalDoors.ru components.
  • New WallCutter feature for Hiding Cut Edges.
  • New Indonesian translations added.
  • New Turkish translations added.
  • New Russian translations added.
  • Updated French translations.
  • Updated Spanish translation for Double-Hung components.
  • Updated FlexDoor hardware (handles) component description and instructions for ease of use.
  • Hardware is now now changed by default through the 3D warehouse.
  • Updated FlexDoor to accept new versions of handles.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in WallCutter where outside of context entities could be cut.

 

1.3.0 - 01.02.2019

Enhancements

  • New tool: Make Totally Unique - Makes a component and all of it's sub-components unique.
  • New tool: Make Unique - Works similar to Right Click > Make Unique.
  • Double-Hung component translated to Simplified Chinese.
  • Simplified Chinese translations updated for all tools.

Bug Fixes

  • Double-Hung component corrected to handle new translations.

 

v1.1.12 - 17/01/2019

Enhancements

  • Spanish translation updated for tools
  • Japanese translation updated for tools

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in FlexDoor where the hinges were not being placed correctly.
  • Flipped the glass face in FlexWindow to be facing correctly outward.

 

v1.1.11 - 27/11/2018

Enhancements

  • Added new flex double-hung component.
  • Added new Japanese translation to all previous components.
  • Improved Spanish, French, Portuguese translations.

 

v1.1.10 - 21/11/2018

Enhancements

  • Updated core extension for smoother auto-updates (See 'FlexTools Extension' release notes).
  • Updated ComponentFinder tool (See 'ComponentFinder' release notes).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where SU would crash when a WallCutter component was placed on a wall with projected textures.
  • Fixed a possible rare crash on MacOS when using the 'Place Upright' tool.

 

v1.1.8 - 17/09/2018

Enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where FlexDoor wouldn't load on Sketchup 2017.

 

v1.1.6 - 06/09/2018

Enhancements

  • Updated FlexDoor to v1.9 - New setting: 'Axis - Move' - Moves the door panel's axis point for creating a pivot door.

 

v1.1.3 - 23/08/2018

Enhancements

  • Added the ability to Exclude components from the WallCutter algorithm.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Sketchup to crash if there were no faces inside the cutting component.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Sketchup to crash if the faces in a cutting component had a width of 0.

 

v1.1.2 - 07/08/2018

Enhancements

  • Added a preview when placing an upright component.
  • Added ability to hide the Place Upright tool from the toolbar through the FlexTools manager.
    'place upright' button is now OFF by default on first install.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in wallcutter on the mac when multiple models were open.
  • Fixed a bug that under some circumstances could cause Sketchup to crash on component placement using the 'place upright' tool.
  • Fixed a bug that added an extra undo step upon component placement.

Notes:

  • An automatic update will appear for customers who have FlexPack Pro.
  • The bugs were not present in FlexPack 2017.