( last update: 18 April 2012 v1.2) Simplify imported DWG files - eliminate blocks and use single layer while keeping the original object colors; objects can be named by the original layer names QuickModelSnapshot - Overview
Creates simplified version of the model.
QuickModelSnapshot allows to quickly process complex model and extract the geometry information in more condensed and simplified form. 3D geometry conversion is based on extracted and joined render meshes. The main uses include:
Convert heavy 3D models that slow down the viewport navigation into their meshed/joined version that displays much faster - great for real-time presentations, camera angles setup and design/view evaluation
Create multiple versions of the model for evaluation that reside each on its own layer
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALLATION:___
Rhino 4.0 SR8 or later is required.
Download, UnZip anywhere and drag-and-drop 'QuickModelSnapshot.rhp' and 'QuickModelSnapshot.tb' into any Rhino viewport. Once installed, new toolbar and commands become available: _QuickModelSnapshot and _SelName_QMS.
1) Select geometry to process
2) Define Destination Layer name
(or Use Current, Select Existing or Keep Original Layers)
3) Customize output options
4) hit 'CREATE' to make QuickModelSnapshot
MaterialByLayer - forces object material to be inherited from its original layer material.
ObjColorBylayer - forces object color to be inherited from its original layer color.
Originals - determines what to do with original objects. Available actions:
Hide, Group and Hide, Delete, Delete and Purge, Keep Unaffected
SelHighlightColor - allows to define custom color that will be assigned to all objects that have Selection Highlight color.
LType - allows to assign Continuous linetype to all snapshot objects.
NameByLayer - while enabled, all snapshot objects will be named by their original layer's name.
Use _SelName_QMS command to select objects by name - name can be typed as in regular _SelName command ( including the *filter ); in addition, Source Objects can be selected which will allow to select all objects with corresponding names. This helps to manage and navigate QuickSnapshots with NameByLayer option enabled.
Simplify imported DWG files - eliminate blocks and use single layer while keeping the original object colors; objects can be named by the original layer names
QuickModelSnapshot - Overview