missouri_bb63, on 31 July 2011 - 11:18 AM, said:
no there is no function of this type at the moment. Generally one would make a GIF that would outline the space you have available(similar to a table GIF), and stay within the boundaries of that.
I have sent a note to Alban concerning your point though as serveral people have been looking for an easier way to enter the dimensions of a room or other space restriction into BlueBrick without the use of a GIF file.
Watch this space!
Yes, it seems that it is a common wanted feature. I planned to add in the 1.8 version (so not in the next release but the release after) a new type of layer to handle these kind of measurement needs. You can expect to see some rulers and connected rulers (connected to some parts, such as when you move a part, the ruler expand).
But from now, appart from creating a gif, you can also go to the menu "View > General Information", and you will see the dimensions of your current layout.
Some news about the 1.7 version: I have my first working version of the flex track. This is still quite buggy, but I think I've finished the most difficult part. Thanks for your patience. The way I chose for the user interface is finaly quite simple: you just need to select the track section you want to move and then double-click on the track you want to drag. If the track section contains some flex track, then it will move.
Moreover, the implementation is data-driven, meaning that this system could be reused for sets that have a hinge-brick: you will be able to place your set with the angle you like between the two parts.