Polyline Pro is an easy to use yet powerful and intuitive tool which provides a clear and efficient user interface to create splines precisely with measurements and angles in a manner similar to AutoCAD. The main purpose of Polyline Pro is to bring the spline drawing in 3dsMax at a higher level.
With Polyline Pro you can:
- draw splines in Orthographic, Polar, Arc and Freehand mode
- create points using Absolute or Relative coordinates
- use direct distance entry - point in desired direction and type the length and/or the angle to create a segment
- edit splines
- use guides and tooltips
- use short commands for quick access to almost all of the features
- use Object Snaps to mark certain points/lines and continue to draw in their projection or intersection
- draw spline using World Coordinate System or User Coordiante System
It is very important to read the manual before buying the Polyline Pro. There are some rules that must be followed, so please read the manual. Download the help file from here.
If the help file is not displayed properly on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, please read this article to solve the problem.
+ NEW: Added support for 3ds Max 2024.
+ NEW: Added an option to show the length of the snapped segments.
+ NEW: The UI is redesigned.
+ NEW: Added "Distance and angle" section in the UI which shows, in real time:
◦ the distance between the last created point and the point that is moved by the cursor.
◦ the angle between the currently drawn segment and the 0-angle line.
+ NEW: Added an option to show the Osnap menu permanently on the screen. To do it click the OSnap button with the right mouse button.
+ NEW: Added button in Main button bar to switch between 3D and 2.5D Snap. The added button works as a toggle.
+ NEW: Added support for 3ds Max 2023.
+ NEW: Added support for 3ds Max 2022.
+ IMPROVED: When drawing arcs, by default, the transition between the arc and the previous segment will be as smooth as possible.
+ NEW: Added support for 3ds Max 2021
- Fixed: an error when additional SNAPS are installed
+ NEW: Added support for 3ds Max 2020.
+ NEW: Edit Mode: allows the user to choose which segment to edit by pressing the TAB key.
+ NEW: Edit Mode: while editing is active pressing the Escape key will cancel current edit and will allow the user to snap to new vertex to start new editing.
+ NEW: when the Protractor is visible you can see a line to which the mouse cursor can be snapped.
+ NEW: shows the distance and the angle between the snapped vertex(the vertex which position you want to edit) and the moved vertex(mouse cursor).
+ NEW: new way to show the angles of moved segments when the Edit Mode is used.
+ NEW: Added Parallel to 2 points Object snap.
+ NEW: Added Perpendicular to 2 points Object snap.
+ NEW: Added Edit Mode which allows you to edit splines quickly, by moving their vertices using all features that Polyline Pro offers.
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Bert Van Eeckhout
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Fabio M. Costa
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