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    Geoff Briggs

    This a great overview David. We have been testing Prospect for a few months and a few versions (Archicad >> SketchUp >> Prospect) and agree wholeheartedly with your recommendations, as well as another poster's request for different plinth options in the scale model mode.

    Regards,

    Geoff Briggs

    DeForest Architect, Seattle

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    Shane Scranton

    Hi David and Geoff, thank you so much for your comments here. This feedback is very helpful and we have a few of these items in the works already. I'm interested in knowing what environments you prefer for scale model mode - the white gable in v1.0 of Prospect or the grey background from our beta? We're brainstorming what's next for Scale Model Mode and would love to hear your thoughts on the ideal environment to display the model in.

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    Geoff Briggs

    HI Shane,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    Personally I find the sky or the gables more distracting than helpful in SMM. Since the entire experience starts in a physical room I feel it most comfortable to initiate the VR in a room too. I would like to see the Prospect room scale to the room we have defined as part of the HTC set-up. The plinth and model would then be in the middle. A few simple options for room "decor", say a light and dark theme, would be enough, as well as a couple options for the plinth. Restoring the rotate feature is a must, and David's request for height adjustment is an excellent idea.

    Cheers.

     

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    Shane Scranton

    Great! Thanks for the feedback. In out last release (1.1.0) we fixed the scale model rotation, so you should now be able to rotate the model around the table using the thumb pads on the Vive or joysticks on the Touch. Next time you take Prospect for a spin you should see the updated functionality.

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    David Ivey

    Hi all.

    I had hoped to update my overview over the break, as I realize some of these issues have either been resolved, or better understood by us since roll-out, so here's a quick update:

    We are now customers!  I bought a year's subscription of the Suite (Prospect and Scope), and we are happy with where the tools are right now, where they're going, and the support and service we receive (Ailyn rocks!).

    • The Dollhouse View
      Rotate does work as advertised, but I'll stick with the request to be able to move the table up and down as well, and scale the dollhouse up or down.  Re-running the room setup put our model back in the center of our work area, so that's an easy issue to fix when it comes up (and likely is not related to Prospect)

    • Image Capture
      Same request as before.

    • Markup Tool
      Same request as before.

    • Sun Settings
      Same request as before.

    • Layers
      We understand how they're being made now based on the DWG export, but would prefer to have access to the actual Revit Categories, so that visibility control of exported geometry mirrors what people are used to from Revit, and we'd still like Revit Design option support.
      The Rhino export button works fine.  Previously I misunderstood how it was to be used.  It's very simple and intuitive, but we'd still can't control layers, etc.

    Overall we still really love the speed with which we can get from a software package like Revit or Rhino, to a solid VR experience, and that's the main reason's we got our seat.  In relation to some other tools, we like the price a bit better now, and hope the value will increase as capability is added.

    Thanks Again.

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