(Warning Rant ahead.) Seems like every time I try and use Simlab again, as apposed to the trials of Keyshot, Bunkspeed or even Thea Render, I find myself mystified as to how to use it! (And believe me I've read the help files etc.) The feedback on the interface and curser isn't helpful at all! I'd just added a directional light and wanted to move it around but no matter which of the move tools I picked when I placed the cursor over the widget the scene moved instead...then I noticed I still had the "camera pan" chosen and needed to unchoose it. CAN'T THE CURSOR REFLECT WHAT MODE YOU ARE IN, I.E. A "HAND" CURSOR WHEN WE'RE IN CAMERA PAN MODE? At the very least the widget should show if it is active to use or not, or perhaps it should be possible to use a widget while in camera pan mode is on as long as the widget is shown on screen. OR... instead of making us go about switching things off, perhaps the tool you choose should supersede the one that WAS on and turn it off.
Also, why don't the materials show up with their own names in the manager? My Solidworks assembly comes in with a whole rafter of color materials I plan on reassigning, all with meaningless names. No big deal, but after I drag some materials from the library onto my parts I would expect to go into the manager and be able to find them, but instead I'm comfronted by the same huge number of materials with the same meaningless names. Why don't the library material names overwrite the imported meaningless names? Removing the "unused" materials doesn't help, as I only plan on using 4 or 5 materials at most and would MUCH rather assign each one to one part, then go to the material manager and assign the newly loaded material to the rest of the parts...if I could only FIND them! Dragging materials from the library to every individual part before deleting the unused is extremely inefficient and tedious in a large assembly.
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