Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
I am working with the BETA and I have input a number of materials, Stainless steels AISI 316L Sheet, Plate, & 317L Sheet & Plate. The names are quite similar. I create a new material by clicking copy and then rename & adjust the values. I work in Inches, pounds, etc. & so I change the drop-down at the bottom when I input values. However, after I close SNSPro (click Done so it saves) then re-open in the same Rhino file, the units of the values I input in inches, pounds, etc. are then showing up in pascals & newtons - only not converted, but showing the values I put in. Also, on changing the values (first using the drop-down to select inches, pounds, etc) it sometimes adds an additional material and/or changes the names of the other similar materials I have just added. I am not sure what is happening, or why. I have another instance of SNSPro running in another Rhino window, but those values were changed & saved(clicking Done) prior to opening the additional instance of SNSPro.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?
I just thought, maybe it's not the latest version . . . but then again I believe it automatically updates, right?
Sorry for your troubles with the material editor. I'll look into this and let you know what I find.
As a temporary workaround for editing isotropic materials, you can use the material editor in SnS 2014.
The plug-in doesn't update automatically, but the BETA does expire on a regular basis.