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DesignerSuite

66.1k WNP78  one month ago
2,434 downloads
Version 1.1 Tool

This mod adds two things to the designer:
- Attachment Editor to manually edit connections, disconnect or connect parts in place as well as visualise connections.
- Orthographic Camera + Blueprints to view your aircraft in plan view and compare it with plan view blueprints, to scale.

Attachment Editor

To visualise connections, enable the checkbox. When in this mode, parts connected to the selected part will be highlighted green. To be able to see hidden away connected parts easier, this mod is recommended. PC users can right click on green (connected) parts to disconnect them. Touchscreen users will have to use the "Disconnect" button and select both parts to disconnect in turn. To connect 2 parts, click "Add Connection" and follow the displayed instructions: select the first part, then the attach point on that part, then the second part, then the attach point on that part.

Orthographic

By default, the camera will switch to orthographic (flat view) mode when viewing the craft from exactly side/top/front on. This can be achieved with the "set view" buttons. It can also be enabled manually with the "force orthographic" checkbox, for an isometric effect. There are also two other checkboxes, for controlling other settings like whether to hide the platform, or hide the little attach point rectangles you get at the roots of wings (for aesthetics).

Blueprints

To add a blueprint, select the "Open Image" button and choose the path to the image. Then you can set the width or height (in metres) with the size boxes and tune it to the offset specified, as well as rotate it by the rotation input. The offset is relative to the main cockpit. You can save and load these settings using the boxes at the bottom of the window.

Android Users Only:
The built-in file browser can only access files in the game's save directory (Android/data/com.jundroo.simpleplanes) due to android's permissions or something. So when adding images, use a file browser to move them somewhere in there, perhaps into your own images folder in there.


Acknowledgements:
Thanks to SPMC for a copious amount of testing and especially Blue0Bull for waiting so long for the android version and helping weed out some bugs.

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    4,313 MintLynx

    @TheXDimension32 Great!

    2 days ago
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    @MintLynx yeah, it's a lot better

    2 days ago
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    4,313 MintLynx

    @TheXDimension32 No problem! Hope it works, if so you are not the only person who had that issue.

    2 days ago
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    @MintLynx that might be why, thanks!

    3 days ago
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    4,313 MintLynx

    @TheXDimension32 If you have the Upload with Screenshots Mod enabled you should disable it. It's been a major culprit in crashing with this mod.

    3 days ago
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    this is a great mod and i use it all the time but it crashes after making 5 connections straight

    3 days ago
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    26.2k JakeTheDogg

    Extremely useful mod. Removes the need of going through the .xml file and hurting your eyes with bazillion jumbled code-words.

    My only gripe with this was the very tricky attachment point when adding connections. It is very hard to click at, making it difficult to add simple part connections. Other than that, it's an amazingly useful tool that should've been integrated in the base game for convenience

    +2 7 days ago
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    2,851 Zoomzoom999

    This mod clashes with upload with screenshots mod. Disabling that mod works @minsu9437

    +1 7 days ago
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    3,584 minsu9437

    For me, it's definitely useful tool. It's very good. but there is so many crash with unity game engine. when i use this tool it make more than 75% of crash. so i have to enter game or quit to menu before crash.

    Any way, it's very good mod.

    7 days ago
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    49.7k Chancey21

    one more!

    14 days ago
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    Hello.
    Just a question i cant use the attach parts option. Is there a bug or am i dumb
    I can select a part and get the whole xray thing but i cannot slect the attach point when i hover over the sphere.
    I can take video if you need.

    16 days ago
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    1,482 ChisP

    Oh ok thanks@Zoomzoom999

    19 days ago
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    2,851 Zoomzoom999

    Do you have the upload with screenshots mod enabled? If so you need to disable it. That's what worked for me. @ChisP

    +1 19 days ago
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    1,482 ChisP

    The attachments makes the computer crash a lot and I can’t alter position of the picture I insert. You might want to do a rework and address the issues if there are no fixes for them simplicity would be my focus. Do love the idea however. Also have a issue with scaling the blueprints and making them the right size for the aircraft.

    19 days ago
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    1,482 ChisP

    Need tech support

    19 days ago
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    66.1k WNP78

    @Airforce51 never, sorry to disappoint you but the issue is with apple's app store policies (which are there to prevent viruses spreading onto the platform).

    22 days ago
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    @WNP78 when do you think mods will come out for IOS?

    23 days ago
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    26.5k destroyerP

    @jamesPLANESii same issue here

    23 days ago
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    For me I can’t even click on the nodes half of the time @MintLynx

    26 days ago
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    4,313 MintLynx

    If anyone's having trouble selecting attachment nodes here's a tip that might help. I've found that angling the camera to where your click only falls on the node (blue circle) helps. Specifically making sure that it can't highlight the object itself when your trying to select attachment points.

    In my experience it helps make sure it doesn't select the first object as your second, also helps in selecting the second object. This may help you specifically @jamesPLANESii

    +1 26 days ago
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    13.8k Jacobdaniel

    @WNP78 I had to clear the data but it's working now! Thanks

    26 days ago
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    13.8k Jacobdaniel

    @WNP78 all right I'll try it

    26 days ago
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    13.8k Jacobdaniel

    @USA1783 no

    26 days ago
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    66.1k WNP78

    @Jacobdaniel sorry for late replying, but I'm not sure why that would happen if the mod wasn't installed, or even if it was installed. You could try clearing your cache on android, and if that doesn't work try backing up your save files and clearing the app's data.

    26 days ago
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    142 USA1783

    @Jacobdeniel did you ever get it fixed?

    26 days ago
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