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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

TIP: use timer component with object selection to get real time feedback

I found myself needing to know the elevations of some objects while I was working on a drawing.  I wanted to be able to just click on the object and get it's elevation.  This particular drawing was a grading/site plan that had various object types imported from other applications.

(Contours from ACAD, spot elevations/blocks from Civil3d, etc).  Also discovered that our spot elevation blocks from Civil 3D stored their elevation data as user text.  Very handy.

By adding a timer component to the human component "objects by selection", I was able to just click on various objects, without resetting the boolean toggle, (that's what the timer component did).  NOTE: I wouldn't leave it on all the time as it is constantly refreshing and might throw an error once in a while), but it was a handy little utility for me while working out some grading options. 

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Hey Chris - 

Thanks for sharing this! For a long time this is also how I was doing "Live" selection reporting. However, the latest version of Human (not sure if I've put it up on food4rhino yet to be honest) has a "Live" mode built-in to the objects by selection component - so no timer is necessary! Just right click and choose live and it will automatically refresh when the current selection is changed. 

Try it out and let me know what you think!

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This is great!  Thanks for letting me know.  works like a charm!

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