What's new / What to test list?

I could not find a “what’s new list” for V6, is there one?

And it would be great to have a “focus on these tools” list too.



We obviously need to get commands added to the ‘New in v6’ toolbar but in the meantime, here’s some stuff I’d suggest looking at…

  • Osnaps should snap to visible objects only by default.
  • FilletEdge fillets are editable using the ‘edit’ command line option
  • There’s a new basic material and preview
  • New ‘Thicken’ render mesh modifier
  • Support for Ngons (Ngonulate command)
  • Grasshopper is included


Keep in mind that you have a very old build that is only a placeholder until we get all the infrastructure working.

Ok, nice to know.
I have not found much information about this WIP phase yet so it is good that you fill me in.

This phase is setting up a new WIP infrastructure.

The main idea is that there will always be WIP builds available to a smaller group of users.

Beta versions for the next release will be available to all current users for a short period at the end of the development cycle.

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  • AddGuide/RemoveGuide (for when SmartTrack is active)
  • Auto snapping to the origin and X and Y axes when SmartTrack is active
  • InfinitePlanes, (type IP) , accessible from any command that can use a plane, like Trim, Split, Boolean* etc.
  • Materials handled differently.
  • Fresnel reflectivity and polish available in materials (polish = pretty slow…)


Use the “new in 6” tag in youtrack. This list will get cleaned up over time, but it does serve as a good starting point.


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There’s also the Change Log (which just started working today).

I am going to have a stimulus satiation if i read through all this :wink:


Yeah, we’re currently trying to figure out a better way to present “What’s New” at several levels so that you can get an idea of the major improvements without reading through 3500 words of drivel :smile:

Google images are great when needing to understanding new words…


Yeah :slight_smile: It also feels like this in the morning.


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Ah, Tim Burton.

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I moved a post to a new topic: V6 Focus and Suggestions

This is so exciting! Can’t wait to try out these new features!