JTB FlagStone Trial

JTB FlagStone Trial

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
Creates random flagstone patterns or layouts based on certain rules.

General Usage Instructions

  • Start the app from the Add-ins tab on the Ribbon or with the command FlagStone.
  • Select a set of flagstone sizes. As you know, the set should be large enough. The bigger the size you choose, the more options you have to fill the layout properly.
  • Then you will be asked whether you want a Rectangle layout, or a "Freestyle" layout. A rectangle layout will have 4 straight edges and flagstones on those edges will be aligned to fit. Meanwhile, a freestyle layout is just to fill a polyline area. At the edge of a freestyle layout, flagstones are not aligned to fit.
  • Next, you select polylines. Note that the only straight polyline is supported.
  • The app will run and you can see its progression in the window. You can cancel it if it takes more time than expected.
  • Once done, the app will bring up Autodesk® AutoCAD® TextWindow, to show some logs and a quick flagstone size schedule. Then you will know how many flagstone tiles of each size is laid.
  • The results are like in the screenshots.

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

FlagStone

Generating a random flagstone layout

JTBW_ACTIVATE_APPS

Open Activation Form to activate the app. This command is available in command line only.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. On Windows 7/10 (older than Version 1703) click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add. On Windows XP click Control Panel > Programs > Remove Programs.

Additional Information

Known Issues

  • Often, it happens that the app can't find a right tile to fit in at some position. Then, an error red tile is placed and the app will continue to run.
  • The Rectangle layout is the closest one that fits. It depends on the polyline's dimensions. You can adjust it manually or make another run to find a better result. To get more varying results, you can change the input by shrink or enlarge your polyline some inches.

Contact

Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.4.1

Upgrade to License 4.3

1.4.0

Added AutoCAD 2021 support

1.3.0

Initial release
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