Third Guild

ARCH ESSENTIALS: User Guide

Version History

Versions and Updates

Updates may be issued for a number of reasons including feature additions, bug fixes or for compatibility with the latest modo SDK.

You can check inside modo if you’re running the latest version of the kit;
From the main menu, select Help > Kit Version.

Arch-E: Version 1.5.0 (Latest)

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: Shelf maker plugin; Generates floating-style shelf geometry for interior visuals.
  • Add: Picture Frame plugin; Generates picture frame geometry with UVs and part-names for interior visuals.
  • Improve: Added named dividers to the Labs Kit UI.

Arch-E: Version 1.4.0

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: MODO 13 version of the kit.
  • Add: New ‘Poly Names To Masks’ plugin; Creates masks for each poly part name within the scene.
  • Fix: Select-By-Normal crash when selected polygon had no part name applied.
  • Fix: Select-By-Height lower bound value not applied to selection.
  • Add: Polygon part name 'nx_poly_sweep' to geometry from Poly Sweep tool.

Arch-E: Version 1.3.0

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: ‘Add Material Groups’ command plugin to the Window Maker Kit.
  • Add: Time-limited trial of ‘Arch Profiles’ beta plugin.
  • Fix: Locator-To-Corner failing due to too strict requirements for orthogonality.
  • Add: Warning messages to Locator-To-Corner for non-perpendicular edges and other edge selection issues.
  • Update: Trial of ‘Door Template’ experimental plugin extended by 2 months.
  • Remove: Construction option for Door Template plugin that caused crash under rare conditions.
  • Fix: Some forms not set to ‘Export’
  • Fix: Some forms have empty ‘Desc’ fields.
  • Fix: Some sheets missing ‘NX’ label preventing them from being grouped by name in modo’s form editor.
  • Fix: EditorColor not set to ‘green’ for some sheets preventing easy identification in form editor.
  • Add: User guide page for Arch Profiles.

Arch-E: Version 1.2.0

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: ‘Frame Style’ presets to MultiWindow to simplify tool use; e.g. Alu Slimline, UPVC Flush, Wood.
  • Add: ‘Layout’ presets to MultiWindow to simplify tool use; e.g. Sash over Fixed-light.
  • Add: ‘Equalise Light Widths’ and ‘Equalise Light Heights’ to MultiWindow;
  • Improve: Allow fixed-light chamfers to extend to full height of frame in MultiWindow.
  • Improve: Allow negative values for Sash ‘Pos Offset Z’ in MultiWindow.
  • Add: ‘Door Template’ tool that creates 2D panel door templates (experimental tool).
  • Add: ‘Round’ (circle) profile to PolySweep tool.
  • Add; Sub-d level (smoothing) to Ovolo, Cavetto, Quarter-Round, Half-Round and Round profiles.
  • Add: ‘Subdivison Level’ field to PolySweep tool.
  • Add: Arch-E tab within modo tools panel that contains the UI for all kits; Improves UX.
  • Add: Arch-E Kit as container for all kits to simplify install.
  • Add: ‘Labs Kit’ as container for beta or experimental tools.
  • Fix: Glass depth not updating when switching between a single sash and fixed-light in MultiWindow.
  • Fix: Sash frame attributes not updating when shrink-to-fit occurs, in MultiWindow.

Arch-E: Version 1.1.0

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: ‘Vector Scale’ tool to mARCH Classics Kit

Arch-E: Version 1.0.0

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Rename: kit to ARCH ESSENTIALS.
  • Add: mARCH Classics Kit to Window Maker Kit

Window Maker Kit: Version 1.2.0.18143

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: 'Add Locator To Corner' command.
  • Add: User guide page and video for 'Add Locator To Corner' command.
  • Fix: Sash/Fixed-LIght attributes not updating after last remaining of type removed, then added back.

Window Maker Kit: Version 1.1.0.18122

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: MultiWindow tool.
  • Add: UI overview videos to the online user manual.
  • Rename: kit to 'Window Maker Kit'

Window Maker Kit: Version 1.0.2.18063

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: modo 12 compatible version of kit

Window Maker Kit: Version 1.0.2.18063

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: panes as 'box' meshes
  • Add: option for pane 'boxes' to overlap sash frames

Window Maker Kit: Version 1.0.0.18054

Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Add: NX Box Sash Tool
  • Add: NX Horizontal Slider Tool
  • Add: 3D Window Furniture Models