Construction Lines FAQ

Frequently asked questions

I've bought the beta version of Construction Lines will I have to pay for future updates?

You are entitled to all future updates to Construction Lines for free.

After I install Construction Lines and try to enable or run it I get an error message. How can I fix this?

It's always advisable to restart Blender after installing or updating Construction Lines, there seems to be particularly an issue on Mac computers, so please always restart Blender.

When I use a tool and enter a number, nothing happens. Why is this?

From version 0.9.4 the numeric input system changed. To input a number press Enter first to begin the input mode (the top bar text will change), enter a number or expression then press Enter again to confirm.

When I add a shape to an existing face, why does Construction Lines sometimes add extra edges?

If a shape is added to an existing face and it is not connected to any of that face's edges, Blender requires some extra geometry to connect the new shape to the existing face so that it can split the existing face. Construction Lines automatically handles adding the connecting edges and connects them to the closest available vertices.

Sometimes if I click on the Construction Lines tools icon, Construction Lines doesn't seem to be running (there's no toolbar or context menu). What's happened?

Construction Lines is still in Beta and sometimes, if a crash has occurred, it thinks that it's still running so will not attempt to start a new instance. In this case, you can simply restart Blender. If this doesn't fix the problem, press the 'N' key whilst in the 3D viewport which will reveal the viewport side menu, click the Tool tab then press the Reset Construction Lines button. Construction Lines should now work as normal. Please use the feedback form if you can recreate the steps that caused the error.