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April 15, 2018, 12:22:24 AM
It's been a while since I have gotten a new version of NVil, I remember in the past that someone ask if for a tool that can translate a component in a specific axis without using the manipulator or the tweak tool.

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April 15, 2018, 12:42:37 AM
There is a basic streamline tool
Axis_Move

Hopefully it is the one you are looking for. In the default setting, it is W+RMBDrag.

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April 15, 2018, 04:36:59 AM
Yes! it works wonderfully, is it possible to use this with input value? Example is, I have it constraint in x-axis and move it positive 0.125. Thanks!

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April 15, 2018, 04:47:16 AM
How can you tell the program the amount, 0.125, to move?
If it is an one-off action, you can use input features in View > Windows > Manipulation Window.
Or you can use stepping, you can set stepping value and set stepping enable flag in Manipulation window.

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April 15, 2018, 05:15:43 AM
Yes stepping is the only thing I can think of to make it work. On blender just press "g" to move and then press the axis constraint sample "x" then press a number on the number pad and it will translate to x-axis with the inputted number.

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April 15, 2018, 06:09:17 AM
Can you input 0.125 or -0.125 in Blender with that method?

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April 15, 2018, 07:25:27 AM
Yep, just press "-" before or after the input.

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April 16, 2018, 08:28:26 AM
Try this
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-16-18.rar

  * Value input feature is added to these basic streamline tools, Axis_Move/Axis_Rotate/Axis_Scale/Plane_Scale/Tweak_Scale/Polygon_Extrude_AverageNormal/Polygon_Extrude_PolygonNormal/Edge_Extrude_Face/Normal_Direction/Shell. Once transforming activated, it is possible to type in value then hit Enter key to apply, while mouse button is still being depressed. The input value will be displayed at top-left of viewport.
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April 24, 2018, 12:13:02 AM
Fixed a selection bug which can crash the program.
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-24-18.rar

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April 26, 2018, 12:36:22 AM
Hi! Thanks! With this I can use NVil more frequently at work, I am trying to convince my boss to get me NVil.