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String line

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:53 pm
by hardwork
Would anyone else like to have a string line available. I thinking when you would like to extend a field or make a new one you could have a line to two points to see the layout. A three point line would be even better allowing you to curve somewhat if needed or allow you to make two legs of a rectangle or square. Don't know if this is something Giants or a modder could do. Seems to me that if you can turn a fence line on and off it would be possible. Also this would be nice if you wanted to make a road through the forest and have it straight. Maybe it could be in placeables for a small fee.

Re: String line

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:07 am
by redglasses
like something to just mark it out?

Re: String line

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 am
by hardwork
Yes It would help when lining up trees in a orchard, when lining up buildings anything you would like lined up. I see complaints that it is hard to get the proper location and orientation of placeables and I think this would allow to see it's location before placement. I might add that if you buy an odd shaped field and want to use a worker you could mark out a square or rectangle in the field rather that doing all the odd parts that they cant do.

Re: String line

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:41 am
by redglasses
Oh that would be cool, I could see myself using that a bit

Re: String line

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:40 pm
by hardwork
redglasses wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:41 am
Oh that would be cool, I could see myself using that a bit
Now all we need is someone to make it. Wonder how many of the 263 lookers would use it if it were out. I guess the simple things are the hardest to get done.

Re: String line

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:47 pm
by Sergeant Larson
I'm a concrete guy so I cant tell you how many times I've thought the same thing when expanding odd shaped fields. I think it would be an awesome mod, but lets hear from a modder...is it as simple as we think? Also make it in hot pink so people are less likely to walk off with it. :lol:

Re: String line

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 pm
by hardwork
Sergeant Larson wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:47 pm
I'm a concrete guy so I cant tell you how many times I've thought the same thing when expanding odd shaped fields. I think it would be an awesome mod, but lets hear from a modder...is it as simple as we think? Also make it in hot pink so people are less likely to walk off with it. :lol:
I started to rethink my post. It would seem that thousand year old technology is to difficult to figure out. Maybe I should have said I like to see a 3 axis green laser, tripod with compass rose and accurate to 1 inch in 5 hundred feet. Have it sell for $50,000.00 and they would be happy to buy it.
But I think three sticks and a $5.00 roll of string is good enough for us. Do you think they know what 3 4 5 is?

Re: String line

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:35 am
by Sergeant Larson
Well the tool would have to come with a 345 function so you could lay out 90s at whatever angle in relation to exiting structures. :mrgreen: Could it be a hand tool like the seasons soil reader? Point and click a spot, walk to the next spot point and click, and it sets a string. Maybe allow for 5-6 points and you could lay out an entire field. "The old ways is the best ways" lol The laser is for a future time when we need it to shoot elevations. Hello level grade for building placement. Come to think of it, Giants should just make "Construction Simulator 2021" :lol:

Re: String line

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:15 am
by hardwork
You know as well as I that a mark on a line at 3 and the other at 4 and another 5 foot stick would do it. I believe in the KISS principle. (Keep it
simple stupid)