TestFit release 2.7: Sound Effects

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New to TestFit for the 2.7 update is an entirely new sound effects system tooled to completely revolutionize your work from home experience in the time of COVID-19!


Sound Effects Toggle

  • Easily turn on and off sound effects. The user experience requires full volume, especially when going into manual mode. Here is how to turn it on:

sound effects TestFit

RSD -> JSON

  • The rsd format (TestFit save files) is now json compatible for easier interoperability with other software programs

json rsd file

3D Views in PDF

  • Named 3D views can now be saved to PDF

Generate Views

PDF Views

High DPI Monitor Support

high dpi

Additional Details

  • Added Sketchup groups when exporting plans with multiple sites
  • Improved solver performance when placing fully-wrapped garages
  • Added a warning when closing TestFit with unsaved work
  • Added gurban roads to the low detail site model and Sketchup export
  • Improved ability to hit parking ratios for wrap buildings
  • Improved UX for confusing angular corner unit parameters
  • Unit subtotals are now generated on PDF exports
  • Loosened the travel distance minimum and maximum
  • Loosened the dead end distance minimum to 20′ (IBC minimum)

Reported Issues

  • Fixed missing unallocated areas in 3D view; Sketchup and GLTF exports updated
  • Fixed issues with building placement for generated surface parked building layouts
  • Fixed an issue with overlapping buildings on sites with complex boundaries
  • Fixed cases of extreme inline unit corner angles
  • Fixed cases of very small inline units.
  • Fixed an issue placing balconies on end of corridor units
  • Fixed outdated levels for manually-placed massing
  • Fixed a crash when attempting to restore a previous session

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some tiny units from generating
  • Fixed some issues with inside and outside corner units
  • Fixed some inside corner units from not generating
  • Fixed a bug that would generate unnecessary units
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  • Lot coverage is now a percentage
  • Efficiency percentage is now a percentage in the PDF export

TestFit release 2.5: Introducing StreetFit

New to TestFit release 2.5 is an entirely new modeling tool: StreetFit.

Street Section Editor

  • Easily create custom street sections

create custom street sections with StreetFit in TestFit

  • Add lanes, buffers, sidewalks, bus lanes, and parking

Lay out lanes, buffers, sidewalks, bus lanes, and parking site plan

Street Modeling Tools

  • Easily draft streets based on street sections

Draft streets based on street sections with StreetFit in TestFit

  • Support for intuitive curved roads

StreetFit: Draw Curved Roads

Automatic Intersection Generator

  • Generate generic street intersections automatically

Generate generic street intersections with StreetFit in TestFit

  • Handle angled intersections

StreetFit: Angled Intersections

StreetFit + TestFit Urban Planning

  • Use streets to generate blocks; generate buildings

StreetFit and TestFit: Flexible Structures

  • Flex block sizing to adjust TestFit generated buildings

StreetFit and TestFit: Flexible Structures 3D

Single-Loaded Corridor Support

  • Use manual mode to boost land yield

Single load corridor plan

Detailed Sketchup Export

  • In addition to massing, TestFit now supports component export

TestFit: Sketchup Export

Additional Details

  • Shallow unit support (down to 10 feet)
  • Handle more complicated site shapes easily
  • Expanded right-click context menu into manual mode
  • Added undo+redo support to sites (add, copy, drag, rotate sites)
  • Added a delete site button

Reported Issues

  • Added an input field for unit entry depth
  • Fixed issues with building placement for generated surface parked building layouts
  • Fixed a crash for buildings with single long corridors
  • Support for survey edges over 1000′
  • Fixed a bug with metric default databases being sized incorrectly
  • Fixed menubar keyboard shortcuts on MacOS
  • Improved support for multiple users on the same computer
  • Improved window positioning for the spaces color-picker popup
  • Fixed missing balcony wall types in the Dynamo package
  • Fixed cases of spaces avoiding corners in the building
  • Fixed some issues drawing site boundaries in a multi-site configuration

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed visual lag when panning the camera in 2d
  • Fixed visual glitches when drawing the facade
  • Fixed the camera location for multi-site plans in the PDF exporter
  • Fixed some cases of unwanted common area cut-outs in spaces
  • Fixed spaces that occupy a full loop in the massing
  • Fixed some common areas in outside corners without a corner unit