Ok. It has passed a year since I have posted this long time whish (Which is also very known in the community), and I would like to present some improvements to the original idea.
Initially, I proposed a Property Filtering System in alternative to the outdated Layer System. And I came to the conclusion, that this Filtering System could be applied not only to properties, but to all Elements within Archicad.
So. Now I propose the creation of what I call "Model Filter View Options" Settings Dialog Box. It would be similar to the Graphic Override Settings Dialog Box, in which we could create Combinations and Rules. The main goal to this approach would be to completely eliminate the existent Layer Settings Dialog Box (Which have the Lock/Unlock, Solid/Wireframe and Intersection Group Number that are still essential for the project workflow), but also allowing to manage legacy issues. I also remember that this solution would demand that each and every 2d/3d element in Archicad could have Properties assigned and a Layer Property would be standard and undeletable to each element. As you can see in the illustration, the Lock/Unlock, Solid/Wireframe and Intersection Group Number would be assigned at a Rule Level in the Filter Combination Dialog Box. This approach would also eliminate the Renovation and Partial Structure Dislplay Pallet, as the Renovation Status and Structure Function would be other standard non delectable property like Layers.
Basically these are the new ideas to this whish IMO, which along with a Dedicated Shared Resource File
, is the crucial improvements that Archicad need at the moment.
I will maintain the Poll with the votes as they are, because I think that the essence of the whish is still the same. But I will put a note on the first post linking to this one just for update reasons. (Edit: Well... it seems that if you change the Title of the Poll it automatically reinitiate the vote count. Which is logical.
All comments are appreciated.