- Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:21 am
Resurrecting this one.
People are saying 'don't implement it because it came from Autocad', but similar controls exist in Rhino, Microstation, Vectorworks - almost any modelling software I can think of. People need to be open to a workflow benefit, rather than persisting with a workSLOW process just because it's all they know.
Let me give an example. In plan view I have slabs and zones turned on and locked. I want to edit something - walls, objects, columns - by dragging a selection box around those elements. This turns a quick edit operation into a multi-step process, multi-click, error prone process, even with the Quick Layers box.
Layer combos are not the answer, because I want to SEE the slab edges and zone edges when editing. I even want to snap to them. I just don't want to have selecting specific objects turn into a chore because the zone and slab will invariably select first when trying to use Arrow tool dragging.
Marquee tool works sometimes, but loves to modify connected elements which is not always desired. More clicking and re-editing or multiple steps.
This is just a simple example in plan view. Working in 3D views for even slightly complex buildings is even more painful. Half the time we simply resort to Rhino because the ability to manage selection edits is so much simpler!
Happy to be shown I'm barking up the wrong tree and there's a simple solution I've completely overlooked. But I think this wish should be on the 'Essential' list, no question.
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