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By Aussie John
#15650
1)revision number option (visible in the navigator along with name and number)
2)publish with options of including drawing number/ revision/subset in file name and in pref defined order.
3)Maybe include other auto text items in publish names but 1& 2 definately
By tsturm
#15674
Weston Blaney wrote:
12) A setting underpreferences/drawing attributes that sets the default preview method that PM4 places an imported drawing with.
Speaking of Preference Items

13) Setting to get Title Label to show as Black Lines and Auto update to resized drawing. I get tired of going to the drawing settings for each drawing on my page just to get the Title to snap to the corner versus floating around on the page.

14) A Publish button on the window versus getting it from the Menu Bar.

15) Being able to setup a Publish set for Plotting. There currently seems to be the settings to get it done, but how is it done?

16) Being able to Publish to PDF.

17) Being able to set the display settings of pages separately. Vectoral versus Bitmap. Some of our drawings look there best when printed using Bitmap. They also queue up faster. Then there are some that must be printed using Vector due to the fills of brick or paving. This could also be done on a drawing to drawing basis.
By tsturm
#15675
I like the idea of place drawing by grid settings.

I must agree that importing 12 drawings is a mess right now. What happened to the method which was used in PM2.1? Where they all come in stuck to the mouse. All you had to do was click to place a drawing and the next drawing would be attached to the mouse and ready for placing.

Why did they take this away? OK. so it was not that efficient to knowing what drawing of the 12 imported were attached at that moment but it was sooo much easier than the mess we get today.

How about an Auto snap feature? Where drawings can snap to the edges of others when they are placed. Like the palettes of Photoshop and the edge of your screen. Would this be like guidelines acting as aligning tools versus just being lines on the sheets?

I think that someone already suggested an Align command.
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By Djordje
#15701
tsturm wrote:Speaking of Preference Items

13) Setting to get Title Label to show as Black Lines and Auto update to resized drawing. I get tired of going to the drawing settings for each drawing on my page just to get the Title to snap to the corner versus floating around on the page.
Goto Drawing usage, select all the relevant placed drawings, open Settings, click on Keep original position in the Title section
tsturm wrote:14) A Publish button on the window versus getting it from the Menu Bar.
You on Mac? It is there in the Toolbar.
tsturm wrote:15) Being able to setup a Publish set for Plotting. There currently seems to be the settings to get it done, but how is it done?
Set the Set Publishing properties to Plot, specify Plot settings.
tsturm wrote:16) Being able to Publish to PDF.
Set the Publishing properties to Print, choose PDF printer. Or just Print to a PDF device, much easier.
tsturm wrote:17) Being able to set the display settings of pages separately. Vectoral versus Bitmap. Some of our drawings look there best when printed using Bitmap. They also queue up faster. Then there are some that must be printed using Vector due to the fills of brick or paving. This could also be done on a drawing to drawing basis.
Specify the fill display options in ArchiCAD while defining the view, and then in PlotMaker Display options choose Keep original settings.
By tsturm
#15712
Djordje wrote:
tsturm wrote:Speaking of Preference Items

13) Setting to get Title Label to show as Black Lines and Auto update to resized drawing. I get tired of going to the drawing settings for each drawing on my page just to get the Title to snap to the corner versus floating around on the page.
Goto Drawing usage, select all the relevant placed drawings, open Settings, click on Keep original position in the Title section


I did not say that it could not be done. It is just annoying to have to open the settings box to make the change. Why couldn't there be a preference for this option was the point I was trying to make.

Djordje wrote:
tsturm wrote:14) A Publish button on the window versus getting it from the Menu Bar.
You on Mac? It is there in the Toolbar.
Why yes I am. I take it by that response, you being on the PC have this button in your tool bar !!! Not sure why you got it and I didn't. Was there a slip in development of the Mac or the PC version??


thanks for the help on the other items. Makes life a little easier for now.
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By Djordje
#15736
tsturm wrote:I did not say that it could not be done. It is just annoying to have to open the settings box to make the change. Why couldn't there be a preference for this option was the point I was trying to make.
Yes, it should be on by default. First thing I do ...
Djordje wrote:
tsturm wrote:14) A Publish button on the window versus getting it from the Menu Bar.
You on Mac? It is there in the Toolbar.
Why yes I am. I take it by that response, you being on the PC have this button in your tool bar !!! Not sure why you got it and I didn't. Was there a slip in development of the Mac or the PC version??[/quote]

AFAIK Macs do not have the toolbar by design? See attached.
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By Roolio
#15915
Key strokes that are the same as Archicad.

The ability to lock a view port(s) (if that is what they are called)so you cannot accidentally move them if you have several on a sheet.

Publisher that enables you to change the settings for multiple printer layouts all at the same time (not one at a time), and no using navigator instead is not an option, I want to be able to 'print' sets using saved settings like you can when setting up 'plots'.

Pretty much every thing else is fine.

Thanks,

Roolio
By brendon
#16084
18) Global "link to" in the drawing usage dialogue box, able to select two or more imported drawings and change then from one view set (sketch drawings) to another view set (working drawings) instead of only being able to change one at time.

Brendon
By Skywalker
#17268
Essential:
1) There is no need to do all of the above
2) Give the possibility of GDL in PM
3) Give the possibility to write ToolType Addons

if it's not possible in nearest future, give pls the tool to create \
20) table of contents
21) to place one text file in many pages (like in PageMaker) that's because not only graphic is included in project, but many books of text