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#265295
Also, while I'm here...

I can't save two different BimX's in the same PUBLISHER SET????

They will be named the same thing and overwrite each other...

Am I seeing this correctly?

I've spent some time creating TWO (or more) versions of my files... One as a PRESENTATION piece and the other as a GHOST w/ FRAMING showing thru...

Yes, I can use TWO different publisher sets... but just seemed odd...
#265645
Barry Kelly wrote:In the BIMx app there is a "Feedback e-mail" link.
Give that a go.
Barry.


Unfortunatley the feedback email link doesn't work for me.
It really seems to be 1 step forward, 2 steps back with this version. I can't understand 2 major points:
- You can't save the file, so the client needs to learn all about sun, shadows etc
- Being forced to choose GI before generating the file, and the additional time in rendering. I think the renderings are a bit better, but we no longer have control over the quality. We usually open the bimx, check for errors, the hit the GI button. Now we have to publish the file first, check it, and even if it's OK, we still need to re-publish.

Am I missing something???
#265647
Wokka wrote:Unfortunatley the feedback email link doesn't work for me.


I get a pre-formatted e-mail ready to be filled in.
Or are you saying the e-mail doesn't get through?

Barry.
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#267213
Sorry for the late reply but I thought I'd chime in with another PLEASE. Removing the ability to save/set prefs for a BIMx file is just staggeringly misguided.

PS This may be old news but I did talk to AC-support about this. BIMx has been spun off on it's own development path. So ARCHICAD support plead that it was out of their control.

PPS And I also did use the BIMx email feedback feature and did hear back from a BIMx person. I explained our "save with adjusted sun/shadow/stationpoint settings for our clients" workflow. They seemed to understand - but confidence was low on my part because at first they seemed surprised this was a problem for us! Fingers crossed for a fix.
#267217
bdarch wrote:Any many apologies for the multiple instances of this post! >embarassed and ashamed<


Don't worry. I removed the duplicate posts.
#267541
Hi All,
We are currently not planning to re-establish the saving option from inside BIMx. We are developing towards differentiating the Authoring application and the Viewer’s funtionalities. I hope this responds to your current questions about the disappearance of some of the options. Best,
#267875
KatalinBorszeki wrote:Hi All,
We are currently not planning to re-establish the saving option from inside BIMx. We are developing towards differentiating the Authoring application and the Viewer’s funtionalities. I hope this responds to your current questions about the disappearance of some of the options. Best,

That's fine but quiet often it's just the author that needs to see the bimx. I just found I can't publish without an internet connection, ie it refused to save the local file, and as I am often in remote locations, the internet is dodgy. It just seems way to complicated to create a simple rendered , 3d model that we could do 5 years ago... We are just single operators trying to show our clients their house, that's all. Simple, please
#271774
We just recently made the jump from 19 to 21, and frankly the changes to the Bimx program is an absolute disaster. We have all of our clients and consultants using the viewer to help them understand the project and coordinate their work with ours. Being able to save all the preferred setting and having everything ready to go right when others open our model has been invaluable in terms of communication and productivity. Many of our clients do not find the interface intuitive, and having to change multiple settings every time they open a model is frustrating for them, and it wastes our time as we are now answering calls regularly just to help people use the software. Unless this is fixed, or a reasonable work around is found soon, we'll be abandoning 21 and going back to 19 until Bimx is useful again. I understand Graphisoft wants to distinguish the viewer and the authoring programs, that is fine and would work for us. Instead they have taken away a basic and fundamental functionality with no alternate method of achieving the same results. This would be like if there had been no stair tool at all in 20 - because they were working on a new tool for 21. A bad business decision, and disrespectful to all archicad users, to eliminate a such a basic function.
#272213
Scott R wrote:We just recently made the jump from 19 to 21, and frankly the changes to the Bimx program is an absolute disaster. We have all of our clients and consultants using the viewer to help them understand the project and coordinate their work with ours. Being able to save all the preferred setting and having everything ready to go right when others open our model has been invaluable in terms of communication and productivity. Many of our clients do not find the interface intuitive, and having to change multiple settings every time they open a model is frustrating for them, and it wastes our time as we are now answering calls regularly just to help people use the software. Unless this is fixed, or a reasonable work around is found soon, we'll be abandoning 21 and going back to 19 until Bimx is useful again. I understand Graphisoft wants to distinguish the viewer and the authoring programs, that is fine and would work for us. Instead they have taken away a basic and fundamental functionality with no alternate method of achieving the same results. This would be like if there had been no stair tool at all in 20 - because they were working on a new tool for 21. A bad business decision, and disrespectful to all archicad users, to eliminate a such a basic function.


Hear hear!! Exactly our point (ever since AC20)
It's fine that you want to discontinue rendering and saving in de BIMx viewer app, but PLEASE give us a way to save default settings for the BIMx models (eg. Sun Shadows on)!