By DGSketcher - Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:28 pm
- Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:28 pm #305351
I personally find AC a great tool and quite flexible, BUT my biggest irritation is the user interface. The program gets bogged down when trying to find settings, some of which are nested several layers deep in almost unrelated menus, (PBC values is an example) and it is getting worse as each version is released. The questions from noobs and the expert responses is a good illustration; someone says they can't understand why something isn't displaying as expected and the wheels start turning slowly to try and identify where the problem lies in the maze of element settings, pen sets, view settings, material settings, renovation status, graphic overrides. And that's not allowing for new and unaddressed bugs requiring workarounds. The design process shouldn't be this complicated. I have been using AC since v4 and there are days when I scratch my head as to where an elusive setting is hiding. The original Sketchup was an excellent example of a keep it simple interface using minimum tools and options whilst still being able to achieve complex designs. Get back to a simpler interface and AC would gain a lot more users particularly those who have little time for Autodesk's arrogance.
Apple iMac macOS Catalina / AC24UKI (most recent builds)