Layer properties improvements

DELFTship forum Feature requests Layer properties improvements

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    • #34315
      AvatarMaximilian Hacker
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      While I like the Layer Properties window in genereal I would like to suggest some improvements:

      1)I often have the Problem that I want to switch between all Layers visible (e.g. for making a screenshot of the shaded model) and then back to only a few Layers visible (working on details). 52 Layers, 50 Klicks – a little switch all on/off would do the trick easily. My suggestion: Each column title shows up a little window when klicked with the right mouse button: all on, all off, invert current values. Or as an even more powerful alternative: one Mouseklick selects an item (exactly as it is now), holding shift and clicking the item of another layer (but in the same column!) selects this in addition an all items in between. Right click on this selection leads to a little window where you can swith everything on/off or invert current values.

      2)There are in fact many options for each Layer. The bigger the Layer window (for example to be able to read full column titles) the more hard it is to keep track of the selected row. A sleek dark grey Line under all Cells in the row of a selected cell could be a helpful hint for quick status overview of a Layer.

      3)The column titles are black letters on dark grey background. While that looks quite aesthaetic I believe that white letters on dark grey would provide a much better contrast and readability. Maybe even with a black frame.

      4)To my opinion the rectangular showing the actual color of the Layer doesn’t look too good with the icon in it. I feel it would be intuitive enough to make the whole rectangular with the actual color clickable to get to the color picking menu and would thus improve the color cognition (the white sorrounded icon is quite distracting)

      best regards,

      Maximilian

    • #34870
      AvatarMaximilian Hacker
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      Solved! Thanks a lot! (the points 1 to 4 were just minor suggestions)

      The improvements in the Layer window are amazing! (just found them in Delft Version 4.38.130) I ‘s great that there is now an all on and an invert button! I really like the whole package of buttons and parts Data provided!

      best regards,

      Maximilian

    • #34888
      Avatarotaku
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      Can you make layers management a bit easier? I have maybe 500 + (well, last time I added a layer, i think it incremented to 1,000, but maybe I’ve deleted some and the count still increments?), and I’d like to organize them prior to exporting the DXF 3D PLs and meshes. ViaCAD itself has a weak layers management compared to other CAD apps, so if I could tidy up my layers (sub nesting would be great if Delfship if you can find time to do it) before exporting.

      Thanks!

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