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Peder Lindbom
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Username: Peder

Post Number: 129
Registered: 04-2001

Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 08:43 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Here are a couple of minor suggestions for enhancements of the FZ user experience:

1) The perp. switch should temporarily override the lock drawing to first point and lock drawing to ref. plane. These options cancel each other out. That would save a few clicks...

2) Couldn't the insert tools prompt the user for a face if none have been prepicked rather than throwing up a rather unhelpful error dialogue?

3) Couldn't the terrain tool ask for a double click(or some other confirmation) at the end of contour selection instead of failing the user that does not know to prepick the contours using the pick tool?

3.5) Perhaps the above could be extended so that manipulations that have the option of prepicking could be forced to be suspended using a key combo. So if I for instance pick the move tool and then remember I need to add several objects before carrying out the move I could click those objects with a modifier key suppressed while staying inside the move tool.

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Username: Tech

Post Number: 1593
Registered: 04-2001

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 08:32 am:   Edit Post Print Post


Thanks for your suggestions. I am not sure that #3 makes sense because if the user does not know to pre-pick contours, they will not know to double-click. #3.5 sounds like it could do what you want for #3, and a lot more... :-)

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