As a user since Archicad 7.5, I've seen many misteps from Graphisoft (though I still adore the program...). Never has there been a change more detrimental to my workflow than the CAD 26 layer search function. Instead of just hitting the first letter/ number of the layer to shift a selected element to that layer, them more on with the job done, a dialog box now pops up with multiple options for that letter/ number!! This adds several mouse click steps. Why change things, to the detriment of tasks done 100 times a day, just to enable new features that would only help a new staff member trying to work out the layer system of a new office. Staff remember the layers after a week! This is the only change that has made me question if I really want to stick with Archicad in 20 years. Is there a way to return this to legacy mode for layers only, without loosing other new features?
The layer search facility is a great step forward for AC and the new folders are also a big help. If you are using one of the increasingly recognised classification systems like Uniclass then a single letter would not be sufficient to identify a layer anyway. If a layer system is unstructured then I appreciate it could be a problem. Spend some time with it and learn how to leverage its skill set, it really isn't that bad. I have noticed a speed improvement in my workflow as a consequence of the change.
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