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Undocumented Improvements in AC15

Link
Expert
Here is the beginning of a list of 'minor' fixes in AC15 that I was personally involved in. I hope that others may be able to add other undocumented improvements to it:

1. Mirroring text now mirrors the anchor point.
2. The Help menu search function is no longer case sensitive.
3. Fill Area Text's are transferable via the eyedropper/syringe.
4. Project North now accepts up to 4 decimals (when set in working units).
5. Right click on Layouts and Masters to edit their settings.
6. Module Save Options have a new display setting.
...

Cheers,
Link.
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Rafal SLEK
Enthusiast
MacOs:
Project Preview for files (PLN) and library parts is working in Finder (!) 🙂,
and not only for v. 15...
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Anonymous
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I'm not sure what the definition of 'undocumented' is, but I notice there are some changes to the GDL master window when you open up an object.

The main one is a new search box to help you locate a particular parameter name - a nice little addition especially as the list seems to get longer and longer as objects become more sophisticated.

Anonymous
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It is documented, but not in the new feature guide:

Launch new instance of ArchiCAD when opening a project from the recent list or by dragging onto a running ArchiCAD:
Click this option to always start a new copy of ArchiCAD when you open a project from the “Recent list,” or drag a project file onto a running ArchiCAD.


see bottom option:

Anonymous
Not applicable
Rafal wrote:
MacOs:
Project Preview for files (PLN) and library parts is working in Finder (!) 🙂,
and not only for v. 15...
OMG! I cannot tell you how much of a big deal this is for me. I download every available object from the depository, bimstop, cadimage, manufacturers ... wherever I can find but even though I have organised them into folders it is a pain to have to import the folder to inspect the contents properly
A small but very welcome feature

Anonymous
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Yes, that's the thing that will move me to 15 . 🙂

Anonymous
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In the 3D window, the orbit command works again! If you select something, though, is reverts to the behavior of th last couple versions.

Anonymous
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some more by GS:
http://www.archicadwiki.com/ArchiCAD15ChangesGuide

Rafal SLEK
Enthusiast
Master wrote:
some more by GS:
...yes — forgot about the Icon 🙂
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JaredBanks
Advisor
No more plotflow?! This makes me sad. How else do people plot PLT files?
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Rick Thompson
Enthusiast
JaredBanks wrote:
No more plotflow?! This makes me sad. How else do people plot PLT files?
The old plotflow is the same, so you can use it, but not withy 10.7. I hope people will let it be know that many of us really like plotfow. If you plot via AC you have to keep it open till it's done, and you have no way of knowing it's done unless you go to your print room to physically see. There is no feedback. I will make it a wish.
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Rick Thompson
Enthusiast
For a few versions when you "option clicked" an object the node would remain as originally set. Now that bug is fixed and the node you click becomes the active node. Very helpful for placing many things.
Rick Thompson

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Rafal SLEK
Enthusiast
Really undocumented. Who knows what it means?
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Rafal wrote:
Really undocumented. Who knows what it means?
Maybe it means the user photos (from server) in the Teamwork dialogs - who is signed in, TW messages...?
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Anonymous
Not applicable
... and here I was thinking it was a photo album for the ex in-laws or that GS is involved in a "see something say something" anti drug campaign and using FR to weed out the undesirables.

My question is where does it get the image from? Does it get it from the OS user image or does one have to put it in AC somewhere?

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Jeffrey wrote:
...My question is where does it get the image from? Does it get it from the OS user image or does one have to put it in AC somewhere?
Assuming that this refers to the Teamwork user account profile pictures - it is up to the Administrator of the TW Server to add the photo to the user accounts. The photos are downloaded from the server when the user is logged into a TW project.
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Anonymous
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another one, the Quick Layers toolbar can now be docked!

Link
Expert
Karl wrote:
Jeffrey wrote:
...My question is where does it get the image from? Does it get it from the OS user image or does one have to put it in AC somewhere?
Assuming that this refers to the Teamwork user account profile pictures - it is up to the Administrator of the TW Server to add the photo to the user accounts. The photos are downloaded from the server when the user is logged into a TW project.
This is available in AC14 too no? It shows avatars in the teamwork palette and in messages. Users can also change their pictures by editing their settings in the Teamwork palette.

Docking the quick layers palettte. OMG pop the champas!! How long did that take?!

Cheers,
Link.

Link
Expert
Also I know a lot if effort is going into matching GUIDs between library versions to make migrating smoother. The idea is that parts are automatically updated. If you have say Chair 1 14 in AC14, it should automatically switch to Chair 1 15 when migrated.

Haven't tested it it lately. Last time I did it was semi successful.

Cheers,
Link.

Anonymous
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Link wrote:
If you have say Chair 1 14 in AC14, it should automatically switch to Chair 1 15 when migrated.
On a related note, I only noticed a few months ago you could copy an object in AC13 and paste it into AC14 and it would magically convert it to the equivalent AC14 version! Very handy for raiding older projects for objects you have previously set up. You don't even need to have the migration library loaded either.

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