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Distinguishing Archicad Icon versions

Rob
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
This is supposed to be an appeal to a common sense.
The fact that Archicad icon of versions 10, 11, 12 and 13 can not be told apart is teetering on the edge of stupidity. I can not believe we are still struggling with such a basic error in UI design. We do not have the very same icon for two fundamentally different functions in AC itself so along this logic we must not have the same icon for so fundamentally different releases as e.g. 12 and 13 are. I do not have to go to details explaining an impact and consequences of mistakingly opening and resaving a file with different versions.

I believe this is easily fixable even in the next hotfix as it requires just a few hours of one designer (and I know there is a plenty of talented fellas at GS who would fix this in no time).

Customising icons by users is a fairly futile job especially in a big firm environment considering the shear number of installations as well as frequency of hotfixes which revert any icon customisation to default.

This wish has been repeated so many times even during alphas and betas that it is not funny anymore. I am truly annoyed by the current status especially seeing the solution triviality.
::rk
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Absolutely essential.
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 26 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.2, iMac Pro 10-Core, Radeon Pro Vega 64

Anonymous
Not applicable
Or they could just buy them from Ivo Venkov.

Wokka
Newcomer
Or make your own... but what a waste of time...
essential
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Warwick Lloyd-Martin
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Anonymous
Not applicable
This is an absolute pain! and has to be changed - where's the common sense!?!?

andrewzarb
Booster
Here's some I prepared earlier...
Hey I'm happy for Graphisoft to use them!
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Anonymous
Not applicable
I made icons with numbers upon them for each version.
Essential!

Thomas Holm
Booster
Wokka wrote:
Or make your own... but what a waste of time...
essential
Admittedly a workaround, but Iconographer http://www.mscape.com/ is a free download for the mac. Makes adding numbers to the icons a matter of seconds.
AC4.1-AC24SWE-25INT; OSX11.5; MP5,1+MBP16,1

Anonymous
Not applicable
These are my icons for AC.
I wish I could make such for pln files made by different versions!
AC Icons.gif

Barry Kelly
Moderator
kliment wrote:
I wish I could make such for pln files made by different versions!
You can if you do it manually.
You just have to paste an image into the Project Preview of a PLN.
If you do it to your template then all PLN's saved from that will have the same icon.
Barry.

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