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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 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.1, iMac Pro

Matthew Lohden
Newcomer
Or they could just buy them from Ivo Venkov.
Matthew Lohden
Consultant, SF CA

MacPro 8core 32GB Radeon 5870
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, XP32, Win 7x64

Wokka
Newcomer
Or make your own... but what a waste of time...
essential
icons.jpg
Warwick Lloyd-Martin
3 D E N V I R O N M E N T

www.3de.com.au

> Windows 7 Pro 64bit
> i7 CPU 920-2.67Ghz
> 6GB RAM
> ATI Radeon HD 5700

>ArchiCad 4.55>20 AUS
>Cinema 4D R18
>VRAYforC4D R1.9

Wardy
Newcomer
This is an absolute pain! and has to be changed - where's the common sense!?!?
Simon
AC 8.1 - 17
Windows 7

andrewzarb
Booster
Here's some I prepared earlier...
Hey I'm happy for Graphisoft to use them!
dock.jpg

kliment
Newcomer
I made icons with numbers upon them for each version.
Essential!
Kliment Ivanov
http://www.klimentivanov.com
AC /since 4.55/; AutoCAD; Max; SketchUp; VRay; ArtL; Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; CorelDraw
Win 7 Ultimate 64

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

kliment
Newcomer
These are my icons for AC.
I wish I could make such for pln files made by different versions!
AC Icons.gif
Kliment Ivanov
http://www.klimentivanov.com
AC /since 4.55/; AutoCAD; Max; SketchUp; VRay; ArtL; Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; CorelDraw
Win 7 Ultimate 64

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.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
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Wokka
Newcomer
My Windows 7 Icons.
Warwick Lloyd-Martin
3 D E N V I R O N M E N T

www.3de.com.au

> Windows 7 Pro 64bit
> i7 CPU 920-2.67Ghz
> 6GB RAM
> ATI Radeon HD 5700

>ArchiCad 4.55>20 AUS
>Cinema 4D R18
>VRAYforC4D R1.9

krzystoff
Newcomer
this seems like a half-hour exercise for the GS gurus;
however, the bigger question is why we even have this situation -- AFAIK no other software coerces their users with the burden of maintaining multiple versions of the application and libraries, for all their old files.
Core Quad i7-2600@3.40GHz, 8 GB RAM
Dell 30" (2560x1600) + dual Samsung 24", NVidia Geforce, Win7-64 Professional ENG
ArchiCAD 4.55~15 (64-bit), AutoCAD 9.0~2012, Revit Architecture 2009~2012

Keith JAW
Newcomer
Never mind the icons! I'd like to have 'Archicad 15' displayed in the banner at the top of the screen, so I know which version I have open. All latest versions appear superficially the same.
Keith

Archicad Ver 19 on Mac OSX 10.9.5

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Keith wrote:
Never mind the icons! I'd like to have 'Archicad 15' displayed in the banner at the top of the screen, so I know which version I have open. All latest versions appear superficially the same.
Or do you mean some other banner?
I'm not familiar with Macs.
Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

Rod Jurich
Contributor
Keith wrote:
/.....I'd like to have 'Archicad XX' displayed in the banner at the top of the screen,/.......
................. Keith, you can it is quite easy, see attached.
Select your app in Finder and right click to open Contents then follow the attached.
Text Edit will do if you do not have Property List Editor.


Beats me why GS do not do this in the first place if they can for window$
Rod Jurich
AC4.55 - AC14 INT (4204) |  | OBJECTiVE |

Keith JAW
Newcomer
Rod -

That worked! Thank you so much for your natty diagram. The chances of my working in the "wrong" version are now substantially reduced.

One thing though. This was completely foreign territory for me. I had to use TextEdit, as the Property List Editor wanted me to save my changes as an .oo3 file - to where? That was a bit puzzling - I couldn't find any existing file of this type to overwrite.
Keith

Archicad Ver 19 on Mac OSX 10.9.5

Keith JAW
Newcomer
Rod -

That worked! Thank you so much for your natty diagram. The chances of my working in the "wrong" version are now substantially reduced.

One thing though. This was completely foreign territory for me. I had to use TextEdit, as the Property List Editor wanted me to save my changes as an .oo3 file - to where? That was a bit puzzling - I couldn't find any existing file of this type to overwrite.
Keith

Archicad Ver 19 on Mac OSX 10.9.5

Rod Jurich
Contributor
Keith wrote:
/............ as the Property List Editor wanted me to save my changes as an .oo3 file - to where?/.....
Foreign to me also Keith. It was Geoff Briggs who first showed us how to use Property List Editor.
See attached. This is how I save each time I change anything.
Rod Jurich
AC4.55 - AC14 INT (4204) |  | OBJECTiVE |

Keith JAW
Newcomer
This issue has raised its ugly head again, since we're now on v16 and have so many problems with it, we still have to run some projects under v14. So we really need to be able to see at a glance which version we're running.

Although the method advised previously worked first time, I found that, as soon as you installed a hot-fix, the banner reverted to default. Just plain 'ARCHICAD'.

Also, later versions didn't seem to have the same attributes in the Info.plist

Now, when I try it, I can't even get to the 'Show Package Contents' stage when I right-click the app.

Any clues, anyone?
Keith

Archicad Ver 19 on Mac OSX 10.9.5

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