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Geoffroy wrote:Or native support for existing external renderers (like Renderman-compliant ones like BMRT, AQSIS, AIR, 3DELIGHT... and POV-Ray, Radiance, ...
5. Artlantis puglin included for free
-> other software solutions include decent renderer
Geoffroy wrote:I agree. Or add VBA to ArchiCAD
6. Decent GDL editor
coloured script / autocomplete / small help bar like when typing formulas in Excel XP / graphical user interface definer like in visual basic
Geoffroy wrote:Or use DWF instead? And do support PDF !!!
9. Drop the PMK file system and use dwg / dxf instead to organize layouts
This woud allow better communication with consultants : when publishing file for you own layouts, you just have to copy these files for your consultants.
Geoffroy wrote:Could be solved if you combine connecting IES-files to lightsources with support for external renderers like Radiance.
12. Lighting simulation
Develop lamp object based on specific manufacturer datas (like in lightscape)
Geoffroy wrote:Yes. Please. And make it optional, like in Cinema4D !
b]16. Dockable palettes / customizable
Geoffroy wrote:Like VBA in Excel !!!
17. Macro recording
Geoffroy wrote:Hey, never thought of actually doing that. I never draw the section lines in the sections, but my projects are relatively small.
22. Section lines displayed in elevations
Many of have to put section lines in façade, but have to do it manually. As the information lies entirely in the project why can't we use it ?
Geoffroy wrote:Better SEO could get us very far!!!
28. Suppress the trim to roof function !!!
Replace it with an align to roof function, so the wall is always at the good height, event if the roof moves
Partially solved with SEO
Geoffroy wrote:Add both a treelike view (as in Cinema4D) and a schematic view as in 3ds max 6. These are all different representations of the internal project data, but some representations are better suited for particular tasks.
31. Maya style object managing
For specific needs, managing the objects / elements drawn in a project could be done with a spreadsheet like in maya : direct access to specific info/ sort / arrange views, etc.
Possible with calculate menu and interactive schedule
50. Layers presentation
Ability to store them / sort them / group them like layers in photoshop
Geoffroy wrote:Get rid of the dongle. It is cracked & copied anyway. Make it more enjoyable for real, paying users.
57. Dongle support - when AC starts
Archicad should say something like this : AC cannot find the dongle : plug it in or go away - instead of directly kicking us out !
Geoffroy wrote:Share settings, preferences and main DLL's/libraries between the two applications. Make sure Plotmaker feels and acts like ArchiCAD in every aspect, but keep it a seperate lightweight application.
58. Common keyboard shortcuts between application (AC & PM)
Geoffroy wrote:Or use a custom object or the current selection?
61. Better material preview
I never draw spheres ! Why can't we see an exemple of the texture applied on a cube and columns plus the usual sphere ?
Geoffroy wrote:Stairmaker is getting old and doesn't seem as integrated as it once was, since ArchiCAD is evolving in a different direction.
73. Stairmaker -> 3D window preview needed !!!
74. Stairmaker -> more standard models needed
For metallic construction, for example
75. Stairmaker -> custom railing
Abilitty to define custom railing to use in stairmaker
Geoffroy wrote:Is also available in Architectural Desktop. It makes sense.
91. Different height for composite walls
Like in Allplan, ability to define different height for each "slice" of a composite wall
Geoffroy wrote:Don't overdo it.
98. New interface concepts like in Maya or Allplan
Research done in other ways to enter commands - Allplan has a "draw symbolic command" feature. Maya has the ability to enter different menu by using a combination of keyboard and mouse input to access directly menus under the mouse cursor