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Jan Vlach
Enthusiast
Graphisoft gives us the option to customize Archicad to a large extent. And many users do exactly that. Up to the point that their Archicad is almost completely unrecognisable from the version that comes out of the box. I too, customize many a thing to get what I need from the program.

I personally like to create very custom pallets that show only a few functions used not so often. And that's beautiful. What is not beautiful however is, that when the new version rolls around I will have to do it all again.

Now, Archicad has a cool Work enviroment (manager), however for reasons (???), if you want to bring in your custom pallets then you, of course, want to bring in your menus from the previous version. (Which you actually don't! because menus change with the new version for a good reason!)

So wouldn't it be nice to be able to save the setting on each page of the Work enviroment individually? Ya bet it would!

Edit: Changed Interface manager to "Work Enviroment" as it is propperly known in English, sorry about that. Next time I get frustrated with Archicad, I will research the correct terminology first
From Archicad 8.5 all the way to the present.
Passionate Autocad hater as well.
Wish to save palets and menus individualy in work enviroments:
https://bit.ly/3pg3Bx7
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Could you clarify what you mean by "interface manager" and "page"? Since the Work Environment ("interface manager"?) was introduced, we can save different versions of every division of the W.E. (each of the six "schemes") and switch between those, or switch between any number of total work environment "profiles" (combinations of the scheme settings).

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/user-guide/128949/

Is your wish for being able to save at a finer level - at each individual section within each scheme?
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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
Need a "What's New" palette that you can just bring up when you import your old profile into a new version? From there you can just add what ever you need to your existing workspace?
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Lingwisyer wrote:
Need a "What's New" palette that you can just bring up when you import your old profile into a new version? From there you can just add what ever you need to your existing workspace?
Hi Ling,

I agree... but please start a fresh wish thread for that. It is not the topic of this wish (save per page of WE vs per scheme - if I understand the OP correctly). 🙂

Cheers,
Karl
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.1, iMac Pro

Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
Just wondering if there are any other reasons you would need to redo your Workspace each version of AC other than any new commands / tools which would otherwise be hidden.

Ability to adopt one of your WE pages from the previous version if it HASN'T changed, vs adopting everything and adding what HAS changed.
Or is the OP only wishing to retain their custom palettes whist adopting everything else from GS?



Ling.
AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
I think the OP is talking about the Work Environment and the ability to export/import menus and toolbars (he calls them pallets) separately.

Here is a post I wrote about how this can be achieved. You need to edit XML files to do it:

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=71685&p=320917#p320917
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Jan Vlach
Enthusiast
Right, as I use the czech version of archicad I usually dont know the propper english translation of each tool.

(I will edit the original post so others know what I meant)

Sorry about that. I am glad that with a little bit of tinkering I can achive what I want. But, clearly I and the OP in the other thread and I are not alone in this and clearly the Work enviroment should be able to be saved each chapter individually wthout the need for thirdparty tools and copy-pasting and what not. Because that is what a good software design is about. Anyway, thanks for the workaround for the time being @LaszloNagy
From Archicad 8.5 all the way to the present.
Passionate Autocad hater as well.
Wish to save palets and menus individualy in work enviroments:
https://bit.ly/3pg3Bx7

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
The thread I linked to is actually a wish.
You can vote for it if you want this feature implemented:

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=71685
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, NVidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

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