You are dead right, it has been mentioned before (see post)
But unfortunately you tend to get the same tired old responses from anyone who hasn't used AutoCAD or Allplan or any other CAD package whose programmers have realised this is a really smart feature.
I have been using ArchiCAD for about 15 years, but only used Allplan for about a year, and I immediately found the AutoCAD selection method extremely useful, and have therefore tried to add my weight and my poll to the topic.
I just wish some of our fellow ArchiCAD users would realise that Graphisoft can and must look at how other CAD software works and pick out the smart ideas to incorporate in ArchiCAD.
The smart thing to do is what Allplan does, and that is to give users a choice of:
selecting elements entirely within the selection box (as ArchiCAD)
selecting elements within and crossing the direction box (as ArchiCAD)
selecting elements by the direction the selection box is drawn (the AutoCAD selection method)
Allplan also tints the selection box depending on the direction, which helps remind you what method you are using.
And Tom & Rob,
I guess if Graphisoft had posted a poll about say the tracker, they would have had a number of users who said we don't want this feature, and yet after a few weeks you feel like you can't do without it. For me the AutoCAD style selection is the same.
I for one will be really frustrated if Graphisoft have not included it in ArchiCAD 11.
I guess if Graphisoft had posted a poll about say the tracker, they would have had a number of users who said we don't want this feature, and yet after a few weeks you feel like you can't do without it.
I didn't like Tracker when it was new and I still don't. I thought maybe it was just me, but none of my 25 users liked it either. Out of them, only 1 actually uses it.
coming from autocad - this is still the one most desired option that i too would like to see. And, to allow a selection check box for those who don't like it - because whatever - so they have the choice to not use it. The current selection method uses up too many mouse/button/wrist movements that i could use doing other things.
A prayer >> Please, oh fairey god princess, please guide the graphisoft code develpment wizards to offer the option to have a drag left or drag right to select entirely within or crossing method like (i dare to say) autocad. Amen.