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giza
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why can't we have possibility to dock all other pallets except standard AC (info box, navigator, navigator preview,toolbox, coordinate box etc) in AC workspace window, if i am using a 20'' monitor i want my workspace to be well organised with nothing floating around so i vote for docking Element Information, Favorites, Quick layers etc, and all other non graphisoft addons like archiforma or similar

thanks
Gezim Radoniqi | Architect | BIM Manager @ 4MGroup
ArchiCAD user since version 6
AMD Ryzen 3950X CPU, 64 GB RAM, NVidia RTX 3060 12GB
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andyro
Contributor
yes! would be wonderful to dock quicklayers and element info! Show hide buttons like navigator would be nice too.
Andy Thomson
Andy Thomson | Architect
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AC24 / Twinmotion / iMacPro

Anonymous
Not applicable
Voted important for this. We go through all these upgrades and still they don't make all pallettes dockable. It cannot be that hard can it?

Roolio

hampden
Participant
Roolio wrote:
Voted important for this. We go through all these upgrades and still they don't make all pallettes dockable. It cannot be that hard can it?

Roolio
and for the love of god please give the macs an option for docking interface elements as well, I find the sticky pallet thing a poor substitute, i'm constantly having the main window enlarge behind the pallets and have to tear pallets apart just to get to the main window, (ac9 - have tried ac10 a little, and still no docking but pallet behavior with main window seems somewhat improved.)

-Stefan
Stefan Hampden
CAST architecture - Seattle architect

Rob
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
i'm constantly having the main window enlarge behind the pallets and have to tear pallets apart just to get to the main window
I'am surprised that a mac user is complaining about this. 'Docking' is very typical for windows UI so therefore I have assumed that is not so appealing for the mac community. Do not get me wrong - having the main window enlarged behind the palettes is one of the reasons why I am not comfy with mac OS.
::rk

owen
Newcomer
hampden wrote:
and for the love of god please give the macs an option for docking interface elements as well, I find the sticky pallet thing a poor substitute, i'm constantly having the main window enlarge behind the pallets and have to tear pallets apart just to get to the main window
Yes please. I get this randomly but very frequently with S/E's and the 3D window. No idea what causes it. I often find if the window is larger than the space between the palettes you actually need to shrink it before maximising - otherwise it maximises under the palettes, not within them ..

There should be an option somewhere to force all windows to remain within the confines of the toolboxes. Generally I think OS X is a much better interface but in this regard Windows beats it ... easier to get no gaps in the interface.
cheers,

Owen Sharp

Design Technology Manager
fjmt | francis-jones morehen thorp

iMac 27" i7 2.93Ghz | 32GB RAM | OS 10.10 | Since AC5

archislave
Booster
This has been one of the most frustrating things about working in archicad on Mac. Archicad is much neater on window. Everything about the mac and every other modern application is much better on the Mac in my opinion. So, I will live with it until they get serious about modernizing Archicad on the Mac up to OSX standards.

It is really like they designed everything for OS9 and left it alone for six years - it is a real disgrace on their part to just leave it that way. Mac users go to extra connoisseur choice just to use Macs and then we get such schlock.
Archislave

archicad 16.0 US, iMac El Capitan

__archiben
Newcomer
hampden wrote:
i'm constantly having the main window enlarge behind the pallets and have to tear pallets apart just to get to the main window...
. . . so let's try and track down which conditions result in that happening and then point GS over here. here's a couple from me . . .

• opening DWGs
• opening a layout by double clicking on a placed drawing in the drawing manager.

~/archiben
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matthewjj
Newcomer
I totally agree that this is a much needed option for the OSX users.

...to further expland on this idea, I would also like a way to have a custom palette toggle that toggles a 'group' of palettes and toolbars or at the very least 'all' palettes and toolbars. I am constantly finding that I want to toggle most of my palletes except for my Tool palette, especially when working on my laptop.

Most of the time I don't need all of the palletes on screen but it's a pain to toggle palettes on/off as separate items plus I like keeping my WE as consistent as possible.

ArchiCAD could perhaps learn a trick or two from Adobe Illustrator. All of the toolbars toggle on and off by pressing the Tab-key. It is very nice, you can get a full-screen workspace at the click of a button.
matt johnson
archicad since 2004
imac 27, 4.2 GHz Intel i7, 16 GB RAM, radeon 575 4 GB, macOS 10.14.6
imac, 4.0ghz i7, 16gb ram, Radeon M9 390 2GB, OS X El Capitan

cremsberg
Newcomer
Yes, a quick hide of the palettes would be nice for laptop or smaller screen users.
Claire Remsberg
Remsberg Architecture, P.A.
Mac Intel OSX 10.12.6, ArchiCAD v20 (7001)

Anonymous
Not applicable
i'm a new user from vectorworks to archicad, there are to thing about the interface that i don't know why archicad does not have, one is the automatic pan at the time you're in a command and second this, all the pallets need to contract and expand.

Anonymous
Not applicable
A good idea to do something to improve toolbars. When I open a toolbar and it floates around in my drawing and I try to lay it into the toolbars it makes a new line and use up my drawing window. It irritating. I think Microsoft office 2007 user inteface is much better.

Anonymous
Not applicable
Yes - Agreed - Critical to stop wasting time with the traveling pet pallets.

Should be designed as a stationary pallet that can be docked with other pallets.

WASTE OF TIME moving this pallet out of the visual screen when trying to work.

Get Rid of Pet Pallets.

__archiben
Newcomer
khouryd wrote:
i'm a new user from vectorworks to archicad, there are to thing about the interface that i don't know why archicad does not have, one is the automatic pan at the time you're in a command and second this, all the pallets need to contract and expand.
whilst i agree that some of the palette control could do with a bit of work, the auto-pan thing has never really bothered me: you know that you can still zoom and pan with the scroll wheel whilst you're in a command, right?

~/archiben
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__archiben
Newcomer
pdeppe wrote:
WASTE OF TIME moving this pallet out of the visual screen when trying to work.

Get Rid of Pet Pallets.
are you crazy?! what's needed is a more contextually aware command system at your mouse point! (maybe along HUD lines...?) not getting rid entirely!

that the polygon and 3D stretching commands are available right next to you when you need them rather than having to go find them is A Good Thing.

two things for you to try though: first off, in your Work Environment>User Preference Schemes>Dialog Boxes and Palettes... you can control the distance from your cursor that the pet palette appears and moves. and if that still doesn't float your boat you CAN have it appear in a set place all the time. just set the movement to 'Jump to Preferred Position' and the next time it appears drag it to where you want it. it will remember that from then on.

(it's useful to know exactly what you are talking about before you start complaining about something too! )

~/archiben
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