Following discussions in the Archicad Future, 27 Poll thread, I have created a document to collate our collective views on features and changes we would like to see implemented in Archicad.
It will act as a central resource for all Archicad user wishlist items which are not specific to any particular Archicad release.
We can discuss potential items to add, with their advantages and disadvantages, and we can explain the reason for the inclusion of each item on the list.
Periodically we can create surveys and collect votes for features. This will allow us to prioritise items.
Graphisoft are under no compulsion to implement anything, but it can act as a conduit between the GS team, who are not practising architects working exclusively on producing architectural design and documentation for construction.
Please add the distance data option to lines and polylines.
Also allow fills, lines, and polylines to use properties and property expressions.
2d is very powerful for getting data that doesn't require a model.
Even A 3d polyline does not know how much it would help all users. We could quantize in 2d in a faster way Something similar to what Bluebeam Revu does. It would be one more option for users. See the video of how Bluebeam revu works.
The fact that we're currently on version 26 of this program and it's still impossible to create section with a proper accurate cut line is incomprehensible. (A cut line being single bold line that traces the dividing line between solid things and air and at no point loops back and touches itself. A line that defines the cut in plan or section.)
Honesly, the attention given to 2d drawings is not anywhere close to where it should be. It is impossible to create an elevation, or section, or plan, or any 2d drawings that isn't just one complex profile. Fifteen years I've waited for this thinking, 'my god, how can they still not have a proper cut line? Surely it will be remedied in this new version!' Then Lucy pulls the football and I can't believe it happened again.
Hey Graphisoft, CAN I HAVE A PROPER CUT LINE? Selling architectural software without proper lineweights is like selling a car with a manual crank handle instead of steering wheel. Sure you can get around a corner, but why wouldn't you just put a steering wheel on it?
Please can I have a steering wheel? I will beg if that's what it takes.