Hey gang. Really love how far you’ve brought the macOS version along. You guys should take great credit in what you do, you’ve successfully invented basically the first ever great CAD program for novice and flexible-role users which is a commendation worthy of its own praise. With that said, I think the software is mature enough now to start applying critique to some of the detail points that are big force multipliers for power users. One such detail I’d like to touch today is the capability to quickly mass hide/show objects sketches etc. This breaks down into two things really:
A: Currently, if I want to clear away the clutter of all the sketches that I’m wantonly creating from as I go along, I might have to click up to ~20 individual hide buttons to clear away the noise and cobwebs of sketches to get a clear view of my piece. We can already select multiple objects easily with taps or clicks, we just need the last step of a “hide/show selected” keyboard shortcut or UI button.
B: In line with this, the second issue with manipulating objects in mass comes from working around the folder structure and the existing body/sketch/etc filter system. Right now when filtering by say, sketches, and selecting results, I can only select the entire folder a sketch sits in. Trying to filter by type, then selectively hiding things sitting within folders should not hide the folder itself (and everything else inside of it). If the user is taking these steps to filter by kind, at that point they’re clearly beyond the idea of actually wanting an entire folder hidden when they select the “hide” action. Long story short, actions like “show/hide” and perhaps others like selection should respect the filter rules set by the user in the slideout section. If a user is invoking this filter in the first place, it is improbable that they are wanting to play by standard selection/action rules.
That’s really it. Love the software, keep at it you guys!