Thursday, October 25, 2012

Family Editor Please Respect Visibility Settings

[rant mode on]

I really really really really really wish the family editor would honor the Detail Level settings, as well as Yes/No parameter assignment relationship to elements. It is magical enough working in the family editor environment. When you have complicated geometry meshing with lots of visibility controls and options it would be so helpful if we didn't have to drop it into a project to see if they are working correctly.

Yes the elements turn light gray when Yes/No parameters govern or Detail Level settings, but often it would be so much more helpful if it actually turned OFF!

[rant mode off...maybe...]

5 comments:

daveedwards said...

Excellent - an "In the Project" would be great... or at least more control over how "off" objects appear or don't appear...

Paul F. Aubin said...

Be nice if hide by element (permanent), reveal hidden and temporary hide by category worked too...

Chris said...

I feel your pain. Perhaps a "In Project" Mode or "In Family" Mode toggle.

Duncan Lithgow said...

I'm often surprised that families work fine in the family editor but fail in the project, so such a toggle would be great if it worked. But for now a 'Preview visibility' toggle would be a great start.

Jarod Schultz said...

Amen Brothers