Showing posts with label Icons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Icons. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Manage Cloud Models - UI Real Estate

 I wish the list of projects I get when I use Manage Cloud Models (BIM 360 projects) didn't waste sooo much real estate. These big icons are a waste of space, they just mean lots of scrolling. Well if you only have a couple projects on BIM 360 maybe it's no big deal to you. But hundreds? I keep looking for a View option of "List" or "Details" ... something to shrink this bugger down.

That's my experience with Revit 2020 at the moment when a good many projects that I get to look at reside. I'll have to check out 2021 to see if it is any different.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Save Icon Diskette

This is just one of those things that runs through my head as I use and teach others to use Revit. We've been using this icon for Save in most if not all of our software for a long time.


When was the last time we really used one? Does your computer even allow for its use now?

If that's so 1980-90's then what icon would be better for Save these days? A life preserver? I know one product that uses it now, a product called Workspace from Union Square. It looks a bit like these.


If the icon was a $ would people use it more?

Friday, August 02, 2013

Loaded and Unloaded Link Icons

In the project browser we'll see either a blue arrow or red X next to a linked file.


You see the Blue Arrow when the link is loaded and the Red X when it is unloaded or not found. That's true until Worksets are used. If a link is assigned to a workset and that workset is closed the Red X will appear, which will indicate that the link is no longer "present or visible", not that it is unloaded but it's much the same, in a way.

If you open the workset again the X doesn't go away immediately. It will if you do a Reload Latest (assuming there are changes to load), SwC or reload the link itself.