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category selection by tabs with unfurl for tools palette
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* February 10, 2018, 06:31:16 PM
I think the tools palette could be improved by having tabs for the categories sketch, modify, model and scene across the header of the palette, or vertically.  Auto unfurl of the palette, pan across the header tabs to the category, then down into the panel under the tab without clicking would be smoother.  Drop down list with clicks is clunky.   

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* February 10, 2018, 10:24:28 PM
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I tried using their Tools palette presets, but quickly threw in the towel and made my own preset. There's barely room for tabs for the basic 4. When you start creating custom presets, that just makes it worse. They would probably put in the tiny arrow icons, so you could slide the tabs back-n-forth on a horizontal layout. I'm satisfied with the "list", as I never use it but once to select my preset. Another downside to tabs, there goes a row of tools that I have to scroll down to find.

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John R.

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* February 11, 2018, 01:13:47 PM
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I'm working out and about on high-res 10" to 12" tablets and notebooks, John (7" 1920 x 1200 with a 2.5Ghz processor and 8Gb RAM? gets plugged into TVs mostly).   I struggle to discern (to hit them too)  the icons on them with your layout on those small screens, and my suggestion would be more useful for that sort of hardware.  Auto-unfurl of the toolbars within the categories panels of the palette would help too.  What the hey, shoot the moon.

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* February 11, 2018, 03:16:14 PM
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re: …shoot for the moon…

While we're wishing, maybe they could add a slider for the icons in the Tools palette, instead on their "Large Icons" option. It would also be nice if custom tool icons would show up in the Tools palette instead of a blank space.

I like your idea of the tool bars rolling open/unfurling when mousing over them in the palette. I hope they can be 'pinned' open, when needed.

I tried working with TurboCAD on a set of 4K screens (3840×2160), but its still not ready in my opinion. It's okay on a single monitor, but sucks big time when floating a palette nest on a second monitor; they have the Height locked somewhere to a small size. Back to 1920×1080.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 03:18:36 PM by John R »

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John R.

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* February 11, 2018, 04:28:56 PM
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I'm thinking that my next monitor will be one of the 25" or 29" 2560 x 1080 screens that LG and a couple of others do for reasonable money.  They're wide-angle viewable IPS, too.   I also model with a Windows version of TC Mac, and that app has a main toolbar that has the last  tool in the category that was used, but a swipe sideways opens the full category toolbar which can be torn off and dragged into the drawing window.  The main toolbar and any others can be set individually to collapse, so there's a single button-sized icon sitting in the window that unfurls when you hover briefly, or the toolbars can be closed off and unrolled/torn off again when needed.  It's a pretty nice system for small devices.   
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 04:41:53 PM by murray dickinson »

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February 15, 2018, 10:40:33 PM
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I'm thinking that my next monitor will be one of the 25" or 29" 2560 x 1080 screens that LG and a couple of others do for reasonable money.  They're wide-angle viewable IPS, too.

I'm using a 32" Samsung monitor with a 2560x1440 display setting.  TC's default display of the icons is readable, as are all the other programs I use and, to my memory, are the same size as those on my previous monitor (24" 1920x1080).  My GTX 970 card can drive two monitors (although I've only ever used one), so the icons can be drug over for constant accessibility.


Jeff

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