Feature request – Items hidden in PLAN VIEW only

  • August 15, 2018 at 10:34 am #199771

    Hi guys.

    This may already be addressed in V6, but due to my current ‘Situation’ I’ve not been able to upgrade just yet, but will be doing so very soon – However, now that we are designing utilising so many of the cloud decor items and sketchup imported items, these all make a mess of plans for giving to installers etc, so I wondered if it was possible to have an option included within the individual item settings, that give you the option to mark any item as ‘Hidden in plan view’.

    Whilst I know I can add these to a layer, then hide that layer, it still means a lot more work in flicking between plan view and render views hiding and unhiding layers each time, so this would make it far more efficient.

  • August 16, 2018 at 11:09 am #199920
    Jim Smalley
    2020 Moderator

    Hi Richard,

    Upgrading to Version 6 will vastly improve your user experience in this respect, specifically via the application’s revamped Named Views system, which allows you to create, save and instantly recall specific views in each of plan, elevation or perspective.

    The solution uses a ‘tab’ mechanism similar to that of MS-Excel making it quick and easy to navigate and manage.

    Examples include – ‘layered views’ for different product types (e.g. worktop only views, tiling only views, installation symbol only views); ‘positional views’ to easily define and recall different viewpoints in the same design, or ‘themed views’, allowing you to create representations of the same design at different times of day. Or indeed combinations of all of these.

    You may still need to create and assign to a layer, but moving between defined layers has never been easier. Indeed, in perspective views (Presentation and Presentation Plus) all unmodified views are cached, which means they will not re-render when recalled!

    Best wishes,


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  • August 16, 2018 at 11:25 am #199959
    Jim Smalley
    2020 Moderator

    Footnote: the new named views system fully supports the ability to show items in one named view and hide them in another – this applies across each of the plan, elevation and perspective view types.

  • September 6, 2018 at 10:28 am #202370
    Grant Hughes

    just to add another opinion, I’ve been using the tab view for a while and had the exact same gripe with v5 as you 😀

    The tab views make it really easy to switch between different versions of the plan, to the point that now I keep everything turned on in the original plan (the one that gives layer and lighting settings to all shared views. I have a ‘working’ tab which I turn on only what I need at the time and put notes that are only meant for me. Then when it’s time to present I make a client annotation view and for fitting the same.

    Can do this on elevations if you need too!

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