I am a BIG fan of this new Drag-and-Drop-Detail functionality in FC0.19
HOWEVER, there is one slight
improvement that I would like to suggest:
Currently the Viewport and Anchor (of the Detail created) inherits the the default scale
of the page.
Can I suggest that instead:
(A) The Viewport and Anchor inherits the default scale of the view
from which it is being created, and
(B) There is the ability to additionally alter the scale of the viewport
(in addition to altering the Radius of the Anchor) in the new FC0.19 Edit-Detail window prior to creating it on the page.
(A) It aids the workflow.
Once a detail is created the designer will almost inevitably have to crossover to the properties panel to locate and change the scale of the created Viewport.
Often this crossover happens several times as the interaction between scales and size is visible on the page.
Better that this is able to be done at the time the detail is being created.
If the default page scale has been left at 1.00, but individual views have been scaled down (due to sub-optimal operator work practises
) then the Viewport is a good size (on an A4 page), but the Anchor is TINY. However if the Radius
of the Anchor is then increased in the NewDetail
Task-window, then the Viewport is HUGE and obscures all other drawing entities.
Meaning again having to cross over to the properties panel to make the neccessary post-creation adjustments, but with the added irksome disadvantage of not being able to see your underlying page.
Obviously best design practise dictates that the underlying page should set the scale, but sometimes this is not appropriate/doesnt happen and this leads to the problems outlined here.
The suggested mod would deal with this and idiot-proof the user experience a little
(C) Context-driven feature creation.
It is more intuitive to have the relatively few context-relevant parameters
for the detail available at detail creation, rather than having some in the NewDetail window, some in Properties/Detail some in Properties/Data etc...and having to know where all these bits are.
(Properties Panel is OK, but better to set the main properties on the fly if possible, IMHO).
Other than that - all Good.
(attached file is of Page Scale 1 / View Scale 1 / Anchor Radius 100 - re (B), above)